Alternative media is media you can access that is not government or corporate funded. It offers multiple perspectives on matters and events that might be overlooked by mainstream media by incorporating a platform for voices of minority groups to be heard, as well as opportunities for social and political movements to flourish.
Pho, a Vietnamese noodle soup, has become increasingly popular in Vancouver (and North America) in the last few years. Either Vietnamese restaurants are popping up like wildfire, or my recent discovery of pho has led me to notice all of the pho restaurants that were already there.
If you’re living in Vancouver, it’s hard not to think about healthy eating. In the last few years, there has been a lot of buzz around gluten-free eating, whole organic foods, and superfoods. Stores like Whole Foods, Choices, and even Lululemon promote this philosophy—healthy living starts with a healthy gut.
November 11, 2013 marked the 94th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, which ended the 1st World War. Metro Vancouver has over 16 locations that hold a ceremony to commemorate the soldiers who fought in all wars to protect our country and allowed us to become the nation we are today.
For any student or new graduate, our peers and career advisors have told us time and time again that even a little work experience can help boost your resume. A four year post secondary education has now become a minimum requirement for many employers looking for applicants. Students are ultimately left thinking that any work experience is good experience to the point they students have settled for applying to unpaid positions.
Every workplace has it’s own set of personalities. Your co-workers are often more present in your life than your own family, and sometimes they are often the people you want to spend the least amount of time with. Unless, you have a great job, work for an awesome company and you are friends with all of your co-workers. In reality, this is most likely not the case. So, I have compiled a list of the five most annoying co-worker types to keep an eye out for.
With strict gender roles quickly disintegrating in our modern society, it’s no wonder that there seems to be a steady rise in female police officers. Take for instance Ryley Feenie, a 19 year old currently majoring in criminology at Simon Fraser University, who also has future prospects of pursuing a career as a police officer in Vancouver, Delta, or New Westminster.
This week, I went to the dentist for the first time in about two years. Considering that generally, you are supposed to go to the dentist once every six months or so, it’s safe to say that it’s been a while for me. The infrequency of my visits is caused by two factors—I absolutely hate going to the dentist (and the doctor, but that’s another story), and going to the dentist costs a lot of money. More money than you think, trust me.
It’s a nickname donned onto the city by our American counterparts due to the amount of filming done here annually, and it’s the place to be while The Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) engulfs the city in a wave of indie movies. The VIFF came to a close last Friday and left the city with a lingering cultural feel.
If you’re cheap like me and looking for something free to do in Vancouver, good luck, chump! Just kidding. But seriously guys, Vancouver is expensive. Have you noticed that it costs like $30 to get into a bar these days? Just for you cheapies like me, I have provided a round-up of free or cheap events going on in Vancouver this fall and all year round.