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The bloodshed in Bangkok has begun

Article: Dietrich Neu – Foreign Correspondent n Saturday, a 21-year-old university student was shot twice in the ribs during the increasingly violent Bangkok protests that have swarmed government institutions and city streets. Analysts were nervous about this day for a long time. They speculated for weeks about whether the protests would culminate in violence – like they have so many times in Thailand’s past. In addition to the shooting, two more students were killed in ...

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Alan Moore hates something?!?

Article: Farron Ager – Op-ed Editor o the great writer and even greater curmudgeonly ogre of comic books, Alan Moore, is rearing his social-services-worrying shaggy head once again in the media. However, his hatred is not directed at the filmmakers nor Hollywood money-grubbers this time, but the very people who sustained his livelihood when he wasn’t a deluded grumpy old man. In an interview with Stuart Kelly of the Guardian, Moore postulates on modern comic ...

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A final farewell to finals

Article: Michael Chmielewski – Editor-in-chief ou exhale. All of it’s done. Your essays, your midterms, your projects, and all else, they’re done. Finally, you feel like you’re over the hump, but there’s one, or up to five things, that stand in your way. Finals. After all that semester threw on top of you, professors have the gall to throw a final at you? The idea of finals themselves is, in a sense, not intuitive. “Ok, students, ...

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The Dangers of Social Media

Article: Liam Fitz-Gerald – Contributor wo weeks ago, a rumour appeared on Facebook alleging that a serial killer was running amok in the Queen City. The message asserted that the First Nations chiefs were informed by the Regina City Police that a serial killer was responsible for the murders of two First Nations women. An investigation is currently examining the murder of one woman in 2005 and another just this year. They are also investigating ...

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Op-Ed Roundtable

Participants: Shaadie Musleh, Kyle Leitch, Farron Ager, Liam Fitz-Gerald, Paige Kreutzwieser How many people did you trample/stab to get those sweet, sweet deals at Black Friday? Shaadie: None, thank you. That sounds like a venereal disease. Excuse me while I go aggressively shop for no apparent reason. #GotPunchedInTheFace #HesNotPrettyNoMore Kyle: None. I trampled the weak and hurdled the dead on Amazon. There was less of a chance of my dying/killing the animals that inhabit retail ...

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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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