Aim to be the Tortoise, Not the Hare

For a long time, we have stressed the importance of mental health on campus by emphasizing counselling hours and getting a fall reading week. These are all amazing and effective initiatives. However, they are not necessarily the answers for long-term success. 

When Institutions Fail, Individuals Suffer

Despite having so much power and so much opportunity to propel young people (especially the vulnerable and disadvantaged) toward personal and public success, it seems that especially in administrative and leadership roles, many adults remain bystanders to injustice.

The USMC Meal Plan Needs to Change

“While most people who go away for school complain about the Freshman 15, I had the opposite problem. I lost 15 pounds. By the end of the year, my clothes did not fit and my roommate and friends began to worry.”

Investing in the Future Begins with Investing in Students

“While the general principle behind cancelling funding for these campus extensions is in the interest of addressing the lack of students attending these universities, and the fact that it would be expensive to run these facilities at below capacity levels, I believe it misses the point in several significant ways.”

We Are Not Treated As Equals 

“At every moment of my life, I am aware and thinking about the fact that I am a black woman, and that for me, life will not be the same as it will be for my white friends. People may say, “It is 2018, what is there to worry about?” However, I can assure you that there is plenty to worry about.”

The Book in Each of Us

“How could anyone manage to juggle schoolwork, extracurriculars, part-time jobs, and many of the other obligations that demand our attention during this time of year, while writing a full-length novel on the side?”

Questioning Classic Novels

“Classic fiends are portrayed as pretentious to which I respond: isn’t any literature consumer pretentious for reading and liking what they do? Aren’t writers pretentious? Don’t answer this.”

EDITORIAL: Get Excited for The Mike!

"Our goal at The Mike is to be the voice of the University of St. Michael’s College (USMC). After all, our mission statement is, ‘by students, for students.’ We aim to provide an adequate platform for USMC students to voice their opinions, and share what is important to them.”

Fall Reading Week Should Not Be a Luxury

“In response to Mental Health Awareness Day this month, it is important to remember that we shouldn’t wait for things to get worse before we make a change. Fall reading week should not be a luxury or an exercise in student rights. The fact that it is treated so downplays the importance of mental health.”

Why the Provincial Tory Government Has Failed Students

The biggest mistake that Ford made in saying this is underestimating that the children of today are in fact involved in the political environment — much to his dismay and aggressive denial of reality. Indeed, students all over Ontario mobilized just over a week ago in efforts to protest the rollback of the Ontario sex-ed curriculum, as well as for the lack of education on Indigenous issues in schools.

Editorial: St. Mike's Must Take Action

Our students deserve better. Our students cannot wonder whether their registrar is going to treat them fairly; they need to be confident that college services will not discriminate against them based on gender, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.

Time to Think

As everyday life seems to be moving faster due to our technological age, the use of time has gone beyond its initial function as a tool of survival (when to harvest crops, when to get ready for winter) and is now a means to an end: money.