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Too soon to exploit Jack THE MEMORY OF Jack Layton is still fresh in the minds of Canadians, especially as Parliament sat for the first time since his passing last week. Even more prominent are the words from his letter, Jack’s final message to Canadians, which have inspired so many. So, it is deeply unsettling, if not downright sickening, …

The problem with pasta and religion LAST WEEK. MY home was invaded. Nothing was broken, nothing was taken, but it was invaded. I live in residence at 90 University, and last week a group called Campus for Christ held a spaghetti dinner in the meeting room on the ground level. Sounds innocent, right? Sure, the pasta was warm and it …

The childishness of Ontario politics WE’VE ALL DONE it at least once: Compared the behaviour of politicians to that of children. No one has to pass a maturity test to be elected to office, and though the results of this childish behaviour can be frustrating or detrimental, they can also be very funny. Location: Classroom Time: 8:31 a.m. Mrs. …

U of O athlete goes to 2011 Pan Am Games AS ONE OF the largest multisport events of the year, the 2011 Pan American Games held in Guadalajara, Mexico will be a sight to see, and U of O student and Gee-Gees athlete Michael Robertson will have the opportunity to take it all in. Fourth-year human kinetics student by day, track and relay …

ALTHOUGH YOU MAY still be able to wear your Birks around campus, winter is (sadly) just around the corner. This means some of the outdoor activities you enjoy, such as cycling, become more difficult. That is, unless you’re one of the badasses in Sandy Hill who braves the icy streets in a blizzard when everyone …

U of O rowing team competes on Canal PEDESTRIANS WALKING ALONG the Rideau Canal the weekends of Sept. 15 and 25 received a nice surprise as they passed blocks of cheering students running after boats rowing up and down the waterway. The U of O competitive rowing team first participated in the annual P.D. Ross Regatta against Carleton University and the Ottawa …

Women’s soccer team wins back-to-back matches THE GEE-GEES WOMEN’S soccer team routed the competition in a pair of important games on Sept. 24 and 25 when they played against two northern Ontario University Athletic (OUA) opponents. With their recent victories over the Laurentian Lady Vees (4-3-2) and the Nipissing Lakers (0-6-3), the Gees move into second place in the OUA …

Men’s soccer wins exhibition against Algonquin Thunder ON SEPT. 25, the University of Ottawa’s men’s soccer team battled the Algonquin Thunder, last year’s provincial champions, on Matt Anthony Field. While the competitive club had a slow start to the season with a loss to Carleton early in the year, they have crept up to higher standards, beating Queen’s, Ryerson, and now …

Women’s rugby loses 39-5 in crushing defeat to Stingers THE UNIVERSITY OF Ottawa women’s rugby team (1-2) marched on to Matt Anthony Field to the sound of cheering fans for their first home game of the regular season  Sept. 25. But the erupting applause was interrupted by the Concordia Stingers’ (2-1) speed and resilience, which the Gees defensive skills could not match. The …

Gees homecoming game results in victory against Varsity Blues AFTER LAST WEEK’S disappointing tangle with the Western Mustangs, a game that resulted in the U of O football team finishing with a losing score of 41-13, the Garnet and Grey were back with a vengeance. Despite the clouds and the dismal 1,834 people in the stands, the Gees rebounded with a 41-0 …

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