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Res life

Article: Paige Kreutzwieser, Staff Writer & Charle Macdonald, Contributor Living in Saskatchewan helps develop an ability to understand how to take the good with the bad in every situation. After all, we sacrifice 40-below temperatures for the prairie sunset. To live in residence, it is necessary to understand that there will be good and bad, because in my two months of living here, I have had to deal with both extremes. I have a bit ...

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Taliban rhetoric = epic fail

Article: Ravinesh Sakaran – Contributor Malala Yousafzai needs no introduction. If you don’t know who she is, please leave your imaginary bubble and learn from this inspiring Pakistani teen who was shot in the head for trying to promote education to girls, a special privilege for the people in the Taliban controlled rural areas of Pakistan. In an assassination attempt on the Oct 9, 2012, the Taliban shot her on her way back from school because ...

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Gangster

Article: Dan Sherven – Contributor Groups are a fundamental piece of the human puzzle; we need to have groups to belong to. From Palahniuk’s Fight Club to Saskatchewan’s Roughrider obsession, most human beings feel insignificant and forgotten when not actively engaged in something bigger than themselves. This can be anything from a sports team to an artistic collective. The medium does not matter. Rather, it is the sense of belonging brought on by meaningful contribution ...

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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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