By Janelle Koh
I set foot into the law school one sunny day before the start of semester, and was immediately overcome with a sense of grandeur. One, because I had just been slowly guided into the law school by the paternalistic hands of the revolving doors (see our revolving door editorial for more De Minimis opinions on the matter), but also because someone was midway through a five minute concerto movement. The sound of it echoed and reverberated around the ground floor, which, with its high and well-articulated ceilings, made it annoyingly great for acoustics. The music comes courtesy of this classy little black Yamaha, tucked away in a corner of the ground floor, next to this glass-cased piece of rock that is probably of some intense but unknown importance. ‘Free to play’, the sign on it reads. Is it, though? IS IT?
By Francis Stagg
At present, there exists throughout the law school a movement to make classes available to students via online recordings. In this brief report, I will not defer to the merits of such a process; most of them are obvious and stem from the benefits of being able to access material instantaneously.
Rather, I seek to identify the dangers that are inherent in a move towards “online education.”
By Scott Draper
Political activists are reporting incredible success incorporating sport-related language into their campaigns.
The method involves the use of sport lingo and metaphors in order to demonstrate the importance of broader social and political issues. This comes after a study by the Department of Important Studies (DIS) which found that significantly more attention is given to sport-related news than to actual issues.
By Beini Wu
We all seem to be doing quite a bit of waiting around every day. From waiting for a train, waiting for a friend, to waiting at a restaurant, this is something that seems to happen more often than ever.