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Volume 38, Issue 8 (October 31, 2011)

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Halloween Pub posts record sales

UTMSU hosted the annual Halloween Pub last Thursday night where students in a wide variety of costumes crowded the Blind Duck Pub.

An academic town hall was held to gather input and address concerns from the UTM community last Wednesday in the William G. Davis Building.

The Student Financial Workshop, offered through the partnership of the UTM Students’ Union and the Office of the Registrar, was held on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Student Centre.

On Wednesday the UTM Snider Lecture Committee presented this year’s Snider Lecturer, Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, an internationally trained Gaza doctor.

The Muslim Student Association took part in Global Pink Hijab Day to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research last Wednesday.

The third annual Mississauga Summit took place at the Instructional Centre last Tuesday.

The Hindu Student Council hosted their sixth annual Diwali Dhamaka, titled “Let’s All Unite to Light Up the Night”, at the Blind Duck Pub on Friday night.

Letter to the Editor: Reflection on the Occupy demonstrations

Instead of lamenting and wallowing in the economic hardships faced by all, I would like to see an Occupy Toronto movement that is invested in fostering competition, hard work, education, and solidarity among fellow Canadians.

With a finite amount of money for club funding, big clubs that can fund great events and attract members will keep getting bigger, while small clubs don’t get the money they would need to draw in new members.

Avant-garde opening at the AGO

The AGO has not only acquired the entire General Idea: Haute Couture exhibition that debuted at the French art space earlier this year, but most recently the AGO also became home to a collection of 118 works that make up the highly anticipated, limited-time exhibition Chagall and the Russian Avante-Garde.

There was a lot of hype surrounding her second album for quite some time, and hype, as we know, can be a very dangerous thing.

While Niccol tries hard to use the premise to create a commentary on our obsession with the value of time, In Time asks its audience to suspend their beliefs a little too much.

Here’s a look at seven more animated characters that deserve a chance to shine in their own big-screen vehicle.

On the first listen of Justice’s Audio, Video, Disco, it’s easy to feel a little disappointed when you realize that Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay had no intention of repeating the style of their previous success.

One of the few consistently good bands left in pop music, Coldplay has a bit of a cross to bear in terms of keeping up with their reputation of, well, being consistently good.

Life in the new Panopticon

You’ve seen them before. Those pictures online. The girl holds a camera out in front of her. She pouts her lips, makes sure her cleavage is exposed, and snaps a picture of herself.

It’s that time of year again: you’re pulling on a pair of pants that you haven’t worn since summer, and gasp! they’re tight, and you’ve gained some weight.

What’s a dialect? “Talking with an accent.” What’s an accent? “When people talk funny.” What’s talking funny? “When they don’t sound, you know, normal!” So what’s normal? Actually, not so easy to answer.

Even if the games themselves are not art, there may be valid artistic expression inside them on one level or another.

The word “Halloween” comes from the Catholic Church. It’s a contraction of “All Hallows Even”, that is, the night before All Saints’ Day, a day for the observance of saints, held on November 1.

If only they had known the truth about mental illness: It’s not weird. It’s not a weakness. It’s not something to hide.

UTM Blue defeats White in Battle of UTM

On October 26, the two UTM Division 1 men’s basketball teams faced off against each other.

The players rebounded in their second outing with a decisive victory over the St. George Gold.

On Saturday, the Eagles beat St. George’s Skule (Team A) Engineers, 10–0, in a cold and gritty contest.