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Students caught paying thousands of rent for empty rooms amid pandemic – The Canadian News

University of Ottawa law student Nina Haroune has paid thousands of dollars in rent over the past four months for a downtown apartment just minutes from campus, even though she has been living with her family in Mississauga. The 23-year-old is one of many postsecondary students who are locked into off-campus leases despite returning home when classes moved online. "This situation left me in a very bad financial situation," said Haroune, who has been receiving the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. "I had to trust CERB to continue paying my rent because job opportunities were scarce and I was here worrying about an empty apartment a few hours from me." Haroune said she moved to Ottawa in September 2019 to attend classes, but she moved into her home after the provincial state o...
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College student stuns professor with ‘unusual’ excuse for failing grade: ‘Is this a joke?’

A college student got a second chance on her economics exam after giving her professor an excuse so crazy, he figured it had to be true.Sam Lee, a junior at the University of Georgia, claims she failed her online test because of … well … her dinner.The 20-year-old says she was eating a sandwich when a meatball fell from the sub, hit her keyboard and prematurely logged her out of the exam. According to her now-viral Twitter post explaining the ordeal, she was unable to log back in and finish.Lee received a grade of 39.17 on the test, so she emailed her professor about a retake. Boldly, she explained exactly what happened — and even included some photo evidence.“I’m not kidding I am sitting here eating a meatball sub taking my econ test … A meatball fal...