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Student group sheds light on refugees’ plight

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The group, one of Canada's oldest student groups, is raising money to purchase solar lamps to help girls living in refugee camps study at night. According to the group, most girls in long-term refugee camps don't even get to finish primary school.

U of S to host prestigious business competition

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The University of Saskatchewan will host western Canada's largest university business competition in Januray 2011. Edwards School of Business students Stephanie Ulm and Matthew Bennett presented their bid to host 2011's Jeux du Commerce West on Aug. 22 in Prince George, B.C., at the University of Northern British Columbia. After the University of Manitoba and Simon Fraser University dropped out of the bid competition, only the U of S and University of British Columbia remained.

Mixing environmentalism and exercise

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Over 350 cyclists descended on city hall Sept. 28 in a massive show of gratitude to city councillors for the new bike lanes downtown. Cyclists started at Caffé Sola and, with police escort, rode down to the river past city hall, finally winding around to flood the main entrance of city hall, bells ringing. Carrie Catherine, a friend of McLean, played music for the group as they biked, sitting on a wagon pulled by a cyclist.

Rental fraud uncovered

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Campus Safety is asking students to be aware of potential online rental scams through the USSU housing registry.

Institutional positioning

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The University of Sakatchewan is looking to define its public image and it needs your help. Unfortunately, it looks like U of S students aren't interested. Thousands of students got the invitation in their announcements on PAWS asking, “What should the University of Saskatchewan be known for?” However, only a handful of students showed up to the institutional positioning town hall on Sept. 18.

Nuclear waste discussion prompts protest

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It was an atmosphere of stark contrast Sept. 17 as the Nuclear Waste Management Organization met with local leaders to discuss Saskatchewan as a possible site for nuclear waste storage. As groups met quietly inside the Delta Bessborough, enthusiastic protestors performed street theatre for the media outside.

Behind the velvet curtain

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HONG KONG (CUP) ”” It's a humid Thursday night in Hong Kong's Wan Chai district. Middle-aged women sit on bar stools along Lockhart Road, soliciting passers-by to take a look inside. Pushing back the maroon-coloured velvet curtain of one such bar, individuals are greeted by a dozen mainly Filipino and Thai dancers, some of whom look no older than 18.

Saturday night exams imminent

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Students can look forward to writing final exams on Saturday nights beginning in December. There are a number of reasons behind the decision. The December exam schedule is shorter than April's to accommodate Christmas break and the university has been splitting most of its six credit courses in half, so the number of final exams in December is increasing.

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