Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

In my 4th year Political Communications seminar (POLS 419), we were asked to create a politically-focused ad campaign.  Given our interest in electoral reform, my partner Steven Venner & I decided to focus our campaign on electoral reform, specifically, a federal change to the MMP system.  We chose FairVote Canada as our fictional client because […]


Is there a limit to how far is too far with being politically correct? An incident that came to a head this week at Queen’s has made this a serious question.  Over the past few years, Queen’s has become known as a campus that, according to many, is chock full of Islamophobia, white privilege, racism, […]


Are we virtual hoarders? I am nearly certain that, if there were such a show, I would be starring in it. Social networking sites, email accounts & blogs have become the new under-the-bed shoebox.  As we become increasingly reliant on our online existence, it is only natural that we also form a growing attachment to […]


I am a feminist.  I had to take a women’s studies course to figure that out. Sure, I spent my younger years in a male-dominated (both in numbers and patriarchal fashion) family, calling my brother, father, uncles, cousins, & innocent passerby names that ran the gamut from “sexist pig” to “chauvinist” (just imagine how well […]


I was at Spring Reunion 2009.  Were you? Didn’t think so. Consider yourself lucky.  After three fantastic years of Homecoming experiences, I was thoroughly depressed when I witnessed what was being touted as a fantastic alternative to the September festivities.  I have always looked forward to Homecoming, and not for the reasons many would think.  […]


Dear Diary

06Jul09

When did we start to trust the Internet? In a conversation with a fellow Politics student this evening, the topic of former blogs was brought up. ” If you were expecting a soul quenching diary of my romantic history, you’re in for quite a disappointment,” he said.  Well, I was quick to mention that my […]


Back to Basics

06May09

So, I guess this is where the blog gets a bit personal and I say goodbye to my Womens Studies project. The point of university is to grow up; to expand your horizons; to become the person you weren’t all through high school and your earlier life.  What I’ve realized is that it is sometimes […]