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Volume 38, Issue 12 (November 28, 2011)

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U of T seeks $2 billion

The University of Toronto recently made history by launching the largest Canadian university fundraising initiative, BOUNDLESS, a $2-billion campaign. U of T president David Naylor announced the endeavour at Convocation Hall on Sunday evening.

The UTM Women’s Centre, in cooperation with UTM Campus Police, Green Dot, UTMSU and ULife, held a memorial on Friday in the Student Centre in honour of the 14 women who lost their lives in the 1989 shooting at l’École Polytechnique in Montreal.

UTM and Samsung will partner on upcoming media projects that bring something new and exciting in social media.

The UTM Sexual Education and Peer Counselling Centre, the UTM Students’ Union, and the UTM English and Drama Students Society jointly hosted the World Tour Pub on Thursday night to raise funds for AIDS charities.

ECC: Erindale College Complaint

The Annual General Meeting of UTMSU was well attended by approximately 90 students in person, and 700 students via proxy. Thank you for participating as we celebrated our collective work and prepare for the challenges ahead.

Every year, UTMSU’s Annual General Meeting is one of the most important stories The Medium covers. To put it lightly, there has always been some tension.

That show cray

Stopping in Toronto for their much-hyped Watch the Throne tour, Jay-Z and Kanye West delivered two outstanding shows last Wednesday and Thursday nights at the Air Canada Centre. Combining their talent, they took the stage with a non-stop groove, many classics, and effortless precision.

The Ghost of Christmas Past isn’t the only thing to be afraid of this holiday season. Pageant hair, super-cleavage, and other heinous holiday style blunders are much more terrifying than an old dude in chains.

Food is an undeniably important part in our lives. The way we acquire it, the way we prepare it, and the people we share it with are unique to every individual.

Going home for the holidays? Lucky!

It’s that time of year: Christmas music is blaring everywhere around you, it’s getting colder, and decorations are popping up everywhere. But what about those who can’t go home and be with the family? Here are some guidelines to still have a good holiday away.

When I received a mass email in early October from the Office of Student Life, saying “You can attend a leadership conference in Calgary for FREE!”, I was immediately captivated.

We’re not walking in a winter wonderland just yet, but Christmas music has begun to play on the radio, at coffee shops, and in shopping malls. From “Jingle Bells” to “Deck the Halls”, the carols and seasonal songs remind us that Christmas is coming in less than a month.

Type, type, type. For many of us, around this time of year, it can feel like all we do is type. We type term papers and test notes and emails. We then go and type Facebook statuses complaining about all the term papers and tests and emails.

We do so with the concept of “idiolect”. There’s a lot to be said about this. It comes down to the principle that what you say is unique to you. Because of your genes, your culture, your history, your personality, and even your own choices, you have certain habits of speech (and both old and new habits die hard).

Just last month, the world’s population reached an astounding 7,000,000,000. It’s mind-blowing to think that, despite the long chain of zeroes in that number, each and every individual is unique with their own distinct personality and characteristics.

Shot at first place blocked

On Wednesday, the men’s Div. 1 White basketball team played against Woodsworth College, a game that decided whether or not UTM White would tie for first place with three other teams, including the team’s home rival, UTM Blue.

The UTM Eagles men’s Tri-Campus volleyball team played their final game of the season against St. George Black last Tuesday at the RAWC.

As the seconds on the shot clock wound down, four girls in white spread out around the key. Individually they pressed tightly to guard their opponents.

Captain Zak Khan of team “Sunny D” battled for a loose ball in the first of two overtimes, butting heads with “And Then Some” captain Tevin Sutton-Stephenson. The result: Zak got an extremely swollen right eye, which will definitely lead to some bruising.