Let’s talk about the CFS, baby

Does anyone know what the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) actually does? As the editors of a campus newspaper, we like to think we’re more informed than the average student. But a conversation amon...
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What’s your opinion on?

Top of the food chain SHARK FIN SOUP is considered to be an impressive (and expensive) delicacy the world over. Served in restaurants in North America for about $100 per bowl, the dish is now threatened with...

Why you no haz spirit?

Arguing the source of our school’s lack of enthusiasm While sports junkies at the U of O may be unwilling to admit our school is seriously lacking some spirit, any student on campus can see that we don’t hol...
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On the other hand

A different perspective on police violence POLICE BRUTALITY IS an issue that plagues many communities, standing in the way of the judicial process and making a mockery of an authority that all citizens, be it ...

Abusing more than power

Considering the problem of police brutality in Ottawa EARLIER THIS SUMMER, a friend and I were leaving the ByTowne Cinema when we found a man lying unconscious on the sidewalk. My companion noticed his breat...
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Education: A more inclusive and generous Canada

FROM JACK LAYTON’S letter to us Canadians, what called out to me the most was the part where he wished for a more “inclusive and generous Canada.” I contemplated on that and I initially thought of the humanitar...
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U-Pass distribution disaster

THIS IS A letter to lodge a formal complaint against the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) and the way they handled the absolute disaster they call U-Pass distribution this week. I feel that...

Rankings, shmankings

The U of O is the best damn university in the country When I applied to university in my Grade 12 year, the University of Ottawa didn’t make the cut. I anxiously sent off applications to the University of Brit...
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What’s your opinion on?

To join or not to join? EARLIER THIS MONTH in Kelowna, B.C., a gang-related shooting left locally famed gangster Jonathan Bacon dead, a known Hells Angels member wounded, and another woman paralyzed. Reflect...
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Roommates versus inmates

How should you approach the roomie relationship? A ROOMMATE IS generally understood to be a person with whom you share a home. Hopefully someone who will ask you about your day, cook you the occasional meal, a...