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Rumours of Grace: Weddings and marriage, are they overrated?
A couple of weeks ago I listened to a middle-aged woman tell the story of the breakup with her husband. He came home one evening and they began talking about going out for supper. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay?: Diversity makes us stronger, not weaker
North American society as we know it is founded on the concept of immigrants and immigration. If you don't know this already, read a goddamn book. So why is anti-immigration rhetoric so popular right now? Read more

Reyno Rants: Giving the worst holiday this year the recognition it deserves
Valentine's Day is a joke. If you need to wait for the capitalist overseers to tell you it's alright to convey love and affection then you need to seriously rethink your relationship. Read more

Why you should run for FSU administration: A letter from the president
It is an honour to have been the President to shake up the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) and the Student Administrative Council (SAC) through the introduction of a new governance structure. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay?: Capitalizing on a tragedy
Late in the evening on Sunday, Jan. 31, a man walked into the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec in Quebec City and opened fire on a group gathered for prayer. In the end, six men were killed and close to two dozen were injured. Read more

Rumours of Grace: Shootings and accusations
Canadians place a high value on inclusion and diversity. Yet, the shooting at the Quebec mosque reminds us that not everyone embraces those values. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay?: Alternative facts, alternative reality
While the list of President Donald Trump's inadequacies would take more than the 500 word allotment I have for this article, I'm going to focus on just one today. His ego. Read more

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Rumours of Grace: Political gods and demagogues
Someone asked me the other day if I thought that the new U.S. president is the antichrist. I replied that as far as I know he is just a man, an ordinary human like the rest of us, neither totally evil nor good. Read more

Reyno Rants: Reading this could save a family or friendship
Picking up Monopoly is a commitment to dismantling even the purest of gatherings. Playing any board game that lasts longer than 30 minutes can bring out the worst in a family, but none have a reputation as fearsome as this property-trading nightmare. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay?: Make Canada Great Again?
On Friday the 13th around 2,500 Londoners lined up for the opportunity to attend a town hall meeting featuring Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Of those people, 1,500 got in and 1,000 did not. I was one of those 1,000 left out in the cold. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay: Welcome to the Democrazy
If you were fortunate enough to have a platform where you were able to reach hundreds, thousands, maybe even millions of people at one time, would you use that power wisely? Read more

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Rumours of Grace: Giving the small me more space
I confess I got sidetracked by social media postings this morning. Maybe this happens to you too. We go online to watch a video for a course on social work and within 20 seconds have been diverted into something much different. Read more

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Reyno Rants: Why winter, why?
You know what sucks more than December? January. There's absolutely nothing to look forward to this month. No Christmas gifts, no New Year's parties. Read more

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Rumours of Grace: Dancing with nihilism
December 2016 is done and January 2017 is here. Most of us probably said, shouted or screamed, Happy New Year, a few days ago and it would be great to think that we are one month closer to a future that is happier than the present, but we have to wonder. Read more

Reyno Rants: To hell with New Year's resolutions
The biggest lie that we tell ourselves in January is that this year will be different. Thankfully that whole new year, new me scam tends to flitter around and die out by around February or March. Read more

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Make 2017 your year
It's a new year, and many of you feel optimistic. Many of you want many things to change and improve. What does it mean? This year has just started. How do you feel? Read more

What Does Kerra Seay?: It's too early for a witty headline
TIME Magazine named president-elect Trump Person of the Year, and regardless of your opinion of him, he definitely was the number one newsmaker of the year. Read more

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Reyno Rants: Crappy Christmas carols: Why I can't stand Christmas music
Christmas music is perhaps the most excruciatingly painful part of the holiday season. It even ranks worse than working at Walmart on Christmas Eve, trust me I've done it and it's not pretty. Read more

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Reyno Rants: These five study tips will make sure to get you on the dean's list
Now I'm not pointing any fingers here but a lot of people did extraordinarily bad on their midterms. Read more

Twelve wishes of Christmas for the Fanshawe international students
Going back in time, one can wander and wonder about what we used to want and desire for this merry day. Read more

Rumours of Grace: The God who picks up rags
Give yourself a bizarre experience this Christmas: read the two stories - both almost 2,000 years old - of the birth of Christ, of Jesus. They are both contained in the Christian Bible. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay?: And the story goes on
So now that the fustercluck that was the 2016 U.S. presidential election is over and done with, I'm going to actually have so spend some time trying to find something interesting in politics to talk about. Read more

Rumours of Grace: It's restorative justice week
The inside of the building is lined with hard materials so that the noises of doors opening and slamming shut are magnified. The hundreds of people housed in it are kept in locked cells and permitted out only at required times such as for meals and outdoor recreation. Read more

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Reyno Rants - Modern gaming: Dropping standards and rising costs
Video games can be an exceptionally frustrating pastime. But something happened to video games along the way. They started getting easier, tutorials became more mundane and often players felt like there was quite a bit of hand holding going on. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay?: One step forward, who knows how many steps back
By the time you're reading this, this will be old news. But as I am writing this, the feelings I have over Donald Trump's presidential nomination are real, painful and cut deeply. But most of all, I am afraid. Read more

Beware of career choices
The fact that many of us never know what we're getting into when we choose a career path is a fact. We never do the research; we don't talk to field professionals; we don't ask questions about what matters to us; we don't know what we're actually going to do once we get into the job. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay: If you're reading this, it's too late
By the time you're reading this, the U.S. presidential election will finally be over. I know it seems like we’ve been dealing with this circus of an election for like, 27 years, but really it's only been about two. Read more

Reyno Rants - Spoiler alert: Some of us haven't watched it yet
Few things in life are as universally despised as Donald Trump but something that comes close is people who spoil movies and television shows. Read more

Rumours of Grace - Remembrance Day: A time for questions
For a number of years I helped lead Remembrance Day events at both Western and Fanshawe. But each time I felt my mind was divided and my conscience unclear. Read more

Rumours of Grace: What's the matter with America?
The Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump race to the White House has not been pretty. What is happening to make the election such an uncivil, polarizing and contentious process? Read more