Sarah Scott

Contributor

Sarah is a Political Science and Human Rights major at Carleton University here in Ottawa, with a minor in African Studies. She is passionate about politics, music, fashion, and the gym. An aspiring writer since a young age, Sarah spends her free time scribbling in notebooks, or dressing up and exploring Ottawa. She hopes to work in International Affairs or diplomacy someday, although her back-up career will likely involve her passion for baking cookies.

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#WelcomeToCanada

#WelcomeToCanada

It is nightfall at the end of January. Bitter cold has descended on the snow-covered fields somewhere in southern Quebec. It’s the kind of cold that seeps right through your clothes and clutches at your breath. Along the dark shadows of the treeline, figures are walking. It is a family. Not dressed [...]

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The Politics of Heat Waves

The Politics of Heat Waves

This week, Ottawa survived our highest recorded temperatures ever. The humidex in Ottawa on Canada Day was 47, and has remained in the forties most of the week. All around the world, the heat has reached incredible heights this summer. In Scotland, a new high of 33 Celsius was recorded. In Armenia, [...]

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Is Ottawa Safe? Gun Violence in Ottawa

Is Ottawa Safe? Gun Violence in Ottawa

A survey conducted by H+Q Strategies in February found that two thirds of Canadians cite gun control as something that distinguishes Canada from the US. This was seconded only by publicly funded healthcare. In light of the recent gun control debates in the United States, Ottawa Life has decided to take [...]

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Pro-Life and Pro-Choice: A Call to End the Battle over Abortion

Pro-Life and Pro-Choice: A Call to End the Battle over Abortion

This past week, the March for Life Rally took place on Parliament Hill. This rally is an annual gathering to protest the legalization of abortion. It is often associated with deeply religious organizations, and has historically been met with anger and counter-protests. Abortion may be one of the most [...]

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The Crisis of Immigration: Canada’s Israeli Connection

The Crisis of Immigration: Canada’s Israeli Connection

Israel has faced considerable international criticism this past month. After agreeing to a plan to resettle thousands of asylum seekers, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reversed the agreement just hours after he signed a deal with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) [...]

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“I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” - Why Our Sleeping Habits Need to Change

“I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” - Why Our Sleeping Habits Need to Change

Do you get enough sleep? A study released in 2017 found that a quarter of Canadians get less than 7 hours of sleep per day, and that this costs the Canadian economy $21 billion in lost time at work. Even more injurious are the effects that loss of sleep has on the health of Canadians. We decided to [...]

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Ignorance Is Not Bliss: Islamophobia in Canada

Ignorance Is Not Bliss: Islamophobia in Canada

We Canadians pride ourselves on our multicultural and diverse society. Since the early 1970s the freedom for all Canadians to share, enhance and preserve their cultural heritage has been recognized by law. The freedom to practice one’s own religion has been awarded a place in the Charter. Multiculturalism [...]

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Valentine’s Day looks for the Practical Feminist

Valentine’s Day looks for the Practical Feminist

Valentine’s Day –a day we celebrate love, relationships, and happiness. It is also a day many of us experience crushing expectations to look as sexy as possible for a date. Here we have outlined some practical tips on looks for that infamous night of love as we redefine sexiness into terms [...]

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Tipping Etiquette 101

Tipping Etiquette 101

Tipping has always been a mystery to me. At the end of every restaurant experience, I have a moment of dread when the server brings the bill – how much do I tip? I never know if a dining experience has been pleasant because it was supposed to be, translating into some sort of average tip, or if [...]

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The Benefits of Coconut Oil

The Benefits of Coconut Oil

Is there anything coconut oil can’t do? It has been hailed a miracle oil and it seems like everyone from celebrities to beauty professionals, yogis to your neighbor is obsessed with the grocery store multitasker. It has been used widely for its many natural health and beauty benefits. Here are [...]

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