Opinions

Editorial: Concordia’s Food Contract Shows Improvements, But Still Isn’t What We Need

Replacing Chartwell’s, Aramark is running Concordia’s food services this year. But is this the best option for students, especially those with dietary restrictions?

  • Journal de Montréal Handles Ashley Madison Hack Coverage All Wrong

    Tabloid prints century-old sexist views

    It enrages me that a newspaper would publish such garbage and contribute to gender inequality. Women are sexual beings! They are just nowadays taught to repress them, in fear of the shame that comes with fully assumed and possessed desires, with such terms as slut or whore.

  • Nah’msayin?

    An ode to station Guy-Concordia, a.k.a. Metro Hell

    It’s hard to breathe, standing on your platforms.

  • Police Violates Student Journalist’s Rights

    His Perspective on What Went Down and Why the Police are Wrong

    So it finally happened. After covering dozens of Montreal protests with—relatively—little incident for The Link and 99% Media, I was detained on the evening of July 24 by a police officer and given a ticket under Article 500.1 of Quebec’s Highway Safety Code, for a sum of $504.

  • Pregnancy: Horror Incarnate

    Why I’m Not Interested in Hosting a Baby in my Body

    I feel a total lack of maternal instinct and the idea of gestating something feels like a betrayal to myself, like purposefully introducing a parasite into a part of me that I have been categorized by all my life.

  • I Wanna Walk Around Town in a Skirt Without Being Fucking Gawked At

    I think silk was the first thing I loved.

  • Austerity is a Fiction

    A Concordia student recognizes Ontario’s Common Sense Revolution in current Quebec austerity politics.

  • If You Don’t Like My Hairy Legs, Go Fuck Yourself

    It’s not always easy to be hairy with a uterus.

  • The Future is Clear (of Jobs)

    International Business Conference C2 Montreal Offers Little Other than Inspiration

    Gainful employment — that’s why we’re putting ourselves through the sleepless nights and sleep-inducing lectures in pursuit of a higher education. When someone announces that they are pursuing a degree in the arts, inevitably their declaration will be met with a chorus of: “But what are going to do when you graduate?”

  • Kettled and Ticketed Under P-6

    May Day Protesters Find Themselves Swiftly Downtrodden and Dispersed

    The dark irony between police officers, who demand libre négo [with the state], suppressing the right to freedom of assembly of workers and students who oppose austerity–on International Workers’ Day–is poignant in the extreme.

  • I Backpacked Through Cuba Without Airbnb Reservations

    Airbnb’s Dropdown Lists Symbolize the Impending Tide of U.S.-Dominated “Free” Market

    Last month my friend and I backpacked from the easternmost tip of Cuba inland and beyond Havana, and back, with no travel plans nor any reservations. And we did just fine. Perhaps Americans are afraid of being stranded upon the Bay of No-Hospitality— naturally they want to make reservations this time.