Point/Counterpoint: Summer courses

The university acknowledges that many students want to work either full- or part-time during the summer, so courses are scheduled in three-hour blocks that make them easy to attend. Although heading to class after a long day at work is often difficult, it’s a short-term commitment that pays off in the long run.

Point/Counterpoint

But the government can only go so far in protecting people from themselves. Unfortunately, there will always be people who become addicted to alcohol, just as there will be those who are addicted to gambling, eating, and other compulsive habits. Expanded alcohol sales will not change this, nor will government monopolies prevent alcoholics from obtaining addictive substances.

Point/Counterpoint: Are meal plans worth it?

One of the problems lies with the University of Ottawa’s Food Services. Despite admirable attempts to improve, there has been little success in bringing about enough change to campus eating facilities. / There’s a time and place to cultivate your love for cooking, but your first year of university might not be it.

Point/Counterpoint: RateMyProfessors.com

The poor experiences could teach us some valuable lessons for a future workplace, as we will surely face bosses we feel are unjust or unqualified and there will be no way for us to switch to another/ It is vital for students to have access to reviews on Rate My Professors in order to make the most informed decisions about their education.

Weapon of choice

IT'S A QUESTION that never seems to get answered: Who should have the right to bear arms? The question is hotly contested on a near-nightly basis by some of the big-name newsmakers in the United States, but many Canadians have weighed in on the topic as well. Here, two writers with very different opinions share their thoughts on the right to bear arms.

Throwback Thursday

With quality TV programming like Full House and YTV’s Hit List; dial-up modems; music from Nirvana, Alanis Morissette, and Britney Spears; and fashion greats—who needed a belt, when you had a sweater to tie around your waist?—the ‘90s were years like no other.
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Hot for teacher

32-year-old Stacie Halas’ life changed when her past caught up with her—a past in the porn industry, which eventually got her fired from her teaching job and landed her in court to settle the issue.