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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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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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