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How to talk to strangers anxiety-free

By Iciar Fernandez  Networking is a blessing and a curse. Meeting inspiring individuals that bring new perspectives and ideas can be great for career growth, particularly as students soon-to-be-introduced to the working world. However, unless you are one of the lucky few that feel completely comfortable engaging in conversation with strangers, networking can also be…

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Your new favourite place to chill on campus

By Natalie Chu  January 8th marked the grand re-opening of the new Commons Lounge, previously known as The Student Life and Sustainability Centre. The event was complete with free food, excited students, and AMS committee members to answer your questions – all to showcase the new student space. If you didn’t make it out to…

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10 Can’t-Miss Events this January

By Iciar Fernandez Welcome to 2020! The good news is that you have a full year ahead of you to fulfill the resolutions you didn’t quite commit to last decade; the bad news is that you’ll have to schedule your goals in between early morning lectures and (hopefully not too many) sleepless library nights. The…

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A guide to affordable shopping

By Iciar Fernandez It’s stressful enough to shop for Christmas gifts – most of the time, it’s not easy to figure out what to get someone. And then there is the money. We want to treat our loved ones to gifts that they will love and enjoy, but we can’t afford to break the bank.…

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A thrift store is coming to the UBC campus

By Natalie Chu Project Imagine UBC is a non-profit organization run by a group of students dedicated to implementing projects that merge design with sustainability. Currently, the team is working to bring the ‘Get Thrifty’ store, to life. To learn more, we spoke with Rain Chen, one of the founders of Project Imagine. Fast Fashion…

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Top places to not study and escape the crowds

By Natalie Chu & Iciar Fernandez  You’ve spent four hours sitting at the library, reading the same paragraph three times without understanding any of it, looking at your phone to check the time every three minutes, and staring at the wall for longer than anyone should stare at a wall for. You know it’s time…

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