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The beauty of photography

Article: Michael Chmielewski – Editor-in-Chief ’ve solidified an addiction over the holiday break. I probably would have never taken it up had I not started working at the Carillon, because it is here that I was exposed to the beauty, and art, of photography. Never before had I really considered using photography as an expressive outlet. I’ve used language tropes and genres in almost all its forms, and I’ve also written and performed music as ...

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For unlawful carnal knowledge

What makes “fuck” such a “dirty word?” Article: Kyle Leitch – Production Manager he holidays are a little unusual for me. While most people are decking the halls and fa-la-la-la-la-ing, I’m usually decking faces and burning down Christmas displays. In case you didn’t get it, I have a miserly air about me from Nov. 30 until at least Jan. 07. People that know me well know that I have a “problem” with my language. Whereas ...

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Boring Sask Politics

Article: John Murney – Contributor askatchewan had quite a year politically in 2013 – quite boring, that is. When this year is measured up against all others in our province’s past, this one will be largely unremarkable. Don’t get me wrong, reaching the milestone of 1.1-million people and leading Canada with Alberta in economic growth makes me very proud to be from Saskatchewan. But, this type of news makes for boring politics. Maybe in a ...

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NAFTA’s 20th overrated?

The need to study social rather than individual actions Article: Taras Matkovsky – Contributor ecently, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) became 20 years old. Signed in 1993, it was a deal that saw the elimination of tariffs between the United States and its immediate neighbours, Canada and Mexico.  This deal was one of the byproducts of the dominance of neoliberalism at the time. With the elite sectors of the Western world viewing regulated markets ...

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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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The bloodshed in Bangkok has begun

Article: Dietrich Neu – Foreign Correspondent n Saturday, a 21-year-old university student was shot twice in the ribs during the increasingly violent Bangkok protests that have swarmed government institutions and city streets. Analysts were nervous about this day for a long time. They speculated for weeks about whether the protests would culminate in violence – like they have so many times in Thailand’s past. In addition to the shooting, two more students were killed in ...

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Alan Moore hates something?!?

Article: Farron Ager – Op-ed Editor o the great writer and even greater curmudgeonly ogre of comic books, Alan Moore, is rearing his social-services-worrying shaggy head once again in the media. However, his hatred is not directed at the filmmakers nor Hollywood money-grubbers this time, but the very people who sustained his livelihood when he wasn’t a deluded grumpy old man. In an interview with Stuart Kelly of the Guardian, Moore postulates on modern comic ...

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A final farewell to finals

Article: Michael Chmielewski – Editor-in-chief ou exhale. All of it’s done. Your essays, your midterms, your projects, and all else, they’re done. Finally, you feel like you’re over the hump, but there’s one, or up to five things, that stand in your way. Finals. After all that semester threw on top of you, professors have the gall to throw a final at you? The idea of finals themselves is, in a sense, not intuitive. “Ok, students, ...

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The Dangers of Social Media

Article: Liam Fitz-Gerald – Contributor wo weeks ago, a rumour appeared on Facebook alleging that a serial killer was running amok in the Queen City. The message asserted that the First Nations chiefs were informed by the Regina City Police that a serial killer was responsible for the murders of two First Nations women. An investigation is currently examining the murder of one woman in 2005 and another just this year. They are also investigating ...

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