Category Archives: Original Articles

Gender is a social construct – and an expensive one at that.

Written by: Hannah Saul

Rather than a necessity, diapers for your baby are a luxury item. Stating this as a fact is controversial, rebuttable, and aggressive – but when you think about it, they are not needed in the same way that air, and shelter are needed for survival. You see, there is no perfect – or even close – substitute to the necessities of life. You can’t substitute food with rocks, nor could you substitute air with carbon monoxide, and expect to live. But, you could replace diapers with learning how to use the toilet. Governments would benefit by placing a tax on all baby diapers, and using that money for important public initiatives, such as building more public restrooms and infrastructures for people and babies to use so they don’t defecate themselves. The billion dollar diaper industry would do just fine in raising their prices, and this would further strengthen our economies. If you can’t afford it, you should probably find a substitute.

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The Good, The Bad, & The Rich of COVID-19

Written By: Rohin Patel

For over a year now, the novel coronavirus has been ravaging our lives and stealing every sense of normality and social freedom. Shortly after its first few cases in the western world, the contagious COVID-19 had earned itself the title of being a pandemic after world governments had not taken enough action against the spread and severity of the virus (8). Since its arrival, the pandemic has caused a shakeup in the world economy and, subsequently, in the lives of people all across the globe. Or has it? Has the pandemic truly been bleak and unfavorable for everyone? Or has it only had these harsh effects on the poor?

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Uncuffing The Truth Behind Prison Cells

Written By: Adshake Kunanithy

Every day, we hear about crimes of all sorts on the news, from bank robberies to drunk driving, and are always left shocked and angry in the name of justice. However, have you ever questioned the aftermath of court cases, the life of incarnated souls or even the system itself? Questions and concerns related to the funding of prisons and quality of life are rarely addressed and should not be camouflaged as they affect our economy.

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The Economics of OSAP

Written By: Natasha Kozak

If you gave the average person $100 while walking by them on the street they would probably ask questions. “Is this real?” “Why are you giving this to me?” Imagine you told them the money was free. More often than not, they would repeat the age old phrase: there’s no such thing as free money.

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