Samantha Pinter-Thompson
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Samantha Pinter-Thompson is a post-secondary student and writer. She is currently pursuing a degree in international history at the London School of Economics and has previously studied broadcast and online journalism at BCIT. Outside of her academic life Samantha also has a background in the performing arts and is passionate about musicals, politics and TV game shows.

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Don't Forget Ireland's Women's Rights Issues This St. Patrick's Day

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2017 | 9:50 AM

St. Patrick's Day is once again upon us. While St. Patrick's Day is only an official holiday in Newfoundland and Labrador, many people across Canada will be celebrating St. Patrick's in the upcoming days. Canada stands in a significant Irish tradition, as roughly 4.5 million Canadians claim Irish...

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Dogs Aren't Property, They're Family

(15) Comments | Posted January 3, 2017 | 6:31 AM

It was reported in December of last year that a Saskatoon judge made a ruling that dogs aren't to be treated like children. This was in reference to a divorce case wherein the wife wanted the division of the couple's dogs to be treated as if it were...

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Don't Feel Guilty About Watching Reality TV

(4) Comments | Posted July 13, 2016 | 4:14 PM

I've always been something of a closeted reality television fan. When asked about my favourite TV shows I'll rarely cop to watching the reality programs I pour over, preferring to highlight my more highbrow viewing interests. However I've always watched reality television, starting with my childhood obsessions with Canadian Idol...

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What People Don't Tell You About Moving Abroad

(11) Comments | Posted April 5, 2016 | 4:32 PM

When I tell people about picking up my life and moving abroad permanently I am often greeted with a similar response: something along the lines of "you're so brave" or "I could never do that." While leaving Canada, where I was born and raised, and moving to England on my...

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You Don't Understand Vegetarianism

(16) Comments | Posted September 4, 2015 | 8:11 AM

Being a vegetarian has never been easier. Dietary restrictions have become something of a fad, and we live in an age where you can buy everything from soy bacon to meatless Ikea meatballs. I'm not here to proselytize the carnivorous contingent, however despite a growing acceptance from the meat-eating majority...

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All Parents Should Send Their Kids to Summer Camp

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 1:52 AM

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Summer is now in full swing, which means school-aged kids have officially traded in their classrooms and cafeteria lunches for the beach and high-fructose freezies. As a result, parents are faced with the prospect of not having anywhere to send their kids for six hours every...

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Why You Don't Actually Hate Musicals

(7) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 5:28 PM

Sunday night marked the Tony Awards, Broadway's annual love letter to itself. As a self-described musical theatre nerd, this night is one I countdown to all year. Aside from a few drawn out speeches, as you would generally expect from an awards show, the Tony's are peppered with a multitude...

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How the Mad Men Finale Mirrors Real Life

(1) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 1:41 PM

This blog contains spoilers for those who haven't seen the Mad Men finale.

After seven seasons of cable television glory, AMC's Mad Men ended not with a bang but with a whimper. And that's exactly the way it should be. Aside from the unlikely but incredibly satisfying match of copywriter...

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Your Jokes About A 'Useless' History Degree Are Getting Old

(52) Comments | Posted April 28, 2015 | 10:58 PM

Like many other young people, I have recently finished navigating the minefield that is college applications, and decided on which university I will be attending in the fall. For me, this process was particularly fraught with anxiety, as I have decided to go to school overseas.

Choosing to move...

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Jeopardy! Makes Us Better People

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2015 | 1:31 AM

I'm probably the biggest trivia fan you are ever likely to meet. I found my calling at around 13 when I spent a few weeks staying with my grandparents. Every night promptly at 7:30 we would sit down to watch the game show Jeopardy! It became a ritual, and to...

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