The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis.


Nicole Barrington

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USSU makes good on promise to display more student art


Strolling through upper Place Riel isn’t exactly the most inspiring experience for students — at least until recently. A small new art gallery has been set up which will allow students to showcase their artwork in one of the university's most trafficked areas.

Coffee culture brews in Saskatoon


Although slow to start, the independent coffee scene in Saskatoon is giving Tim Horton’s a run for its money. At least this is what Dallyn Guenther hopes to achieve with his new business, the Underground Café, which opened its doors this past June.

Carnival of Solidarity returns to praise diversity and social justice


Social justice groups will be celebrating at Louis’ Pub for the Carnival of Solidarity on March 2. The annual event consists of dance performances from various cultures, ethnic cuisine and presentations from local advocacy organizations. In addition to a celebration of diversity at the University of Saskatchewan, the carnival is a networking opportunity for students and social justice groups as well as a fundraiser for Iskwewuk Ewichiwitochik (Women Walking Together), which is a local community organization that raises awareness and supports families of missing Aboriginal women.

Children of college graduates more likely to attend post-secondary institutions: study


A new University of Saskatchewan report shows that money is not the most significant factor in the accessibility of post-secondary education. The Accessibility and Affordability Report says that children from low-income families, rural communities, aboriginals and people with disabilities are less likely to attend a post-secondary school. But it also states the importance parents’ backgrounds play in their children’s future. The reasoning, according to the study, is that “having parents with post-secondary education creates a culture within the home that values higher education.”

Human rights campaigner Grahame Russell says Canada’s mining giants exploit the South


For many pampered Canadians, it is difficult to imagine a foreign company evicting an entire community, claiming the land for mining purposes and doing so without any form of government intervention. Sadly, this is the reality for thousands of displaced families living in South America — and at least 500,000 people in Guatemala alone. What’s even more difficult to fathom is that a handful of these mining companies are Canadian. Also surprising is that Canadian citizens greatly benefit from investments in these companies — perhaps in ways they haven’t considered. According to Canadian human rights activist Grahame Russell, this is only one example of “global economic order” at work.

Students tackle binge drinking issue on campus


A group of classmates at the University of Saskatchewan has undertaken a long-term study that will examine the environmental pressures to binge drink on campus and at campus-related events. The U of S Student Binge Drinking Prevention campaign originally started as a sociology assignment, but has since evolved into a funded initiative run by four students. Since September the group has been collecting data from students on their attitudes toward alcohol consumption in the hope of being able to educate future freshmen of the risks involved.

J. Edgar is convincing, but safe entertainment


lint Eastwood’s latest biopic, J. Edgar, narrows in on the life of the first FBI director who led the agency from 1935 to 1972. Starring a beady-eyed Leonardo DiCaprio (who excels in playing these unorthodox characters) one can’t help but form expectations for a bullet-laden historical thriller. However, Eastwood takes an unforeseen direction and guides the film with a top-secret romantic plot that touches on Hoover’s alleged homosexuality.

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