Monday, December 11, 2017

Columns

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 […]

Dearest Reader: A proposal: Financially troubled students should try not being poor

October 18, 2017 by Aaron Stefik, contributing writer  
Filed under October 18, 2017, Columns

Dearest Reader, Few, it sometimes seems, are the issues of this fine publication making their way to the stands without trace of that complaint most central in a student’s life. I write, of course, of the general and common concerns of financial instability in the lives of the city’s young populace, the instability that allegedly […]

The Bi-weekly Gamer: Streamers, money, and the future of watching games

October 18, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under October 18, 2017, Columns

Not everyone is cut out for the big stage. Enter live streaming, one of the few ways that pros and high profile players get to consistently interact with fans; it’s also one of the few ways people can choose their own content. Streaming has become one of the leading forms of entertainment, and many esports […]

The Bi-weekly Gamer: Returning to the League of Legends championships

October 4, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under October 4, 2017, Columns

The time for the League of Legends world championship has come. The tournament is not only distinguished by the large prize pool associated with it, but also as being a time for friends from across the globe to get together and check out one of the most watched esport events. This year, staying true to […]

Dearest Reader: A proposal: Victoria’s community must learn to be less tolerant

October 4, 2017 by Aaron Stefik, contributing writer  
Filed under October 4, 2017, Columns

Dearest Reader, It has been by this point established that my endlessly well-intentioned propositions, aimed at the improvement of our noble college and the surrounding locale, have proven somewhat incendiary with particular subsets of the Camosun population. I can only surmise that my wisdom, lacking peer in our halls, has fallen on ears both few […]

Calculated Thought: Examining Canada’s legal marijuana market

October 4, 2017 by Sean Annable, contributing writer  
Filed under October 4, 2017, Columns

July 1, 2018 could mark the first day that adult Canadians will be able walk into a storefront and purchase cannabis legally, without a prescription. Governments, industry leaders, and the finance and economics folks are trying to figure out what the recreational marijuana industry in Canada is going to look like. Of course, the accountants […]

Unpacking the Bags: The challenge of finding a job

October 4, 2017 by  
Filed under October 4, 2017, Columns

Finding a job is one of the biggest concerns for international students. Some of us are not comfortable speaking another language in a work environment, where your performance and relationships with co-workers and customers are evaluated. Here’s a tip that I can give you if you are afraid of facing a job interview: try a […]

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