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Canada 150: A personal journey


Though responses to the ensuing Canada 150 celebrations will no doubt vary from scathing critiques to passionate defences of the sesquicentennial celebrations, interpretations in the eyes of the individual might be key to understanding the event’s gravity. In my honest attempt at navigating the complex relationship between our country and its past, I ultimately drew…

Wide open safe spaces: Moving on in the Women’s and Pride centres


The University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union offers support and services through campus centres, but with increasing apathy on the volunteer front, these resources aren’t living up to their full potential. The USSU Women’s Centre and Pride Centre both offer incredibly valuable services to students on campus, so why is it that nearly every time you…

Spring is the time to do whatever you want


Spring is known to be a refreshing time in cultures across the world. It has long been the symbol of regeneration in literature and the liberal arts. Poets, especially Renaissance writers and the Romantics, have done their due diligence to exalt its many glories. Yet, springtime in Saskatchewan holds a particularly dear place in my…

Appreciation not appropriation: A guide for travellers


With summer right around the corner and finals behind us, it’s time to get some travelling in before the new school year. While it can be great to expand your horizons and experience different cultures, it is important to be aware of your surroundings and the impact of your actions around the world. Cultural appropriation…

Mayor Clark leads resistance against provincial austerity


In response to substantial cuts to provincial funding for the City of Saskatoon, announced in the 2017-18 provincial budget, Mayor Charlie Clark and City Council are taking a stand. Facing the effects of similar cuts to education, students will benefit especially from Clark’s leadership.

Why you should write for the Sheaf


If you’re reading this, you already know what the Sheaf is. Maybe you’re a long-time fan. Maybe you’re that frequent online commenter The Oatmeal Savage. Regardless, you’re reading the Sheaf, and now I’m going to try to convince you to write for it, too.

Responding to 5 Days for the Homeless


From Mar. 13-17, five University of Saskatchewan students participated in the 5 Days for the Homeless campaign, raising money, material donations and awareness about homelessness in Saskatoon. While working to reduce homelessness is a noble cause, the methods used by this campaign to raise awareness are both insensitive and concerning.

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