Chelsea McManus

University of Ottawa professors Donald McRae and Caroline Andrew joined the ranks of the more than 6,000 people who have been inducted to the Order of Canada, when the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston, announced 95 new appointees at the end of 2014.

Tips for following through on your academic resolutions Photo by Marta Kierkus By the end of every semester, when you have (at least) a month’s worth of readings to do, five papers and four exams to write, and 12 panic attacks lined up, you begin to think: How did I get here? It happens every …

Travelling as a student can seem impossible. With limited free time and cash, warm sun and wide beaches may not be doable anytime soon. But sometimes the best part of travelling is the feeling of being a tourist, and it’s a feeling that doesn’t depend on distance travelled or dollars spent. Here are three affordable options to live like a tourist for a few days.

When midterms are haunting your dreams and papers are weighing you down, coffee is the one thing that will always be there to keep you going. Students tend to develop an unhealthy relationship with coffee quite soon after 101 Week, when they realize their professors were serious about all those readings. Next thing you know, it’s 9 a.m. on a Sunday, you have 200 pages of reading to do for Monday, and you’re sitting in the library hating your life.

But at least you have coffee.

It always begins with having to mention to your friends that you have celiac disease, and can’t eat wheat, and therefore cannot eat at most restaurants. There are only so many times you can make your group of friends go for Thai food or all-you-can-eat sushi before you develop a guilt complex. So you say, “It’s OK, I’m sure they have salads,” which is even worse because you end up at a restaurant with nothing to eat but lettuce.

Go out and have fun in Ottawa this summer  Illustration by Tina Wallace Every time I tell someone I live in Ottawa, I brace myself for their reaction. It’s always the same. I get a look of slight confusion, mixed with pity and then a somewhat patronizing, “Well, I hear it’s nice.” I assure them …

“We finally saw things as clearly as the residents of Sandy Hill,” said Stone. “Of course it makes more sense to demand our students travel across the city for classes, rather than expand to Sandy Hill. Those residents who campaigned against our residence proposal were there first. So even though they represent a small portion of the area’s population, I believe the golden rule has to apply: finders keepers, losers move to Kanata.”

While our politicians may be very good at rallying supporters and defending their constituents’ interests, they can’t be expected to be experts in every field. There is a clear need to establish mechanisms that require leaders to base their decisions on the work of those who devote their lives to their fields of research, not on their personal ideology.

It seems as though everyone is highly concerned about this — except for us students. And with only 38.8 per cent of citizens between the ages of 18 and 24 voting, this is not the time to make it harder for students to vote.

But perhaps what is keeping youths out of politics is the idea behind the criticism of Obama’s video — that men and women who hold office should only be involved in activities that hold a certain amount of “dignity.”

Best Picture: The Wolf of Wall Street  Mix drugs, money, and alcohol together and you have the recipe for one of the best movies of the year. In true Martin Scorsese fashion, The Wolf of Wall Street is every teenage guy’s fantasy. Whether it’s the fast cars, endless parties, or the unbelievably attractive women that grace the big screen, you’ve definitely …

I still don’t know if I will be able to disassociate Allen’s personal life from his movies. With these accusations against him, I don’t know, if one day I have children of my own, whether I would be comfortable showing them his films. But I’ve learned that sometimes the first step to finding morality comes from challenging my own bias and assumptions, something I think everyone needs to do before watching another Woody Allen film.

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