Nuit Blanche & Toronto: Art as Therapy

NADIA GUO <News Editor> “Cities have shape and size; they have histories, constitutions, administrations and systems; they have rhythms, bodies and buildings. They are formed with all of these elements in relation to each other to make space for dwelling, commerce, ritual and play, giving expression to memories, chronicles, secrets and desires. We can discover …

Same Song, Different Tune

CITLALLY MACIEL <Staff Writer> According to the Law Society of Upper Canada, the goal of articling is “to provide law school graduates with orientation to the “real world” of the legal profession, assist them to understand the role of lawyers in representing clients and as officers of the court, provide guidance on the ethical responsibilities …

Our Favourite Profs Comment on the Constitutional Issues behind Dr. Tourloukis vs. The Anti-Bullying Act

NADIA GUO <News Editor> Following the passage of Bill 13 in the Ontario legislature, which effectively became The Accepting Schools Act (or better known as the anti-bullying act), Steve Tourloukis, a dentist and father of two, raised concerns about his children being “indoctrinated” about issues like same-sex marriage in ways contrary to his faith.

No More Docking, No More Peeking

CITLALLY MACIEL <Contributor> What do a paparazzo and a gas station have in common? Well, if you have been attentive to the news lately, you may know that these refer to two events. Although seemingly different, they have brought about a series of legal questions and discussions back to the table. One is the issue …

What If Your Grandmother Is Also Your Mother?

JIHEE (MARIE) PARK <Contributor> Swedish researchers and doctors have successfully carried out human uterus transplants from mother to daughter. This will no doubt be cause of much talk in ethics that will force us to re-examine the acceptable limits of medical science and its technological applications. Swedish doctors and researchers are boasting about their recent …

Out On Bay Street: A Signpost for Many Paths

DOUGLAS JUDSON <Contributor> In July, I submitted a piece to my hometown newspapers in Northwestern Ontario. In my submission (full-text here), I explained how tremendously important it is for individuals and organizations to be deliberately accepting and welcoming of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally (LGBTQA) individuals, regardless of the known presence or absence …

Obama, Iran, Israel, and the World as We Know It

HASSAN AHMAD <News Editor> As many students, including myself, begin the dreaded month of April, filled with stressful paper deadlines and 100% exams, it behoves us to reflect on the fact that not in the too distant future there looms the possibility of another international war. This time the primary parties seem to be America, …