Opinion: University degrees are just the first step in finding a job

A recent article published by the CBC explores the idea that post-secondary graduates are no longer guaranteed stable employment with their education. According to the article, more than a quarter of Canadians between the ages of 15 and 24 are underemployed, meaning they have degrees but the positions they are employed in don’t require them. Of course, it is information like this that scares many of us so close to graduation. While I don’t think a university degree is completely useless, I strongly believe it is not an absolute guarantee for employment—nor should we expect it to be. The article quotes Kimberly Ellis-Hale, an instructor at Wilfrid Laurier University, who states, “With a good education, you will have a good […]

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Letter: Vacations are meant for you—not your followers

As I sat down on my Air Canada flight, Florida bound for reading week, I felt a sense of relief to be escaping the cold for a few days. Following the instructions of the flight attendant I reached into my carry-on to put my phone on airplane mode. Relief was suddenly overcome by panic. I didn’t have my phone. I’d forgotten it and a number of thoughts began to circulate in my head. How would I stay in touch with my friends while I was away? Who would be waiting for a response? But most importantly, how could I share my vacation? While the plane reached cruising altitude, the panic had subsided and I began to think about how ridiculous […]

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Food and Drink blog: Say “Happy Valentine’s Day” with food

Did you know that Valentine’s Day is the second most popular day of the year for people to dine out? Skip the crowded restaurants this February 14th and instead plan a romantic evening at home. Whether you’re single or taken this Valentine’s Day, treat yourself this holiday by following this dine-in menu. Drink: Couple’s recipe: We all know that wine incites romance and has long been compared to the euphoria of love! Try this Touch of Venus white wine cocktail on Valentine’s Day. This love potion consists of four simple ingredients: o   3 oz. dry white wine o   1 oz limoncello o   ½ tsp amaretto o   ½ tsp fresh lemon juice Singleton recipe: Kick off this Valentine’s Day with a […]

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DIY Blog: Holiday gift ideas

As struggling students the only thing more stressful than exams is realizing you’ve got less than a month to get all that Christmas shopping done. But what if there was another way? What if you could skip the insanity that is the mall at this time of year? What if you didn’t need to break the bank on gifts? If that sounds like the gift for you, here are 5 easy and inexpensive DIY gifts that will help you save this holiday season.     Dip Christmas Bulbs: This is the ideal gift for the foodie in your life! It’s exactly what it sounds like—small, hollow, plastic Christmas-like lightbulb ornaments filled with savoury chip dip mixes. The best part is the mixes […]

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Food and Drink blog: How to eat healthy when you’re broke AF

Often times we want to eat healthy, but our bank accounts tell us we can’t. It can be hard to eat healthy on a student’s budget, but it’s not impossible. Eating healthy and saving money is not as difficult a scale to balance as we may think. Here are some helpful tips to start saying no to takeout, and hello to nutritiously filled cupboards (for cheap): 1. Check the flyer Every grocery store has a flyer, which can be a really useful way to save on healthy food. Before each trip to the grocery store, check out their weekly flyer. Often times you can find great deals on fruits and vegetables. Jot down sales on products that interest you so […]

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