Friday, July 3, 2020

OPINION: Dr. Phil is an entertainment show, not a counselling show

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I hardly ever watch television, but a while ago I turned on the TV just to see what was on and found myself watching an episode of Dr. Phil. I found that while the show advertises itself as being a counselling session...

OPINION: Disney’s movie remakes are lazy cash-grabs

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Disney seems to love doing remakes recently. Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, Lion King, Aladdin, and Dumbo are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head. Not to mention there’s a Mulan remake coming out soon...

OPINION: An assessment of Higgs leadership during the COVID crisis

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Blaine Higgs won the leadership of the Progressive Conservative party at an old age and became the premier of New Brunswick at an old age as well. Like Mr. Higgs, I myself have changed - in this case, my assessment of the...

OPINION: Reading as an antidepressant

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Reading books causes very different reactions in people. Books can have negative or positive side effects. Politically speaking, books are the most influential actors in human history: they have created religions, nations, and ideologies. The books of Marx and Engels alone are...

OPINION: The news cycle exaggerates their stories

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For those who are not aware, most news organizations need to fund themselves and do so by selling ad space. Of course, companies are only interested in buying ad space if they think people will see the ad. News networks, therefore, have...

Tips on how to succeed in online classes

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Switching to an online university format will be a unique experience for most of us, staff and students alike. Knowing many students who have purposely avoided online courses throughout their time at UNB, we thought there might be many students feeling uncertain...

The many health benefits of classical music

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While today many music lovers tend to favour a heavy bass and loud drums in their music, there are many benefits of listening to classical music. In fact, it can have several helpful effects such as improving memory, physical health, productivity, and...

Why is accessing mental health treatment so hard?

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Therapy – it’s an activity whose mere mention makes some people uncomfortable. It’s sometimes referred to as a place that only people with “problems” go to, and having problems or showing weakness is something that isn’t allowed in today’s society. It also...

OPINION: People on their phones all the time are weird

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Back in September of 2019, my mother and I were returning home from a trip to Indigo. In my hands was my brand-new copy of Ulysses by James Joyce. That, one would...

Tips for international students in university

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Studying at university is a huge responsibility, especially when you're away from your country for the first time. At first, you may find it so difficult to find yourself in this big country, but you should know that you are not alone....