Snapshots: Tim Hortons, government watch, political anger, class “participation”

Snapshots, curtailed commentary on current conditions. Tim Hortons, government watch, political anger, class “participation”



Tim Hortons and the useless gift card

During early classes, midterms, and papers, my consumption of caffeine gradually accelerates, leading to an increased number of trips to the Tim Hortons on campus. After receiving a gift card for my birthday, I thought to myself, “Yes! I will be saving so much for a few weeks!” But, after an unfortunate wake-up call (not acquired from the coffee), the realization hit me: if you have a Tim Hortons gift card, it has no value on campus. Only Cascade dollars, debit, credit, or cash are accepted forms of payment.

As it is a Tim Hortons location, they should accept gift cards. I simply want to use it at the one location that I go to on a regular basis for my double-double, rather than keeping a gift card in my wallet that I can’t even use.

Remington Fioraso

Keep your eyes on the gov

With Harper gone, whom are we supposed to harp on? The new Liberal government is supposed to usher in a utopic era of waning us off fossil fuels and developing electoral reform, right?

Well, yeah, it had better. Which is why, as satisfied as many of us might be with the election results, we must continue scrutinizing our government for inconsistency and corruption. Anyone in power, amazing hair or no, will have the opportunity to lie, cheat, or just plain fuck up.

Hopefully, Trudeau’s reign will at least make it less taboo to hold the government accountable.

Alex Rake

Political grumpy-gusses

Were you happy with the election results? I personally was, and like many, mentioned so on Facebook. . Of course, not everyone was pleased, some saying angry, bitter things about it. I even saw one extremely upset person exclaim, “Lord save our country!!” Another proclaimed their disdain for anyone excited about the Liberal win and / or expressing negativity towards Harper and the Conservatives. Despite having shared many articles condemning other parties in the days leading up to the election, they proudly declared that they were more honourable, and unlike those being well, I won’t share the profane slurs used they’ll stop saying anything negative about who won or lost. Maybe they knew some people who got a bit obnoxious about it, but can you really call yourself honourable when you follow up with childish name-calling? Politics can obviously be a touchy subject, and we should all remember to try to respect each other’s feelings both those upset, and those glad.

Kat Marusiak

Talking in, through, over, and out of your turn

When you fall asleep in class, the world becomes a peaceful mixture of lost REM cycles and a long, drone-like lecture from your prof. Suddenly, you wake up and your prof’s voice has changed. It has become higher-pitched, obnoxious, and fragmented, with a slight hint of desperation. You turn around, and it’s not your prof. It’s the kid who thinks he or she is your prof, trying to explain a long and convoluted anecdote in the name of “class participation.” These people speak without filters, mentioning random current events or trying to incorporate something that happened when they were five into the prof’s lecture. These people do not think to add to the material, but just begin talking without a real point just to hear themselves speak. You look around, and the rest of the class is asleep, checked out, or looking at their phones. If you feel that you are one of these people, never fear. Write down what you want to say as a note to help you absorb the material, or ask questions so everyone has the benefit of learning from your presence. Don’t be noise pollution, be a student. Or, at least don’t try to be the prof.

Megan Lambert

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