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Gain strength and make new friends at Barre Body Studio

By Jesse Stilwell, October 3, 2017  After being a member of Barre Body Studio (BBS) for almost a year, my addiction to their workouts remains strong. I look forward to entering the welcoming environment, joking with my favourite instructors and leaving feeling strong, beautiful and like I have Beyonce’s butt. The studio was voted the…

Professors should not be involved in students’ personal lives

By Jesse Stilwell October 4, 2017 — Recent discourse in the higher education community is making the case for academic staff to be more involved in their students’ lives as supportive figures, rather than as purely academic mentors. Though well-intentioned, this is not necessary and should not be expected from a university’s already busy academic…

Greek societies should not be Students’ Union-sanctioned clubs

By Jesse Stilwell, September 19 2017 — Harvard University is considering banning single-gender clubs, specifically fraternities and sororities. The University of Calgary should too. According to the Students’ Union’s Student Organization Registration policy, a club cannot restrict membership based on the personal identification categories protected under the Canadian Human Rights Act. This includes gender. Yet…

New Apple products not worth the hype

By Jesse Stilwell, September 14 2017 — People have been rushing to buy the new iPhone 8 since its anouncement on Sept. 12. My first thought was a Macklemore lyric — “that’s what I call getting tricked by a business.” The iPhone 8 and iPhone X — also announced this week in California — have…

Editing is not plagiarism

By Jesse Stilwell, September 11 2017 — The University of Victoria revised their academic integrity policy in May to classify the editing of student work as an academic offence. The policy does not clearly define what extent of editing constitutes a punishable offence, but states that the editor can be paid or unpaid. The University…

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