My notebook gets weighed upon entering and leaving Rare Books, to ensure no tome stows away to the wider world; the stories and dust linger with me instead.
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A major part of the discussion revolved around being a writer — how to find your authentic voice, how to find ideas, and how to deal with being pigeon-holed as a writer of colour.
But I’m not here to just lament the finality of my time here at this paper. I’m here to issue you one last challenge before I leave: join us.
With students making space for themselves and their communities, the arts on campus being better than ever, institutions taking it upon themselves to take bigger leaps towards reconciliation and more — here are some of our top stories of the year in culture.
The exhibition features renowned artworks and sculptures by celebrated artists trained in France from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century.
I am very similar to Garfield in many ways. First: I too hate Mondays. Second, I am voiced by Bill Murray. Third and most importantly, I love love lasagne.
MOA serves as a perfect platform to connect the public with human history. Across time and space, women have played a remarkable role in keeping history alive.
Many YouTubers today have managed to make a living out of making videos, transforming a fun hobby into successful careers. Fourth-year psychology major Lina Lecompte explained that her aspirations to go into marketing would pair well with her YouTube channel.
“Queers and other marginalized folks often use aesthetics [...] as a way to challenge and transform,” Greer explained, stating that fashion, drag, and masks can act as significant tools of resistance.
Many aren’t aware of the intriguing artifacts that rest on campus and often times are only found when searching through MOA for over an hour.
Entrap. was the kind of student art exhibition that made me feel like I should have been wearing a black turtleneck. Its important to support UBC students — even if sometimes their work feels like a GRSJ paper come to life.
Goosehunt doesn’t have to be more like Block Party to grow, and it shouldn’t be. The night’s biggest highlight was the students it celebrated (and intoxicated).
Despite the wide range of causes represented in the posters, placards and t-shirts of the demonstrators, the impetus behind the event still seemed to centre around what some demonstrators were calling the “Aparthied” wall in Israel-Palestine.
I do admit that putting together a variety of artworks which all engage with the meaning of a theme at different levels and contexts is a fascinating idea in theory. But when confronted with it in real life, my attention was stretched.
The myriad of objects stored away in these display cases rarely sees much traffic from students, but for those who are willing to venture into depths of IKB, there is a world of treasures waiting.