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Philosophy matters

Let’s sit down and think for a moment Article: Dan Sherven – Contributor peculiar thought to contemplate is that of multiverse theory. The theory states that there are an infinite amount of universes all co-existing at the exact same time in a larger multiverse. This is true to the extent that every single possible combination of events and subsequent effects has existed, will exist, or do exist. This means that every imaginable chain of decisions ...

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Capitalism and friendship

Buying friends? Article: Arthur Ward – Technical Manager oday, everything has a price tag attached to it. Food, shelter, even water comes at a cost. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise when I add friendship to that list. I can remember those campfire tales where the moral of the story was one that portrayed friendship as mutual affection and regard between two or more folk. In today’s capitalistic society, we can have friendship custom ...

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MH370: Organized Negligence or Displaced Political Anger?

Could politics be the reason for the missing plane? Article: Ravinesh Sakaran – Contributor alaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has confirmed that the missing Malaysian Airlines plane, MH370, went down in the southern Indian Ocean, citing a new analysis of satellite data by a British satellite company and accident investigators. According to CNN, Najib Razak’s statement comes after Malaysian Airlines sent a text message to all the relatives saying they “deeply regret that we have ...

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Toronto’s politics

Right versus Left: Fight! Article: Taras Matkovsky – Contributor eing a politics junkie, I always find time to follow the Toronto political scene. I am addicted to watching Rob Ford’s antics like – well, you know. But in all seriousness, I do hope that Toronto will vote Ford out of office this Oct. 27. And there certainly seems to be a lot of competition coming. As of writing this piece, up to 10 contenders have ...

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Only in a utopia

War to achieve utopia? Article: Eman Bare – News Writer he construction of a Utopian society where all man is equal has been harbored by dreamers and communists alike for generations, but is Utopia at all attainable? Although a world free of wars, where each and every individual has access to the same opportunities sounds pleasant, is it possible? In Letters to a Young Contrarian, Christopher Hitchens argues that man does not strive for perfect ...

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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 stigma behind mental health

It’s all about conversation and openess Article: Sonia Stanger – Contributor hen I started treatment for depression and anxiety last month, I was scared. I was scared that people, when I told them, would think I was crazy. I’d seen the way friends who live with mental illness have felt stigmatized and disenfranchised. It has always made me angry. The stigma around mental health, around talking about it, persists in our society. This is reflected in ...

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Survival of the fittest, indeed

Academic qualities necessary for scholarships Article: Audrey Claude – Contributor urvival of the fittest, indeed. I appreciated the article recently published in the Carillon entitled “Social change and theory”. It is about time we have the epiphany that we are all interdependent. We could create a positive academic community where we can depend on one another. However, on an economical level, our systems are built with hierarchy in mind. The most important question seems to be ...

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3 things that happened at the U of R this week

Insensitivity abound! Article: Shaadie Musleh – Business Manager olitical, cultural, social, and economic insensitivity is not a new phenomenon. It is certainly not limited to the U of R. However, as an institution of higher learning, it is disconcerting that we live in a micro-bubble to the larger world around us. Three examples of our collective disconnection became noteworthy this week, namely, the 5 Days for the Homeless Campaign, Nahlah Ayed’s lecture, and the U ...

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