Jacque Swan

Jackie is a Canadian who is currently studying professional writing and is aiming for law school in the coming years. She has an interest in speculative fiction and current events-two subjects that seem to mesh well together. Her goal is to help people understand the world and not accept everything at face value. Jackie is also currently working as a freelance writer and editor.
meteor showers

Celestial Shows: The 2017 Summer Meteor Showers

As an avid skywatcher, I look forward to the annual summer meteor showers that create mesmerizing displays of light. It’s a nice feeling to leave behind the city lights, lie down in a field with friends, and stare at the sky for hours on end watching for meteors to streak across the sky. So, what meteor showers should you be watching for?
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The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

The James Webb Space Telescope: A Deeper Look at the Universe

The age of the universe. Dark matter. Black holes. Galaxies. Stars. Distant planets. For the past twenty years, the Hubble telescope has been orbiting the Earth while taking pictures of what lays deep within our universe. Hubble has provided answers to some of the pressing questions held by astronomers while uncovering new mysteries of our universe. The telescope ushered in a new age of astronomy. Now, after twenty years of construction, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be extending and continuing the discoveries of Hubble.
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Fake News

5 Tips on Spotting Fake News

Fake news are a real problem. Social media provides us with a constant stream of news. In fact, PEW Research recently released a report stating 62% of US adults get their news from social media. Whether you’re on Facebook, Twitter, or another site of your choice, you will be inundated with information from around the world. And it’s great that we have access to the world through a small screen.
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First-past-the-post in Canada

First-Past-the-Post: A Distorted View of Canada

Recently, there was an uproar regarding the Liberals not following through with their campaign promise of Electoral Reform. You may ask, “So what?” Followed by, “Politicians rarely follow through with their campaign promises. And they’ve already broken a few of their promises! He was elected because anything was better than Harper!” or maybe “I’m not from Canada.”
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Alternative Media vs. Mainstream Media

Alternative Media: Escaping the Lamestream Media

What sources do you follow for your news and information? CNN? NY Times? Washington Post? Independent? Well, if you answered yes to any of these, or you thought of similar news outlets, then you’re getting all of your information from the biased lame-stream media. They’re only feeding the masses lies! Only Fox will give you the alternative media and edgy take on the world that real people want!
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Mass Surveillance

Mass Surveillance and You

Mass surveillance is something we often hear about in passing; the topic seems to be pushed aside by other news stories and events all too often. We allow governments to indiscriminately surveil their whole population to, seemingly, prevent terrorism and other crimes. And we have seemingly convinced ourselves that this is the right thing to do. That this is the way to ensure our safety alongside our rights and freedoms.

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