Refuting Some Claims about Israel

CAMERON SMITH <Contributor> Having read with interest the piece on the most recent reincarnation of the Arab-Israeli conflict in Gaza within the last edition of Obiter Dicta, I wanted to refute the claims made that Israel is a state where basic liberty is protected, religious freedom is fundamental, and the rule of law is paramount.

Too Little To Be Born

JIHEE (MARIE) PARK <Staff Writer> November 17th was World Prematurity Awareness Day. It may have been a singular date to give a moment to think about one of the leading causes of neonatal mortality and increased risk of a multitude of neurological, cardiovascular, and other conditions.

Days to Remember

TRAVIS WEAGANT <Co-Editor-in-Chief> Thomas, a friend of mine, once told me a story about his grandmother and Remembrance Day.  Remembrance Day was first observed in the inter-war period in Great Britain.  November 11th, Armistice Day, seemed a fitting day to commemorate the vast human tragedy of the Great War

Canada’s Immigration Policy: A Kaleidoscope?

CECIL ROTENBERG <Contributor> Canada’s immigration policy and legislation changes are taking place so fast that some people jokingly say that Immigration Minister Jason Kenney suffers from Attention Deficit Disorder. Even immigration professionals are confounded by the speed at which the immigration system is being overhauled.

The Prodigal Son

CITLALLY MACIEL <Staff Writer> The story of the Prodigal Son is one of Jesus’ parables which tells the story of a son who asks his father for his inheritance and then leaves and wastes it all. He then returns home and repents.

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 …