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Happy holidays! Much platonic love…

A plea from a holiday well-wisher “MERRY CHRISTMAS!” THERE. I’ve said it. Those two words that have somehow, in some way, become taboo over the holidays. The well-wishing that has become associated with hush...
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Santa Claus gets around…

...the world! Saint Nick traditions from other countries SANTA CLAUS PLAYS a big role in every child’s Christmas, but how much do you know about the jolly old man from the North Pole? Santa Claus is based on...
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The top 10 best holiday songs

Your soundtrack for the season THERE’S FINALLY SNOW on the ground, exams are starting to wind down, and Starbucks’ eggnog latte has returned at last. This can mean only one thing: The holidays are upon us. W...
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Quarterlife crises

The phenomenon faced by students across the country So you’re in university, working toward a degree... Then what? Do considerations like paying back student loans, settling into a career, or moving in with ...
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The dangers of technology

Staying safe in a digitized world IN OUR GADGET-OBSESSED society, the daily use of technology has become second nature. Seeing people listening to music, texting, or updating their Facebook status while ...
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Shoplifting students

  The five-finger discount THERE’S NO SET profile for an amateur shoplifter, the name given to those who steal items for their own personal use. Mid- dle-aged career men, famous actors (Winona Ry...
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Taking the plunge

Living with your partner while in university IN THE NOT so distant past, living together outside of wedlock could damage a person’s reputation beyond repair. As time marches on and that stigma fades, more an...
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I want the world to know

Students share their coming-out stories   Complied by Edward Roué WE LIVE IN a country where same-sex marriage has been legal since 2004. In light of the recent victories for the lesbian, ga...
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Ottawa, Kingston, and Montreal, Oh my!

It is possible to have a kick-ass one-day vacation YOU’RE BROKE, YOU’RE swamped with midterms, or your boss won’t give you time off. Whatever the reason, you’re stuck in Ottawa this reading week while your f...
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Setting up camp

Pitching a tent in the middle of October WITH FALL READING week just around the corner, many students are ready for a change of scenery without breaking the bank. Instead of eradicating your savings account,...