SMUSA Event Funding for Vagina Monologues up in the air

The Women’s Centre has stopped receiving special event funding from SMUSA, and the news has put into question the viability of their annual Vagina Monologues production. “We were given $500 last year for Consent Fest.” Said Women’s Centre employee Amanda Dickie, referring to a December 2011 deposit of $598.44 that helped offset the cost of guest speakers at the event. …

Engineering Competition at the Discovery Centre an example of hands-on learning

The engineering students had a mechanical showdown on Mars just before finals. “This is pretty much where it’s at for engineering students at SMU.” Said Prasanna Balakrishnan, one of the students who built a mock Mars rover. Prasanna was one of five students who built Clementine, the robot who won the class-wide competition held at the Discovery Centre. On a …

Extending the hours of the Atrium

A cause for concern for students at Saint Mary’s is the availability of the Atrium computers. Every single night, students are booted off the computers in the Atrium at exactly 11:00pm. This results in some students leaving campus irritated or migrating to the 24 hour lab in McNally where your computer goes into “maintenance mode” randomly and then the vents …