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Free period products being dispensed on university campus
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Free period products being dispensed on university campus

The University of Regina club Champions of Change has put up 12 free menstrual product dispensers across the campus to combat “period poverty” during the fall semester. “It’s this nice period dispenser that’s actually in the washroom,” said Raiha Shareef, president of Champions of Change. “[It’s] such a big deal because that’s something that you...

University of Regina business students impacting the community
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University of Regina business students impacting the community

Hill JDC West at the University of Regina continues to do great work despite COVID-19. Hill JDC is a team of 56 selected business students and alumni at the University of Regina who compete at a university business competition every year called Jeux du Commerce West (JDC). “Hill JDC and the competition improves communication abilities,...

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...