The Next Leader of Europe: The 2021 German Election

Sean Ehmann ’24  Contributor  For 16 years, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was the de facto ruler of Europe. As the leader of the most populous and economically powerful nation in the European Union, Merkel provided direction for the continent through numerous crises including the Great Recession, the Greek debt crisis, and the ongoing migrant crisis.   ... Continue Reading →

Point Douglas Warehouse Fire

John Ergon Golpe ’22  Contributor  On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 11:20 AM, the WFPS (Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services) were called to tend to a devastating warehouse fire at 2 Point Douglas. In the following hours, clouds of black smoke billowed out of the area for the entirety of Winnipeg to see. The sheer size... Continue Reading →

The Election that Wasn’t

Emmitt Wilson ’22  Politics Editor  On September 21, 2021, Canada had a General Election. You would be forgiven for having already forgotten that it happened, given how utterly meaningless it was. Of the 338 seats in the House of Commons, a pitiful eight seats were switched between parties. These few changes will not affect how the new... Continue Reading →

Time for change at the UN?

James Brennan '21Chief Editor I’ve always thought that we need a Canadian as the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Not to dive into clichés and stereotypes, but we have a solid track record of producing great leaders on the world stage: people like Lester B. Pearson, Roméo Dallaire, Chris Hadfield, and Stephen Lewis come to... Continue Reading →

The Chauvin Trial

Donovan Martin ’22 Deputy Editor On May 25, 2020, shopper George Floyd went to a Minneapolis convenience store to purchase some cigarettes. When he attempted to pay for them with a cheque, the shop keeper accused Floyd of using counterfeited material. As a result, the police were called with four coming to the scene: J.... Continue Reading →

Why we’re not in a dystopia

Israel Okunnu ’23 Conrtibutor Dystopian societies are what people fear. Some may even say that we are living in one. But I am here to boldly say that that is false. We are not living in a dystopian society. The main characteristics of a dystopian society are totalitarian government, loss of individualism, complete environmental destruction,... Continue Reading →

The Conservative Party prepares for a possible election

Nathan Poklar '24Contributor It is common knowledge within Canadian politics that a minority government should last around two years before the next election. With the Liberals’ minority government and almost two years since the last election, it seems that there is a strong possibility of Canadians going back to the polls before 2022 rolls around.... Continue Reading →

Anti-Asian hate on the rise during pandemic

John Ergon Golpe '24Contributor Due to the pandemic, Asian-Americans have become common targets for discrimination and prejudice. From verbal and physical attacks, both on the streets and online, to witnessing blatant displays of xenophobia directed towards them and/or others, this unexpected resurgence in racial discrimination has left many Asian communities in the US on edge.... Continue Reading →

Harry and Meghan: victims or opportunists?

Ilia Mehr Bakhsh '23Contributor On March 7, 2021, a historic interview was aired. Oprah Winfrey, arguably one of the best interviewers in North America, sat down in a beautiful garden in sunny Los Angeles, California, to host a conversation with the former Duke and Duchess of Sussex who had left the Royal Family in the... Continue Reading →

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