Getting a good start to the new semester

It is the end of another semester at the University of Saskatchewan and as winter begins, students are reflecting on how they spent their time here in the past few months. With that in mind, what can we do differently next semester to make 2017 suck a lot less than 2016?

I scream, you scream: We all scream for dank memes

With essays, assignments and late term exams keeping students shut off from the rest of the world, when would be better to discuss the one thing that keeps us all interconnected in these troubling times? Of course I speak of the magic power of memes.

Psychedelic therapy a progressive field for U of S

Despite being used for spiritual and medical purposes for thousands of years, psychedelics have become almost entirely dismissed as a viable medicinal option in the last century. In recent years, however, public perceptions about these medicines have begun to change for the better.

Universities aren’t at fault when their students are assholes

Queen’s University is investigating a racist costume party held by students after photos from the event made the rounds of social media and news outlets. While this behavior warrants consequences, their university should not be the institution to deliver them.

Are you clear about nuclear power?

The director of the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation at the University of Saskatchewan, Neil Alexander, was relinquished of his duties in October 2016.

Standing Rock: Checking out of activism?

Internet content and social media can have a huge influence on grassroots movements — just ask your bounty of Facebook friends who have “checked in” at Standing Rock in the past month.

Trump election a victory for xenophobia

Donald Trump’s win in the American election left the world asking how a man who advocated for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” and who supported a database of all Muslims in the country could be president. Are Canadians immune to such xenophobic politics?