Monday, August 8, 2022

Op-Ed: Myths and microaggressions about people of colour

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The first time I was called "brownie" by an 8-year-old kid, I did not get it; I remember going in front of the mirror and seeing myself as a brown person; this whole new perspective was strange to me. But at that...

Op-Ed: What does it mean to be an ally?

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As I have become more educated over the course of my undergrad, I have found myself to be lacking in a few ways. In my first year, I woefully underestimated the amount of work...

Op-Ed: The climate crisis…how can YOU really help?

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Climate change is real and actions need to be taken now. Everyone knows that, but what’s up for greater debate is the age-old question: how much impact does one individual have on global carbon emissions?  Local students protesting...

Op-Ed: Is UNB doing enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

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With 199 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed over the weekend, public health is in unchartered waters. With vaccination rates so low for the 20-29 year age group, it begs the question, is UNB doing enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on...

Op-Ed: Oh, Canada- Our home and native land?

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As a child growing up in a small town in rural Canada, patriotism was a way of life. We sang “Oh, Canada” every morning at school from kindergarten until at least grade 7. Social studies class was spent learning about the greatness...

What students care about for this upcoming election

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With less than a week to go until the federal election, students at UNB Saint John are voicing their opinions on what they think are the most important issues in this election. Top issues for local students include...

Recognizing World Mental Health day

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If you in crisis or mentally unwell while you are reading this article, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. You can also text CONNECT to Kids Help Phone at 686868, or if you prefer talking to someone instead of...

Tips on learning during the COVID era

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No one really knows what to expect now that classes are largely going to be online this semester. What will tests be like? What do I do if I don’t understand a concept? Well,...

UNB tuition increased to buy masks for students working at home

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UNB has spent thousands of dollars on branded masks for students to wear during the 2020/2021 school year, which will mostly be spent at home. (Cameron Fitch/blogs.unb.ca) Students have been protesting the 2% tuition increase...

Does inclusion work?

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Inclusion is a debatable topic among the media as it has received mixed reviews. Recently, the Minister of Education Dominic Cardy has been travelling throughout New Brunswick to get feedback from educators and the public on how to improve the public education...