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Nickels and dimes

As tuition goes up, the reasons for it become blurry by John Cameron, Editor-In-Chief For students at the University of Regina, the costs just keep rising. After the provincial tuition freeze lapsed in 2009, students saw an average increase of approximately three per cent on their fees; this year, the increase is closer to five. As well, fees for international students will actually go from 2.6 times the domestic tuition rate to three times the ...

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The breast fundraiser event yet

  CIBC’s Run for the Cure date is fast approaching by Cheyenne Geysen, Op-Ed Editor Residents of Regina and surrounding communities are warming up to show their support of breast cancer awareness, education, and prevention. The 19th annual CIBC Run For The Cure is slated for Sunday, October 3. It is one of the largest single-day volunteer-run fundraisers in support of breast cancer awareness in the country. Participants collect pledges toward the Canadian Breast Cancer ...

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3rd Annual Tipi Competition

Lessons learned outside of the classroom   by Kim Elaschuk, News Editor   On Friday, Sept. 24 students at the University of Regina were given 20 minutes to build a home. It was all part of the third annual tipi raising competition, held on the campus green. The competition, put on by the Aboriginal centre, aims to expose the student body to a lost aboriginal art.   “It’s part of our culture. Let’s learn; let’s ...

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“Just watch me”

On the 10th anniversary of Pierre Trudeau’s death, fascination and contempt for the man is still kicking by Lauren Golosky, contributor A prime minister admired and adored as greatly as he was despised, Pierre Elliot Trudeau left an undeniable impact on Canada as recognizable now as ever. This last Tuesday marked a decade since the controversial political legend succumbed to prostate cancer on Sept. 28, 2000. Trudeau was first elected prime minister in 1968, emerging ...

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Justin takes it easy

Trudeau’s eldest son gets intimate at the Owl by Kent E. Peterson, Business Manager As part of a cross-country tour, Justin Trudeau, the Liberal Member of Parliament for the riding of Papineau, Que., was in Saskatchewan Tuesday, Sept. 28, and visited both of the province’s universities. “One of the things we’ve been tasked to do by our leader, Michael Ignatieff, is to get out of the Ottawa bubble and to start connecting with people across ...

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Pathway to academic excellence

Supplemental instruction helps students transition    by Frank Elechi, contributor   Since its inception in the fall of 2008, the faculty of science supplemental instruction program has helped students improve their grades through peer co-ordinated study groups it provides for first year students. Since then, the SI program has recorded a significant 5 per cent improvement in the grades of its students. The SI session has been adopted once more for the 2010 fall semester. ...

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Queen City gets African flair

Nigeria at 50 Celebration coming to Regina Oct. 1 by Frank Elechi, contributor   The most celebrated non-religious holiday in Africa is happening Oct. 1 – the Independence Day of Nigeria.   The excitement is justified.   Nigeria is the most populous nation in Africa, estimated at 140 million people. A great percentage of its citizens are also scattered around the globe. This celebration also allows non-Nigerians the opportunity to experience Nigeria’s cultural heritage. This ...

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Talking trash

Heritage Community tries to clean up its streets by Melanie Taylor, contributor Something foul is underfoot in the Heritage Community in Regina. The area struggles with members of other communities using the dumpsters there instead of paying to haul their extra garbage to the dump. The excess waste causes dumpsters to overflow, and garbage spreads through the community.  “This community is not a city dump,” said Brady Burnett, liaison for the Heritage Community Association (HCA).  ...

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