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                “Easy, breezy, beautiful… CoverBoy?” This well-known slogan has been chanted by the many faces of the makeup line, CoverGirl throughout the years. Female actresses, models, singers, etc. have been plastered on various media outlets representing the face of the brand. All of the women with high defined cheekbones, perfectly lined lips, voluminous hair, long eyelashes, and a smile. But, the company has recently decided to break this gender stereotype by signing a new model with a beauty contract. This person is not a celebrity, nor a female.

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Everything in this world seems to be geared towards whether you're a boy or a girl...man or women. Everything from jobs to the toys children play with. Toys? Yes toys dictate whether it's for a boy or a girl. Pink-girl, blue-boy. Action figures vs baby dolls, kitchen sets vs tool sets. Who says all girls like pink and want to pretend to cook and clean or that all boys want to build and wrestle? Maybe, just maybe a girl loves blue and likes superheros or a boy likes to cook and likes dolls. Would this be so bad? What could be possibly wrong with this scenario?

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                Is it really that surprising to say that ocean acidification is another one of climate change’s despicable offspring? It seems that every major environmental issue in the news stems as a result of increasing carbon dioxide emissions from human activity, and what exactly do we plan to do about it? We forget about the problem, keep burning fossil fuels at unsustainable rates and continue to live comfortable lifestyles because we have yet to experience the consequences on a personal level.

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In the article ‘Northern Pike causing concern as it moves into B.C. waters’, Mark Hume uncovers the reality of the migration of Northern Pike into the southern parts of British Columbia that are not capable of maintaining such fish. Hume states that “Northern pike – a ravenous, predatory fish that is expected to have devastating impact on native salmon and trout populations” will decrease the population of these other fish species with detrimental effects. Currently, the fish are entering space in the Arrow Lakes that have never been occupied by the species.

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