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General Ignorance

Sexuality does not dictate sports talent Article: Brady Lang – Sports Writer he world witnessed history on Sunday, as Brooklyn Nets centre Jason Collins played his first NBA game since coming out as gay last summer. Collins remained a free agent after coming out in a Sports Illustrated feature on May 6th, 2013 and signed a 10-day contract with the Nets earlier on Sunday. February has been a big month for gay athletes in professional ...

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U-Pass for you?

Considering riding the bus? Article: Hannah Elich and David Vanderberg rowing up, I found the idea of public transportation to be romantic. It was cooperative. It was communal. It was definitely cheaper than owning a car. But, I grew upon in small town Saskatchewan. Public transport isn’t a thing, because there isn’t generally a public to transport. As an adult, I live in a city (not Regina) and I’m sad to say, I don’t ever ...

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….a Neknomination ain’t one

Idiocy is not a substitute for creativity Article: Paige Kreutzwieser – Staff Writer aking things to the extreme isn’t something new for people of our generation. We’ve taken sports to the ultimate, adapted food to the unreasonable, and now we’ve brought drinking to a whole new level—a potentially lethal level. Drinking has, no doubt, become an issue for teens and young adults. With binge drinking on the rise and peer pressure a constant, competition and ...

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Climate craziness

When “take it like a Canadian” may mean we’re ignoring the state of the planet Article: Robyn Tocker – A&C Editor f you’ve been living under a rock for the whole winter, you may have missed the crazy weather eastern Canada has experienced this winter. Well, all of Canada but let’s narrow or horizons, shall we? While Rob Ford is making his way through his own brand of crazy, he is also dealing with Mother Nature ...

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Careful what you say!

Just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean they don’t see you Article: Farron Ager – Contributor erhaps this is naïve to say, but I am still surprised that people think they can get away with saying hateful commentary in a forum as public as the Internet without any repercussions. Try typing the word ‘slur’ into Google News and see what results you get. On the first page alone, I got no less than three ...

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Ukraine and democracy

Democracy endowments or cultural base? Article: Taras Matkovsky – Contributor eing someone who was born in Ukraine, I have often been asked what I think about the ongoing troubles there. These troubles should be of some concern to me as they are taking place in Kiev, my birthplace. My parents pay close attention to what is happening there. They have little love for the Yanukovich regime; I remember my mom proudly telling a café waitress ...

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Digital privacy

Internet privacy laws could use an update Article: Tanner Aulie – Contributor n Jan. 28 interim federal privacy commissioner Chantal Bernier published the annual Privacy Commission Report, which includes recommendations on how the government could better protect the privacy of Canadians. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and take a look at Canada’s history of privacy legislation. Wait did I say memory lane? More like memory lame. You’ll appreciate that joke in a second. ...

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Coercion and control

Approaching internet piracy without a heavy hand Article: Liam Fitz-Gerald – Contributor ast September, the BBC ran a story that cited statistics regarding online piracy in the United Kingdom. A study by Ofcom- an independent British communications industry watchdog- examined 21,475 Internet users and found that movies, music, TV shows and computer software tended to be the most heavily pirated items. The study found that only 25% of online pirates would be deterred by the ...

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The need for feminism

Clearing up some misconceptions about feminism Article: Sonia Stanger – Contributor n an article in last week’s Carillon entitled “Can we talk about feminism?” a few issues were raised that I would like to take up. Heck yeah, let’s talk about feminism! Feminism is, essentially, the movement to end systemic social and political gender inequalities, sure. But it’s a common misconception that for women to be raised up, it must be at the expense of ...

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Can we talk about feminism?

Examining the double standard between gender Article: Emily Wright – Graphics Editor t’s fair to assume that I, as a member of our species who was born with two X chromosomes, would be all in favor of a movement that empowers and liberates people like me. Right? After all, there are many definitions of feminism, but at its bare bones in the dictionary, feminism is essentially just the crazy belief that men and women should ...

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