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UNBC Women’s T-Wolves Must Fight to Keep Playoff Run Alive After Game 1 Loss

Posted by on Feb 18, 2017 in Culture | 0 comments

Hannah Rizun | Publisher Vancouver, BC – As the second half began, both commentators agreed, “These girls came to play.” ​ It was a historical game for UNBC’s women’s basketball team: this was the first time for the team to be in the Canada West playoffs, the second team in the school’s history. The women faced off against the UBC Thunderbirds in Vancouver this afternoon. The team battled against the UBC Thunderbirds, a perennial powerhouse. After a strong game, UNBC Timberwolves women’s basketball took a 74-61 loss; the Timberwolves must now win the next two games against the Thunderbirds to keep their season alive in the best-of-three series. The Thunderbirds got off to a quick start in the first frame and led 15-6 at the first media timeout with just over three minutes to play. The team from Vancouver used balanced scoring in the first quarter as eight different players scored; the first quarter finished with the Thunderbirds leading 19-12. UNBC had a strong start to the second quarter strong thanks to superb defense and stellar shooting; the women cut UBC’s lead to 2 only three minutes into the second quarter, the score was close at 21-19. Unfortunately, UBC went on a quick 12-2 to increase the lead to double-digits and force a timeout...

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Northern Historical Conference

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Culture | 0 comments

Darin Kamsteeg President |  NHSS We are proud to invite you to the inaugural Northern Historical Conference. We feel this event will be an excellent showcase of the academic excellence the North has to offer, as well as provide an opportunity to network with scholars from across Western Canada. This is a primarily undergraduate conference, but we both allow and encourage graduate students, professionals, and community members to attend and present. We welcome talks and posters related to any geographic region or time period, as long as it can be linked to the idea of “Expression”. Our theme was chosen because it allows for scholars of different backgrounds to come together and share in a discourse on the past that incorporates numerous disciplinary approaches. Please refer to the attached PDF for more information, and if you have any further questions do not hesitate to email us at nhss@unbc.ca. The prices listed in the PDF are early bird pricing, of which there are 30 student tickets and 30 regular admission tickets available. This pricing ends either on January 16th , or when the tickets are sold out. Tickets may be purchased here. Our deadline for scholarship applications is February 10th 2017. Applications may be submitted here. Applicants can expect to receive a response by February...

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Review: Super Bowl LI

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Sports | 0 comments

Colin Slark | Editor in Chief I don’t watch many NFL games, so I thought I would give this year’s game a shot. One of the biggest problems for me as an extremely casual fan is that I constantly forget the ins and outs of the game and as well as the arcane rituals that surround the viewing experience itself. Like I do with every big game – the Stanley Cup Finals, the World Series, the Michael Jordan Intergalactic...

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Brolesque

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Culture | 0 comments

Sam Wall | News Editor The Foxxie Follies, led by Sasparilla Foxx, have been working hard to create a loyal following in Prince George, holding events such as their Christmas Spectacular and Night of Intrigue. But the event this past Saturday was different. The burlesque troupe featured “Brolesque” in their “Chip n’ Tassles” performance, featuring mostly male dancers. “Mostly male,” as in many of the performers were our usual favorites from the Foxxie Follies dressed in drag, spiced up...

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5 Fictional Dictators That Would be Better Presidents Than Trump

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Opinions and Humour | 0 comments

The beginning of the Trump administration has been a maelstrom of chaos. Protests have been happening across the United States as people stand up against a variety of decisions Trump has made. Trump’s Executive Order curtailing immigration from Muslim-majority countries has dramatically affected the lives of refugees and even legal US residents and citizens, and has also spawned a large number of lawsuits against the government. Trump has been inflaming tensions between the US and other countries and frequently...

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Voters, Start Thinking! – 2017 BC Election

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Culture | 0 comments

Tierney Watkinson |  Team Member Ever since he-who-must-not-be-named was sworn in as President of the USA, we have been watching, transfixed in our horror as a narcissist sporting the hairstyle of a stained, dead albino rat on his head does whatever his whimsical, narrow-minded self desires to a country that made the mistake of not taking him seriously until it was too late. Let’s not forget that British Columbia’s own elections are coming up. I feel that it is...

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