Sunday, September 26, 2021

A Tale of Two Nations: Social Progressives and Reserve Corruption (opinion)

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“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting  different results.” – Albert Einstein. Three years after the Harper government passed the First Nations Transparency Act into law, an act aimed at forcing Band Councils to account for every penny spent under their...

On This Day in History – October 25th

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On this day in history, the Japanese Kamikaze pilots were deployed for the first time in 1994, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. The Japanese military continued using this method of attack until the end of World War II. Kamikaze pilots would make deliberate suicidal...

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...

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: 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: ‘You people’ are wrong about Don Cherry and Jess Allen

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All at once, on Remembrance Day of all days, Canada seemed to forget that we have larger issues, like access to clean drinking water, poverty and homelessness, and the global climate crisis. Instead, many rallied together to fight over a less important...

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...

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...

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...

Why is smoking so hard to quit?

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Smoking – it’s a problem that many people have come across in their lifetime, whether it was from a young age or later on in life. The act of smoking is a dangerous one; not only is the way most people start an awful experience, the...