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Major in the Liberal Arts and You May Be Penalized

University students should focus on the quality of their education, rather than the marks they receive for individual assignments. Feedback from a teacher indicating that the student is doing well should be sufficient. Marks are only numbers, and cannot be properly evaluated unless they are compared to those of others students in the same class… Read more »

DEATH?

Years ago I wrote a poem about a heart-wrenching incident in Toronto. I was living in an illegal basement of a house; I often went to the backyard -an overgrown weeded area and worked on it. It gave me a little escape from a gloomy basement (how many of us like the idea of being… Read more »

It’s the End of the World as We Know It:

After a productive meeting with my colleagues on AUSU Council, I decided to peruse the news of the day offered by my ISP, SaskTel/Sympatico. Imagine my surprise when I read that Lance Bass of the “boy band” *N Sync will be flying as part of a Russian Space Agency mission to the International Space Station.(SEE:http://www.space.com/news/bass_update_020619.html)…. Read more »

Sharing the Memoirs of My Father’s Life

My father, Peter Kutsak, turned 83 last January. Eight years ago, he sat down in front of a computer for the very first time in his life and taught himself how to use Word Perfect. Over the next four years he typed up pages and pages of notes, written with his age-wobbly hand, of his… Read more »

Disordered Perceptions

(photo credit: CUP photo) (CUP) Olivia remembers feeling fat by age eight or nine. It marked for her the beginning of a long battle with bulimia and anorexia”?a battle that the 23-year-old has only recently begun to recover from. Her story is a long one and as universities across Canada are discovering, is shared by… Read more »

Presto Chango: Nike not welcome in Toronto’s Kensington Market

Photo credit: Adbusters Spoof Ad Campaign http://www.adbusters.org/ When Nike moved into Toronto’s Kensington Market, a vibrant neighbourhood of alternative youth culture, they should have known they would have a fight on their hands. Shortly after the Nike “Presto showroom” opened, local graffiti artists let Nike know it wasn’t welcome by tagging buildings and mailboxes with… Read more »

Sharing the Memoirs of My Father’s Life

My father, Peter Kutsak, turned 83 last January. Eight years ago, he sat down in front of a computer for the very first time in his life and taught himself how to use Word Perfect. Over the next four years he typed up pages and pages of notes, written with his age-wobbly hand, of his… Read more »

Is It Still Better To Give?

Everyone knows donating your old clothes is fine; just find the nearest bin. However, what if you are trying to donate something larger or you are uncertain they will be able to use your gift? Seeing old furniture discarded on streets and in alleys I felt sure these people just didn’t bother to call someone… Read more »

Same-Sex Equality Issues

On Friday, July 12th the Ontario Superior Court of Justice set a precedent by ruling that provinces are violating the constitutional rights of same-sex couples by refusing to issue marriage licenses. As a young gay male that actively participates in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (GLBT) community here in Calgary, I reviewed the details of… Read more »