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Volume 38, Issue 9 (November 7, 2011)

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UCS takes a pie in the face

The Blind Duck swelled with enthusiastic volunteers, cheering students on to give whatever they could in an effort to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. At booths with video games, baked goods, authentic Indian cuisine, and photographs, all proceeds were donated to the cause.

In celebration of National UNICEF Day, UNICEF@UTM organized a Halloween-themed fundraising event on Monday afternoon outside the Student Centre with their special guest, UTM principal Deep Saini, dressed as a life-size donation box.

The UTM Women’s Centre held the Walk Five Minutes in Her Shoes event at the Student Centre last Wednesday to raise money and awareness of violence against women. From 1 to 2 p.m., male pledges navigated an obstacle course, catwalked, and posed in heels.

UTM’s Student Centre was turned into a “Haunted Carnival” in celebration of Halloween last Monday.

Under a white canopy next to the CCT Building, faculty, staff, and members of the community gathered to celebrate the completion of the official opening of the Terrence Donnelly Health and Sciences Complex and the Mississauga Academy of Medicine on Tuesday.

Letter to the Editor: Not so much East vs. West

Several weeks ago, the discussion in one of my classes turned to the idea of resisting “Orientalism”. There’s a long and complex discourse around the concept of Orientalism that I won’t go into here.

It’s that time of the year again. “Drop Fees” fever has taken over our campus and, as usual, we are being treated to politically-charged rants, Guy Fawkes masks, and other assorted paraphernalia that was paid for by, well, our fees.

Something wicked this way comes

In anticipation of Hart House Theatre’s latest production, Shakespeare’s haunting Macbeth, we sat down to chat with director Jeremy Hutton and lead actor William Foley, as technical preparations continued into the cold, dark night ahead...

If you’re one of Mindy Kaling’s 1.5 million Twitter followers, then you’re already familiar with her bubbly, self-deprecating, pop culture-obsessed persona. And there’s a good chance that you want her to be your best friend.

To mark 100 years since the birth of Marshall McLuhan, the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery’s fall 2011 exhibition series, How Near is Far, honours the achievements of the great Canadian media theorist by featuring a number of works that address the growing permeation of information technology in society.

Lately there have been so many great new albums that we’ve been downloading them into our iTunes faster than squirrels hoarding nuts for the winter. But can you blame us? It’s getting chilly out there, and we can’t think of a better way to keep warm than to cozy up with a new list of hits, fresh off your stereo speakers.

This is a story about 12 people, one course, and cartload of font choices. It has a semi-sex joke in it, too.

Don’t let the dollar sign fool you. New York rapper A$AP Rocky doesn’t evoke the hip-thrusting bass-busting sounds of Dr. Luke-abuser and self-proclaimed sleazeball Ke$ha.

A link between birth control and sexual attraction

When it comes to dating, men find women confusing. What does she find attractive in a man? What are the dos and don’ts of flirting with her? Will she prefer someone handsome or someone rich? Women like to think they know exactly what they look for and that they are in complete control of their “mate choice”.

Ranting means verbally opening your brain and dumping its contents on the table for all to see. They are emotionally charged and usually intense.

So, last week I promised you we’d try some do-it-yourself experiments with phonetics (the sounds of language). And I have good news: We will!

We all have that one crazy friend—the one that never stops talking about the hot girls or guys in their classes, checks their Facebook every two minutes during lectures, and always has something to rant about, no matter how irrelevant.

It’s that time of year again when graduate school applications are due. The deadlines for different programs at different schools vary; however, the deadlines for professional programs such as dentistry, teacher’s college, law, and medicine are all within the next few months.

Eagles-White hold court

Considering the final score of 60–45 in favour of UTM White, those who missed the game might think that the game was a runaway for UTM—but that wasn’t the case.

After a 45-minute delay due to referee problems, the Men’s Tri-Campus soccer team kicked off against UTSC this past Sunday. It was the team’s final game of the regular season, and they were looking to make the playoffs—even though it would require a 7-goal win against the Raccoons, a top-ranked team.

A deliverance for UTM Division 1 men’s basketball may be at hand. After starting the new millennium by winning six championships in seven years, there is an expectation for the team to do well—but the question is, which team will it be?

At only 24 years old, Lionel Messi is already setting records and accomplishing feats the sports world hasn’t seen since Wayne Gretzky made fools of everyone on the ice. The Barcelona striker’s latest achievement was his 202nd goal for Barcelona (in 286 games), which was accomplished on November 1 with a hat trick in a Champions League game against Viktoria Plzen.