Sports Blog: OUA men’s hockey playoff predictions

The Ontario University Athletics (OUA) men’s hockey playoffs are upon us and that means I am putting out my first round Queen’s Cup predictions. Apologies to the West, but the East is the best division. A team has come out of the East to win the Queen’s Cup a whopping seven times in the last 10 seasons. That is what I call dominance. OUA East 1. McGill Redmen vs. 8. Laurentian Voyageurs This will be a tight series especially for a first place versus eighth place match-up. Game one finished 2-1 for McGill in overtime. McGill has a strong goalie tandem of Louis-Philip Guindon and Jacob Gervais-Chouinard. In the first game between the two teams the Redmen smashed Laurentian 6-2 back in November. […]

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The Next Step wins 2017-18 RRRA election

The unofficial results for the 2017-18 Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA) elections were released by the elections office on Feb. 15. The Next Step, led by incumbent RRRA president Hyder Naqvi, won the election with 355 votes. Although Fresh RRRA received the most votes, with 405, the slate was disqualified on Feb. 14 after racking up three electoral violations. According to the elections office, it was too late to remove the team from the ballot, and the slate with the second highest number of votes would be declared the winner. Fresh RRRA has the option to appeal their disqualification to RRRA council. Think Forward received 256 votes, while AAA for RRRA got 127 votes and The A Team had 119 […]

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OPINION: Campus printing services need work

Every time I have to swipe my card to print out yet another sheet of paper, a rush of fear runs through me. What if I don’t have enough print credits? I have the usual five or six sheets to print for my writer’s circle every week, and maybe another eight when I have assignments—but those 10 cents add up, and yet again I find my card empty.  And if it’s not my card that won’t work, it’s the printer in the University Centre—and then I have to run to the nearest building, only to find the printer there is broken too. Despite being students in a digital age, most professors still request hard copies for assignments. Papers only get […]

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Canadian law students participate in research-a-thon for refugees

Law students across Canada took part in a joint research effort on Feb. 4 to review legal arguments that could help individuals targeted by the proposed U.S. travel ban. The travel ban, which has now been refuted by the Supreme Court in America, prohibits people with citizenship from seven countries of primarily Muslim faith from entering the U.S., and stopped the intake of Syrian refugees until further notice. The 12-hour “research-a-thon” event was organized by three law students at McGill University, and included over 800 participants from all 22 of Canada’s law schools, according to Brodie Noga, one of the event’s organizers. Participants also raised $8,800 in donations for the Canadian Council of Refugees. Noga said the idea began as […]

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COMMENTARY: Sherlock Holmes and the West End Horror

Anthony and Marcia Milgrom Dodge’s Sherlock Holmes & the West End Horror bills itself as a loving pastiche of all things Sherlock. Its cast of characters features Holmes and Watson alongside an assortment of cultural figures from late-19th-century London, such as Gilbert & Sullivan, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, and George Bernard Shaw. What kind of sparks will fly as Holmes and Watson mingle alongside celebrated Shakespearean actress Ellen Terry, or engage in a duel of wits with Wilde? How will they respond when confronted by Holmes superfan H.G Wells? The theme of history vs. fiction is a big one for this play. “It’s a 21st-century play, based on 20th century characters, based on 19th century stories,” director Lauren Stiers wrote […]

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