Thursday, February 22, 2024

Letter from the Editor: End of year recap

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Hello everyone! It is wild to think that this is the last installment of my monthly letters for this publishing year! I wrote my first Letter from the Editor in September to be transparent with the student body and keep everyone at UNB Saint John...

A warm welcome to spring around the world 

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I, like many people, patiently await the long, drawn-out days of the cold winter in anticipation of the sudden blooms, warmer weather, and general newness of the vernal equinox.  March’s full moon recently passed at the beginning of the month, presenting another sign of rejuvenation...

Budgeting and financial planning as a student

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Perhaps, the most challenging aspect of student life is finance and budgeting. This applies to both local and international students, especially with multiple external economic influences such as inflation; many students struggle to manage their finances. While this problem might affect younger, less experienced students...

Successful History and Politics course unveiling event

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The following article was submitted by a Baron contributor, Lily Van Beek. To learn more about contributing to The Baron, contact us at editor@thebaron.ca.  Just before reading week, UNB Saint John students interested in history and politics gathered at the Whitebone Pizzeria to hear about...

The history of Saint Patrick’s Day

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The holiday of Leprechauns, clovers, luck, and beer has a very interesting history. Saint Patrick’s Day originated in Ireland and was previously used as a religious service and feast to honour Saint Patrick. Who is Saint Patrick? Saint Patrick was a patron saint of Ireland. He...

International Women’s Day – March 8

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A world free of bias, discrimination, and stereotypes based on gender, allows for global societies to experience a diverse, equitable, and inclusive population. Equality for women is the main mission of the annual International Women’s Day, which occurs on March 8. In addition to advocating...

What does the NB Student Alliance does for students?

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*Editor's note: the following article said that the advocacy week document went to Ontario, but it in fact stayed in New Brunswick. The advocacy that the NBSA does is provincial so they advocate within province to the provincial government while the Canadian Alliance of...

The key benefits of multiculturalism

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In essence, multiculturalism is the integration of individuals from numerous cultures, races, and ethnic backgrounds into a society that functions efficiently as a whole. Multiculturalism is an important component of society itself. In order to have a well-functioning society, it is important to have individuals...

Volunteer Opportunities with ElderDog

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If you are looking for volunteer hours and love spending time with dogs, this is the charity for you. What is ElderDog? ElderDog Canada Inc. is a national, community-based, non-profit, and registered charity that assists and supports older adults in the care and well-being of their canine...

Single Awareness Day – Let’s celebrate self love!

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Singles Awareness Day is an unofficial holiday that occurs annually on February 15 and is celebrated by people who are not involved romantically in any partnership. It began as a cynical response to Valentine’s Day and traditional couple-centric ideals by a group of college...