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December 03, 2009
  Racism, Google and censorshipPDF files may take a moment to load

Last week, Googlers may have happened across an atypical image of Michelle Obama, who is usually the very picture of style and grace. This particular representation depicted her face with ape-like features, eliciting a chorus of outcries for the image to be removed and Google's content to be better regulated.

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December 03, 2009
  Exploring the many facets of pornPDF files may take a moment to load

Pornography is one of those things that many people enjoy, but are unwilling to talk about. It can be easier to get someone to fess up to the kinky things they did with that dirty random they picked up at the bar last night than the kinds of dirty films they enjoy. Perhaps this is because porn is something people tend to enjoy on their own, but it doesn't have to be that way. Everyone watches porn. If you say you don't, you are a dirty liar. Or very very conservative and boring.

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December 03, 2009
  The Swiss aren't neutral anymorePDF files may take a moment to load

Switzerland has long been known for its neutrality, but the attitude Swiss citizens have recently taken toward Muslims is calling into question its non-partisan reputation. On November 29 Swiss voters chose to ban all minarets in Switzerland. Minarets are the tall spires connected to some mosques and are used by the mosque's leader to call Muslims to prayer. Fifty-seven per cent of those who voted in the referendum chose to ban any more minarets being built.

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December 03, 2009
  Dear Hollywood, reality is not shakyPDF files may take a moment to load

With the end of 2009 rapidly approaching, many prognosticators are looking back on the decade to decipher its trends. In the realm of film, the 2000s saw many things occur -- comic book fare became cool, horror movies became generic and indie cinema reemerged. But one thing happened that threatened to bring the industry to its knees -- shaky cam.

December 03, 2009
  Spending shouldn't be the reason for the seasonPDF files may take a moment to load

Once again the time of year has come when we dust off the Christmas decorations, break out the nog and apply for that extra credit card. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Black Friday has come and passed and we have now entered into full-fledged Christmas shopping season. Black Friday, the last Friday in November, has become something of a holiday unto itself, with pre-Christmas sales sweeping the nation.

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December 03, 2009
  SU midterm reviews: VP events Kat LordPDF files may take a moment to load

If Kat Lord were a drink, she'd be Red Bull and Jag -- she's bold, brash and full of energy.

Lord has had a busy year and is responsible for a number of firsts in her role as Students' Union vice-president events -- the events calendar made it into the student agenda, and this year's Welcome Week targeted returning students, not only new students. Lord says collaboration with student groups on campus has been a big focus for her.

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December 03, 2009
  SU midterm reviews: VP academic Meg MartinPDF files may take a moment to load

Megan Martin is a tall, sophisticated Martini, definitely a little more stirred than shaken. Students' Union vice-president academic Martin, clearly the original and always a classic, has had a lot thrown her way these past few months.

On top of trying to make sense of the academic appeals process and representing students in the upcoming learning plan that the university is putting together, Martin is polishing up projects started by predecessors.

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