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Nohomophobes: website goes viral exposing jarring casual homophobia

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he word “faggot” has been tweeted nearly three million times since July 5. A new website from the University of Alberta’s Institute for Sexual Minority Studies & Services called nohomophobes.com tracks the tweets of people using the phrases “faggot,” “no homo,” “so gay” and “dyke” — all of which are tweeted well over 1,000 times a day.

Three websites a new student can’t be without

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From grabbing those notes for that class you missed to citing an essay to organizing your drinking schedule, being a new university student isn’t easy. Luckily, there are three amazing web sites — Google, Workflowy and CiteMe — that will help you keep up with your studies. Learning to use these sites will make your life as a student much easier.

Students reap benefits as smartphone culture evolves

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A survey released Aug. 9 by communications startup Mobilicity indicates more than half of randomly selected Canadians agree that mobile phones are an “invaluable” tool for students. The findings point to what former chief culture and technology strategist at the University of Toronto Mark Federman calls "the emergence of contemporary education and social learning.”

U of A science students take issue with new ‘plagiarism checker’

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Text-matching technology is currently under scrutiny at the University of Alberta, with the department of biological sciences’ plagiarism checker the latest subject in a long discussion about academic integrity on campus. The aptly branded “Plagiarism Checker” — a mandatory text-matching tool used by the biological sciences department since September — is inciting controversy after the department’s decision to go ahead with the technology last year left students unhappy with the lack of communication about the service.

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