Volume 38, Issue 7 (October 24, 2011)

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Homestead tensions escalate

Students in residence at 3061 Sir John’s Homestead are being threatened by the Sir John’s Homestead Ratepayer Association (SJHRA) regarding constant complaints and concerns from neighbouring residences.

The Student Housing & Residence Life Department and students from U of T Mississauga participated in the second annual United Way CN Tower Climb on Saturday.

The UTM Students’ Union held this semester’s eXpression Against Oppression Week last Monday.

Alexandra Dodger, a U of T alumna and activist, passed away in Ottawa on October 15 after being involved in a car accident.

The Arab Students for Peace and World Change (ASPAWC) club held their first The Doha Debates-style discussion with UTM professor Jens Hanssen at the Student Centre last Wednesday.

As part of their Community Lecture Series, the UTM Muslim Students’ Association hosted guest lecturer Hamza Andreas Tzortzis in the William G. Davis Building on Wednesday night.

Walking a very thin line

I don’t think that the incident Ms. El-Kadri mentions can be defined as hate speech. Nor does it legally fall under freedom of expression, simply because the offender didn’t publicly express anything.

Her and two other girls were wearing a hijab, and all of a sudden another girl made a very stunning comment. She said, “All Muslims are terrorists and they only thing they know how to do is kill people.”

What the Dickens!

Theatre Erindale is back in full swing, kicking off their “The Power of Performance” season with a brilliant production of the play The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Part 1.

The preppy revival has continued to grow, and collegiate looks are one of the biggest trends this fall with the emergence of varsity jackets and preppy plaids.

In his latest, ambitious double album, titled Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, Gonzalez still holds on to some of the sound and production that made Saturdays work so well.

Based on his experiences living in a creaky house, and inspired by the indie-horror box-office success The Blair Witch Project, Peli came out with Paranormal Activity. Now, following the success of Paranormal Activity 2, Peli returns as producer for the third instalment of the saga.

Hart House’s original production, The Gentleman Caller, examines the life and times of playwright Tennessee Williams

Michigan Left, on first listen, is noticeably different from their debut album, Jackson Square; although the Arkells’ spirit is retained, this is not Jackson Square Part 2.

Louis CK is still, and will probably continue to be, the funniest man out there right now.

Do you live in a bubble?

And then came personalization, where the Internet already knows what you want to find out. Sounds good, right?

Don’t flunk out. This is a little obvious, but really, humankind has accomplished many much more difficult things than getting a bachelor’s degree.

Each year, UTM adds a few new academic societies and more than a few new clubs to its roster. One new society is the Sociology and Criminology Society, created for Sociology and Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies students.

It’s a real shame when a university student comes out at the end of his university career having gained no more than a degree, don’t you think?

A recent study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin suggests that women who want to pursue a romantic relationship will stay away from science, technology, engineering, and math (also called STEM).

Varsity Blues cap off season with big win

“It’s definitely a great feeling to have played the last game like that with all of my boys, going out in style.”

For Jays fans, this is yet another year where we are on the outside looking in during the playoffs.

On Wednesday, October 19, UTM Blue played their Division 1 home opener against the Faculty of Physical Education and Health. Despite their best efforts, the UTM men’s basketball team was defeated by FPEH, with a final score of 71–80.