"A" Was For "Apathy"!
by Emmet Matheson
Mid-terms nearly done, Reading Week around the corner, it might seems like everything's coming up roses. But what's that foul stank coming from the second floor of the Riddell Centre? No, it's not the Carillon's layout night pizza decomposing, nor is it CK Be from the CFS office...it's Students Union election time and long-dormant rocks are being turned over to bring light to the zeal of self-serving festering snakes and other assorted belly-crawlers and wrigglers intent on "serving the student body."
The biggest popular misconception about the Students' Union is that it's a governing body. It isn't, it just tries to act like one. If it really was some parliamentary house of legislation and authority, then it would be named the University of Regina Student Council, or Government, but it's not. It's called the Students' Union. As in labour union.
All We're Saying Is Give Teaching A Chance
by Rob Knibbs
It has been said that bad things happen in threes. Last year Saskatchewan nurses, discontent with frozen wages and poor working conditions took to the picket line. Their focus was the Saskatchewan Government's lack of foresight in anticipating the long predicted shortage of qualified nurses to fill a rapidly retiring work force. Although the SUN (Saskatchewan Union of Nurses) was eventually satisfied with a pay hike and a promise to solve the nurses shortage, the latter has been left greatly neglected over the past year.
Forum: Old People and drugs
This week's forum was based on an article in the National Post (Saturday, January 29/00) about a senior citizen's home for hard drug addicts in the Netherlands. The city of Rotterdam has 3,000 to 4,000 hard drug users, many of which are approaching pensionable age. Even though heroin and cocaine are illegal in this liberal country, addicts are treated as though they have a chronic illness. The question posed to our panel was whether they thought a senior citizen's home for drug addicts would be acceptable in Canada. Our panel consisted of Christine Povey, writer, Christine Hanson, opinions editor, Hannah Scissons, legislative rep., Emmet Matheson, editor-in-chief, and Greg McCulloch, writer.