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UNBC Musicals: Another Year

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Arts, Culture, UNBC, Volume 23 | 0 comments

Tierney Watkinson | Team Member   Another year has come and gone for UNBC’s Musical Productions group. As I write this, we have four more shows to perform. Last week, we had a few glitches with the set during our first show but the musical has really come together. This week of shows will be our best yet. For this article, painfully aware that I am still neglecting to mention a number of members who also worked tirelessly to make these shows a reality, I wanted to give shout-outs to the Musical Production Club’s Technical Crew. To Carmen Campbell, who played piano for the AVPS show and who has been a member of the club since the very beginning. She has starred as a crazed fan in Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Buffy the Vampire Slayer herself in the club’s...

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Transgender Day of Rememberance

Posted by on Dec 10, 2016 in News, UNBC, Volume 23 | 0 comments

  Sam Wall | News Editor On Sunday, November 20th, the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) Ceremony was held in the Artspace above Books and Co. The ceremony is held to honour those who have been lost to violence because they are transgender. As a non-binary person, I, and my other transgender friends and allies, make an attempt to attend this ceremony every year. TDOR was co-hosted by the Northern Pride Centre from UNBC and Inspiring Women Among Us. Taking the lead in the ceremony was Krystal Vandenburg, the President of the Northern Pride Centre. Krystal chose not to prepare a speech, rather they spoke powerfully and with sadness about the horrific transphobic violence occurring globally. Other speakers included Leasa Kells, who gave a general overview of issues facing transgender people and the history of TDOR. Hira Rashid...

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Analyzing the Thirsty Moose’s Finances

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in News, UNBC, Volume 23 | 0 comments

Seth Jex | OTE Chairperson You may have heard lots of buzz about NUGSS lately and the Thirsty Moose pub. Is it closing? We don’t know yet but let’s see a quick breakdown of the facts. Since it opened in 2009 the Thirsty Moose Pub has been losing money. For the past three fiscal years the Moose has lost approximately $35,000 each year. We can see in the graph below how over the years the expenses and revenue almost leveled out. From July 1st 2012 to June 30th 2013 (shown on graph as 2013) the Thirsty Moose is reported as having made an operating profit of $35,276 but this number is misleading. The Moose did not hire a food and beverage manager which is a $43,000 contract. If we account for this cost it is clear that year would have...

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NUGSS 2016-17 AGM Recap

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in News, UNBC, Volume 23 | 0 comments

Sam Wall | News Editor This year’s NUGSS Annual General Meeting took place at 11:30 am on October 27th, in the NUSC Event Space. On top of bringing together Student Led Organizations (SLOs) and giving director’s reports, the meeting focused on the financial future of NUGSS and (of special concern to students) the future of the Thirsty Moose Pub. The President of NUGSS, General Manager, and Executive and Assistant Directors sat panel-style at the front of the event space to address the audience of over one hundred NUGSS members, the undergraduate students of UNBC. President Arctica Cunningham led the meeting, reminding the audience that all NUGSS members are invited to call for motions in the agenda and vote. Acknowledgement of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nations land we occupy was given by Aboriginal Representative Kasandra Johnny-Turbide. Next, a presentation on...

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Vision Impaired Student Has Braille Device Stolen

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in News, UNBC, Volume 23 | 0 comments

Colin Slark | Editor In Chief Sometime between 4 pm on October 3 and 9 am on October 4, someone took something. This something is shaped like a laptop, has a QWERTY keyboard like a laptop, but is more than a laptop. It is one UNBC student’s essential tool for participating in their classes. Shea Anker, an undergraduate anthropology student, is as she puts it: “Pretty much totally blind.” Despite this, she can often be seen confidently navigating campus with a white cane. Because of her vision impairment, she cannot use regular laptops for note taking and coursework and instead uses a specialized device called a Braille Sense for those tasks, which was stolen, alone with a laptop bag containing installation discs for adaptive technology, and a couple flash drives from her Teaching and Learning Building locker sometime between...

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