Friday, February 23, 2018

Columns

The Bi-weekly Gamer: Vainglory hits milestone in mobile gaming with new release

February 21, 2018 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under February 21, 2018, Columns

The time has finally come for Vainglory. The game’s long awaited 5v5 mode arrived on February 12, and with it came huge changes to the mobile esports and gaming community. The new mode boasts some of the most highly technological achievements so far reached on mobile devices, including proper coding of “fog of war,” an […]

Mind Matters: Cyberbullying must be stopped

February 21, 2018 by Cindy Peckham, contributing writer  
Filed under February 21, 2018, Columns

On Wednesday, February 28, we’ll find ourselves in a sea of flamingo-coloured T-shirts during Pink Shirt Day. This annual event is aimed at raising awareness and ending bullying, with the focus this year being on cyberbullying. Cyberbullying can include sharing personal photographs or videos without consent, creating false accounts with someone else’s identity, or posting […]

Calculated Thought: The economic dance

February 21, 2018 by Sean Annable, contributing writer  
Filed under February 21, 2018, Columns

After repeatedly topping record highs this year, a major stock market index took a 2.5 percent dive on February 2; it was the biggest decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average since Brexit. Then, the following Monday, investors saw the Dow’s largest drop, points-wise, it had ever seen in a single day. Canadian stocks slumped […]

Write to Rise: The journey of thickening skin

February 21, 2018 by Lynn Wohlgemuth, contributing writer  
Filed under February 21, 2018, Columns

Developing resilience as a writer is a personal journey. You can’t develop resiliency if you don’t start somewhere. This is an important part of your journey for success as a writer. I think of this stage as “getting dirty” and “making a mess” of things. When you were learning how to cook, your kitchen was […]

Unpacking the Bags: Be proud of grammatical errors

February 21, 2018 by Renata Silva, contributing writer  
Filed under February 21, 2018, Columns

“Your problem is that you’re still thinking in Portuguese.” I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard this phrase in my day-to-day life. It’s common for us international students to hear that our grammar and pronunciation mistakes are the fault of habits that we’ve picked up from speaking our native language. But I don’t […]

Write to Rise: Why write? Why now?

February 7, 2018 by Lynn Wohlgemuth, contributing writer  
Filed under February 7, 2018, Columns

Write to Rise is a new column that aims to inspire students to start writing.  An overused but extraordinary leadership quote that I’ve learned to live by is Stephen Covey’s “Begin with the end in mind.” This quote can be applied to everything you do, especially writing for career advancement. Whether graduation is on the […]

Mind Matters: Love is in the air

February 7, 2018 by Cindy Peckham, contributing writer  
Filed under February 7, 2018, Columns

Ah, l’amour. Nothing brings to mind thoughts of love more than Valentine’s Day. Many people will be increasing their self-love in anticipation of spending the day with that special someone, or just giving themselves an extra pampering because they are single. Whether you find yourself single or attached, or express your love in a more […]

The Bi-weekly Gamer: Cloud9 makes history after double overtime win

February 7, 2018 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under February 7, 2018, Columns

While I’ve never really followed competitive Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) as much as I have other games, I’ve watched the odd tournament or match. But that might change now. Just recently, one of the largest tournaments in CS:GO history took place at the ELEAGUE Boston Major. Cloud9, one of the esports industry’s top brands, […]

Calculated Thought: A tale of three bubbles

February 7, 2018 by Sean Annable, contributing writer  
Filed under February 7, 2018, Columns

Whether it was the tulip mania of the 1600s or the dot-com bubble in the ’90s, bubbles form when investor interest turns to hysteria and people start buying things not because they are useful but simply because they believe the price will rise high and fast. Recently, three particularly bubbly markets have been making headlines: […]

Unpacking the Bags: Don’t be afraid of new opportunities

February 7, 2018 by Renata Silva, contributing writer  
Filed under February 7, 2018, Columns

Many of us international students, who chose to invest in education in another country, already have a career we want to pursue. The cost of studying abroad is very high, so it’s not something we choose to do without having a fairly fixed idea of the type of job we want, and we want to […]

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