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The Second Wave of Automation

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist 2017: Champlain, Saint-Lambert
Abstract: The second wave of automation has the capacity to reshape to working world, and for that reason a good amount of fear has circulated about its potential to create a massively unequal society, in terms of income, which would see an even wider gap than currently. This essay examines the...

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Feminism & Activism

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist 2017: Champlain, Saint-Lambert
When volunteering at the Women’s Center of Montreal, on April 28th, I attended a discussion with 27 people of various age groups, with 23 of them being female, on how to integrate women immigrants into our community. As I have been writing about sexual violence as well as various women’s issues for...
Naomie Tat

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Feminism, Social Media, & Intersectionality; My Volunteer Work

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist 2017: Champlain, Saint-Lambert
"We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back." -Malala Yousafzai "The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity" -Viola Davis "In my nervousness for this speech and my moments of doubt, I've told myself firmly, 'If not me, who? If not when, how?'" -Emma Watson...

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         Bees          In the past few years there has been an extreme shortage of bees and bee activity all around the world. Honey bees are extraordinary insects, and they are hugely important to our environment. I chose this article because this will effect my family, your family, and...

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New Male Birth Contraceptives

New Male Birth Contraceptives   Young girls and women everywhere instantly begin to think about what form of birth control will work for them the moment they have their first sexual encounter. But the question is, why do females instantly take on this precaution while men barely need to think ahead...

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Scientists say they are making progress in a Zika vaccine            I was interested in learning about vaccines after reading about the super-bug. The article that I picked talks about discovering a vaccine the Zika virus. The virus is caused by...

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Male Birth Control Study Killed After Men Report Side Effects

              The article I chose for my final project was about a male birth control study. In this study, researchers took 320 men from different countries around the world and gave each of them a birth control shot. In the shot was two hormones to greatly reduce sperm count, which then lowers...

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Anti-biotics and PTSD

           In this article, researchers are learning that the antibiotic Doxycycline may be a new and helpful treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder sufferers. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, commonly known as PTSD, is a term for a broad range of psychological symptoms that can develop after...

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Gut Health & Mental Health

If I had to pick a theme for my life over the past year, it would be learning to listen to my gut. The article “Mental Health May Depend on Creatures in the Gut” ( has helped me understand that what we...

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Is Ghost in the Shell Hollywood’s Latest Whitewashed Movie? The Lack of Opportunity and the Restrict...

Media Ethics (Winter 2017, section 3)
“50% of all film, TV and digital services don’t have a named or speaking Asian character” (Waurenchen, “Race” 6). Although individuals of Asian descent constitute 5.6% of the population of the United States (Wikipedia contributors), they are exceedingly underrepresented in Hollywood’s predominantly...

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Student Writing

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The Realism of Clean Energy

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist 2017: Champlain, Saint-Lambert
Abstract While renewable energy has often been categorized as revolutionary, it still has many issues. More attention should be awarded to green energy for it to be more widely available, since fossil fuels are dominating the field of energy. This problem gets examined through three different academic articles, teaching us how technology and government policies can drastically change the way renewable energy gets used. While the solution has the possibility to heavily affect the world, it comes with a few challenges.

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The Sissy State - A Blog Made to Empower Women

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist 2017: Champlain, Saint-Lambert
Throughout my whole semester in Newsactivism, I had the chance to write about various interesting problems such as the introduction of the travel ban by the Trump’s administration, Kim Kardashian’s slut-shaming story and even made an opinion piece on the fake news. Going in the same direction for my final project, I took the liberty to create a blog tackling different women’s issues like feminism, rape culture and the pressure of being perfect – in other words, issues I am passionate about – instead of writing a research paper or take a volunteer opportunity.

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Fighting against homophobia: from society to the educational system.

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist 2017: Champlain, Saint-Lambert
Homophobia is a social issue that starts with the stereotypes drawn by society, and finishes with the inadequate educational system that leaves minority sexualities groups aside. While drawing stereotypes among the population we are every day less capable of the development and understandings of diversity. Homophobia is learned and is spread in a social process, and sadly there is a high degree of ignorance of LGBT reality among students, but also among educators.

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An Analysis on Human Trafficking and Laws (Abstract)

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist 2017: Champlain, Saint-Lambert
This paper will study the roots of human trafficking with the fall of the Soviet Union and the establishment of Newly Independent States. Effective laws have been brought up by analyzing historical, sociological and political contexts. The study will explain that crime has become a huge transnational criminal organization because of economic disparities and the devaluation of women. Studies have shown that laws focusing on the punishment of offenders have been significantly useless at decreasing the crime rate.
Mila NY

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Visible Minority

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist 2017: Champlain, Saint-Lambert
Before reading this post… please go see this video: ... I have been focusing on institutional racism. I have been trying to understand what it is, what would be the solution to it and how can I help the cause.

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You are under arrest!

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist 2017: Champlain, Saint-Lambert
Enough is enough. We must stop the police to behave like they do, we need a revolution to place things in order and stop police brutality, racial profiling or abuse of power.  

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Fentanyl abstract

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist 2017: Champlain, Saint-Lambert
Fentanyl is highly popular and Canada’s deadliest drug. For opioid user who first encounter it as a drug to reduce their pain. Friesan study of 1026 reported that Fentanyl is highly avaible because of doctor who prescribe it and user sell it on the black market. It is also mass produced in China where there is no law that regulate it.  Fentanyl is highly lethal because of its potency and can led to respiratory failures according to Nelson. Furthermore, fentanyl is highly destructive for the community because it is sold as less potent drugs which lead to overdoses according to Popova.
Easy LB

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When I tell people I am volunteering to help the environment, one of two reactions occur. Either they fully support me and encourage me or they tell me in despair that they don’t believe my actions will do much good in the grand scheme of things. The weird thing is, no one seems to be opposed to the idea of being environmentally conscious.

This semester, I have had two main volunteer projects ongoing. The first was the collection of signatures for a petition that aims to preserve biodiversity. The second was to help the plight of the monarch butterfly which is facing extinction.

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