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January 24, 2002
  In the days of my youth…PDF files may take a moment to load

I grew up in a Ranchlands cul-de-sac chock full of rowdy, violent kids. The Bay, as we called it, served many purposes: it was a street hockey arena, a battlefield and a playground filled with yards, sprinklers and everything else a mostly-healthy childhood needs.

These days, life isn't what it was back then. The regular grind of school makes us forget. Instead we look upon our younger siblings with a gripping nostalgia that can be as vivid as a childhood memory.

Then deadlines sweep that all away.

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January 17, 2002
  Paying for guinea pigsPDF files may take a moment to load

Unlike many other students, I fully support the idea of differential tuition. Why am I in favour of such a seemingly unpopular policy? Perhaps this would be best explained by my background as a student.

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December 06, 2001
  The art of discretionPDF files may take a moment to load

It's the plague of every professional that words used in their business find their way into general use and are corrupted through gratuitous abuse by an ignorant public.

We may not be professionals up here, but we face the same problem. On a very regular basis, the words "good journalism" are used as leverage to force us to serve someone's purpose.

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November 29, 2001
  SU drops the ball on tuitionPDF files may take a moment to load

In the growing tradition of Students' Union's do-it-yourself politics, some concerns I expressed recently were met with the challenge to "attend an SLC meeting (so [I] have some basis for [my] misguided rants)." So, much to the surprise of some SU executives, I attended the weekly Students' Legislative Council meeting last week.

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November 22, 2001
  Generational negligencePDF files may take a moment to load

I watched the Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa this year and was struck by the difference between the attending war veterans and the "student ambassadors." The vets were teary, stalwart and lost. The students were bored.

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November 08, 2001
  Discourse?PDF files may take a moment to load

I've never lost an argument with myself. It's truly remarkable, when there is no opposition to my opinion and no one to challenge my points, I am thoroughly dominant in the adversarial arena.

A redundant assertion for sure. Of course it's impossible to lose an argument with only one viewpoint, so why is this relevant?

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November 01, 2001
  High level fundingPDF files may take a moment to load

The provinces are yet again wrestling with Paul Martin for whatever money they can get. With a renewed interest in Canadian defence and security, social programs such as amateur sport are getting benched for another season.

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October 25, 2001
  Damn banksPDF files may take a moment to load

I hate banks.

Underneath the polished PR-droid surface, they're big, bloated, unsightly and don't give a rat's ass about customers.

With long line-ups, insensible "business" hours and more bank-by-phone menus than levels of hell, banking truly stretches the definition of any service industry. In fact, one might call them a disservice industry for all the annoyances they put us through.

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October 18, 2001
  Art is a weaponPDF files may take a moment to load

A plane crashed into a building, so what?

Is it the word "building" that upsets you? Do the letters P-L-A-N-E make you violent? I didn't think so. But ask if anyone would like to see footage of the tragic crash again and the response is an overwhelming no. The images are certainly powerful, and undoubtedly more powerful than words.

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