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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.

U of S helps discover new family of superconductors

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Superconductors are materials that conduct electricity with no resistance; usually electricity is conducted through wires, which do offer resistance. This resistance causes loss of electricity and costs power companies money. The inefficiency of conductors is a problem scientists hope to solve. “The ultimate goal,” Tse said, “is to create material that can operate at ambient conditions and have no resistance.”

Students’ council may abandon CFS

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The University Students' Council's tenuous relationship with the Canadian Federation of Students was the topic of hot debate at the USC meeting on Sept. 10. “The USSU and CFS have had quite the relationship over the past four or five years and we're going to be the first council to actually do something about it,” said vice-president of external affairs Chris Stoicheff. This statement became a mantra for Stoicheff...

U of S gets a Teachers Without Borders group

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Students and Saskatoon community members gathered at the University of Saskatchewan to push together two halves of a sign depicting the Teachers Without Borders logo in an effort to raise both money and the group's profile.

New coalition wants to bring the noise

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Saskatchewan students will have a louder voice in the provincial capital thanks to a new coalition of undergraduate student groups. The project is called the Saskatchewan Students' Coalition. The coalition represents the students' unions of the U of S, U of R and SIAST...

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