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Africa is not the dark continent

A conference on African development held at Concordia University Saturday and Sunday reminded its audience of their "global responsibility" towards the world's impoverished peoples. Organized by the Global Forum on International Cooperation, a student organization at Concordia, the conference, entitled "Connecting Global Youth Confronting Global Challenges: A Conference on African Development," explored dilemmas and realities of development in Africa.
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NATIONAL: First Nations’ new station

In hopes of preserving First Nations language and promoting world peace, the first of a network of radio stations sponsored by the Global Country of World Peace was launched Thursday. The station will broadcast from Fredericton, New Brunswick in the native languages of the area, Maliseet, Mi'kmaq and Passamaquoddy.
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CAMPUS: SSMU Flying Squad getting its wings

Students' Society Vice-President External Max Silverman is looking to make some noise on campus with his latest initiative, the SSMU Flying Squad. The group, which is still in its early stages of planning, plans to make it easier to mobilize students for issues that require support.
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CAMPUS: Thieves break into Leacock lockers

Last Thursday, 74 lockers in the basement of the Leacock Building were vandalized. A still unknown person or persons cut the locks and rifled through the contents of the lockers most likely between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. As of Friday evening, some students had reported missing items, mostly of little value.
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FEUQ membership on fall referendum

For the second time in two years, Students' Society Council has taken steps to remove SSMU from student lobbying group la Fédération Etudiante Universitaire du Québec. In a special Council meeting held Thursday, a motion was passed that will add the question of SSMU's membership in la FEUQ to the fall referendum ballot.
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All GA motions pass

The Students' Society held its first semi-annual General Assembly of the year last Thursday. Required once a semeseter after an ammendment to the Students' Society constitution made last spring, the GA is designed to provide a way for students to take part in active democracy on campus.
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SPEAKERS ON CAMPUS: Don’t call it ‘Islamo-facism’

With the United States' foreign policy, engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan and war on terrorism making international headlines daily, Canada's role in the war on terror has received less scrutiny. To fill the void as well as to combat the negative views of Islam, the Muslim Students Association organized a conference last Wednesday night entitled "Canada and the War on Terror.
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NATIONAL: Schools quit rankings

Some of Canada's largest research universities delivered a pointed message to the editors of Maclean's magazine last month when they announced in an open letter that they would no longer assist the publication in preparing its annual university rankings issue.
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BREAKING NEWS: Tragedy at Dawson

One girl has been confirmed dead and as many as 20 people were hospitalized after a gunman opened fire at Dawson College earlier today. At 12:41p.m., a young man wearing a black trench coat entered the school through the ground floor doors on Boulevard de Maisonneuve, drew a firearm and began shooting at students in the main cafeteria.
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