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Weare a papee ‘hat ily lieve in being angxy a society and that ts our job to provide patorm fo outo td so. We do not give print space to bigots orto anyone who seks to legis the sat 0 il wedo not eign neta onthe things that matter to ex commnts At his moet, ‘serthingin our afice sve for once?" Cla for restored overhead lighting) Production s bi-weekly in-person on Weenesdas in the UC Junior Common Room (ICR) Soi sor serve an fallow us om instagran/ twtr! Links at woew-vegargoseea Enuifusto join our mailinglist andor to contribute egargoyleegmal can Justin Trudeau and Political Celebrity Culture In almst al cicumstances, stand bythe renin that ering is dead Ifyou'e ving fon, not hating anyone apd yet sill eiting strange and of puting vibes? support that ‘That si, sometimes that kncejerk “cringe” responses onto something, Distinguishing between genuinely harmful ‘haviour and innocent weirdness isn't lay as. 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