The Centre – A new addition to Needles Hall

Samridhi Sharma - 3B Chemical
Posted on: January 23, 2019

Stepping into Needles Hall from the Ring Road, you might be pleasantly surprised to see a new and colourful space comprising of front-facing desks, comfortable sitting space, kiosks at every entrance and a huge screen playing a queuing sequence. This is The Centre, currently operating out of the Registrar’s Office. The goal of The Centre […]

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Wet’suwet’eh First Nations and RCMP Reach a Deal Regarding Pipeline Construction

Kirsten Ehlers - 1B Biomedical

In B.C., last week, the Wet’suwet’eh First Nations and the RCMP reached a deal regarding the construction of the pipeline that runs through their territory. The deal comes after a very complicated dispute about the pipeline being constructed in Wet’suwet’en First Nations, which includes a large region of Northern B.C. Members of the Wet’suwet’en First […]

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Ontario Government Makes Changes to Financial Aid

Saatvik Walia - 3B Computer

On the morning of 17th January 2019, Doug Ford’s government announced new payment changes and funding for post-secondary education in Ontario. The provincial government reduced the tuition fees for domestic students in Ontario by 10% for post-secondary education. The government made this announcement, with the goal to “keep more money in the pockets of Ontario’s […]

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Seals invade Roddickton, Newfoundland

Mridu Walia - Mechanical

Roddickton is a town on the eastern side of the Great Northern Peninsula in Newfoundland, Canada. It is a relatively small town with a population of approximately 1000 people according to the census profile in 2016. Recently, the town was invaded and overrun by herds of stranded harp seals crawling on the roads, driveways, and […]

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Canada’s Divisive Pipelines – Answering All of Your Pipeline Questions

Gabrielle Klemt - 3B Geological

This article will attempt to explain everything you’ve ever wondered about pipelines but have been too afraid to ask. What is a pipeline? In the last few years in Canada, you’ve likely heard a lot about pipelines. Some things you’ve heard may have been good, and some bad. If there’s one thing you do know […]

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Annual Women’s March Faces Controversy and Cold

Raeesa Ashique - 4B Electrical

The third annual Women’s March was held on Saturday, January 19, becoming tradition after 2017 when half a million women and allies marched on Washington in response to Donald Trump’s inauguration, protesting the sexist, racist, and misogynistic attitudes that he promoted. This year’s protestors faced controversy and poor weather conditions, amid the government shutdown. March […]

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Calgary Catholic Priest Charged with Sexual Assault

Mridu Walia - Mechanical

Allegations have surfaced against a Catholic priest working at St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church in Marlborough, a residential neighbourhood in the city of Calgary, Alberta. The priest, Malcolm Joe D’Souza (age 62) is being accused of sexually assaulting a woman on several occasions in the church about six years ago between September and October 2012. […]

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American Government Shuts Down Over Border Wall Controversy

Raeesa Ashique - 4B Electrical

We are back once again with “Damnit Donald”, chronicling the absurdities and scrapes which have characterized every day of Donald Trump’s presidency. The Shutdown The US government has been shut down since December 22; currently in its fifth week, this is the longest shutdown in American history. 800,000 federal workers have been unpaid since then, […]

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Annual Women’s March Faces Controversy and Cold

Raeesa Ashique - 4B Electrical

The third annual Women’s March was held on Saturday, January 19, becoming tradition after 2017 when half a million women and allies marched on Washington in response to Donald Trump’s inauguration, protesting the sexist, racist, and misogynistic attitudes that he promoted. This year’s protestors faced controversy and poor weather conditions, amid the government shutdown. March […]

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PCP (Point) – New Year’s Resolutions Should Start in February

Gabrielle Klemt - 3B Geological

Have you ever found yourself totally terrified of December 31st? Paralyzed by the prospect of another New Year’s Eve party where people will be talking about “new year new me”? Have you ever dreaded the next day when everyone’s favourite question becomes “What’s your new year’s resolution?”? If you haven’t, you should, and if you […]

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American Government Shuts Down Over Border Wall

Raeesa Ashique - 4B Electrical

We are back once again with “Damnit Donald”, chronicling the absurdities and scrapes which have characterized every day of Donald Trump’s presidency. The Shutdown The US government has been shut down since December 22; currently in its fifth week, this is the longest shutdown in American history. 800,000 federal workers have been unpaid since then, […]

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I am not a Feminist but…

Samridhi Sharma - 3B Chemical

Whenever I openly express a feminist opinion, or declare that I am, in fact a feminist, in a roomful of people, more often than not, I am met with a response which follows a certain template. First, there is that eyebrow twitch of surprise, something along the lines of being taken aback, like they are […]

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PCP (Counterpoint) – New Year’s Resolutions Should Start in February

Samridhi Sharma - 3B Chemical

Picture this: it’s December 26th, you are sitting at the dinner table with that holiday weight keeping you from being the best version of yourself you can be. You know you want to do something about it but New Year’s Eve is just four days away and if you start now, you’ll be gaining all […]

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New Term, New Goals

Michael Beauchemin -

Hello folks, and welcome back for a final round of Michael Beauchemin, VP Finance. This term, there are a lot of exciting things coming and I am definitely planning on going out with a bang! First thing’s first: RidgidWare Grand Opening: January 29th (11:00 – 13:00). RidgidWare is now OPEN in E7!!! It is just […]

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New Year, Same Me (Honestly, Who Sticks to Resolutions?!)

Ashley Clark -

Here we go Winter 2019! We are back in action and ready to run some amazing events! If you’re new here, hi! I’m Ashley, the VP Student Life for B-Society. I hope that you had a great holiday break, and even more so that you’re happy to be back on campus. We have a lot […]

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Welcome Back to Campus, Let’s Get Started – The Slumber Ends

Benjamin Beelan -

Something about co-op makes time fly by and also crawl at the same time. But we’re back, and boy am I excited to get things going. First off, I listened to your feedback from last semester, and mental health initiatives are on the forefront of my mind and plans for this semester. Additionally, I’m going […]

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Oh, What a Fall it has Been!

Grant Mitchell -

Hey there everybody! Welcome back to another awesome B-Society term. I’m Grant Mitchell and I’ll be your Vice President for the next 4 months (the last 4 of my 16-month term). Now, lets get into what I’ve been up to for the last 4 months. This past fall term was an incredibly busy term in […]

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Sacrifice – A comment on the Engineering Society

Katie Arnold -

The Engineering Society isn’t perfect. We have rapid turnover and internal drama. We have issues getting enough volunteers, and attendance at some of our events isn’t stellar. We lose progress on initiatives because of lack of communication across A and B Society or transition to the next exec team. For engineering students on the outside […]

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A Feminist’s Response to the Gillette Commercial

Samridhi Sharma - 3B Chemical

Remember me, the wildly opinionated girl from your second favourite column in the paper? Does feminism ring a tiny, little bell in the back of your mind? I’m back – and with even more zeal. They gave me way too much power for their own good, and before we know it, the paper will engulf […]

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