Editorials

Editorial: The science behind top 40 radio

Pop music can be hard to escape. You turn on the radio, you walk into a mall, it’s playing. As bad as it can be, it’s hard to deny. Even the music snobs in your life have probably danced to Iggy Azalea, or found themselves humming along to a One Direction song. Take, for example, Taylor Swift’s latest album, 1989. It sold more than a million copies in its first week. (I may or may not have been one of the million). [...]

Editorial: All signs point to divestment

In a few years, Irving Berlin won’t be the only one dreaming of a white Christmas. According to Japan’s Meteorological Agency, 2014 was the hottest year on record across the globe in 120 years. Though different climate institutions use different data sets and have varying results, it is increasingly impossible to ignore the trend. We’ve witnessed flooding in the Maritimes, tropical weather in the west and flip-flopping temperatures elsewhere across Canada. If you still think climate change is a myth, it’s time to wake up and smell the (impending) catastrophe. [...]