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Go vote, I guess

March 5 2019 — If you’re reading this, we don’t need to tell you that it’s important to vote in this week’s Students’ Union general election. By clicking on this link, you’ve demonstrated that (1) you already care enough to read the campus publication’s article complaining about the lack of student engagement with the SU and (2) you’re…

What does the 2019 federal budget mean for students?

By Derek Baker, March 22 2019 — Minister of Finance Bill Morneau tabled the 2019–20 Canadian federal budget to the House of Commons on March 19. The budget forecasts a $19.8-billion deficit and like last year also includes a $3-billion “budgetary risk adjustment.” Titled Investing in the Middle Class, the budget is a massive 460-page…

Decline of BSD disappointing for campus culture

March 21 2019 — Students excited for Bermuda Shorts Day 2019 were met with the news that this year’s official event will be hosted indoors. Last Thursday, the Students’ Union announced that BSD will be held in MacHall AB (the concert hall) and The Den. Before this, the event has been hosted in Lot 32 since 2009. The…

FASA to host 2019 Arts Undergraduate Research Symposium

By Derek Baker, March 15 2019 — The Faculty of Arts Students’ Association (FASA) is set to host their revamped Arts Undergraduate Research Symposium on March 19. The symposium will bring together 22 student presenters to showcase their research in arts. “The main goal is to provide a platform for students to showcase their academic…

Head-to-Head: Should election campaign posters be professional or gimmicky?

Posters have too much cosplay, too little connection By Susie Ngo, March 7 2019 — It’s hard to miss the multitude of campaign posters plastered in every hallway from Craigie Hall to Science Theatres during the Students’ Union election. They’re big, bold and colourful, often featuring smiling candidates decked out in quirky costumes or, in one case, holding a puppy. Bearing similarities to war propaganda posters, they…

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