Tuition Fees Breaking Banks and Breaking Hearts
by Niko Block

The cost of tuition will rise dramatically across Ontario this fall, after Dalton McGuinty’s government announced on March 8 that the two-year freeze on tuition will be lifted, while more and more students are falling deep into debt during their post-secondary years.

The new plan was announced by Ontario minister of training, colleges and universities Chris Bentley to a chorus of protests from angry students at the University of Toronto. Tuition rates are expected to grow at a rate of 5% every year, and according to Bentley the average college student can expect to pay about $100 more next year, while the average undergraduate university student will probably have to pay about $200 more.

This comes at a time when post-secondary students are falling into debt in increasing numbers. As of May 2004, 45% of undergraduate students finished their degrees owing an average of $19,500 to the government through programs like the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Both of those figures are expected to increase in coming years.

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Skipping Classes Can Trip You Up
by Heidi Zhang

The cost of tuition will rise dramatically across Ontario this fall, after Dalton McGuinty’s government announced on March 8 that the two-year freeze on tuition will be lifted, while more and more students are falling deep into debt during their post-secondary years.

The new plan was announced by Ontario minister of training, colleges and universities Chris Bentley to a chorus of protests from angry students at the University of Toronto. Tuition rates are expected to grow at a rate of 5% every year, and according to Bentley the average college student can expect to pay about $100 more next year, while the average undergraduate university student will probably have to pay about $200 more.

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TDSB Shakedown?
by Stewart Jackson

Contracts, agreements and unions bind everything that can be bought, sold or owned by Toronto District School Board (TDSB) institutions. These contracts are supposed to lower costs for schools and the rest of the Board for necessary purchases, but do they really?

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The End of Calculus
by Rawad Reda

Calculus is a powerful learning tool. When students learn calculus, they learn to reason, justify conclusions, and acquire the ability to apply their knowledge in other subjects.

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Mr. Marshall's 9L class (top) won the 2005/2006 Jarvis Food Drive after donating 89 items of food. Jarvis donated more than 600 items in total. All donations went to the Family Literacy Centre to help low-income families during the holiday season. Thanks to coordinator Mehala Subramanieapillai.

Student Council Accountability:An Opinion
by Terrence Vuu

The Jarvis Student Council is supposed to be a group of six young adults whose job is to represent the student body and promote school spirit. But this year the Student Council seems to be lacking vigour.

Could it possibly be the heavy workload? The lack of students’ involvement? Or maybe it’s just that they’re not trying hard enough. Whatever it is, the students don’t seem to like it. After conducting a survey of 100 Jarvisites, although not scientifically reliable, the Student Council received an approval rating of just 54%.

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