Alessandra Naccarato is making money moves. The Toronto native and UBC alum recently won the CBC poetry prize, along with which came $6,000, and a ten-day residency at the Banff Center for Arts and Creativity.
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Pizza — one of college life’s laziest and greatest last resorts, second only to ramen. Its place in our daily life is so omnipresent that it was ultimately inevitable that some pretentious culture writer would take the time out of his week to overthink how important it is.
With the year drawing to a close and final exams approaching, the UBC Symphony Orchestra held their second performance of the season on the evening of December 2.
As the installation of the Shadow begins in front of the Nest, students have suddenly found themselves face-to-face with public art — either as observers or sometimes literally, as they detour around the construction zone.
Manuel Mogato, a Thomson Reuters journalist based in the Philippines, visited UBC’s Liu Institute for Global Issues on Monday night to speak on “Journalism under attack: the phenomenon of fake news and challenges of accountability in the new media.”
“The queerer, the better” is the mandate at Out on the Shelves. What started as a “gay library” in 1989 has been shuffled through a few different homes, which have included Qmunity in downtown Vancouver as well as cardboard boxes in storage facilities.
At this year’s Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) celebration at Hillel BC, we were greeting the year 5778 with the traditional apples and honey. I began speaking with a young woman from Israel and I told her how much I wanted to learn Hebrew.
Every few weeks or so, I’ll see a post on Facebook, hear a guy at a party or read some think-piece bemoaning small talk. It’s a shallow waste of time that stands in the way, apparently, of much deeper, more interesting conversation.
Sin-Birds is UBC’s premier Afrobeats dance troupe. Watching a performance is mesmerizing. The duo takes an obvious delight in dance and perfect synchronization, and they top it all off (literally) with snazzy hats.
On the surface, Buckland’s work is almost austerely minimalist. From the entrance of the gallery, the exhibit looks like little more than a few fake flowers and small shreds of fabric mounted on plain, white walls. A few steps deeper and Cut Flowers Are Already Dead suddenly has a lot going on.
In Canada, when Halloween season ends, the pumpkins are swiftly replaced with Christmas lights. My first year in university, I looked on this transition with abject horror. What about Thanksgiving?
This February, we are publishing our annual — and second ever — magazine and are asking for submissions from all UBC students.
Richard Dawkins coined the term “meme” in 1976, describing it as an attempt to understand behaviours that make no sense from an evolutionary perspective but are widespread in human culture.
The East-Coast conscious hip-hop duo The Underachievers breezes through a number of topics like the state of hip-hop, weed, social issues and other typical rap subjects — showing off their lyrical strength and stylistic flexibility.
From humorous digs at the stress of student life to corporate marketing tactics to the recent meme-based rivalry between UBC and SFU, memes have become nearly synonymous with internet culture, and can be used and re-used for any purpose under the sun.