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Humour – Gormley is love

by Farron Ager – Oped Editor t came to the attention of the Carillon that John Gormley, award-winning glorious supreme leader of radio and all-around handsome chap, was met with fierce protestors when he came to the university to give a talk on his new book “I’m Right and You Know It.” After a truly harrowing experience at the hands of three assailants, Mr. Gormley successfully subdued the ringleader of this insidious crew and continued ...

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Don’t tase me bro!

Conducted energy weapons should not be a substitute for policing Article: Farron Ager – Oped Editor n March 14, the Regina Police Service reinstated the use of conducted energy weapons (CEWs) for their officers. The Tasers have already returned to their belts, as a Regina officer used one to make an arrest on March 22. In 2008, these weapons were decommissioned due to an extraordinary number of high profile deaths across Canada, including the infamous ...

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The cheating disorder

Saying there is cheating in universities is like saying there’s ugly piles of meat in a butcher’s shop Article: Farron Ager – Oped Editor hree weeks ago, the CBC did an expose on student cheating in Saskatchewan universities. The report mentions that in the 2011-2012 year, 74 students at our beloved institution were brought before official panels to face cases of academic deceit. Now, this may seem like a rather large number for a small-to-medium-sized ...

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Careful what you say!

Just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean they don’t see you Article: Farron Ager – Contributor erhaps this is naïve to say, but I am still surprised that people think they can get away with saying hateful commentary in a forum as public as the Internet without any repercussions. Try typing the word ‘slur’ into Google News and see what results you get. On the first page alone, I got no less than three ...

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The matter of mining metadata

At what point does my search for Malcolm Tucker quotes become a matter of national interest? Article: Farron Ager – Op-ed Editor n a recently breaking story, American spy contractor turned whistle-blower Edward Snowden revealed that the Communications Security Establishment of Canada (CSEC) used information from the free Internet service at a major Canadian airport to track the wireless devices of airline passengers, even for days after they left the terminal. At this point, CSEC ...

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Are you offended or an offender?

Being offended does not give license to offend Article: Farron Ager – Oped Editor ave you ever been offended? That’s a stupid question when you think about. I’d be willing to bet that everyone has been offended at some point in their life. How did you end up reacting to being offended? The reason I ask is because I think it’s high time we talk about the apparent dichotomy between the person who offends and ...

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Bringing back the board game

They never really disappeared. They just became mainstream. Article: Farron Ager – Oped Editor I was at a friend’s house, teaching them how to play a board game I picked up roughly six months ago, “Betrayal at House on the Hill”. Essentially, the game has six players exploring a haunted house, uncovering tiles until some bad mojo goes down and someone is revealed to be the haunter, the antagonist trying to kill off the remaining ...

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Superheroic

Article: Farron Ager – OpEd Editor ust before the New Years, a Canadian Press article published in the Huffington Post came out that said that National Defence researchers spent almost $14,000 on a survey that asked “whether superheroes can fly through the air; see through walls; hear whispers from miles away; become invisible; and walk through walls.” When asked the goal of this survey, National Defence spokesman Noel Paine said that it was to “allow ...

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