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Anti-gay, anti-abortion activist Bill Whatcott, left, is interrupted by a protester at the University of Regina. Photo by Eric Westhaver, INK Online.

Bill Whatcott’s views are – to put it lightly – controversial.


His views on abortion and LGBTQ rights are far beyond the mainstream. Some might even say they go beyond the pale. He’s fought the law. He’s been fined by the provincial government, gone to Canada’s Supreme Court several times, and was arrested during a demonstration at the University of Regina last year.


On Jan. 12, he came back to campus.

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The Owl pub at the U of R.

The Lazy Owl was first opened at the University of Regina in 1967. Since then, the campus bar, now better known as the Owl, has undergone many changes.

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School spirit is seen as a major part of the university lifestyle, but is that the case for the University of Regina?

The Globe and Mail’s Canadian University Report 2015 stated one of the things U of R students complained about was “a lack of school spirit.”

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Engineering students at the University of Regina are designing a plan to compost the university’s food waste. Even though the university has considered composting proposals in the past, students think the design steps were not developed successfully, which has left the university one step behind major universities across Canada.

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The U-Pass petition has two weeks to get 200 more signatures to reach its 700-signature goal. The Regina Public Interest Research Group is leading the petition for a student bus pass, the U-Pass, which would be included in students’ tuitions in 2015.

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Jocelyne Paulus, UR Guarantee student.

The UR Guarantee program at the University of Regina is known for its fairly obvious incentives.

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Notes and numbers won’t be the only thing exchanged at the university this week. The Regina Farmers Market will be setting up at the University of Regina on Thur., Oct. 30. The weekly market at the Research and Innovation Centre Atrium showcases local vendors offering a variety of products.


Kandra Forbes, a sustainability intern with the Regina Farmers Market, said the market has been operating on campus since last semester. The market began their second season at the university on Oct. 2. Customers so far have been supportive of the market, said Forbes.

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University of Regina students are taking the opportunity this week to put the books away, all in the spirit of Halloween. Students have the chance to celebrate the holiday by partaking in events all over campus, which are hosted by different student groups.

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