Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Columns

The Bi-weekly Gamer: Overwatch lands close to home

November 15, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under November 15, 2017, Columns

When game developers Blizzard’s smash hit Overwatch hit online markets last year, no one expected how successful it would be. While the game’s honeymoon phase went on, Blizzard cashed in big time. Then, as with most games, popularity began to waver and the community began to gradually get upset. While the game remained fun and […]

Mind Matters: Don’t get tripped up by success

November 15, 2017 by Cindy Peckham, contributing writer  
Filed under November 15, 2017, Columns

Success can really trip us up. Consider this: getting a post-secondary education is about more than just gaining a new set of skills. It’s a life-changing endeavour. It has the potential to provide us with a great sense of accomplishment and pride when we reach our milestones and hang our hard-earned credentials on the wall. […]

Calculated Thought: Offshore banking back under scrutiny

November 15, 2017 by Sean Annable, contributing writer  
Filed under November 15, 2017, Columns

Remember the Panama Papers? Named for the country of Panama, where law firm Mossack Fonseca (MF) operates, the Panama Papers are 11.5 million MF documents leaked in 2015 that detail offshore financial dealings of wealthy businesspeople and political figures. The leak was significant because many political leaders were found to be hiding wealth from the […]

Unpacking the Bags: What happens after graduation?

November 15, 2017 by Renata Silva, contributing writer  
Filed under November 15, 2017, Columns

We as international students have spent so much time choosing and planning our studies in Canada that we often forget to think about what we’re going to do after school is over. The tip is to not wait until the last month of classes to start thinking about the next steps. The path you follow […]

The Bi-weekly Gamer: New League of Legends format shaking things up

November 1, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under November 1, 2017, Columns

Riot Games’ upcoming franchise model for League of Legends (LoL) has turned quite a few heads, thanks to the company’s ambitious design and announcements—and the fact that not everyone can actually get into the league. Even though the league isn’t supposed to start until early next year, Riot is already selecting teams. Existing League of […]

Mind Matters: The battle of mental health is being waged at Camosun

November 1, 2017 by Cindy Peckham, contributing writer  
Filed under November 1, 2017, Columns

Mind Matters is a new column about mental-health issues. An epic battle is taking place right here on campus—I’m talking about mental health. Being buried in the books can become overwhelming. The pressures of juggling a personal life with the demands of studies are all too real. It’s easy to overlook self-care as we put […]

Unpacking the Bags: Can we lose skills?

November 1, 2017 by Renata Silva, contributing writer  
Filed under November 1, 2017, Columns

Learning to communicate effectively in a different language is undoubtedly the main obstacle international students face. It’s not just a matter of expressing ideas in English; we’re usually capable of that after just a couple of months. The problem comes when we realize that moving to Canada means relearning some of the skills that we […]

Calculated Thought: Parliament conflicts of interest come to forefront

November 1, 2017 by Sean Annable, contributing writer  
Filed under November 1, 2017, Columns

Finance minister Bill Morneau has been scorched in the media for not transferring his financial assets into a blind trust. All assets held by a government minister must be disclosed to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner. Generally, the recommendation is for government ministers to place their assets into a blind […]

Calculated Thought: Canadian e-commerce giant gets called out

October 18, 2017 by Sean Annable, contributing writer  
Filed under October 18, 2017, Columns

I was scrolling through Facebook one day and an advertisement caught my eye. It read, “Become a Facebook millionaire,” and I immediately thought, “What’s the new get-rich-quick scheme being pushed now?” To my surprise, it was an ad for Shopify, the Canadian e-commerce platform. A week later the headlines rolled out: Shopify’s stock price fell […]

Unpacking the Bags: How to cope with being away from family

October 18, 2017 by Renata Silva, contributing writer  
Filed under October 18, 2017, Columns

After spending a long time away from home, we begin to reflect on the real consequences of the decision to move to another country. When we, international students, arrive at our destination, it’s all joy, novelty, and satisfaction to be living a dream. We need some time and some special days for us to really […]

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