Nuit Blah

KAROLINA WISNIEWSKI <Opinions Editor> My feelings regarding Nuit Blanche were perfectly captured by Bite.ca’s posting of the Nuit Blanche Drinking Game. Among other clever instructions, players were invited to finish their drink whenever they regretted coming to the event. One of my friends reacted immediately by saying that if he played along, he would have …

Bike Lanes

CHRISTOPHER FLEURY <Staff Writer> I was very excited to see Andrew Cyr’s article “Staying Active at Osgoode” in the Obiter’s last issue.  Although I enjoyed all of the suggestions for keeping fit, as someone who cycles to campus every day, it was refreshing to hear another advocate of dropping the metro-pass in favor of a …

I Hate Chain Letters

ELSIE BORDEN <Contributor> I cannot express in words how much I hate chain letters. Even during the halcyon days of the internet, when gopher was a legitimate protocol and Pine was the email client of choice, there loomed the plague of the chain letter: an abomination born of pipe dreams, superstition and ignorance. By preying …

The Next Frontier in Genetic Modification: Are Trans-Human Super-Soldiers A Good Idea?

For those of you who remain skeptical of the potential hazards of genetically modified foods—even in the wake of the recent ‘anti-organic’ media-blitz prompted by a Stanford University study—the US Military is quietly unveiling the next frontier in genetic modification. On Aug. 13, 2012 the Daily Mail ran an article titled, “Army of the future: …

Isolation of Iran

When the Canadian government is labelled racist by Iran, it follows that we have done something right. Quite apart from racism, the Canadian government has demonstrated principled moral leadership in its decision to close its embassy in Iran and expel Iranian diplomats from Canada. In response to Canada’s decision, the Iranian Foreign Ministry stated that …

Goodbye Toronto, Goodbye Osgoode

NICHOLAS VAN DUYVENBODE <Opinions Editor> As the last issue of this year, the articles in here are largely reflective of a saying goodbye to Osgoode and of course, looking back on the last 3 years. I, myself, will also be saying goodbye to Osgoode, but like many I am also saying goodbye to Toronto. I’ve …