Monday, October 18, 2021

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...

The ads you don’t even know you’re watching

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Have you ever seen one of those tweets from Wendy’s? You know the ones, the “savage roasts” and such? (bored panda.com) You might also know that there are a lot of fast-food chains and other...

OPINION: Why do some stories get covered while others don’t?

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With so much happening all over the world, how does the media pick which stories to cover? How come some small things get so much coverage, while other, larger issues are seemingly ignored? One media theory proposes eight different factors that influence...

OPINION: We are giving up too much privacy

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Privacy in a digital age is a discussion that seems to have no end. How much information do big companies and social media networks have on us? How much is too much? How much should we be willing to give up?  

OPINION: The echo chamber is a problem we’re not paying enough attention to

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The Echo Chamber is a media theory that describes a situation where the only opinions someone hears are ones that they agree with. Over time, these opinions tend to become more and more extreme. This can lead to greater polarization in society as people who mostly only hear opinions they...

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...