Opinion

Politicians need to realize students aren’t a fringe issue

Politicians need to realize students aren’t a fringe issue
June 6, 2014 No Comments »

With less than a week to go in the provincial elections, students find themselves in prestigious company along with sex offenders, axe murderers and Justin Bieber, in that they are all not being talked about on the campaign trail. Yes ... Read More »

Unused innovation fund a waste of everyone’s time

May 17, 2014 No Comments »

Innovation, in the very essence of the word, is to introduce something new. So you would think that an “innovation fund” implies that money is being used on something, well, new. But, as with many things involving the University Students’ ... Read More »

Productivity key to true summer lovin’

May 17, 2014 No Comments »

It’s easy to forget just how long a university summer break is – after all, for around 17 years of our lives in elementary and secondary school, the majority of us have been trained to consider only July and August ... Read More »

We did it, together

April 7, 2014 2 Comments »

I know my colleagues have spent the past few days filling this space with their farewells, and you may be starting to tire of it. But I could hardly end my tenure at this newspaper without a proper goodbye, so ... Read More »

Letter: Helfand should not be president

April 7, 2014 No Comments »

RE: “Confusion reigns over Helfand USC eligibility,” Thursday, April 3, 2014 To the Editor: At the risk of making myself seem like all I do is write letters to The Gazette, I could not read Thursday’s article regarding the eligibility ... Read More »

Minding your mind

Minding your mind
April 3, 2014 No Comments »

A ubiquitous experience of the modern university student is stress. Every single one of us experiences it to some degree. The problem is, more and more of us are facing crippling stress and that’s not okay. Students now are under ... Read More »

Letter: Sexual partners still a big issue

April 3, 2014 No Comments »

RE: “USecrets not positive space,” Tuesday, April 2, 2014. To The Editor: After reading the Sex Issue, the Gazette feature “What is your Kill Count” and yesterday’s letter, I have finally had enough of The Gazette vapidly pushing the tired ... Read More »

The wrath is finally over

April 3, 2014 2 Comments »

This year, there’s been an ongoing joke with The Gazette that I have worked at the newspaper for 100 years. While slightly — okay, very — hyperbolic, the sentiment is truthful. I have been working here for a long time, ... Read More »

Candidacy bungle not all Helfand’s fault

Candidacy bungle not all Helfand’s fault
April 2, 2014 No Comments »

Nixon had Watergate, Chretien had sponsorship and Matt Helfand has not being an undergraduate student and technically not being allowed to run for president. We may have to think of a more succinct name for that one. Flashback to December ... Read More »

Letter: No microwaves hurt our success

April 2, 2014 No Comments »

To The Editor: A couple of weeks ago, I went to use the microwave at Quotes Café in the Weldon Library. It was gone. So I went to use the microwave in the UCC. It was also gone. I finally ... Read More »

The price of slavery

April 2, 2014 No Comments »

If today I informed you that you supported slavery, you probably wouldn’t agree. Yet if we reflect on it, we realize that through our purchases we indirectly contribute to a complex system of modern-day slavery. The reality is that almost ... Read More »

Letter: USecrets not positive space

April 2, 2014 No Comments »

To the Editor: USecrets Western has recently taken Western’s social media sphere by storm. It’s a typical university community page where students post anonymously for their peers to comment. Over the past couple weeks, I have been noticing a controversial ... Read More »