Ambient Music Can Be a Stressed Student’s Secret Weapon

There are few things that calm me down like the endless droning of ambient music. Whenever academic stress kicks in to the max, listening to ambient music helps clear my head. The continuous, soft noise produced by ambience is something not to be slept on (ironic, because it literally can put you into a peaceful... Continue Reading

Natural Supplements and Vitamins That Can Boost Your Mood

Around this time, you may feel tired, stressed, distracted, depressed, and like your memory has reached its maximum capacity. While receiving medical help and therapy can make a huge difference, many students don’t know that natural supplements can as well. These supplements may help you decrease stress, improve cognitive functioning and memory, and improve your... Continue Reading

Blockchain Horse Racing Puts the Ethics of the Sport Into Perspective

When it comes to mixing legal gambling and sports, few activities are more popular than horse racing. Nothing beats getting together with some friends, grabbing some popcorn and a drink, and placing your bets on whichever horse you think is going to win. The crowd roars as the horses take off. Adrenaline spikes. The sun... Continue Reading
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Drop Skin Care Products and Focus on Your Diet

Your feelings of confidence can shatter when you look in a mirror and see a breakout that has emerged on your face. It has the power to immediately make you feel insecure. Consumer culture suggests through advertisement that you are in constant need of an unnecessary amount of skin care products — toner, cleanser, eye... Continue Reading

American Politics Are Canadian Politics

The next American presidential election is coming up and Canadians are already being inundated with campaign season news. It is nearly impossible to not know what is happening in the States during any kind of election. If you are one of the very few people who have not seen or heard a single political campaign... Continue Reading

Choose Independent Theatres Over Cineplex

Canadian independent theatres are fighting to keep their doors open, hanging on by a thread due to the rise of Canada’s number one corporate cinema chain: Cineplex. The company owns a large portion of all Canadian theatres. Despite Cineplex being the popular choice for Canadian film watchers, the company allegedly has the power to shut... Continue Reading

Gender-Critical Feminism, The Wolf in “Girl Power” Clothing

In a world where sexual violence, workplace discrimination, and unequal pay are prevalent issues for women (especially women of colour), feminism is crucial to making positive change. However, with B.C. having seen a 77 per cent rise in anti-LGBTQ hate crimes from 2017 to 2018 we must look to a movement branding itself as “feminism”... Continue Reading

A University Student’s Perspective on Living with Anxiety

The stress of being a student can be amplified by living with mental disorders such as anxiety. Typically, anxiety presents itself in the form of worried thoughts, an overall feeling of tension, or physical symptoms such as increased blood pressure or sweating. For post-secondary students, anxiety may be felt during high-stress activities like taking tests,... Continue Reading

Canada Should Consider Electing Its Judges

I remember being very surprised when I found out that Canadian citizens do not have the right to elect judges. Instead, they are appointed by committees and the government. While I hope the provincial or federal government would choose a reputable judge, this also makes it more likely that they will choose a judge they... Continue Reading

The Effectiveness of Inconvenience Caused by Activism

With many streets in Vancouver being blocked or occupied over the past month, many have been decrying the methods behind actions taken in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en. Yes, it’s unfortunate to have to miss your appointments, but bad traffic in Vancouver isn’t considered big news unless it is being caused by protesters. And that’s the point.... Continue Reading

In Defence of Defence

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was established after World War II as a formal military alliance between the capitalist countries of Europe and North America. The Soviet Union was gaining control by capturing surrounding satellite countries, imprisoning civilians, and forcing them to join their military. NATO was formed in response. They have a collective security... Continue Reading

We Need to Talk About the Problematic Founder of Bikram Yoga

Introduced to North America by Bikram Choudhury in the 1970s, hot yoga is one of the most widely practiced forms of yoga on the west coast. In the early 2000s, the franchise — which is characterized by 26 specific poses done in a room heated to 40 degrees celsius — had over 650 studios in... Continue Reading

The Historical Importance of Civil Disobedience

You’ve probably heard about the numerous protests and blockades going on across the country in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs against the proposed Coastal GasLink Pipeline. You’ve probably also heard or read some of the complaints people have lobbed at the protestors, mostly accusations of them being lazy, needing a job, or being reliant... Continue Reading

We Need to Challenge Racist Misconceptions About the Coronavirus

Lately the spread of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China has led to misinformation across the globe. As of writing this article, there are 27 confirmed cases in Canada and none of them were fatal. As written in a journal article published by the American Society of Microbiology Journals, “Coronaviruses first appeared in 2012.” “The Middle... Continue Reading

Overworking Isn’t Cool

Now that you’re part way through your first semester, there’s one thing to keep in mind: work is coming. It’s inevitable, and if you’re not prepared, you could be overwhelmed. While struggles and stress are bound to happen, there is also fun to be had this semester. No matter how heavy your course load is,... Continue Reading