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Do you even argue?

Examining ad hominem Article: Michael Chmielewski – Editor-in-Chief rguments, as in intellectual debates, are something to be cherished. They should be engaged in actively, especially in a university setting. Of course, they are certain rules of etiquette concerning argumentation. This etiquette is mostly just avoiding “fallacies,” or things that weaken an argument. One of the most abused fallacies is ad hominem, where rather than dealing with what someone is saying, or the merits of their ...

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Horrific dissection

Confession of a fear junkie Article: Farron Ager – Oped Editor hy do you like horror so much?” This was a question posed to me by a friend, who, casually looking over my movie collection, noticed what he called a “disturbing trend.” It never really struck me as something worth serious thought, but, sure enough, as I pawed through my DVDs, a good 50 percent of them are just in the horror genre alone, from ...

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A plea for more thoughtful sentencing

Animals are not property Article: Liam Fitz-Gerald – Contributor egina resident Lloyd Wilkinson has a long and sad twenty-five-year history of animal neglect. Some of his more egregious actions include providing deplorable living conditions for animals, failure to provide ample concern and nutrition for his pets and violating provisions that banned him from keeping any animals at the Wilkinson motel. According to the Leader Post, an individual in 2000 and in 2002, who just so ...

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fleur de lis

Does a tweet signal separatism? Article: Charlie MacDonald – Contributor ports and politics tend to go hand in hand during all international competitions, but it’s less of a “you got chocolate in my peanut butter” relationship and more of a “you got chocolate on my pulled pork sandwich” relationship. This mash-up causes problems for sports fans, as it adds complications to something that we already enjoy. When Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe went Gold-Silver in Moguls ...

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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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