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Foolproof ways to be an ally

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When you are in a position of privilege, you don’t face the same injustices that people from various other social groups do on a daily basis. In the uptick of oppression felt south of our border and beyond, it is now important to make decisions that can help remove social barriers that prevent equality. Campus…

Open textbooks will provide savings for students

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With the high costs of post secondary education that students face, access to free textbooks seems like a dream too good to be true. Before you rush to the bookstore this fall, look a little closer at your syllabi. For some students, this dream is becoming a reality. Over the summer, the University of Saskatchewan…

The root of it all: Digging up interest in student groups

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With Welcome Week, Orientation and an uptick in populace inhabiting the tunnel impending, we’ve reached a crucial point for student groups campus wide. They’re all looking for one thing: fresh meat with potential for consistent commitment. It seems that the one thing plaguing all student groups alike is a growing atmosphere of indifference. Across the…

Step outside your box: Ronald McDonald House Charities Saskatchewan

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There’s nothing quite like a cup of coffee, a freshly baked cookie, the pitter-patter of little feet and a rewarding volunteer experience to reinvigorate the typical bleary-eyed and school-weary student. Look up from your books and just across College Drive, and you’ll see that all of this and more can be found at Ronald McDonald…

Drop the frat act: Setting a positive example during Welcome Week

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It’s that time of year again — Welcome Week, where campus floods with disoriented faces, SaskTel sponsored giveaways, and most anticipated by returning students, beer gardens. This article isn’t waxing for the return of Frosh Week, a time of no-holds-barred debauchery beyond the memory of all but the most senior of students, nor is it…

So your summer sucked: How to be a fall person

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Transitions can be tricky no matter what your situation, and sometimes letting go can be the hardest thing to do. Here’s a special Sheaf guide to griping appropriately about regular seasonal patterns and leaving your bitterness in the dust when the weather shifts. Summer is a weird time and an especially weird time for students.…

Renting in Saskatoon: A guide for new students

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With a new school year about to begin, many students will be looking for a place to live in Saskatoon — a potentially overwhelming task for students who will be moving away from home for their first year of university. What follows is my advice for anyone moving away from home for the first time,…

Grant Devine appointment motivated by partisan interests

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Following the provincial government’s appointment of former Saskatchewan Premier Grant Devine to the University of Saskatchewan’s Board of Governors, concerns of partisanship and financial ineptitude have been brought up by the general public. Let’s break down what this means and why it matters for students. The Board of Governors at the U of S is…

Omar Khadr, justice and Canadian identity

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On July 3, word of a 10.5 million dollar federal settlement with Omar Khadr reached the media. The settlement was greeted with heated debate along political lines. Former Minister of Defence and Conservative Party member Jason Kenny gave voice to a prevalent attitude exhibited by many in Canada’s political right, arguing on Twitter that Khadr…

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