Elections, Bears Soccer and Remembrance Day: Wanderer Week in Review | The Wanderer Online

Just as students hammer down on midterms, one of the busiest news weeks of the year is nearing an end. In an election that was probably never very close from the beginning, Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney en route to a second four-year term in office. The Wanderer‘s election coverage ramped up this week, with a hilarious three-part series by Graeme Archibald and Dongwoo Kim. Fellow Wanderer writers Navneet Khinda and Dave Jones also contributed their thoughts to the race that was. Maintaining the variety of articles, Sydney Rudko provided a brain-focused piece on politics and Andrew Douglas published some thought-provoking satire.

On a lighter note, this week marked the return of two ‘celebrity’ writers to the magazine: Dave Hoon with this “What Grinds My Race Cakes” column, and Darren Tardif with his “Wanderer Online Sex Advice.” If you’re tired, stressed and in need of a laugh, check these pieces out and they should do the trick.

The U of A Students’ Union made some interesting announcements this week, with the Education Students’ Association looking to regain normal faculty association status, after more than a year on probation. Vice-President Operations and Finance Andy Cheema also wrote that the SU has reached an agreement on a lease for the Powerplant space, also known to students as Dewey’s. On a university-related note, vaccinations took place this week, with Maggie Danko debunking several myths pertaining to your annual shots.

In the sports world, the Golden Bears soccer team travelled to Laval to play in the CIS Nationals as the #4-ranked team in Canada. They would be upset, however, in the opening game against a surprise team from Quebec, UQTR. It turns out that only two our of the top 10 CIS teams made the semis (today’s November 11 final features UBC vs. Cape Breton). Nevertheless, the Golden Bears posted a phenomenal season, with two players, Marcus Johnstone and Jay Vetsch, being named All-CIS First-Team. In other sports, the Bears and Pandas volleyball and hockey teams continue to dominate. Hilariously, the Los Angeles Lakers also fired their coach Mike Brown, after a 1-4 start to the season.

Lastly, Remembrance Day ceremonies are today, and we urge you to pause and reflect on the contributions our soldiers make to Canada. We are fortunate to live in a peaceful country, as Gina Wicentowich writes, and please pick up a poppy if you have yet to do so.

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail us at thewandereronline@gmail.com. Until then, thank you for the continued reading, and come back tomorrow morning for another week of articles.

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