A Look Back: The Rise and Fall of Clinton and Trump

by Jack S. edited by: Vanessa C. As November 8th came to a close, it became clear that Donald Trump would soon be the 45th President of the United States of America. With no previous political experience, Trump managed to win the votes of almost half of the country along with a large majority of…

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The Spiral of Midnight Essays and Karaoke

1:30 AM- The sun has long slithered behind its navy curtain, and the stars wink softly at you as your pen and paper scatter on the desk. The gentle hums of your cat’s snores fill the room with familiarity and warmth. You almost forget the stinging tiredness of your eyes as you force yourself awake at this ungodly hour to begin your essay that’s due in ten hours. Almost.

Diamonds: Worth Their Weight in Blood

In May of 1991, a diamond costing almost $100 million was finally unveiled by the De Beers Diamond Company. This massive gem, the Centenary Diamond, was discovered at the Premier Mine in South Africa and weighed an impressive 273.85 carats. That same year, a diamond-fuelled civil war broke out in Sierra Leone, lasting over a decade and claiming 75,000 lives.

The Great Leap Forward

It’s a competition just as fierce as its student population. The annual post-secondary fair at Western Canada High School sees the booths and tables, decorated with the proud colours of at least 40 Canadian universities, sing their respective siren songs to the wandering high school student…