Monday, August 2, 2021

Culture shock

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In my last article I promised to philosophize about my culture shock. Luckily, this side-effect of any proper abroad experience hit me just in time to share it with you. Initially, I hoped to skip feeling shocked and get right on with feeling whole and...

Human Rights & Positive Environment Diversity Column: Learning from working in Malawi: a student’s cross-cultural experience

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One objective of this column is to explore the cultural diversity among us, and learn about one another. This week we are fortunate to hear from John-Eric Teehan, a student who worked abroad in Malawi under the Students for Development Program with the Centre...

Ask a counsellor-Can’t sleep!

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I haven’t been sleeping well at night! What can I do? If this has been happening because of those “weird” dreams that you’ve had since you turned 13, you’re probably looking at the wrong column. However, if you are having difficulties falling asleep, or are...

The Zolas and Hey Ocean! live at Peppers!

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The evening of Saturday,Oct. 6 was quite a thrill. I got the chance to see The Zolas and Hey Ocean! perform live at Pepper’s Pub. The two bands gave great performances, both musically and energetically. It was a full house as music fans cramped...

Deer Tick to appear live at Pepper’s Pub

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UPDATE: Deer Tick show cancelled at Peppers Pub If this is the first you’re hearing of Deer Tick, then you are in for quite a treat. The Rhode Island based rock/alt country/who-cares-about-genres group has made quite a name for themselves, most notably appearing live on...

Bandwich 2012 at the Somerset

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“What do you get when you take a roomful of musicians, put their names in a hat, randomly put them in bands together, and give them seven days to create music to be performed at The Somerset on Sept. 29? Bandwich 2012!” For a...

Get active with club sports: Have some fun and learn to play this semester

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Club sports are making a comeback on campus this semester. More and more students are trying to get involved and stay active with this fun and competitive sports option. Women's rugby is in its first season at UNBSJ and is taking off. The rugby team...

Five important tips for winter skin care

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Now that the season of sweat and sun is over and winter is coming, the most important battle becomes taking care of your skin during the cold Canadian winter months. I talked to esthetician Paige Russell about what you can do to keep your...

Turkey dumping

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New Brunswick, a province of 85 per cent forest, boasts a particularly breathtaking autumn season. Weary of the impending snow, trees now host a defiant coat of beautiful colors; reminding us that change need not be threatening. On occasion, this season of change affects...

Harassment, or freedom of speech?

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Last time in this column, I talked about discrimination – what it is, and what it is not, along with some examples. I promised to talk about harassment this time, so let’s go there. Harassment is tricky territory. While we value and protect freedom of...