Luke Sawczak

Luke Sawczak
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Luke was editor-in-chief for two years and used to copy-edit The Medium ever since he politely asked if he could. His proudest writing for the paper was Luke's Languages. His alter ego is a linguistics alum and comp sci TA who likes going for contemplative walks with his friends and gardening on the phone.

Against blockaded knowledge

Company secrets are a serious topic at universities these days. One of the most striking cases took place last May, when dean Robert Buckingham...

More to the story than stress

There are a few things on my mind this week, and none really stands out, so I’ll touch on each. MENTAL HEALTH & MONEY A UTMSU...

A priest on his own Camino

University chaplaincies across Canada have finished celebrating Catholic Students’ Week, which at UTM featured a talk by Edward Curtis, a priest and pontifical master...

Looking at the good and the bad

I’ve been thinking about the fact that there are some groups that work to improve students’ outlooks at university, some that are indifferent, and...

Doing more to help than harm

The Dalhousie dentistry case is a very interesting one. There are tons of differently nuanced opinion and news articles online—after reading through them, I...

Human violence takes many forms

Any and every religion can be and has been used to destroy or to build up. The determining factors are the people using them...

Push the question back a stage

UTMSU’s approach to the town hall last week was unusual. They strategized the questions they would ask the administrative staff beforehand and expressed concern...

Not easy to update the classics

A lot of the media I know as “classic” comes from my parents. It’s the books I was given to read later in childhood,...

For the record…

There’s more than one type of respect a person can show, a point that was made clear for me this past week.While preparing to...

How I didn’t move out (again)

One of the articles on the front page of features this week talks about moving out. A Globe and Mail writer who tried it...

Dissent can do without disorder

The circus is over. Every year there seems to be more tension and toxicity at the U of T student union’s general meeting, but...

Not worth winning on half-truths

Déjà vu. Two years ago The Medium wrote about a referendum to expand the Student Centre, quoting and expanding on a couple of figures...
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