Ben Swistun ’22Contributor Energy production is something North Americans take for granted, but the effects of reliance onhostile powers’ power is felt right now across the Western world. Despite Canada’s high gas prices,we are relatively unscathed compared to Germany. Thanks to political pressure against nuclear power, Germany is heavily reliant on domestic coal and oil... Continue Reading →
Ukraine, Russia, and NATO: War in Europe
Emmitt Wilson '22 Politics Editor Eight years ago, in February and March of 2014, a political and military crisis racked Eastern Europe. After years of covertly supporting separatists in the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, Russia staged an invasion. Crimea was taken over, completely and formally annexing the region in just two weeks. Since 2014, Crimea... Continue Reading →
What Are the Tories Doing?
Nathan Poklar '24 On January 29, the so-called “Freedom Convoy” arrived in Ottawa. Their goal? Protest the recently introduced vaccine mandates in the trucking industry. Both the Liberal Party and the NDP have condemned this protest. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau criticized the protesters, telling them to “go home” and calling them an “insult to truth,”... Continue Reading →
Do All Lives Matter?
Donovan Martin '22 Chief Editor This question causes strife among all peoples on Earth. First, it must be established that the life of each human is equal. This might seem to be a plea in support of the term ‘All Lives Matter,’ but quite the contrary is true. All lives matter, or ALM, means not... Continue Reading →
Correction or Recession?
Benjamin Swistun Contributor Jerome Powel (Chairman of the Federal Reserve) spoke on January 26, 2022, about the inflation crisis that is hitting America right now. All western nations have experienced an increase in inflation within the last year. This is due to supply chain issues and continuous money printing without sizable economic growth. The goal... Continue Reading →
Canada’s Single-Use Plastic Ban
Baljot Rai '24 Contributor Plastic pollution is one of the largest issues facing society today. The economy, the environment, and the way we live our lives are being irreparably changed. Canadian beaches, parks, and shorelines that we cherish are defiled by billions of micro-plastics. While all of us can play a small part toward keeping... Continue Reading →
The Virginia Governor Election and the Future
Benjamin Swistun ’22 Contributor On November 2, 2021, state elections took place in Virginia and New Jersey. The most important race of the night was the Virginia gubernatorial election where Republican Glenn Youngkin was elected by a margin of 2%. His competitor, Terry McAuliffe, took the role of the incumbent Democrat in favour of previous... Continue Reading →
The Commercialization of Christmas
Isacc Lavitt ’25 Contributor The holidays, for many, are no longer a celebration. They are a time to buy. Go to any store around Christmas. You will see lights, cards, wrapping paper, fake snow, artificial trees, ornaments, snowmen, and Santa hats. Every year, businesses can expect a spike in sales as people buy gifts, decorations,... Continue Reading →
Alberta’s Covid Lesson
Nathan Poklar '24 Contributor At the beginning of the summer, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced that, on July 1, 2021, Alberta would be “open for good,” having hit their final 70% vaccination target. All restrictions would be lifted, and there would be no vaccination passports. A few weeks later, the Calgary Stampede was held, with... Continue Reading →
Student Council Address 2021-22
Tommy Stefanson ’22 Sharif McCurdy ’22 To the Saint Paul’s Community, First, we want to thank you for your overwhelming support during an extensive campaign, electing us to be your student council President and Vice President for this school year. Our first message to all of you at the school is that we will be... Continue Reading →