Time to pass U-Passvote to students

After years of student lobbying and council debates, Ottawa’s transit committee has finally come up with a reasonable offer of $145 per semester for a universal bus pass for students in Ottawa.

This is a proposal worth considering; with a reasonable offer on the table, now is the time to hold a referendum and let students decide whether they would support the U-Pass.

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Ranking the rankers

Prospective students are annually inundated with university ranking reports to help them decide where to study. But Maclean’s and The Globe and Mail shouldn’t be the only ones handing out grades — ultimately, students should be doing their own research and making their own judgments about where they decide to study.

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Overheard @ Carleton

Guy: If I ever become a vegetarian could you please just chop off my balls?
Girl: Uhhh . . .

OOO

Girl 1: I don’t get the Chuck Norris thing, honestly.
Girl 2: Yeah, why do people like him, he’s so ugly?

OOO

Prof: Did you bring beer?!
Student: No.
Prof: Oh.

OOO

Guy: Look, people are just douche bags. That’s the bottom line.

OOO

Professor: Despite your master’s degree, you won’t have mastery.

OOO

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Voicebox

Hey Voicebox,

I think that any campus newspaper that can get away with not attributing not one article in their entire newspaper should just go to hell. Also, when the first article written in the second volume of that newspaper is attributed to just the staff, it shouldn’t exist. So, hopefully the Leveller will get the hint and learn how to do proper journalism. Thanks.

BLEEP!

Hey Voicebox,

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Province cares about students

RE: “Ontario Tuition Fees Highest in Canada,” Oct. 22-28, 2009

As a former professor and student, I understand the importance and necessity of higher education. I can also assure you that after earning two undergraduate degrees, a law degree and a master’s degree, I too have student debt. Our government recognizes this, and has made significant investments to OSAP and grant and bursary programs to help ensure more students have the opportunity to go to school.

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