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Starting The Conversation On Sexual Assault

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

Ellen Muggorsky | Guest Contributor When I was sexually assaulted, I was not asking for it. When I was sexually assaulted for the first, second and third time, I was not asking for it. I would like to share this personal account with you, not to scare you or to shock you, but in an honest attempt to dispel stereotypes. I wish not to instill fear but bring thoughtful perspective to a thoughtless crime. I would like to emphasize the word crime. See, despite the fact that 1 in 3 women are sexually assaulted, some still lack the understanding of a few basic constructs so let me lay this down to you. According to the criminal code of Canada, consent is the voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity. Consent should be a voluntary, sober, enthusiastic, informed, mutual, honest...

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Dungeons & Dragons

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Tierney Watkinson | Team Member Wounded and weary, the adventurers watched as the dragon Venomfang coiled and bared his fangs in a menacing grin, preparing to attack. His scales, glistening poison green, were stained with globules of shocking red blood that oozed from wounds in Venomfang’s flesh, wounds that were slowly beginning to take their toll. Venomfang looked to the sky, where the gaping hole in the crumbling tower ceiling loomed far overhead. His body tensed- -he unfurled his wings slightly. The group of travelers knew in that instant that Venomfang was going to try to flee. Penny, a powerful wizard, cried out, “I can stop the dragon from escaping!” “But we might fail,” Sir Villanueva grunted as struggled to stand, still reeling from the dragon’s last blow. His torso was covered in burns. The dragon’s acidic poison attack...

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Logan: A Review

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Tierney Watkinson | Team Member No spoilers, I promise. Full disclosure, while I have seen all of the X-Men movies except for the most recent (which directly preceded Logan), I have yet to read the comics. While (or perhaps because) I am aware of the different timelines within the X-Men Universe I feel as though I am definitely missing chunks of content. That being said, Logan could be enjoyed even without watching all of the prequels first. Watching Logan with the limited background knowledge I may have, I absolutely loved the film. I cried. Multiple times. Granted, it had been a long day and I was in such a mood that during a certain scene of the movie which involved horses, I nearly lost my composure completely. I’m just relieved that my group of movie-watching friends and I were at...

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Potential

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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

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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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