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Friday, 24 February 2017

Why I Suck at Mornings, or Why Mornings Suck

Why Mornings Suck

As we all grow older, we inevitably transition into a phase in our lives where we have to wake up early for the majority of the week, if not all of it. If you’re anything like me, you’re being dragged into that phase kicking and screaming.


Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Hitting the February Slump and Renewing Your Resolutions

Re-starting Your Resolutions for Change

So it’s already more than halfway through February and you’re already thinking about midterms, Reading Week, and have enough going on that you’ve nearly forgotten about your New Year’s resolutions. Maybe it’s just because I’ve been studying over-time for my behaviour modification course, but the science doesn’t lie – there are always unconscious behaviours controlling our habits. We want to do what makes us happy and makes us feel good, but we don’t always have the means to escape our ingrained behaviours. So how do you get back on the resolution bandwagon?

Friday, 17 February 2017

Rachel Tries Adulting

If you don’t know what adulting is, then you’re probably already doing it.


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Taking a Stand Against Islamophobia: The World Mosaic Project


In December of 2015, my friend Logan and I created a social media campaign called the World Mosaic Project. We launched the campaign in direct response to the rhetoric-riddled international political climate and the fear-mongering media coverage of the refugee crisis following a string of terror attacks across the globe. Donald Trump had recently proposed the banning of Muslims from the US and a large and very damaging wave of Islamophobia and xenophobia had swept across both the media and political landscapes.


Monday, 13 February 2017

Quiz: Which Romantic Movie Should You Cozy Up To?

Quiz: Find Your Perfect Valentine's day Movie

Movies are the one thing that has the power to make or break Valentine’s Day. Maybe that’s an exaggeration. But nonetheless, if you can’t decide on the perfect movie to watch on Valentine’s Day, this is the quiz for you! Whether you are a huge fan of this day, think it’s rather overrated or you would just rather it doesn’t exist, there is a perfect movie out there for you! So, take the quiz and watch the movie that best suits you! It will be a good one, I promise. And as a backup, you could always head to SUB for the SU’s movie night…

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

U of A(mour): 14 Easy On-Campus Date Ideas

Tired of study dates? Want to go on a romantic outing but everything that remotely inspires affection seems to be at least 5 km away? Looking for new things to do around campus? Still feeling nauseous from how cheesy the title was?

Wake up and smell the love, U of A, because I’ve faced these problems myself and I’m about to serve you a slice of affordable, accessible romantic wisdom. No matter your interests, this campus is full of hidden gems, many of which are better enjoyed with a “Plus One”. Whether it’s with a friend, your significant other, or just yourself, here are 14 easy date ideas you should try at the U of A.

(And here’s to having new ways to spend most of your waking life at school.)

Monday, 6 February 2017

Living with Food Allergies on Campus

Living with food allergies on campus

If you asked anyone who really knows me to describe me in a few words, I wouldn’t be surprised if the words “allergic to everything” were muttered. I have always been allergic to a lot of things; I have allergies that I’ve either been born with or have developed as I’ve grown. Needless to say, there are a few allergies I have outgrown, which is always a good thing! This article is going to be one part food journey, one part rant, and one part University of Alberta campus survival guide for those with allergies, dietary restrictions, and food sensitivities. If this is not your thing (i.e. you can eat whatever you want, whenever you want) just know that I envy you.

Friday, 3 February 2017

The Battle of the Green Spaces Challenge

Every year in Lister residence, floors compete against each other to see how many residents can get their dorm rooms certified with Green Spaces—and who can get the highest ratings. This year’s race produced surprising results.

The story starts with the sustainability cohort’s residence assistant Ashley D’Souza. Historically, her floor has been among the most engaged and in fact, it looked like ½ Shäffer was cruising to an easy victory once again… When at the eleventh hour, a rival floor leapfrogged to victory! Here’s how Ashley and her nemesis Shubham Soni saw things go down.
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