Education Revolutionary: Karl Marx meets Ivan Illich

The bourgeoisie has stripped of its halo every occupation hitherto honoured and looked up to with reverent awe. It has converted the physician, the lawyer, the priest, the poet, and the man of science, into its paid wage-labourers. Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, “Manifesto of the Communist Party” From the 19th century Educators and doctors… Read more »

In response to Kathy Wiens

LETTER FROM THE COLUMNIST Regarding last week’s LETTER TO THE EDITOR In response to Kathy Wiens; Unfortunately what you are suggesting is gender consistency, an admirable first step, but something different from gender equality. I suggest that the paucity of women in government is even more reason to ensure that what women there are receive… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT: Elections 2002 Due to changed personal circumstances, a candidate has withdrawn his name from the upcoming election. This means we now have only 9 candidates for the 9 positions, and all will be therefore elected by acclamation. The President will declare the slate of candidates elected on March 16, 2002. It… Read more »


T h e L u n c h H o u r Talk @ Expressionz Cafe / 9142 St. & 118 Ave. Infoline: 474-6058 – Admission is free February 21, 2002 / N o o n – 1:00 p.m. Civil Society: What is it? with Martin Garber-Conrad & Scott Harris Join us for a lunch… Read more »

Students rally across Canada in national day of action

Thousands of college and university students in cities across Canada held a national “day of action” Wednesday, calling for an end to swelling student debtloads and soaring tuition fees. National lobby group the Canadian Federation of Students, the organizers of the protest, say tuition fee levels have jumped an average of 126 per cent over… Read more »

NEWS OF OTHER STUDENT UNIONS – U of A student union slapped with $170-K defamation suit

EDMONTON (CUP) — A University of Alberta student interrupted a meeting of the student union council Tuesday night to serve the union’s president with a $170,000 defamation lawsuit. Paul Conquest, a fourth-year arts student, is suing the university’s student union and its president Chris Samuel for allegedly defaming him in a newspaper advertisement last spring…. Read more »

Around the World…

Being an enthusiastic traveller, I have found it hard to be in school for the past few years. I have been utilizing student loans, and their expectation that students live (in my opinion) half a step up from abject poverty has meant that I can hardly afford a trip out of the city, let alone… Read more »

Debt Management

Debt has become a major concern for almost every person in today’s society, which has become a culture that depends on credit to survive. There are many businesses and organizations that provide debt management services, charging a fee to clients already in debt. The key to managing debt is to avoid panic, and to take… Read more »