Frugal Friday: Frugal Fitness

Friday, April 11th, 2014

The “Freshman 15” is something that many university student dread. Stress snacking, cooking for yourself for the first time, and lack of time to get active are all reasons why post-secondary students might put on a few pounds during their first—or even second, third, or fourth—year of university. There is also the issue that nutritious […]

 

As Seen on TV: Spoiler alert!?

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

No, there’s not really any spoilers in this article. Well, maybe a few. But more importantly, I want to explore an idea that has always been foreign to me: that of “spoiling” the plot of a movie, a book, or a television show. I’m that dorky kid that will read the first half of a […]

 

As Seen on TV: Cosmos, A Television Odyssey

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Although I am much too young to have seen the first airing of Cosmos: A Personal Voyage back in 1980, the premise of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is much the same as its predecessor. In case you missed part one which aired on March 9, this new Cosmos is a thirteen-part series which explores the […]

 

Oscar Night 2014—A disappointing showing

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

It’s a shame that the Academy Awards have taken a dip in ratings and viewing figures lately in comparison to their formative years. Maybe it’s the glamourous attention to celebrity, the fact that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Iron Man 3 didn’t win and weren’t expected to win any awards, or maybe it’s the […]

 

This Week in History: Week of March 3-9

Sunday, March 9th, 2014
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Welcome back everyone to this weekly look back to history. As always I’ve got a few interesting things to share with you; hopefully you will find this interesting. On March 6, 1869 Dmitri Mendeleev presented the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society. Of course he wasn’t the only person to come up with […]

 

Memorial Moments: Summer Job Fair

Friday, March 7th, 2014

I typically try to attend most of the events that take place in the University Centre if they’re on a day that I’m in class. Usually at the time I attend anything, attendance is sadly low. Whether this is because students lack interest in whatever is being presented or if the UC is too far […]

 

As Seen on TV: Gender and kids’ television shows

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
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Growing up, I was pretty lucky. I had a lot of older cousins that were boys, so I inherited a lot of dinkies, a few action figures, and a lot of toys that are generally thought of to be “boy” toys. I was also equally lucky to have an array of Barbie dolls, cooking sets, […]

 

Frugal Friday: Travelling as a student

Friday, February 28th, 2014

“What?” I can already hear you asking. “Travelling as a student is certainly not frugal!” I’ve been wondering how to write this article for a while now, because for me, travelling is where a large portion of my money goes. I firmly believe in spending money on experiences, and not items. That’s why I believe […]

 

This Week in History: Week of February 24-March 2

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Hello everyone, welcome back to my weekly look back at history with some interesting highlights. This week there’s some rather interesting events this time that I think you’ll really enjoy. Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition! On February 26, 1616 the inquisition delivered its injunction to the famous astronomer Galileo Galilei, whose contributions to science cannot […]

 

As Seen on TV: Why you should be re-enrolling in Community Season Five

Monday, February 24th, 2014
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“Repiloting can be intense” according to Abed Nadir, but however intense it can be, it was pulled off by Community. Dan Harmon is back and the world of television is a better place! Those of you watch Community will know how great that is. Those of you who don’t watch Community, why don’t you watch […]