Monthly Archives : January 2017

Mental pitfalls of sports

Sports are mental exercises just as much as they are physical tests. How these elements impact a game can vary. Obviously, there are pure exploits of physical dominance that are some sort of combination between talent, practised ability and luck….

January 30, 2017

Looking past textbooks

For students, one of the greatest costs, aside from tuition, is textbooks. Prices often reach into the hundreds of dollars for a single subject and taking several subjects a semester can increase those costs exponentially. Those financial obligations often come…

January 30, 2017

Cuts For Success

Making a good impression on prospective employers at the annual Career Fair was a mite less expensive when students took advantage of free haircuts on Monday, Jan. 16, courtesy of Est-Elle Academy. NAITSA set up a temporary salon in the…

January 30, 2017

It’s time to take a stand

I am an unapologetic feminist. Too often, however, that statement will be charged with images of bra-burning (which is a myth, the famous protest at the 1968 Miss America Pageant never included bra burning) and sanctimonious tirades. But I am…

January 23, 2017

How to succeed in Math

Post secondary math courses generally go at about twice the pace of high school courses so you are expected to absorb new material much more quickly. Math is learned mostly by doing problems, not by memorizing. Therefore, most of your…

January 23, 2017

CAT crosswalk safer

No doubt many students have noticed the bright flashing lights and solar panel installation at the crosswalk to the CAT building on 106 Street. The crosswalk had been a vocal topic around campus for much of the fall semester. There…

January 23, 2017

Oil industry on the cusp

The furor caused by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s comment, referencing the eventual phasing out of Alberta’s oilsands developments, hit a feverish pitch the likes of which has not been seen since his father introduced the National Energy Policy decades ago….

January 23, 2017

Give us a break!

Ah, autumn. It’s a magical time of year when brilliant gold and crimson leaves are gently carried away with a breeze. It’s also a time when students are cramming for their midterms and struggling to keep up with their assignments…

January 19, 2017

Voices need to be heard

This week, YouTube has been making headlines due to new restricted content settings. Over the weekend, a number of prominent YouTube creators brought attention to the fact the recently updated settings were causing their videos and, in some cases their…

January 19, 2017

Not just fancy frocks

One of this season’s biggest trends? Political awareness and active citizenship. Over the last few months, fashion magazines have been making headlines instead of just writing them, thanks to critical and in-depth coverage of politics, most notably from Teen Vogue….

January 19, 2017