Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Fighting COVID fatigue on campus

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As a new academic year dawns, one thing will remain the same: masking on campus. Although, while looking around campus, you may be unaware that UNB will maintain the mask policy throughout this academic year. It seems, however, that the enforcement of the policy so...

Op Ed: International Day of Peasant Struggles: Raising the voices of the silenced

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April 17 is the International Day of Peasant Struggles. The non-profit organization La Vïa Campesina and its allies have headed the campaign to educate the Global North (formerly known as 'first world countries") on peasant struggles and commemorate those who lost their lives in the...

Op Ed: Student tips for success on getting a job

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Coming up on 10 years, I have been working at various sales-related roles in both Ontario and New Brunswick. Here's some advice for students trying to find and keep work in Canada. Apply in person When applying for a position, show up in person. Every job...

Op-Ed: Let’s talk about vaccine equality

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Many Canadians are tired of COVID-19 mandates and infection rates, but although our governments continually promise an end in sight, the Global South is not lucky enough to have this hope. While many Canadians and Global North nations are rolling up their sleeves to receive...

Op Ed: Why you shouldn’t watch the Beijing Winter Olympics

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As the 2022 Winter Olympics are underway from February 4-20, Canadians may be sitting down in front of their TVs to watch the 215 Canadians competing in the games in Beijing, China. Although it is patriotically intended that Canadians engage in Olympic activities, Canadians...

Op Ed: New Class Who ‘Dis? Effects of syllabus and instructor changes on course evaluation

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The following piece was submitted by Dino Tremblay, a fourth-year Honours psychology student at UNB Saint John. Any inquiries into the contents of this article or his study can be directed to him through email. The Baron reached out to the head of the Psychology...

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 time, I...

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 it would take to achieve the goals I had set out...

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?  How much do our individual actions actually matter when it...

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 our campus? Update...