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Ishmael N. Daro

Ishmael N. Daro has 105 articles published.

Editor-in-Chief 2011-12, Web Editor 2010-11, Copy Editor 2009-10, Opinions Editor 2008-09

U of S students find their voice


It turns out U of S students do care about their school, and they’re willing to do something about it. Let’s just hope we can all get over our reluctance to be shit-disturbers and keep pushing for positive engagement on campus. This is more than a degree mill, after all.

Good riddance to the penny (if only Stephen Harper would kill these other things as well)


The abolition of the penny proves what most people have long suspected: Stephen Harper is the greatest prime minister since Sir John A. Macdonald. At the very least, it confirms that he’s really good at abolishing things — the long-gun registry, the long-form census and the Katimavik program. Here’s a short list of other things the prime minister should consider abolishing.

Fight over film tax credit continues: Saskatoon producer says film industry not warned about cuts in budget


When Brad Wall’s government cancelled the Saskatchewan Film Employment Tax Credit, it caught many in the film industry flat-footed. The cancellation of the film credit was announced in Regina March 21 as a part of the 2012 budget. The elimination of the credit was part of an effort “to ensure provincial finances remain sustainable,” Culture Minister Bill Hutchinson said in a news release.

USSU prepares for dozens of student council races


With voting set for March 28 and 29, the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union is preparing for elections for dozens of positions in next year’s USSU executive and University Students’ Council. In years past, the USSU only administered the elections for the executive positions, but following this year’s annual general meeting it will also assume responsibility for 23 other positions comprising the various colleges and student groups on campus that have representatives on council.

Vladimir Putin is ridiculous: the Russian strongman may win elections, but he is losing his mind


The votes are in and it looks like Russia, and the world, is stuck with at least six more years of Vladimir Putin.With another six-year term more than likely, that would bring Putin’s total time as Russia’s undisputed leader to 24 years, rivalling the reigns of Stalin and Ivan the Terrible. “We have won in honest and fair combat,” a tearful Putin told supporters after the vote, despite rather substantial evidence to the contrary.

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