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OPINION: Banning homework

    Last week Elizabeth Ballantyne Public School, an elementary school in Quebec, banned homework. I believe they have the right idea as I’ve also been one of the many students that see homework as a large source of stress in their lives. According to the 2003 Brown Center report on American education, homework can be a source of stress […]

by Ryan Tuchow· · Opinion
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EDITORIAL: Entering adulthood

Most fourth-year students are ending their undergraduate journey in less than two weeks. Some students will pursue a post-graduate education while others won’t. And for those who are not, the thought of possibly never going to school again can be daunting. Since we were four years old, we’ve been students. That’s 18 years of our lives dedicated towards learning, testing […]

by Sahar Khan· · Editorial, Opinion
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VOICES: The Muslim response to Punish a Muslim day

When I first heard about “Punish A Muslim Day,” I’ll be honest, it gave me chills. A national day promoting violence against Muslims was sent in the form of letters to specific addresses in the U.K. There is a reward system with different points being awarded for different hate related acts against Muslims on the 3rd of April. These ranges […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Opinion, Voices
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VOICES: Falling hair, don’t care

I started to lose my hair when I was 17 years old. I was at the mall with my hair in a top-knot half-down hairstyle, not realizing that there was a reason why some people were giving me strange looks. I had a bald spot the size of the bottom of a plastic water bottle, dead centre in the back […]

by Krizia Ramos· · Opinion, Voices
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OPINION: Minimalism is more

Rewinding to a few years ago, I was the girl lugging around a 40-pound suitcase for a six-day vacation. My excuse? “I need options.” Little did I know, over-packing was one of the aspects that played a major role in cluttering up my life. I used to think that having a lot of clothes and material items wasn’t a big […]

by Serena Lalani· · Opinion
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