“You’ve got an entire life of summers to enjoy, so take these few years you’re in school and stretch them long.”
The theme of this year’s Pride parade is “50 years and still fighting” — we, as Two-Spirits, have been fighting for over 152 years. We have stood side by side with the LGBTQ+ community to fight for equality.
"Vocal students recognize that classroom dialogue is often awkward and uncomfortable, but we engage in it regardless because we have accepted that university is supposed to push us outside of our comfort zone."
I know how you might be feeling: Vancouver is huge, teeming with people and feels like it’s catered to all residents, besides you.
"Where jumping from high school to university gives you marginally more freedom, that seems more like crossing a puddle when compared to the chasm between university living and the world beyond."
Being lonely can suck, and everyone feels lonely more often than they’d care to admit. Regardless of whether you’ve just become single, have never dated or are married with three kids, loneliness can creep in from any angle.
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.
“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.“
"We stand by the student newspapers in Ontario that are opposing these changes — by our count, more than 40 papers will be impacted."
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’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."
“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 to read.”
"The unfortunate thing about having an anxiety attack on the bus is that you have nowhere to run. My social anxiety prevented me from hyperventilating in front of everybody. Instead, I sat there — frozen like I was about to faint."
"We understand that tuition is critical to the university’s function — it represents a majority of the revenues in our discretionary operating budget. But we disagree with this proposal on several grounds."
“Whether someone identifies as female, nonbinary, genderfluid, transgender or by another term is a very personal part of their life and should be treated with respect and tact, rather than assumption and confrontation.“
“Recently, a mistake made by the University of Alberta’s (U of A) student paper The Gateway was met with a lawsuit from Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Edmonton-Griesbach Kerry Diotte on the grounds of defamation. In our view, a lawsuit is not a proportional response to an honest — and since-corrected — misstep. It’s also not good for freedom of speech and of the press.“
She told me I needed a “safety net”, something that would not allow me to fall through the cracks and into the hole of despair, instant noodles and IKB all nighters. I was rather annoyed at her idea of a safety net: a human.
The great thing about crisis lines is that you’re the one in control. You don’t even have to introduce yourself or give them your name. You choose how much information to disclose and can talk about anything that’s on your mind.
Although popular activities include running, swimming, indoor cycling, yoga, aerobics, working out at the gym and walking, I find that choosing an exercise program needs to be tailored to each individual depending on their needs and circumstances.
“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.“
“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 to read. Here’s what to expect at the November 2018 Senate meeting.“