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This is your brain on stress

This is your brain on stress
April 3, 2014 No Comments »

The little red rectangle appeared above my Facebook message box within minutes. I had posted a status looking for individuals willing to share their firsthand experience with the stress of university causing mental or physical illness. Hoping to find one ... Read More »

Reefer in rez

Reefer in rez
March 27, 2014 No Comments »

Jared* recalls a time when he was worried about being caught with drugs in his residence. “Initially, we would lock our door, turn on the fan, open all the windows — those are the lengths we went to when we ... Read More »

What is your kill count?

What is your kill count?
March 21, 2014 2 Comments »

Some pursue as many sexual partners as possible. Some lament their number. What about you? Arts & Life Editor Mary Ann Ciosk has the story. A little bit of “how’s your father?” the horizontal mambo, parking your car in the ... Read More »

Meeting Matt

Meeting Matt
March 14, 2014 2 Comments »

“Thanks Richard. And if anything else comes up today, don’t hesitate to call me.” I hang up the phone puzzled. I had phoned Matt Helfand, a Western political science graduate student and former Social Science Students’ Council president, to get ... Read More »

Profitable Plagiarism

Profitable Plagiarism
March 6, 2014 No Comments »

Academic dishonesty is easier to catch than ever with tools like Google and Turnitin. But some students are making a pretty penny producing original work for their peers that can’t be traced. News Editor Jeremiah Rodriguez investigates. Kirk* anxiously found ... Read More »

Hi-tech Harassment

Hi-tech Harassment
January 10, 2014 No Comments »

When Jessica* logged on to her UMentioned account last semester, she never expected to be faced with a homophobic comment. The second-year psychology student at King’s University College thought the UMentioned community was ostensibly accepting and tolerant. The comment read, ... Read More »

Sex App(eal)

Sex App(eal)
November 29, 2013 2 Comments »

Apps like Tinder and Grindr are changing the way students interact with casual dating and sex. Opinions Editor Kevin Hurren looks at why these apps might be so popular on campus, and what effect they’re having on relationships. Swipe right ... Read More »

Kiwi Kraze accused of misleading customers

Kiwi Kraze accused of misleading customers
November 21, 2013 22 Comments »

A franchisee is suing the London-based frozen yogurt chain, claiming the product was not always fat-free as advertised. The company says it immediately fixed the problem. An exclusive Gazette investigation by Aaron Zaltzman and Jesica Hurst. Kiwi Kraze, a popular ... Read More »

Homecoming Kings

September 27, 2013 No Comments »

They are our longest-standing rivalry. They are one of the only other two undefeated teams in Ontario University Athletics. They are the Queen’s Gaels, and tomorrow they face our Western Mustangs for OUA supremacy while we celebrate our 100th anniversary ... Read More »

Will work for experience

September 20, 2013 1 Comment »

Would you ever agree to work full-time for free? Every year, across Canada, up to 300,000 students and young workers do just that. Unpaid internships are the grim reality for a generation of young people entering the workforce when youth ... Read More »

Backpack brides

Backpack brides
April 4, 2013 1 Comment »

When third-year health sciences student Olivia DeGroot stood before her boyfriend Andrew on New Year’s Eve as he crouched down on one knee and asked for her hand in marriage in front of her family and friends, she felt special. ... Read More »

A day with Patrick

A day with Patrick
March 15, 2013 1 Comment »

Pat walks into the office late for our interview. Understandable, as the previous night had been a long one—he had attended a nine-hour council meeting that persisted until 4 a.m. Despite this, Pat shakes my hand energetically and grinning asks, ... Read More »