CFRU Marks 40 Years on FM Radio, But Dangers Lurk for Campus Radio

On January 28, 1980, CFRU 93.3 fm went on the air. What started in the fall of 1964 with a small group of Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) students creating a radio society, turned into Radio Gryphon by the 1970s, and then evolved again into a complete community radio station 40 years ago. Although CFRU and other campus radio stations are facing tremendous challenges, it’s still being hailed as a cause for celebration. Continue reading “CFRU Marks 40 Years on FM Radio, But Dangers Lurk for Campus Radio”

The Top 10 Guelph News Stories of 2019

The year is coming to close, and the non-stop news cycle is about to go on a holiday hiatus. There’s been so much news to cover these last 12 month that it’s hard to nail the Top 10 stories of the year, let alone rank them all in order, but that’s the cross we bear in the news business at this time of year. So, without further ado, shall we get to the Top 10 political news stories in Guelph for 2019? Continue reading “The Top 10 Guelph News Stories of 2019”

“Our Democracy is Valid”: Student Allies Mark Legal Win Over Province

Student leaders from a coalition that won a landmark legal challenge against the Provincial government over making certain student fees optional spoke from Queen’s Park on Friday morning. Representatives of the groups, who were supported in Queen Park’s media room by the New Democrat education critic, said that the ruling shows that “our democracy is valid.” Continue reading ““Our Democracy is Valid”: Student Allies Mark Legal Win Over Province”

GUELPH POLITICAST #170 – Kayla Weiler, Outgoing VP of the CSA

It’s the end of April, and that means it’s the end of the main school year. If you’re a student that works on campus, that also means its turnover time; you’re either entering a new position, or your leaving a position you invested a whole year in. Kayla Weiler is in the latter category. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #170 – Kayla Weiler, Outgoing VP of the CSA”

GUELPH POLITICAST #166 – Mirali Almaula, The Ontarion

Nobody in the press likes being story, but the student press lately has very much been part of the story. The state of the media today is the story as we’ve seen with papers closing start-ups coming and going, and layoffs affecting the entire sector. The landscape is changing, and it’s changing rapidly, and not even the student media is immune from the shift. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #166 – Mirali Almaula, The Ontarion”

Students March on Queen’s Park; Schriener Supports Petition

 The Canadian Federation of Students launched their “We the Students” movement on a cold Tuesday with a press conference, march to Queen’s Park and a rally in front of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Over 150 students chanting and drums beating, saying the “students united will never be defeated,” among other chants. Continue reading “Students March on Queen’s Park; Schriener Supports Petition”

PODCAST SPECIAL: Student Groups Push Back Against Student Choice Initiative

Nothing sours your journalistic objectivity more than being emotionally invested in the story, but that’s the way it is for proposed changes to post-secondary funding called the Student Choice Initiative. The move might take away important funding for campus groups, and it might take away funding for an important factor to Guelph Politico‘s success. Continue reading “PODCAST SPECIAL: Student Groups Push Back Against Student Choice Initiative”