Opinions

Editorial: We Need Electoral Reform at the CSU

Following last weeks decision to change the wording of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions question hours before voting opened, The Link and the CSU can finally agree on something: the electoral process needs reform.

  • Alternatives to Austerity

    For the past thirty years, our governments, in collusion with the business sector, have been trying to sell us a bill of goods about how their coffers are empty, how they must cut down the size of the state and how they cannot afford the cost of our public services anymore.

  • Santa’s Shamanic Origins

    When Mythology and Mycology Collide

    With the holidays approaching, I would like to share an interesting take on the origins of Christmas mythology.

  • The Fires That Bind: Neoliberal Parallels From Ferguson to Montreal

    There will come a time in our lives when we will set our backyards on fire and watch them burn. In most cases, the fire will be extinguished. But sometimes the force of the blaze will burn unhindered and spread, connecting with other fires until there is nothing left to burn but the ground underneath.

  • Concordia’s Latest Greenwashing Half-Measure

    $5-Million Green Fund Doesn’t Go Far Enough

    The Concordia University Foundation announced in a press release last week that it would invest $5 million in a fund adhering to “environmental, social and corporate governance” criteria. This is certainly a nice gesture, but it doesn’t go nearly far enough.

  • Change Is Spare

    As the winter snow creates a blanket over Montreal, it’s not enough to cover the city’s homeless problem.

    The scowl that many homeless people receive when asking “Vous avez un peu de change?” is one that I myself sometimes bestow upon them. Society at large needs to reexamine the ways in which we treat those that we keep on the margins. Otherwise we will only perpetuate a growing problem.

  • CSU to Mandate a Referendum On Affordable Student Housing

    Having access to good, affordable housing is something that affects us on an individual level, but it also contributes to structural and societal change that affect everybody.

  • A Tripper’s Guide to the Galaxy

    Seven Principles to Optimize your Psychedelic Expeditions

    T*idy up and clean the setting before tripping! A cluttered environment is a cluttered mind.

  • Editorial: The Link’s Endorsements for the Fall 2014 By-Elections

    We encourage Concordia undergrads to inform themselves about the [various] campaigns by reading opposing views before casting their ballots.

  • It’s Time for Alan Shepard and the Rest of Concordia to Stand Up

    In other words, what’s happening in Quebec today is an agenda to create a corporate welfare state. Building a society on such a premise is the road to a dystopian serfdom.

  • Vote YES to BDS

    Concordia undergraduates, from Nov. 25 to Nov. 27 you will be asked to vote on an important referendum question which would end our complicity with human rights abuses against Palestinians, while also sending a strong message to Concordia about our commitment to equality.