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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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Let our results be heard!

Article: Dylan Criddle – Contributor Federally employed scientists recently began protesting the federal government to raise awareness to the recent muzzling of scientific discussion. In recent years, many publically funded scientists have been prevented from sharing their findings with the scientific community and the media. Government representatives have often been present at press conferences and interviews to prevent scientists from sharing information that would put a negative spotlight on federal policy. The widely accepted theory is ...

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Taking peek-a-boo to a whole new level

Article: Paige Kreutzwieser – Staff Writer If you are concerned about the eternal existence of your uploaded all-inclusive (i.e. drunk) vacation photos, or those “Throwback Thursdays” lingering around the interweb for your future children to find, fear no more. One of the world’s cutest ghosts is here to help you display your pictures without too much threat of permanent history. Snapchat, a smartphone app created by Stanford University students, dawns the adorable mascot and since its ...

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Censorship Redacted

Article: Farron Ager – Op-ed Editor So, for this week, I was going to write about my experiences as a Teaching Assistant and a Tutor on campus – jobs I’ve been doing for three and four years, respectively. I was going to write about the triumphs and failures I’ve seen in students over the years – their highest pinnacles of motivation and their lowest slumps of apathy. But now I’m going to save that for ...

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Kids these days

Article: Robyn Tocker – A&C Editor Kids are scary. Like, if you wear an Adventure Time t-shirt instead of My Little Pony, you could be in for some serious harassment. Bronies take this stuff seriously. All joking aside, bullying is an awful aspect of humanity that, unfortunately, can go unnoticed for years. It is a leading cause of depression, anxiety, and suicide. No age group is safe from this form of harassment, not even when ...

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