The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis.

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Victoria Martinez started contributing to the Sheaf in 2007, and sat on the board of directors last year. In 2009, after a year off for work and travel, she became the paper’s senior news editor. Pursuing a degree in physics and English with a minor in mathematics, she splits her time this year between writing for the Canadian Light Source and copy editing the Sheaf. She also freelances for the Star Phoenix.

To sex or not to sex

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It would be rather prudish and even potentially dangerous to pretend college students aren’t having sex. Why dangerous? Abstinence-only sex education in the United States has been a disaster.

Dressing is caring, so dress like you care

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This is not another in the fine tradition of Sheaf “don’t wear sweatpants” articles. If you wear sweatpants to school, you and I are doing such different things already that this is not even remotely addressed to you. Do your thing. For everyone else, it’s worth keeping in mind that you are always in an interview.

Sexual assault discussion misses the point

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There’s been a lot of rape talk in the news and online recently, which is great, because rape talk is uncomfortable and hits too close to home for a lot of people, myself and this paper, as Ashley Hyshka’s Sept. 6 article illustrated, obviously included.

Following Shad at Regina’s Folk Festival

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I was late to Regina Folk Fest, which meant I missed Mavis Staples perform. Most prominently, this meant I missed her tribute to Levon Helm and The Band, a heartbreaking rendition of “The Weight.” The set was, by all accounts but mine, one to remember. I wish I could have been there to see it.

Industry Liaison Office generates $5.7 million for U of S in 2011

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Tomatoes, the iUsask iPhone application and pig virus vaccines. The Industry Liaison Office has turned original research on all three into a huge source of revenue for campus researchers and the university. Last year alone, the ILO generated $5.7 million in research revenue for the University of Saskatchewan. Of that, roughly $2.75 million was paid out to inventors on campus and $1 million was injected back into the colleges where the licensed inventions were developed.

Language cuts expected in upcoming college budget

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Languages at the University of Saskatchewan are suffering under the budget cuts being implemented across the College of Arts and Science. Though neither the university nor the college budgets have officially been released, students have caught wind of likely funding cuts from tutorial leaders and professors as well as the two town hall meetings held by the college.

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