Disappointment and Criticism Over Cancellation of World Junior Hockey Championships

By Ethan Theophilos

The World Junior Hockey Championships have been cancelled less than a week into the tournament. For the second year in a row, Edmonton hosted the annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). The champion was supposed to be crowned on January 5, 2022, but the spread of the Omicron variant means this exciting series had to come to an end earlier than we had all hoped.

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Oxford High School Mass shooting: Who is to Blame?

By Lochlin Emmerson

On November 30th, 2021, a 15-year-old student named Ethan Crumbley opened fire in Oxford High School, the school of which he attended. He killed four of his classmates and injured eight others. It is believed that Ethan fired upwards of 15 shots while walking the halls and tugging on classroom door knobs. Ethan fired the first shots in the hallway as students were traveling to their next class, putting hundreds in harm’s way. Although, within five minutes of the first shots being fired, Ethan was placed in police custody. Subsequently, news broke that Ethan’s parents are going to be charged. Usually, parents of shooters are completely unaware of their child’s actions or intent, but this time, it was different. 

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Does Being Kind Lead to Trouble?

By Caitlin Chung

A couple of weeks ago, someone I know told me about an unfortunate and embarrassing experience they recently had in the parking lot of an Etobicoke Walmart. They encountered a man who asked them to lend them some money to pay for their taxi fare on their way back – the taxi behind them, a black Toyota, supposedly only took credit cards as payment. 

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How Where You Pee Exposes Your Inner Self

By Emma Padure

Honestly, I hate listening to people complain. I always end up zoning out, paying attention only to the subtle movements of their eyebrows whilst they move from one subject to the next, effectively rendering me comatose. Then, when they finish their complaint, they look at me expectantly, waiting for a grand declaration of my sympathy for their suffering. 

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