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November Blues

Article: Sonia Stanger – Contributor t is a truth universally acknowledged by university students that November is the worst. Those essays, which once seemed so far away, now loom menacingly, coming due sooner than seems possible. Sleep deprivation has become the norm. Library naps have moved from the realm of something that weird guy does to something that has become necessary just to get through a Wednesday. And who among us can say we haven’t had ...

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More to university than essays

Article: Farron Ager – Oped Editor n a cold winter’s day, when many students find themselves hunched over their desks, writing their next paper for that particularly hard-nosed professor that you’re sure is trying to fail you or studying for that next exam that the syllabus read as being worth 75% of your grade or somesuch ridiculous number, a small camaraderie of scholars escape the monotony of the university for a weekend. Their fellowship was ...

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Admirable dictatorship

Article: Taras Matkovsky – Contributor ustin Trudeau recently got himself into heavy controversy on two counts. The first involved a promotional poster for one of his fundraisers that critics complained was demeaning to women. However, that paled in comparison to what he said at that same fundraiser. When asked which country’s administration he most admired after Canada’s, Trudeau said that he admired China’s “basic dictatorship” for its ability to turn the economy around. He went on ...

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NaNoWriWah?

Article: Robyn Tocker – A&C Editor ofty ambitions are the things humans are made of. Some of us want to find the Lost City of Atlantis. Others want to make it into the book of World Records for longest toe nails. I just want to write a novel. Seems crazy, right? WRONG. You know why? NaNoWriMo. I’m not speaking in code. National Novel Writing Month is an annual event held every November from the very ...

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Another day, another P3

Article: Paige Kreutzwieser – Staff Writer month ago, the Saskatchewan government stated their plans to build nine new elementary schools to deal with the surge of students within the province, through a public-private-partnership (P3) model. Since Oct. 22, limited information has come out of this announcement. What we do know is, according to Premier Brad Wall, student enrolment has climbed over 70 percent in the last six years, and some elementary schools are even experiencing 180 ...

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Off the grid

My year without Facebook Article: Autumn McDowell – Sports Editor lmost exactly one year ago today, my life changed forever. No, I didn’t take up smoking, only to give it up. I didn’t even become a raging alcoholic who found the bottom of the barrel for the last time. While these accomplishments may be applause-worthy, I did something much more important, something that only people with true will power can do. I deleted my Facebook ...

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Say no to slacktivism

By having people participating in a social media campaign by changing a picture, it screams “let someone else do it for me!” Because, let’s face it, even if you just change a picture, you can still say you did something. –Farron Ager

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We feel bigger

Article: Aidan Mcnab – Contributor Have you seen that video of the police officer shooting the dog? Unsurprisingly, it’s extremely disturbing and difficult to watch. Yet, apparently, many did watch. Basically the video is of a man out walking his dog, being arrested for video taping police officers with his cellphone. He puts his dog in his car, but doesn’t close the back window. The dog, which appears to be a Doberman, jumps out as ...

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The land of ice and snow

Article: Michael Chmielewski – Editor-in-Chief It’s all coming to a head. It’s truly disgraceful. It hasn’t produced anything substantial in a while, since around the time I was born. No, I’m talking about the Senate or myself; I’m talking about Metallica. One of the founders of thrash metal, one of the most successful artists in history, is washed up. Why is this? No, they haven’t released another musical failure, and no, haven’t set themselves on ...

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Lights, camera, people

Article: Arthur Ward – Technical Editor One of the reasons why I love photography so much is because it allows me to work with and meet new and interesting people. Someone once told me that photographers are the most anti-social individuals because they calculate all the shots in their head and all they do is direct poses from behind their camera. I thought about this for a while and in doing so, it had an ...

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