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Commentary: University slow to provide flexible grading options to students
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Commentary: University slow to provide flexible grading options to students

A student-led petition generated 4,500 on-line signatures — roughly one-quarter of the University of Regina’s enrolment — and helped convince the school to implement pass/fail grades for the current, virus-interrupted semester. In the petition she posted March 24 on www.change.org, U of R student Sara Birrell cited the disruption caused by the COVID-19 virus as...

URSU petitions to leave national body
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URSU petitions to leave national body

As the first step toward leaving its national body, the University of Regina Students Union is withholding up to $157,000 it collected from student fees this year. “We’ve been collecting fees for [the Canadian Federation of Students], but we’ve been withholding sending it to them,” said Arts Director Alfred Adenuga. “Just because we don’t, we...

Breaking the stigma. Period.
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Breaking the stigma. Period.

The Champions of Change club is looking to make a difference in the lives of women – and everyone who menstruates – at the University of Regina. “I think it’s really important that women feel safe and included,” said the Champions of Change event coordinator, Mira Cappello, 19. “I think more people than we think...

Chartwells says no to customers using reusable cups at campus store fronts due to COVID-19
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Chartwells says no to customers using reusable cups at campus store fronts due to COVID-19

By temporarily not allowing customers to use reusable cups at on-campus coffee shops, the University of Regina is trying to prevent a possible future outbreak of the new coronavirus. The new coronavirus, known as COVID-19, has prompted multiple coffee shop franchises around Canada – including Starbucks and Tim Hortons – to take this action as...

Local Trifon’s suffers impaired driving incident
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Local Trifon’s suffers impaired driving incident

Trifon’s Family Restaurant found itself in a scary situation on March 6, as a car drove through its patio in a confirmed case of impaired driving. “It happened around 12:10 a.m. I believe,” said a witness who wished to remain anonymous. “My manager and I were talking in the off-sale when we heard a big...

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U of R Education students react to STF plan for job action

Saskatchewan teachers have voted to move forward with job action if talks are not settled with the provincial government. The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) voted 96 per cent in favour of job sanctions according to their announcement made on Feb. 24. Education students from the University of Regina (U of R) are reacting to the...

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Black History Month commemorated by museum, university

Carol LaFayette-Boyd, being a second generation Canadian with African heritage herself, has a close connection with Black History month; and she hopes to bring more attention to this month and its purpose. “[Regina does] lots of things but there are still lots of people that aren’t aware … that February has been designated as African...