"I’m aware that in the workforce, two weeks off is a sizeable and enviable vacation. But for students, the holidays aren’t a luxury — they’re pedagogically beneficial and vital for our collective mental and physical health."
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Just because it’s a new year and new semester doesn’t mean that you have re-imagine your lifestyle — and we suggest not doing so. The urge to fix and address every single aspect of your life is the exact reason why it’s so hard to stick to resolutions in the first place.
Although I was born and raised in Korea, I left home at the age of 12 and I grew up in two different countries. Being in an environment with very few Korean people around me, I often felt disconnected to my own roots and this exchange seemed to be a great opportunity.
"We stand by the student newspapers in Ontario that are opposing these changes — by our count, more than 40 papers will be impacted."
“As months went by, the list eventually grew, to my surprise. I kept it tucked away in a desk drawer, but every few months, I would unfold it, add a few names and fold it back again.“
I hadn’t gone ice skating in over a decade, and based on previous memories, I was sure that I would hate it. To my surprise, I not only remembered how to skate, but I also found myself enjoying it.
"The most difficult criticism that has caused me sleepless nights since the SASC decision is when I am told “you’re not survivor-centric,” or “you don’t care about survivors.” I accept that I will never be able to be forgiven by some community members but it does hurt to know that anyone could hold this opinion."
People ghost for all kinds of reasons, validity varying, but if you find the sour taste of ghosting is something you regret, here’s a few tips on resurrecting a spirit.
"Over last month thousands of students have been buying textbooks for their classes from the UBC Bookstore and many, if not most, will leave with an item they did not pay for, will only use once and will throw away almost immediately, a plastic bag."
"[T]ickets for Block Party are out again, but year after year there is something that doesn’t sit quite right with me, and that's the fact that despite twelve years in the making, they won't tell us who we’re paying to see."
“Five times per year, the UBC Board of Governors (BoG) meets to discuss issues of money, property, policy and people. As your student representatives on the BoG, we are here to keep you in the loop with what is up at Board.”
“[S]ome may find it easy to dismiss this policy as useless and ineffective when considering the scope of what the AMS is actually able to act on. One might feel that if the most that the AMS can actually do is kick someone out of a club or ban them from the building, then why bother? But, for survivors, it’s revolutionary.”
"What goes on in the Senate chambers can often feel very overwhelming or dull to the average student, and the dockets posted before every Senate meeting can be long and tedious. Here’s what to expect at the February 2019 Senate meeting."
"Nominations are closed tomorrow (February 15) at noon – yes, we know – so get your nominations in quick. Fill out a nomination form (available here or in front of our office in Nest, Room 2208) and drop it off to the Administrative Assistant in Nest Room 3502 by 12 p.m. tomorrow!"
"This decision illustrates Canada’s values of eradicating anti-oppression at a global level, progressive social change and equity among individuals; a concern that the Social Justice Centre claims is their objective for the organization. "