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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Your GPA does not determine your value as a person.

  I’m not a fan of mantras. I have little patience for Pinterest quotes written on a sunset background that say things like, “you have the power within” or “be the best you.” But I have found one mantra that helps me get through exam season (sans sunset): your GPA does not determine your value […]

The Battle of Alberta

Patrick Coones (2L) Regardless of whether you’ve lived in Edmonton or Calgary, meaningful hockey for the Oilers and the Flames in March means only one thing: The Battle of Alberta is back. This year is the first time since 2009 that the two teams have played each other while simultaneously holding a Stanley Cup Playoff […]

Review: Netflix’s RIVERDALE

By Sonali Khurana (1L) This is not Riverdale. This is a world where Archie is a bigger jock than Moose, Veronica is poor, and Jughead likes Betty more than burgers. I watched the show just to see how badly they messed up the characters – by far, the 23-year-old Ms. Grundy with the cougar-complex was […]

Moots: What I Hoped For v What I Got

by Allana McComb (3L) I always wanted to do a competitive moot and this semester I got the opportunity to participate in the Gale Cup. It was everything I had hoped for, with a lot that I didn’t want as well. I was ecstatic that I would only have 4 courses left after reading week. […]

The Problem with Identity Politics

Karsten Erzinger (3L) “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Those are the immortal words of Martin Luther King Jr, spoken on August 28, 1963. On that […]

Review of 1L

Jenna Chamberlain (1L), Sonali Khurana (1L), Anisha Karia (1L) This is a review of our first year of law school as expressed through our feelings throughout the year. We are three different personalities who had three very different experiences.   Jenna: Loves school. Loves studying. Loves exams. Went to every single class and loved them […]

Fighting ISIS and the Foreign Enlistment Act

Michael Wickson Shortly after Christmas, a family in Ontario learned of the death of their son at the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS). Nazzareno Tassone told his family he was travelling to the Middle East to teach English, but he ended up joining the Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Unit (YPG) upon arrival in Syria. The […]