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Kiss from a ghost

Article: Farron Ager – Oped Editor We were somewhere around Rochdale, on the edge of the city, when the hunger began to take hold. I remember saying something like “I’m feeling hungry. Maybe we should get food.” Suddenly there was an unnervingly intoxicating smell all around us and we soon found ourselves staring with wild eyes at a sign in the window of a restaurant, beckoning us to partake in a limited time delicacy: The ...

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Get out

Article: Michael Chmielewski – Editor-in-chief Before I even knew it, they were gone. I’d honestly never thought it’d end this way. I got two texts about it simultaneously, which caught me off guard. I was doing some last minute studying when I read, “those Nigerian girls have been deported.” I flew into a rage in the office. It wasn’t supposed to be this way: I was angry with everybody. I almost punched my computer once I ...

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Military vets become political props

Article: Aidan Macnab – Contributor Usually when the Harper Government is criticized, the criticism is in conjunction with some “divisive smear campaign,” often done out of an unpatriotic desire to hurt the Canadian economy. Whenever it appears that they have made a mistake, lied, cheated in an election, or are just way, way, way too cozy with the oil industry, it’s an illusion caused by a treasonous attempt to rid Canada of jobs and prosperity. ...

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Million dollar question

Article: Paige Kreutzwieser – Staff Writer There is one word I would like to use to describe the recent financialdrama that is haunting the U of R reputation. That word starts with “cluster” and ends with something that my mother would likely disownme for using. But when you realize a $950,000 sign is being built on top of the$380,000 unearned overtime scandal and the newResidence building that is already $9,000,000 over budget, that “cluster” word ...

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Sacre Bleu!

Article: Michael Chmielewski – Editor-in-chief Enforced by legislation, secularism is no better than any state backed religion. The separation of church and state should be striven for, but secularism should be never enforced, as in banning something religious. By proposing its “Values Charter,” Quebec’s Parti Quebecois government is no better than any religiously driven state. The “Values Charter” is unconstitutional, and irresponsible. The “freedom of conscience and religion” is one of Canada’s Fundamental Freedoms, according ...

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More than just a hole

Article: Dylan Criddle – Contributor Anyone who has strolled down to the north end of the university has undoubtedly noticed the monstrosity that has become of the Luther College parking lot. The new residency expansion has been a mild inconvenience for commuters and pedestrians alike. Once only an ugly hole in the ground, the residency project has also created a huge hole in all of our pockets. The residency expansion is now expected to bring the ...

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Name the Dead

Article: Ravinesh Sakaran – Contributor A couple weeks ago, the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ) launched a project that aims to record the names and numbers of people who were killed by US drone strikes in Pakistan. The project labeled ‘Name The Dead,’ also aims to put names to the numbers while giving importance to biographical details of those who have deceased so that the public and the politicians can better explain the intricacies ...

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FNUV: Thank You

Article: Richard Jensen – Contributor My two favorite places in Regina are Leibel Field, where the Regina Minor Football League plays their games, I coach for a bantam level team, and the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv). In a symmetry I find beautiful I am able to see each place from the other. And as football was life changing for me as a teen, the FNUniv has changed my life as an adult. For ten ...

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Creating a layer of outcasts

Article: Taouba Khelifa – Contributor Exactly what values are being represented in Quebec’s proposed Charter of Values? If values are those rights and priorities that we hold dear, things that we believe should be protected and held to high standards, then the Party Québécois’ (PQ) charter is nothing more than an attempt to rid Quebec of any aspects of diversity and multiculturalism, all under the guise of protecting a sacred “value system.” PQ, give me ...

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