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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Thrifting in Ottawa: Our Best Kept Secrets

Thrifting in Ottawa: Our Best Kept Secrets

Whether it’s for the lunchtime throngs of government employees downtown, or an evening out at a new restaurant on Elgin, it’s evident that fashion is important to Ottawa. Perhaps it is because we only have a few months between parkas and icy sidewalks, but we Ottawans pride ourselves on having [...]

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We Must Rethink the Cancellation of the Ontario Basic Income Project

We Must Rethink the Cancellation of the Ontario Basic Income Project

The Ontario Basic Income Pilot was a study launched in April 2017 to test whether a basic income can better support vulnerable workers in Ontario. Its goal was to give 4000 participants a minimum level income and measure outcomes in terms of food security, mental health, and employment. This summer, [...]

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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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