Now leaving, your comfort zone

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Comfort has a price. When you have it, you’re a willing participant, cocooned in its luxury. Your world is grounded in the known, leaving even the new and unbeknownst...

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People everywhere celebrate New Beard’s Day

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New Beard’s Day was celebrated with much merriment this December 1, as the month of Movember ended and we rang in the New Beard’s with hope, excitement, and expectations...

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So this is Christmas and what have you done?

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It’s been said over and over again, yet every year I still see aisle upon aisle of useless garbage in department stores and super markets. The annual exchange of...

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L&S Listed: 10 reasons you should absolutely write for your college newspaper

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This issue marks the last week that I’ll be writing as Life & Style editor for the Other Press. I’ve been in this position for two years, and before...

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Kickstarter in the Community: Cuteness in Connecticut

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Kickstarter campaigns come in all different sizes, with various financial goals and backers’ rewards, but some evolve over the campaign’s duration and become much grander than anyone could expect....

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Jian Ghomeshi facing five charges; dropping lawsuit against CBC

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Jian Ghomeshi surrendered to Toronto police and appeared in court on November 26. The former Q host is facing four charges of sexual assault and one charge of overcome...

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Now leaving, your comfort zone

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Comfort has a price. When you have it, you’re a willing participant, cocooned in its luxury. Your world is grounded in the known, leaving even the new and unbeknownst to jive with the rhythm of the ruling rumba: familiarity.

Gattaca now

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As a speculative fiction writer, one of my favourite genres of film is science fiction. For those of you who haven’t seen the 1997 film Gattaca, starring Ethan Hawke and Jude Law, it is a dystopian tale about a society that has flourished on the idea that children can be made genetically superior by being designed pre-insemination.

Fear and loathing in the greater community

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A recent front-page cover of a leading BC newspaper caught my attention this week. It asked—or rather, advertised the question—if there were “radicalized” individuals in your neighbourhood. After the tragic shooting in Ottawa last month, many Canadians remain curious, cautious, and even frightened of the possibility of domestic terrorism in their communities.

De-extinction

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Scientifically, de-extinction is the process of reviving or bringing back an extinct species and then breeding the population. In the case of a living organism, extinction means “died-out” and de-extinction is the reversal of this process.

Avalanche melted

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On November 27, the Douglas College men’s volleyball team faced off against the College of the Rockies Avalanche in their eleventh league game of the 2014-15 season.

FAPS

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The Families Against Professional Studentism (FAPS) organization would like to give this public service announcement to all people whose friends or family members might be suffering from Professional Studentism.

College Confessional…

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Let me just preface this story by telling you how much I love Disney. The movies, the music, and the magic—it’s all good in my books. When Frozen came out last year I was hooked; it was old-school Disney—the animation didn’t make me cringe, and don’t even get me started about that soundtrack. Amazing.