Thursday, September 24, 2020

Divine bovine poetry: Dr. Robert Moore reads from The Golden Book of Bovinities

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The Lorenzo Society was pleased to host Robert Moore, a doctor of English and professor at UNBSJ, on Friday, Oct. 19, as he launched his new collection of poetry entitled, The Golden Book of Bovinities. "It's a terrific honour to launch through The Lorenzo Society,"...

Is winter weather wasting your cold hard cash? How to conserve heat, energy and your paycheck when things get chilly

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As the weather gets colder, thermostats are seeing a little bit more love than during the other half of the year. Heating costs are skyrocketing and energy is being wasted by the boatload as we try to stay warm during the winter. Here are...

David Goss and a haunted Saint John: Creepy capers and curiosities of the port city

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It’s late. You are walking home from the Halloween Bash and the ice cold wind chills you straight to the bone. In the darkness you walk down the road trying to ignore the indistinct shapes that are probably trees in your periphery. A mist...

Top tips for staying healthy this semester

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Many students are all too familiar with the term “Freshman 15” and no wonder: coping with the fast pace of university is hard. Who has time to think about a healthy diet when you’ve got five mid-terms, three term papers and a partridge in...

Religion down and atheism up among young people

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A new report released by the Pew Research Center's Forum on religion and public life shows rates of religious affiliation among today's youth are at an all-time low. According to the findings, one-third of American adults under 30 are atheist, agnostic, or otherwise unaffiliated with...

Fall Convocation

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Several years of hard work has finally paid off for nearly 170 UNBSJ students this past Friday, Oct. 19, at the 2012 Fall Convocation. The term “convocation” means “calling together,” and this resonated as students, faculty, special guests, and members of the community came...

Holocaust survivor Vera Schiff visits UNBSJ: An honorary degree for an honourable woman

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On the morning of the Fall Convocation, UNBSJ was graced with the presence of Vera Schiff, a Holocaust survivor. Schiff was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1926 and was encouraged in her early life to embrace and pursue education. “Education was perceived by my parents...

Situation improving for Saint John SPCA Animal Rescue

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Most people in Saint John have probably heard about the hardships that the Saint John Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Animal Rescue has recently been facing. Fortunately, with the out pouring of support from the Saint John and surrounding communities,...

It’s good to be lucky and lucky to be good: Free poker tournament for UNBSJ students

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UNBSJ held its first Texas Hold 'em poker tournament with $700 in cash prizes available. The tournament, held on Sept. 28, saw fewer players than expected. Approximately 16 people came out to Colonel Tuckers bar to play for a chance at one of the three...

Local church tries something new to draw in members

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For the UNBSJ students who travel to school on Sandy Point Road every day, there have been some curious signs along their route. The Unitarian Universalist Church of Saint John (UUCSJ), whose congregation has hovered around 50 members since the mid 90s, is trying something...