Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions vote returns to Vancouver campus

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to be a flashpoint at the University of British Columbia, and now the B.C. Supreme Court is involved. UBC student Logan Presch has launched an injunction before the supreme court against the UBC Alma Mater Society, in an attempt to block a referendum slated for April 3. The referendum proposes boycott, divest … Continue reading Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions vote returns to Vancouver campus

Refugees take centre stage at Langara College

Langara alumnus Carmen Aguirre is bringing The Refugee Hotel to Studio 58 to tell from first-hand experience what it means to be a refugee. The dark comedy takes place in a run-down hotel in Vancouver’s West End, and follows a group of Chilean refugees, who escaped Augusto Pinochet’s military dictatorship in the 1970s, as they … Continue reading Refugees take centre stage at Langara College

Langara Falcons blocked from podium at PacWest Provincials

Falcons men's basketball team fell to the Douglas College Royals in the bronze medal game at the PacWest Provincial Championships last Saturday, despite being the highest-scoring team in the league. The Royals pulled ahead in the first quarter and out-hustled the Falcons early on. After Langara's defence found its bearings and closed the lead, both … Continue reading Langara Falcons blocked from podium at PacWest Provincials

Nutrition Month quietly kicks off in Vancouver

March in National Nutrition Month in Canada and dietitians aim to educate Canadians about making better food choices. This year, local dietitians in alliance with Dietitians of Canada are staging nutrition events around Vancouver to "take the fight out of food." With a three-step strategy, they hope to teach people to identify problems with foods, … Continue reading Nutrition Month quietly kicks off in Vancouver

Langara launches new food service for hungry students

As of Feb. 1, cash-strapped students at Langara College have been able to grab a free bag of groceries and toiletries from the financial aid office in the T-Building. The Community Cupboard, which operates like a food bank, is a 12-week pilot project developed by The Hub, the Langara Foundation, and the financial aid office. … Continue reading Langara launches new food service for hungry students

It takes a village to raise a brute

Chivalry is dead, hopefully. When the provincial government mandates that all B.C. campuses must educate their students on what is sexual consent and what is rape, something must be going horribly wrong in the way boys and young men learn about empathy, sympathy, and physical boundaries. What we can tell from numbers released by Statistics … Continue reading It takes a village to raise a brute

Millennials drink less booze, but are also too broke for mocktails

While most people are familiar with the traditional non-alcoholic beers, there’s a new kick in town. Catering to those who abstain, bars and restaurants are trying to replicate the drinking experience with non-alcoholic mocktails. Products such as Seedlip are even trying to replicate specific hard liquors. “The problem is what to drink when you’re not … Continue reading Millennials drink less booze, but are also too broke for mocktails