Volume 38, Issue 4 (September 26, 2011)

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[email protected] shows their pride

Queer Orientation, the week-long tri-campus LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) frosh event, began last Sunday at UTM and ended on Church Street with the Homohop dance on Saturday night.

On Friday, about 400 people participated in a community cleanup led by United Way, 150 of which were UTM staff and students.

Newsweek and The Daily Beast placed the University of Toronto third in the list of the top 104 universities outside the US last week.

The UTMSU held its DisOrientation event last week to unite students on campus who share a passion for various initiatives in politics, equity, and social justice.

The fair occurs every year, with the goal of introducing students to organizations that can give them the opportunity to gain experience that would be helpful in the workforce.

Homophobia hurts

The use of casually homophobic language, while the intent is often not to be homophobic is offensive and does have the potential to really hurt people.

The use of homophobic slurs, regardless of the intent behind them, is inappropriate. Period.

Trailer park boys and girls

Complete with pink flamingos, Cheetos, beer, and a whole lot of conversatin’, the cast members use their incredible vocal abilities to humorously explore the unusual happenings in this Florida trailer park.

Earlier this month, the Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) unveiled Fireworks 2011, an exhibition by Ontario Clay and Glass Association members in collaboration with FUSION magazine to showcase the best contemporary clay and glass artwork from the Golden Horseshoe.

Two and a Half Men pulled in its biggest audience ever with its season nine premiere last Monday night.

The Toronto stop on The Shins’ tour seems to have been a mere practice round for Mercer and the new band, but even so, they managed to fill the void that fans have felt since 2007.

Here are six trendy, budget-friendly, and completely versatile must-haves for 2011 to help you stay stylish throughout fall and into winter.

The Transformation of UTM

With the opening of the new Instructional Centre and the Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex this year, UTM—once “Erindale College”—has completed a new chapter in its history. Over the past 46 years UTM has transformed from a small offshoot of St. George, working out of a high school, into a renowned academic centre—an integral element of the tri-campus system.

Whether or not we allow ourselves to admit it, we are all prone to crushing on our TAs, even if it is just a teeny tiny bit!

The HARPS team has discovered over 150 planets in eight years. The trick to finding planets, says HARPS, is to look for wobbly stars. The stars’ light appears to oscillate because they are being tugged at by a nearby planet’s orbit.

Does the team need a water boy?

I jumped at the opportunity to try out for the tri-campus volleyball team. I wanted to get a feel for the athletic experience at UTM. That, and I wanted people to once again see me as Funny Chris after I wrote this classic article documenting the hilarious event.

Whether it’s a yearning for hockey after a long summer or the chance to check out top prospects in play, Toronto fans tuned in for some pre-season action this past week.

On Sunday, September 25, the UTM campus hosted three tri-campus intramural games. At 1 p.m., an intramural soccer game was played against the St. George team on the North Field.