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Queen's Park

Although Justice Grant Huscroft clearly showed that the provincial government contravened the “University Acts” by infringing on universities’ autonomy with the SCI, is this really the final nail in the coffin for the policy, or will the government be stubborn and drag taxpayers in an even longer battle with Ontario’s university students?

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“The current political system does not easily allow for homelessness to be an issue that gains much attention or commitment from elected officials. This is largely disheartening and reflects poorly upon voters and politicians but it also has the upside of partly keeping bad rhetoric out of the discourse,” writes Quinn Sam, a student entering his second year studying political science and economy at the University of Ottawa.

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“As a soon-to-be graduating nursing student, I’ve come to realize that health sciences programs, although intensive, unquestionably fail to address humans’ interconnectedness with animals and nature, known as the One Health approach. Never once in my classes have we addressed how human health and well-being are intrinsically related to that of the environment,” writes fourth-year University of Ottawa nursing student, Maëla Séguin.

A media scrum

In order for us to combat disinformation and the forces that wield it, we as a society need to educate ourselves on the subjects of media literacy. It is essential for every person to know how to recognize false information and to understand how it spreads.

Weddings are a scam

The traditional wedding is an exercise in needless extravagance. The sheer cost of these events should scare away every love-struck couple and yet we are expected to embrace the glitz, the glam and the price tag, whether we want extravagance or not. To put it bluntly, weddings are a scam.

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