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Femion » 2008 » February

Gazette #39 - DINOSAURS!!!

February 24th, 2008

A scandal by any other name

I’m sitting in my parent’s apartment in Tucson right now.

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Gazette #38 - The Sex Issue

February 22nd, 2008

Animal Sex: Fancy penises and explosions

BIG WARNING: this article was published in a student university sex issue newspaper so you can imagine what audiences this article will not be appropriate for.

Also, I didn’t choose the image, title, or ending sentence that go along with this article - those were added by my editor. Yay picture of cows going at it right next to picture of my head. And I was not trying to say that ducks eat each other after sex.

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Just another reason why I’m so happy to be moving out of the dorm in April

February 12th, 2008

Exhibit A: the bottles of urine.

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Note posted on the garbage room door by the cleaning lady.

My question would be: why? We live at most three doors from a mostly clean bathroom and I don’t think anyone has a medical problem preventing them from using it.

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Gazette #37 - not quite so controversial, but still sad.

February 10th, 2008

Harper slashes Science Advisor Office

This was actually pretty boring to write. I don’t really like writing about politics. Especially Canadian politics

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Gazette #36

February 4th, 2008

The Pope and science just can’t get along

I was telling my friend Alex how I hoped I hadn’t peeved off my Catholic friends too much with this article. He responded by saying: “Criticizing the pope is not controversial.”

I had a “I guess we’re not in Antigonish anymore” moment.

Of course, to say it wasn’t controversial was not exactly true. Yesterday, when describing her new boyfriend, a friend told me “I’ve read your column and I know that you’re all anti-religion and whatever, but I prayed to god to send me someone and He delivered…”. Today, at the Gazette meeting a law student, who, from what I could tell, was an atheist, showed up with a long essay responding to this article that he wanted to get printed in the Gazette. He wants to make the point that the Catholic church has been a benefactor to science. Fine. He wants to start an on-going debate with me about whether science and faith are compatible. Fine.

But the thing is, people seem to be missing the point of this article. I’m not trying to be anti-religious. I don’t want to point out how religion and science can’t get along (I did not pick the title of this week’s column, my editor did). I certainly have opinions on both subjects, but I don’t see the point in writing about them. I was simply trying to explain why scientists might find it offensive for the pope to show up at their university and give them a lecture on how they need the church for ethical guidance given the church’s track record with scientists.

My editor will publish the atheist law student’s piece. I’m kinda flattered though. It makes me feel relevant.

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