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Fake News: “Have you seen this slacker?”: Missing person posters hung for classmate who hasn’t yet participated in group project

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ARTS BUILDING — Students enrolled in WGST 324: Rebels With A Cause — Feminism and the Visual Arts have rallied together in a heroic effort to track down Mary Emmitt, a sixth-year philosophy student at the University of Saskatchewan who has been absent from all group project meetings, despite multiple attempts from her classmates to make contact.

Jessica Patterson, in her second year of study in the College of Arts and Science, was assigned to a group with Emmitt in late January. She recalls meeting her once but says she hasn’t seen Emmitt in class since at least Feb. 12.

“I just hope she’s doing okay, you know? I mean, she seemed nice,” Patterson said.

Other group members have been less compassionate, however, and Patterson reports a growing animosity among her fellow presenters.

“I guess we’re just a little frustrated, because we’re supposed to present in two weeks. The posters were [name removed]’s idea, and initially, they were going to say, ‘Have you seen this piece of shit?’ — I asked them to tone it down a bit,” Patterson said.

Posters reporting Emmitt missing from this group project have been hung in every building on campus and throughout the City of Saskatoon. The Sheaf has not been able to reach Emmitt for comment but has confirmed she’s still attending other classes.

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