Organic chemistry is the worst. Or so I thought. Going into my second year, I was downright terrified of Chemistry 233, UBC’s introductory organic chemistry class. But as student of the class, I think its bark is worse than its bite.
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“I feel very honoured — It's very humbling. Looking back two years ago, I never would've imagined [it]. If someone told me, ‘You're going to be on Forbes 30 Under 30,’ I wouldn't believe them. I'd think they were crazy,” she said.
It is easy to get complacent in this section. Enough stories come my way that I could easily stick to reviews, previews and interviews concerning campus goings-on and do a well-enough job at it to end the day satisfactorily.
One of the things that made 2016 not quite the most irredeemable year on record was the resurgence of British Grime. Skepta shut down the charts with Konnichiwa and won the Mercury Music Prize for his efforts.
“If you can use your electives now, do it. Go beyond what your program is — take science credits, literature classes, music, forestry or chemistry. UBC offers a lot of courses and you should look into some the ones that peak your interest.”
The sexual assault policy committee is on schedule to release a redraft of the policy in February. Following this, the redraft will go out for more public consultation due to the fact that it is going to be “quite significantly different.”
2017 is looking like a good year for Ann Makosinski, a second-year English major. Earlier this week, she woke up to text messages saying congrats. At first she didn’t even know why. She was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 for her energy inventions.
The Ubyssey received seven nominations for the John H. McDonald awards. We won three, thanks to the hard work of our web developer Peter Siemens, our photo editor from last year Kosta Prodanovic and all-star staff illustrator Jerry Yin.
Last April, one of the goaltenders for the UBC women's hockey team passed away abruptly, only a few days away from her 34th birthday. Over the next few hours, it became apparent that she had been yet another casualty to mental illness.
“When the downtown eastside shows up in the news, we think fentanyl crisis and we think missing women, which we should not ignore. But what we don’t always see is it’s a neighbourhood of brilliant artists.”
A favourite late-night study spot for thousands of UBC students, the cafe will be fondly remembered for its high ceilings, rustic wooden furniture and stellar selection of caffeinated drinks and home-cooked food.
Arts Week will kick off with a pancake breakfast and arts clubs showcase from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Nest. So if you are one of the five people on campus to wake up around that time, you should totally check it out.
Vancouver still doesn't know how to deal with the snow, but we are slowly getting the hang of it. Brave students took on the ice in the Main Mall fountain in a most Canadian fashion. Some made the ice a place of romance...
We spend every day throwing words at you — now it's your turn. Is there something you always thought we should be covering that's gone ignored? A personal slight we've inflicted upon you? Well, here's your chance.
Did you make a new year's resolution to read more? Or do you just really hate parties and want to never be invited again? Either way, here's a list of science books to have you excited about science and spouting facts no one cares about.