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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Not Your Basic Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Chris Gallardo-Ganaban (2L) It’s that time of year again! Sweater weather, fall aesthetics, and of course – pumpkin spice everything! It started out as what seemed to be a short-lived fad, like kale chips and CrossFit, but alas, it’s back again — whether you like it or not. As your person PSL correspondent, I went […]

New on Netflix

Michael Wickson (2L) While we eagerly anticipate the release of the second season of Stranger Things (and/or Riverdale, whatever you’re into), Netflix recently released a pair of documentaries that could easily pass as educational. The first series is called Time: The Kalief Browder Story, a horrific story of a young African-American who was incarcerated for […]

Law and Hockey: Olivia Sutter

Michael Graham (1L) As the Tortfeasors prepare for their 2017-2018 campaign they are joined by veteran hockey player Olivia Sutter. Olivia hails from the booming metropolis of Red Deer, Alberta. She began her undergrad at Carleton where she grew to love Ottawa, especially the Carleton campus and playing for the Ravens. After one year she moved […]

The Worst Call in NHL History

Michael Wickson (2L) I’m not a bitter person. I’m really not. I also have all the time in the world for sports officials. However, the failure to call goaltender interference after Ryan Kesler grabbed Cam Talbot’s pad to create an opening to score the tying goal with 15 seconds remaining on May 5, 2017 was […]

Stranger Things v. Riverdale

Warning: Season One Spoilers Why you should be more excited about Stranger Things: By Jenna Chamberlain (the type of person who says “you HAVEN’T seen [enter critically acclaimed film from 50 years ago]?”) First things first, I can’t wait for season two of Riverdale. I want to see Jughead join a gang, to fangirl over […]

Interview with a Trump Supporter

Aizlynn Regan (NCA) A Donald Trump supporter. You might be friends with one. You might be related to one. You might even have the unfortunate circumstances of, like me, being married to one. As you can imagine, “for better or for worse” has taken on a whole new meaning, and far too many deep discussions […]

Freeman on the Land: Paper Terrorists or Paper Tigers?

Michael Wickson (2L) There is a bizarre surge in legal activity that has been taking place over the past several years in Western Canada. This is the volume of people claiming to be “private persons,” “natural persons,” “sovereign citizens,” or “freeman on the land.” They claim to fall outside the jurisdiction of the government as […]

Google: An Unfriendly Face

Iain Hill (1L) Google’s presence in society is palpable. “Google” and “googling” as verbs have permeated the common parlance, and the tech giant is one of the most widespread and discussed companies in the world today. Google markets themselves as a helpful, progressive, friendly entity—youthful and in tune with the values of the day. The […]

No Surrender in the War for a New Arena in Calgary

Pascal Visentin (2L) The Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC, which owns the Calgary Flames), recently released details of their funding proposal for a new arena. The City of Calgary had previously released their own proposal on the heels of Ken King (President of CSEC) making a surprise announcement that CSEC was no longer seeking […]

Violence on Campus

Iain Hill (1L) With the coming of September, cold weather, and the start of fall semester came some rather unsavoury news. For the first time, the University of Alberta released a report (quietly tucked away in their annual Student Conduct & Accountability Statistical Report) documenting the numbers of recorded incidents of sexual assault or sexual […]