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Thursday, 19 January 2017

My Experience with Alcohol Abroad

My experience abroad, Alhambra Granada

I, like most young Canadians was introduced to alcohol in my high school years - before reaching the legal drinking age. Alcohol then was exciting and promised the good times exhibited in popular movies and endless drinking advertisements. We reasoned that our consumption of alcohol was a duty or responsibility to our age based on these media images. These generalizations followed us throughout our youth and well into young adulthood. However, I’ve found that the excitement that surrounded alcohol began to fade in once my close friends and I made it to our 20’s, and had been to every bar in the city.


Monday, 16 January 2017

This is Why Your Bartender Says "No"

What it's like behind the bar

Being a bartender is pretty fun — you get to make interesting small talk (yes, there is such a thing!), learn how to make some pretty snazzy drinks, and know a heck of a lot more fun facts about alcohol and hangovers than your friends. It’s a kind of party trick, really.


Friday, 13 January 2017

Use UWS - Seriously, just use it


Our smartphones can be our saviours when waiting in a long coffee line… and just think of all the data you would use if it wasn’t for UWS! UWS is your free University of Alberta WiFi that brings you faster connection for a truly seamless  experience. By simply entering our CCIDs and passwords, we can join to the information that propels and connects our community.

Friday, 6 January 2017

Stop Searching for a Relationship

Stop Searching

Wherever we may go or whatever we may do, we’re bound to encounter the subject of love and relationships. Whether it be the illustrious love songs perpetually playing on the radio, the regular re-runs of Love Actually on various channels this holiday season or the congested array of advertisements for gifts for lovers sprawled across every corner of every mall right now—the idea of a relationship is always placed at the centre of our attention.


Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

11 Thoughts You'll Probably Have While Waiting for your Grades

What it's like to check your grades

Sweaty palms. Racing heartbeat. Do I click it? Just click it! No wait. Wait! Take a deep breath. It’s not the end of the world, worst-case scenario you feel depressed for a few days, or ruin your entire holiday, or cry alone in the bathroom for a few hours…or don’t graduate. Just do it! Ok here goes. *Click…

Monday, 19 December 2016

Your 2016 Equitable Gift Guide

YouAlberta 2016 Equitable Gift Guide
For some of us, December takes the biggest slice of the yearly budget. We wave an angry fist in the air, cursing our own inability to foresee that the holiday season would, indeed, still be a thing this year. Then we put our head down, and go on a buying rampage. In the frenzy of checking off everyone on your list at a reasonable price, it’s easy to lose track of the big picture. Heck, even on a good ole shopping trip for yourself, it’s easy.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

DIY Christmas Gifts: For Students with Empty Wallets…So All of Us

DIY Gifts for a Student Budget
I hope the season has been treating you well! Classes are finally over and now all we have to do is pull through this last week of finals. We’re almost there people! While many of you probably have not had the time to do holiday shopping, let alone figure out what to give your family and friends, I thought that it might be helpful if I compiled a few do-it-yourself gift ideas. These are all pretty cheap and easy to make, and almost all of them allow you to add your own personal twist, which is perfect for gift giving. So without further delay, here is what I found:

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