As the Queen’s University Film Department prepares to showcase the work of its talented students, a recent turn of events has halted their progress.
Robin Isaacson, a third-year film student, was just putting his final touches on his film “The Commercial”, a documentary about consumerism and the evils of our capitalist society, when he noticed some odd behaviour on his computer. “I had lost access to multiple files, notably all video footage I had taken in Goodes Hall. Several of my passwords were changed as well.”
Recent tweets from a group calling themselves The Guardians of Money, have confirmed that they are behind the hack. Investigators have linked this mysterious group to ComSoc, the Queen’s Commerce Society. Not only had ComSoc allegedly leaked personal information about Isaacson, they had even threatened the Film Department and screening viewers with Homecoming 2008-style attacks if “The Commercial” was shown on the big screen. They also alleged the supporters of the film to be “communists”, and “an embarrassment to all Gaels”.
The department has assessed these threats and made the decision to leave “The Commercial” out of its annual showcase.
A recent statement from Principal Daniel Woolf criticized the actions of both the Film Department and the Commerce Society. “I believe the film department has made a mistake. Obviously, the Commerce Society wants to protect the sanctity of their precious money, but we cannot run a university where greedy students can threaten freedom of speech and freedom of expression.” Principal Woolf explained that student groups should not allow hacking-related criminal activity to intimidate them.
After considering the situation, Robin Isaacson has decided to release “The Commercial” on the web, for all to access. This series of events has also led Principal Woolf to consider cutting ties with ComSoc, essentially disassociating them with the university. In retaliation, ComSoc has apparently attacked and taken down Solus, rendering it more unusable than it already was.
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