And we made him all uncomfortable on our couch.
Last week we had the honour of showing Prof. Kupe around the PDBY office building. We even tried to cover up the old termite damage that came from Pssst…’s appalling living conditions. But in all seriousness we were very happy to see Prof. Kupe paying some interest in the lives of students. We also got to hear how Prof. Kupe worked at his own student newspaper and he told us about how he had to sell the newspaper to students door to door.
Prof. Kupe’s stories about the hassles of producing a publication years ago really show how lucky we have it sometimes. Learning InDesign is the hardest part about putting the paper together these days, and it is quite easy to learn. But this comes down to our academics too.
As a tutor, I get to mark some papers and sometimes it is quite shocking how slap-dash some students can be with the work they submit. Glory be to the guy that invented copy-paste, but that doesn’t mean that we should be spending less time working on things.
Speaking of spending time on things, this week we bring you a story the Features team has been working on for quite some time. We tried to look at prescription drug abuse on campus. Give it a read! If you have thoughts on the matter, send me a message! I’d love to start a discussion
This week I was sent a letter and I think it is a very valid point. This is an issue that I have spoken about before and that many other students have expressed their frustrations about. It seems that all too often the efforts that the university makes fall short of the aspects that take students into consideration. This is in the small things such as closing down food places without a strategy to continue providing quality food on campus. It blows my mind too, Concerned UP staff member. Maybe their plan is to focus on the hybrid learning so you can stay home and then who cares about protection from the weather or healthy meal options.
It’s important to not let these things get to you though. Take the cards you are dealt and make it work.
Go wild, stay fighting!