Vaccination Protesters Demand More Understanding

by Irina JiangImage: DJ Paine / Unsplash As COVID cases are trending down in Ontario, largely thanks to the mandatory vaccination policy to participate in activities, including restaurants, a new round of anti-vaccination protests has unfolded. It is intuitive for most people to get vaccinated to protect themselves from having the virus. However, even with statistical evidence showing the vaccines’ high efficacy, a 95% effective … Continue reading Vaccination Protesters Demand More Understanding

Western University Sexual Violence and Validation of Rape Culture 

by Sofia FreitasImage: Archives of Ontario / Flickr It is no secret that despite societal progression on a global scale, women across the world are still subjected to gratuitous violence and misogynistic preconceptions, with their heinous aggressors primarily known to be men. With this unfortunate notion understood, the incrementing sexual violence countless female students faced on the Western University campus came as no surprise. How … Continue reading Western University Sexual Violence and Validation of Rape Culture 

After the Detention of Otoniel: the End of the Gulf Clan?

by Paul FloresImage: Daniel Stuben. / Unsplash On October 24th, 2021, the Gulf Clan’s leader, Dairo Antonio Úsuga David— also known as “Otoniel”—was detained by the police and the Colombian army. Frequently compared to Pablo Escobar, Otoniel is the most-searched drug dealer in the country and the leader of the Gulf Clan, a criminal group that controls 250 of the 1122 villages in Colombia. As … Continue reading After the Detention of Otoniel: the End of the Gulf Clan?