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Journalism in Science: A Rhetorical Analysis

Whether intended or not, the act of reporting provides a point of view which can potentially influence the message received by the audience; scientific journalism is especially susceptible due to the complex nature of the subject matter. What message the audience receives from the reporting of scientific finds can be influenced by factors like word usage, structure, use of narrative,

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The Ladies of the Iron Ring

In 2016, the United Nations began commemorating February 11th as the International Day for Women and Girls in Science, in recognition of the need to empower female scientists, engineers and inventors as a part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. While UN observances are often significant in terms of drawing attention towards an issue, they are not as effective

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The UTSU and You

If there’s only one thing that could be said about the UTSU, amid its colourful history, it would be that their performance has always been…questionable. As Mathias Memmel, VP Internal, remarked, “we’re widely disliked and no one trusts us with money, and who can blame them?” One such a money-fumbling incident would be the 2015 lawsuit in which the UTSU

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Finding your own adventure

  Reading week is almost over. You probably spent your break reading your friends’ text messages about how they’re enjoying their ski trip in Blue Mountain or Mont Tremblant, or how they just can’t get enough of the amazing food and bars in Montreal. Perhaps your friends are extra fancy and decided to leave the country and are vacationing in

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Math in Music

    “Math is a wonderful thing Math is a really cool thing. So, get off your ass, let’s do some math math, math, math, math, math.” -Jack Black, School of Rock Math is everywhere. It is used to solve not only the most complex engineering problems, but also the most mundane (like how long it would take to break

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UTSU Levy Referendum

The UTSU is currently running a Fall By-Election with the following referendum: The University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU) is seeking consent from its members on the St George Campus for the establishment of the UTSU Dedicated Clubs, Events, and Services Fee. Each member of the UTSU would pay $3.75 sessionally (including the Summer session), beginning in Fall 2017. The

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Picking The Mind of Bernardo Brando Albino Galvao de Sousa

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One of the best known professors of mathematics for engineering students is Professor Galvao de Sousa. Despite only lecturing for a short time, he already coordinates classes for every discipline, and teaches students from almost every year. Almost every student knows his courses to be particularly challenging, especially with calculus II. It’s not uncommon for first years to hear words

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It’s crime in UofT!   -University Tribunal Decisions 2014-2015

Have you ever heard of “impersonating” another student in order to graduate in his/ her name? Or completely forging a diploma? These sound like plotlines from a movie, these are real situations. You can see it in the records of Tribunal Decisions 2014-2015, University of Toronto. At the beginning of the school year, let’s go through some eye-popping academic offence

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