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A Letter from the Editor

In the last issue of the Carillon, which hit stands on the 12th, we ran a now controversial article entitled “This September, vote no to CUPE.” Ahh, the dirty socialist rag that is the Carillon has finally cast behind its red roots and published this, as one denouncer on Twitter bemoaned “union bashing…typical rhetoric.” We didn’t even peel any stickers off any hard hats. The Internet response was phenomenal: the article is the most viewed ...

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The Great Debates – P3 referendum

Participants: Sonia Stanger [PRO] and Sean Wilson [CONTRA] [poll id=”9″] PRO Sonia Stanger – Contributor On Sep 25, the citizens of Regina will head to the polls to decide whether they want to keep public control of a new wastewater treatment plant. I would encourage each and every student at the University of Regina to vote Yes. In February, city council voted to proceed with a P3 – that is, public-private partnership – model, wherein ...

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H. A. T. E (it’s All in the Acronym)

Article: John Loeppky – Contributor Chants are a representation of school pride, an intense loyalty, even to the excess, which speaks to past, current, and future students in the form of song. “Any self respecting University of Kansas alum knows the words rock Chalk Jayhawk” and even if Fireman Ed (thanks Sanchez) has retired, J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets will never die. For some, these ditties – meant to empower through the power of a chorus – ...

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There damn well better be a full moon opening night!

So Saskatchewan’s last film under the doomed Saskatchewan Film Employment Tax Credit looks like it will be the horror-comedy WolfCop. For those who haven’t heard about the film, WolfCop will be a touching story of an alcoholic cop named Lou Garou (get it?) and his quest to become a better man, despite the fact he turns into werewolf, an ability granted to him via some churlish witchcraft performed by some masked ornery yokels in the ...

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Pipeline or no, pollution tops out

Article: Dylan Criddle – Contributor It’s been a while since environmental policy has garnered so much attention from popular media. Yet even among he conflict in Syria, the Keystone XL pipeline has our attention. The construction of the pipeline could create thousands of jobs, but could also ensure U.S. and Canadian oil dependency for years to come. The issue has divided many people and conflicting reports on job creation and carbon emissions by the pipeline ...

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Parking Wars!

Article: Raenna Gohm – Contributor Parking has been an ongoing problem at the University of Regina for years. Students, including myself, are often late for classes due to parking problems. Sometimes students have to park nine or more blocks away just to avoid a ticket. Of course, for some students this is the only option once the university sells out of parking passes. Last year’s parking was already tight and limited; this year the parking ...

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Why worry about water if you’re homeless?

Should anything be done to end the shortage? The answer is a resounding yes. If action isn’t taken soon to end the shortage, Regina could develop an ugly reputation as being an extremely unaffordable place to live. In other words, Regina risks losing out on future population growth and potential economic opportunities if a growing number of people are unwilling to move here because they can’t afford the local cost of living.

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