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UNBC Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy: Updates

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in News, Student Life, UNBC | 0 comments

Tierney Watkinson | News Director   In May of this year, UNBC enacted a Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy. The policy is a response to the instigation of Bill 23, put in place by the Liberals as British Columbia’s previous governing party. Bill 23 was introduced by Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver earlier last year. “The introduction of this act fulfills the promise by the Premier to introduce legislation along the lines of my private member’s Bill M205: Post-Secondary Sexual Violence Policies Act,” Weaver stated on his website in April 2016. Bill 23 decrees that: “A post-secondary institution must establish and implement a sexual misconduct policy that (a) addresses sexual misconduct, including sexual misconduct prevention and responses to sexual misconduct, (b) sets out procedures for the following: (i) making a complaint of sexual misconduct involving a student; (ii) making...

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How To Make The Most Of Your Summer Vacation

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Student Life | 0 comments

Jade Szymanski | Contributor As the semester starts to come to an end, you can feel the tension in the halls of professors and students alike, who can see the end of the tunnel and are yearning for the summer days where responsibilities and stresses are at an all-time low compared to the workload experienced during the school year. Whether you have plans to travel or to work this summer, everyone can agree with summer comes a happiness and a sense of being freedom that just can’t be found in September to April. Take advantage of every opportunity for fun and adventure as these summers will be the ones you look back on in the future as the golden years for prime memories. Even though four months may seem like a long time, don’t be fooled, time will go...

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UNBC Musical Productions: Meet The Executive

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Student Life | 0 comments

Tierney Watkinson | Team Member As the performance dates for our main musical of the year loom closer, the Musical Productions Club on campus is working to make this show all that it possibly can be. This is my fifth year with the club and every year, as we get into the final rehearsals before the show, tensions always become higher and the pressure is certainly felt by the club’s members as homework accumulates, the last few props need collecting, and the final details in dance numbers are ironed out. However, we always get it done. Sometimes sets go up during the final, precious, panicked hours before the first show, but they go up. And, when the time comes and we are gathered as a group backstage, waiting for the lights to dim and the crowd to go quiet...

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Grant’s Rant: Everyone’s Yelling And No One Is Thinking

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Student Life | 0 comments

Grant Bachand | Contributor M-103 has been the bane of my life. The recent rally at city hall was a perfect example of how the conversation has become completely unhinged and toxic. On one side, there’s grumpy old white people who want to retain their freedom of speech, AKA “I want to be able to insult Islam, and nobody else can say anything.” On the other side is the proponents for the motion, who willfully look past some of the motions major failings in the name of unrelenting tolerance and open-heartedness. Both sides are exhausting to listen too for different reasons, and both sides have decent arguments. Let me start off with the old angry white people. I have never tired of the boomer generation’s constant barrage of complaints about the rapidly changing society and how in some way or...

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“My Friends Are All Dead”: Dealing With Roommates When Your Friends Graduate

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Student Life | 0 comments

Veronica Dumont | Guest Contributor As April draws near, the reality of change begins to set in. In a way, this is an ode to my roommates, who have been two of the best things that have happened during my university experience. I wasn’t always so lucky, however. Between having a passive aggressive roommate who would ever-soslightly shift my belongings from their proper place (my shampoo doesn’t usually reside on the bathroom floor!?) and other roommates who would love to indulge in my chocolate raisins (it’s okay, we all have those days), co-habitation was seen as a gamble, at best. Lo and behold, two human beings stepped into my life who would redefine what it meant to have a roommate: not only people to live with, but people to shape the university years that include some of our highest-highs...

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The Benefits of Keeping Plants

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Student Life | 0 comments

Jade Szymanski | Contributor As we slowly escape the darkness of winter and approach the flourishing of spring, we should start sprucing up our living spaces to reflect the revival of earth’s blossoms. A great way to achieve this would be to line our walls with large bamboo leaves, cover our floors with nutrient-rich soils, and canopy our ceilings with creeping vines as we welcome the new season of mother earth’s renewal into our lives. However, as we are all on a university student’s budget and have limited resources and space, perhaps one could trade the whole extreme home makeover for a simple house plant to brighten up your days. While most of us lack the virtue of a green thumb, there are many benefits of having a house plant which should motivate you to roll up your sleeves...

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