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Smell The Smoke

During the 1930s and 40s people around the world were unaware that the holocaust was taking place. Even those next door went on with their daily lives, ignorant to the strange smelling black smoke billowing from the chimneys of the working camp behind the forest on the...

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Anxiety

Writing an article on anxiety has been difficult work. I felt like I was standing on a cliff with a river underneath me and I was being asked to jump. I wanted to jump but my mind kept replaying the government’s water safety adverts, the one about hidden logs. New...

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Columns

Euthanasia

By yorick

Wednesday 1st October
Euthanasia

Last week, Frank Van Den Bleeken won the right to die “with dignity”. Van Den Bleeken was serving a life sentence for rape and murder and argued that he would “never be freed” if he remained alive and served out his life sentence in a Belgian prison. Van Den Bleeken first fought for his euthanasia three years ago, and has finally won the right to be put down by doctors.
So, is euthanasia a good thing? Should it be legalized? I would argue that it should.
Euthanasia is currently legal in Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Belgium and certain states in the USA, and despite the controversial nature surrounding the ethical debate about euthanasia, the system works well in Europe. The main arguments against euthanasia are not so much with regard to; and I use this term very cautiously; ‘normal functioning member of society’. But rather when the decision falls...

So, is euthanasia a good thing? Should it be legalized? I would argue that it should.

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Columns

Pope Not On The Ropes?

By canta

Wednesday 24th September
Pope Not On The Ropes?

In response to “Pope on the Ropes”, which suggested the Catholic Church might no longer be a positive influence on society, I’m going to put forward some ideas regarding the positives of the church which would hopefully persuade some of you to re-consider the merits of it. To disclose my perspective I’ll let it be known from the start, I am a Catholic. Don’t like that? Crucify me.
I often hear people say Christians are judgemental sons of bitches: bloody good call! The reality is that “Christians” who judge people for being a bit of a douche aren’t really being that Christian and so by all means let them have it! “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” They definitely skipped that passage! Essentially, what the Church’s message is very simple: “Treat others as you would like to be treated.” The...

I often hear people say Christians are judgemental sons of bitches: bloody good call!

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Letters to the Editor


The Existential Debate Continues

24 September 2014

What’s with all this religious stuff in Canta lately? I thought we’d moved on from that.
I suggest you do more stories on unicorns. With rainbows coming out of their arses. You know, something we can actually relate to.
Unicorns! Unicorns! Unicorns! Unicorns!
Signed,
Pointy McForehead

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Snot Cool, Bro

24 September 2014

To the utter asshole that sat behind me in C1 during Saturday mornings psyc midterm..
Thank you so much for spending the whole time not only sniffing.. but sucking back your snot with the same power and volume of late model Electrolux.
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I'm Not Albino! (Not That There's Anything Wrong With That)

24 September 2014

Hey Canta
Cheers for giving me name suppression in last weeks Canta regarding the milk prices in the broke stocker section, all in an effort to maintain my dignity. The only downfall came after, as I then bragged to my friends, (who are in fact wankers as you forecasted) that I was printed about in Canta.
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Dark Overlord Drops Us A Line

24 September 2014

Dear Students
You’ve probably all seen the moment of truth from Kim Dotcom last week. While the reveal of mass surveillance has us all worried, there’s more to the dark conspiracy than you believe.
For example...
1. There are three letters in KEY.
2. This could well be John Key’s third term.
3. A triangle has three sides.
4. Illuminati uses triangles
Therefore=Illuminati confirmed
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