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York student paper Excalibur has the right priorities

Senior staff pass on trip to Saskatoon in order to serve York students

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As many of you might know, most student journalists in the country are presently in Saskatoon attending the general conference of the Canadian University Press.

There is one paper that is a notable exception, which has only a small delegation and is without its editor-in-chief and senior news staff. The Excalibur, York University’s student newspaper, has left its key staff in Toronto in order to provide timely information to York students as the CUPE 3903 strike drags on.

The Excalibur has remembered who foots the bill for their operation and salaries. This can be contrasted to great affect with another organization (with a much larger budget) who took advantage of the strike to abandon York students for a junket to Ottawa.