Earlier this month, one of the most glamorous cultural events of the year took place. The Hollywood elite donned some of the world’s most expensive clothing and jewelry for an evening that honours the year’s best achievements in film and acting: the Academy Awards.
About Tannara YellandTannara Yelland has been working at the Sheaf since 2009. She has worked both on the content side, as both associate and senior news editor, and on the design side of the paper, as production manager. She has also worked as the Prairies and Northern Bureau Chief at Canadian University Press. Tannara intends to pursue a career in journalism after graduating with the history degree she began in 2007. Her interest in news and terrifyingly quick wit made her an obvious candidate for the opinions section, where she can dispense both news analysis and acerbic cultural commentary.
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The “revolving door” in American politics allows people to move between the private and public sectors and to influence public policy in favour of the businesses with which they are involved. This phenomenon is one of the most universally recognized signs that the American system is corrupted and broken.
Since the last census in 2001, Saskatchewan’s population has increased by more than five per cent, with most of that growth in its two largest cities. Saskatoon alone grew by nearly 13 per cent.
There is a widespread but entirely misguided assumption on campus that the university must make drastic cuts right now, so it is our duty as students to accept what administrators decide. After all, don’t they know better? No. They don’t.
Last September, I wrote an article that probably very few people remember. It was about feminism and its flaws. I was just starting to look into the movement in a nuanced way and was struggling with some of what I saw as unacknowledged problems in the feminist world.
On Nov. 23, hundreds of Walmart workers in 46 U.S. states walked off the job. Protesters joined the employees and supported their demands for living wages, an end to on-the-job sexual harassment and safe working conditions, among other things.
On Oct. 31 the federal government passed a private members’ bill with far-reaching implications for Canadians that signals a desire on the Conservative government’s part to erode citizens’ civil liberties.
“Slutty” Halloween costumes are a perennial cause for complaint despite the fact that, at least in some social groups, they are relatively rare. Like the multitudes, I find them frustrating. Unlike the multitudes, however, this is not because I want to slut-shame anyone; it is because “sexy” costumes are usually so unimaginative.
On Oct. 3 the first of three presidential debates in the 2012 American election cycle aired internationally, and what a spectacle it was. Anyone watching could see how diametrically opposed the two candidates are, how vast and substantive the differences between them. For instance: the Democrat wore a blue tie and the Republican wore red.
When he’s not making sure students get their poutines and dollar beers in a timely fashion, Louis’ manager Dan Smolinski fronts one of Saskatoon’s most promising new punk bands, Lady Deathstryke. On Oct. 9 the band released their second video, for the single “I Don’t Wanna” from the upcoming I’m Terrified
I was looking at a book my little sister got recently as part of her newfound Christianity, and it scared me. Each page has a title and a little tip on how to live well and navigate puberty. Sounds pretty innocuous, right? Not so.
I am a dyed-in-the-wool nerd who gets excited by the sight and the smell of school supplies. I remember childhood mostly as a montage of going into Staples each August and looking at all the varieties of pens, pencils and notebooks. Graduating from Duo-Tangs to flimsily stapled notebooks to coiled ones and then, finally, to binders provided a measure for my ascent to maturity.
The Elevator ➯
- Cultural outfits are not Halloween costumes October 30, 2013 2:00 pm
- We’ve gotta keep religion and civic events separated October 30, 2013 4:01 pm
- Stop torturous practices on U of S property November 1, 2013 7:00 pm
- The white poppy is an insult to veterans November 17, 2013 12:00 pm