Thursday, June 27, 2019

Columns

First Things First: How to procrastinate smart

April 3, 2019 by Tiegan Suddaby, contributing writer  
Filed under April 3, 2019, Columns

I have a style of procrastination that I like to call “active procrastination.” Instead of doing the things you love to do to put off working, you clean. Or cook, or do extra work for another class, or finish a quiz a week early. Sometimes I plan out my life for the next two years […]

Communication Error: The Midas touch

April 3, 2019 by Nate Downe, contributing writer  
Filed under April 3, 2019, Columns

Through heaven and hell, success and sin, you lay adrift as if the day is done, although there is no rest for the wicked, and surely you are no saint. “Escaping” is really just a different term for “staying.” For when is the last time you truly escaped your problems—or have they not simply stuck […]

Let’s Talk: She’ll have a sleeve

April 3, 2019 by Katy Weicker, staff writer  
Filed under April 3, 2019, Columns

Allow me to set the scene: my boyfriend and I are out for dinner with my family at a low-key sit-down place that has us seated in the kid-friendly corner thanks to my teeny-tiny nephew. As we’re finishing up our meals, a man and a woman walk in with four young kids (three boys and […]

Health with Tess: Catch infections early, not late

March 20, 2019 by Tess Syrowik, contributing writer  
Filed under Columns, March 20, 2019

I was recently listening to a podcast on how people will take great measures to avoid bad news. One of the examples given was that 20 percent of college students in a study paid $10 to not be told whether or not they had herpes, despite having all of the testing already complete. Shocking, right? […]

First Things First: Get awarded

March 20, 2019 by Tiegan Suddaby, contributing writer  
Filed under Columns, March 20, 2019

I’m going to let you in on a cool secret. It’s called “getting money for doing what you’re already doing.” “You mean schoolwork?” you ask. Sure—school, volunteering, you name it. I’m talking about applying for awards. Have you thought about it? Are you thinking about it now? Luckily, the Camosun website says right on its […]

Let’s Talk: Not my job to cook dinner

March 20, 2019 by Katy Weicker, contributing writer  
Filed under Columns, March 20, 2019

Recently, I was reminded just how old school the old-school way of thinking about gender roles really is. I was chatting with an older man about younger people and our hippie ways, which included him making a crack about vegans, to which I lamented that my boyfriend is a vegan but he wasn’t one when […]

Communication Error: Down side up

March 20, 2019 by Nate Downe, contributing writer  
Filed under Columns, March 20, 2019

Our lives are inverted. Life is inside out. For a moment, imagine that we are trying to keep the dead dead. Suppose that the aim of life is not for it to end in death, but rather to keep the dead in their place—to keep them from living, so that we can continue to live. […]

The Chopping Block Chronicles: The dark side of the restaurant industry (part two)

March 20, 2019 by Justin Bennett, contributing writer  
Filed under Columns, March 20, 2019

I finished last issue’s column talking about when I had found my calling: to be a rock-star chef. This self-obsessed, ego-driven lifestyle was further encouraged by copious amounts of drugs and alcohol, readily available because everyone wanted to be friends with the guy who cooks their meals.  I attained my first chef position at age […]

Communication Error: Grammaticalization of the writer

March 6, 2019 by Nate Downe, contributing writer  
Filed under Columns, March 6, 2019

Sitting on the edge of your seat, posited at the end of the beginning of the starting line. Gears shifting without synchronicity. Flailing rubber particulates from rotating tires that move without the appearance of going anywhere. Characterless smoke clouds pervade left and right. The sky opens up just as the snowfall reverses its direction and […]

First Things First: Are summer classes worth it?

March 6, 2019 by Tiegan Suddaby, contributing writer  
Filed under Columns, March 6, 2019

Classes? In summer? Should I? By instinct I would say “absolutely not,” because I like not doing things. However, I also hate not doing anything productive and then feeling like an absolute fool for not doing anything. Instead, I’ll make the decision easier for all of us. What you need to consider is what you […]

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