Respect the sacrifice

Friday, November 9th, 2007

November 9, 2007 Ed Cartoon

On Sunday, the 11th day of the 11th month, Canadians will commemorate the tremendous sacrifice of our fallen soldiers who died for Canada and Canadians on Remembrance Day.

We proudly wear poppies, observe two minutes of silence, and attend commemorative ceremonies, but most importantly we take pause to remember the men and women who served on our behalf. (read more)

Like Sly Stallone, Ahmad's response over the top

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Re: “Dark-haired Asian wields wit, penis, not gun”
Nov. 6, 2007

To the editor:
Having spent four years at Western, I realized something about Western’s library patrons: No one seems to realize there is a designated “loud floor. (read more)

Clickers can't replace lecturing abilitity

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Using a clicker in class

In a recent edition of the Western News, the paper once again ran a story emphasizing the pedagogical benefits of classroom clickers.

In the final sentence of the story, the professor interviewed provided the following rationale for why he likes using the devices in his teaching:

“I’m not a good enough lecturer to just talk for 50 minutes,” he said. (read more)

Research is an essential part of teaching

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Re: “Nobel winner questions lecture’s value”
Nov. 7, 2007

To the editor:
I am pleased to hear that a Nobel-calibre researcher has taken the time to direct his attention towards post-secondary education. (read more)

A+

Friday, November 9th, 2007

“One of the problems with the current doping landscape is that so many athletes have proffered excuses " vanishing twins, flaxseed oil, mislabeled supplements, whatever it was [Floyd Landis] was trying to assert " that alibis are dismissed by the general public. (read more)

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Friday, November 9th, 2007

“We’re not shopping him. We don’t want to move [A.J.] Burnett, we want him to help us win next season. But if someone was to wow us with an offer, we’d have to listen.”
"J. (read more)

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