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Musharraf to face the death penalty?

Article: Ravinesh Sakaran – Contributors akistani politics is definitely a unique animal by itself; Canadian politics is undeniably in the minor league in comparison. Military coup d’états, assassinations, and corruption to the highest levels of public office has been the nature of the game since Pakistan’s independence from their British colonial masters. Thus, it comes as no surprise that former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is being charged for treason. If found guilty of treason, Musharraf faces ...

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SNL still spot on

Article: Paige Kreutzwieser – Staff Writer seasons later, Saturday Night Live is still going strong. Even though many of the masses may say things like, “the show isn’t as good as it used to be,” or “the comedy isn’t even funny anymore,” I choose to disagree. Saturday Night Live is rocking it and I love it. Although they may have lost recent greats, I have come to appreciate the current cast. Taran Killam’s Sloppy Swish is ...

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Label Generation

Article: Robyn Tocker – A&C Editor When we’re born, we are labelled as either a boy, or a girl. This starts the cycle we go through every single day of our lives. As we grow, we gain new labels. You like to read? Bookworm. You’re good at football? Jock. You have a pretty face? Popular. The list goes on. All these labels build up until you are only defined by strips of words that, honestly, ...

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Pass System Mentality

Article: Richard Jensen – Contributor n the early days of the treaties, there was the Pass System.  This system required that anything a Treaty Indian wanted to do off reserve be accompanied by a pass given by the local Indian Agent.  Anything and everything was required to have a pass, including selling of agricultural products, buying equipment, even extended time off reserve.  While the proclaimed intent was to be able to track and monitor Indian activity for ...

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FTNEWS

Article: Kyle Leitch – Production Manager nce upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, over what the hell it was I was going to write for our op-ed editor, while I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, as of someone gently rapping, rapping on my monitor. “’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “Skyping on my monitor – Only this, and nothing more.” Of course, instead of catching up on my long-neglected ...

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November Blues

Article: Sonia Stanger – Contributor t is a truth universally acknowledged by university students that November is the worst. Those essays, which once seemed so far away, now loom menacingly, coming due sooner than seems possible. Sleep deprivation has become the norm. Library naps have moved from the realm of something that weird guy does to something that has become necessary just to get through a Wednesday. And who among us can say we haven’t had ...

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More to university than essays

Article: Farron Ager – Oped Editor n a cold winter’s day, when many students find themselves hunched over their desks, writing their next paper for that particularly hard-nosed professor that you’re sure is trying to fail you or studying for that next exam that the syllabus read as being worth 75% of your grade or somesuch ridiculous number, a small camaraderie of scholars escape the monotony of the university for a weekend. Their fellowship was ...

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Admirable dictatorship

Article: Taras Matkovsky – Contributor ustin Trudeau recently got himself into heavy controversy on two counts. The first involved a promotional poster for one of his fundraisers that critics complained was demeaning to women. However, that paled in comparison to what he said at that same fundraiser. When asked which country’s administration he most admired after Canada’s, Trudeau said that he admired China’s “basic dictatorship” for its ability to turn the economy around. He went on ...

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NaNoWriWah?

Article: Robyn Tocker – A&C Editor ofty ambitions are the things humans are made of. Some of us want to find the Lost City of Atlantis. Others want to make it into the book of World Records for longest toe nails. I just want to write a novel. Seems crazy, right? WRONG. You know why? NaNoWriMo. I’m not speaking in code. National Novel Writing Month is an annual event held every November from the very ...

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Another day, another P3

Article: Paige Kreutzwieser – Staff Writer month ago, the Saskatchewan government stated their plans to build nine new elementary schools to deal with the surge of students within the province, through a public-private-partnership (P3) model. Since Oct. 22, limited information has come out of this announcement. What we do know is, according to Premier Brad Wall, student enrolment has climbed over 70 percent in the last six years, and some elementary schools are even experiencing 180 ...

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