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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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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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Dear world, why won’t you let me die?

Article: Ravinesh Sakaran – Contributor reveled in the fact that a mainstream political party in North America has finally had the guts to voice in favor of euthanasia under its establishment. Following the Liberal Party of Canada’s convention, its delegates have voted to legalize assisted suicide. I don’t necessarily subscribe to most of the Liberal Party’s convictions and centrist ideologies and considering the interesting timing of this vote whereby the French speaking province of Quebec ...

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Cult of we

Article: Kyle Leitch – Production Manager ecause I write so rarely for the paper anymore, I try especially hard to have as much fun with it as I possibly can. I find particular enjoyment in getting a rise out of readers. Whether mocking a certain “gold medal prospect” or calling the Premier of Saskatchewan an entitled little shit, I must say that I’ve had a blast over the years. In my seemingly never-ending quest to ...

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Less culture war, more economy

Article: Liam Fitz-Gerald – Contributor he Liberals possess good fortune lately. A new poll from the Manning Centre found that 31% of a survey of 1,100 identified with the Liberals, 26% with the Conservatives and 18% with the NDP. What has further horrified Conservative pundits is that the Grits and Tories are statistically tied on the issue of economic stewardship–an issue the Harper government has tried to monopolize over the years. On other issues like ...

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Awareness to the arts

Article: Ethan Stein – Contributor he University of Regina’s new campaign to draw attention to the Arts is a decent idea and directly attacks frustrating, half-baked criticisms leveled at the faculty. So why do I see fellow Arts majors criticizing the campaign on Facebook? The intentions behind the videos are decent; while I think a more proactive change (in say, administrative policy or faculty funding) would be more helpful, I can appreciate the ad campaign’s ...

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There are things to do in Regina

Article: Alec Salloum – News Editor ver hear someone say, “There’s never anything to do in Regina?” Or, how about, “We have nothing going on here and this city has absolutely no culture?” Having lived in Regina for two decades and hearing such sentiments ad nauseam, I’ve gotten really damn tired of this attitude. Regina is currently growing, in population and in culture, and with that there is a wealth of things to do in ...

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Confessions of a retail worker

Article: Autumn McDowell – Sports Editor urrently, I have three jobs, but I only really like one of them. That’s probably because the other two are in retail. Almost everyone has experienced the joys and miseries of a retail job at some point in their life; a job that you hold simply for the great discount, but have no intentions of making a career out of. Sound familiar? The truth is that, if it weren’t ...

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