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Back to the fifty-somethings

Leo finally won and the Oscars are still racist. Who’da thunk it? So, the Academy Awards were on Sunday and people, as always, were pumped about it… no one more so than me around the Carillon office. My excitement, like the entire Internets, was surrounding the anticipation of Leonardo DiCaprio’s subsequent win (even though I really wanted him to lose because the loss of the meme just wasn’t worth it.) But at the end of ...

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Ladies, clean up after yourselves

Poop everywhere What’s worse than eating crappy food in the Riddell Centre? Pooping in the women’s bathrooms at the University of Regina. Disgusting. A few weeks ago, my comrade and fellow staff member, John Kapp, wrote y’all a lovely article calling for the male students to clean up after themselves in the bathroom. This week, I am calling all female students at the U of R to do the same thing: stop being gross, and, ...

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Everything’s alright

by Ethan Butterfield Transgender acceptance. It’s a delicate topic that is usually tiptoed around, simply because no one wants to address the subject. Everyone deserves happiness. And if someone isn’t happy with who they are, shouldn’t they be allowed to change without fear of judgment? I believe so. Hopefully, what follows will be an eye opener to those going through this and those who want a better understanding of it. I was fortunate to sit ...

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An unconventional judgment

From an avowed Kevin James fan On Sunday night, I quietly continued my ongoing 26-year boycott of the Academy Awards. I’ve never watched the program and this weekend was no different. I enjoy movies – I was even a film major, very briefly – but I have no interest in the Academy Awards and I’ve always chosen not to watch them. Now that I don’t have a TV – or the wherewithal to stream the ...

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Buttonmashing with Butterfield: Far Cry 4

A case for student aid by Ethan Butterfield Hey everyone! Well, with Far Cry: Primal now out and me with a lack of any and all funds to obtain it, I figure I could do the next best thing. Namely, review Far Cry 4! It’s an amazing game with nicely-developed characters, a well put together story, and gameplay mechanics that, although haven’t been innovated much from Far Cry 3, still feel very fresh and enjoyable. ...

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People and places: Sheila Coles

That one friendly voice in the morning CBC Morning Edition host Sheila Coles spoke with the Carillon about her time behind the microphone and getting bitten by the travel bug. What’s the secret to hosting a radio show well? Coffee (laughs). Lots of coffee. I’m not sure I can answer that other than telling you that you’ve got to be curious and enjoy hearing peoples’ stories. When I was trying to get in journalism school, ...

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With love

I was reading some Amy Hempel stories when I was trying to figure out an inspiration for this story. I came across one in my collection of her shorts that really piqued my interest called The Harvest, and it gave me the idea of an old woman who blames her problems on others due to her age. Her narration is sparse and unreliable because it is mainly complaining. The reader should not have a clear ...

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Why come back?

Going back to school paper a no brainer Last year, I was presented the opportunity to return to the Carillon as an arts and culture writer, and I jumped at the opportunity. In fact, it was a no-brainer. I was excited to work with my brother, who dutifully edits the A&C section. And the Carillon, after all, was where my writing “career” began a few years ago. First, I was a news writer with the ...

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People and places: Austin Davis

Regina Leader-Post journalist, and University of Regina alumni, Austin Davis recently caught up with the Carillon as he was travelling to La Loche to cover the recent school-shooting tragedy in that community.   What’s going through your mind on the road to La Loche? Safety first. We’ve got to get there safe to be any good. That’s the first rule of travelling and doing journalism. In terms of the story, I’ve never been to La ...

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Buttonmashing with Butterfield 3

by Ethan Butterfield – Contributor Hey everyone! This week I’m reviewing Call of Duty: Black Ops 3… because why not? Sure, every other reviewer is doing it, so why not be like one of the mindless drones and throw my hat into the ring. I have to say though, despite harsh criticism from the gaming community about how Call of Duty is the same game every year, this game pulled it off. It made everyone’s ...

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