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.
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.
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.
"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."
The second that it drops below 25 degrees you’ll see more Patagonia jackets than the morning lineup at 49th Parallel.
“When I arrived, the several months of Duolingo practice and watching Italian movies with subtitles proved useless when spoken to by locals.”
“To put it simply, student issues aren’t being addressed by the NDP or Liberals because we don’t vote, and we don’t vote because we’re concentrated in safe ridings all around Vancouver. If we want our fair share like the rest of the province, we need proportional representation.“
‘Why don’t I remember this from class? I totally bombed this part on the midterm! My university career is being torn down by this single equation.’ These are all things that seem to run through our heads when we finally dive into our notes and see the veritable Everest of things we have to cover.
Agenda items can seem long, mysterious and confusing without the proper background, making it difficult to see how these issues affect students. Here’s what to watch out for in the upcoming AMS Council meeting on November 7.
“Rather than promoting goodwill and unity, the AMS has failed to condemn hate in some instances while hyperbolizing it in others. I want an AMS that respects that students can have unity and goodwill amongst each other despite disagreements.“
“In our constitution the AMS has as an objective ‘to promote unity and goodwill amongst its members.‘ The AMS therefore denounces all forms of violence and marginalization on campus, regardless of at whom it is directed“
All we’re asking for is a few days to rest, catch up on sleep and, momentarily, not have to worry about the grind of classes.
Instead, after waiting the required 30 minutes before they can begin without quorum, the AMS then rushed through a huge series of reports while students helped themselves to the free food.
Alcohol can be fun when it’s utilized safely, but throwing a bit of peer pressure into the mix can make things turn sour very quickly.
Whomever did it is probably really, really sorry for the work they created for that poor EUS first-year charged with cleaning it up.
“Nevsun Resources, one company which he chaired until last year, is accused of systematic human rights violations and crimes against humanity in the East African country of Eritrea.“
“Even if you ‘never get the flu,’ or are thinking about rolling the dice and dealing with the symptoms if they come, you should still get the shot for everyone else’s sake.”
Experts agree that what you eat has a very direct and significant impact on your physiology and biochemistry.
The unfortunate news is that this will likely lead to a conversation involving the three of you and the living arrangement
But if Hamid wants a more engaged Council, it might be worth remembering that they are not— and should not be—a Board.
“However, if UBC wants to make serious progress, if UBC genuinely wants to lead globally in sustainability and if UBC wants ‘we’ to truly mean we, many aspects of campus will need to improve.“