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Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Culture | 0 comments

Jordan Tucker | Contributor I ’ve got a bone to pick with my former high school teachers. The worst thing they ever did was tell me I had “potential”. The slightest whiff of “potential” is like crack to the awkward, acne-speckled, bespectacled teen that I was, and that I’m sure many of the readers of this fine paper are. It has a certain ephemeral quality to it, it whispers of the promised land of “success”, and some sort of opportunity to become more than what you are, which in my case was a kid who played trombone and wore wool, floor-length medieval capes to school unironically. “Potential” meant that I was better than the population 2,000 town I had grown up in, that I would keep reaching and achieving until someone finally pressed a red-inked stamp reading “contributor” over...

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Letters from the Edgeitors

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Culture | 0 comments

Colin Slark | Editor in Chief I don’t feel quite like the Roman emperor Augustus, who is reported to have said “I found Rome a city of bricks, I left it a city of marble.” I don’t believe I did anything revolutionary during my tenure as Editor In Chief. I am not leaving Over The Edge the gleaming center of the universe, as Romans must have felt their city was during the Empire’s heyday. However, I do think I’m leaving Over The Edge better off than I found it. I took the reins of the paper during a year where we had an almost total turnover of staff and board members. This was not the fault of our predecessors, people graduate and move on to bigger things than a student newspaper – but it meant that we were left...

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Over The Edge Newspaper Society Bylaw Changes

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Culture | 0 comments

Today (Thursday March 23), Over The Edge held its 2017 Annual General Meeting. Several bylaw changes were approved at the meeting. Please find attached a copy of our new Constitution and a list of changes. If you have any questions or comments, please email them to chairpersonote@gmail.com. OTE 2017 AGM – Passed Bylaw Changes Over The Edge Constitution – 2017...

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Extreme Spring Cleaning: Dorm Edition

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Culture | 0 comments

Jade Szymanski | Contributor Spring is fast approaching; as the days get longer and the temperature gets warmer, university students everywhere are filled with anticipation of the four-month long break from school that they will get to work, sleep, and soak up the sun instead of study, drink nothing but coffee, and freeze their butts off while getting to class. With spring comes the notion that we are renewed and brighter days are ahead of us. This is why spring cleaning is so popular- an organized and clean living environment helps translate to how we function in day-to-day life, which should feel exciting and fresh when spring finally rolls around. It is the beginning of a promising summer, and your dorm should reflect that positivity. After all, a cluttered space leaves a cluttered mind, and we all need to be...

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So Long For Now: Remembering Stuart McLean

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Culture | 0 comments

Colin Slark | Editor in Chief I pride myself on not being taken in by Canadiana. I get very tired of trite songs, CBC TV shows, trinkets, and books that distill the Canadian experience into a concentrated blend of hockey, maple leaves, and beavers; like we lack any sort of further complexity other than the stereotypes we complain that other countries foist upon us. As an example, the works of Stompin’ Tom Connors are anathema to me. Yes, The Hockey Song is fun to sing along with, but it merely describes the events of a hockey game, it makes no attempt to explain why we love hockey or what its significance to our country is. Perhaps then, it is confusing why I enjoyed the stories of Stuart McLean. Stuart McLean, the recently deceased host of the long-running CBC Radio program...

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Humanity, A Lost Quality

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Culture | 0 comments

Emmanuel Drame | Contributor I am an inherent word for creatures I thought knew and valued me…. I have lost my place; my name resonates only with chaos and conflict…. I lost my place because humans placed irrelevant issues above me.… I unite differences across every spectrum of life; they are products of mine…Race, Religion, Philosophy, Ideology, Culture, Ethnicity, Nationality, Geography and so on….   When people speak of me today, I bow in shame because I have become a cry for help…the last instead of the first resort to action…. People try to appease their sense of ‘humanity’ through philanthropy… I have become a bargaining chip for self-aggrandizement…. No one can feel human without me…I admit I thought wrong there for a second…some people feel more human than others….I guess that was where I lost my place… I am...

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