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It’s been the punchline of late-night comics for over a year now, but fake news is not a joke. The implications of spreading a false story are quite serious. Not only can fake news stories mislead readers, they can impact communities. In…

Folly incarnate

Let's get the shock factor out of the way: yes, I donated my $500 Anthropology Club Award to an organization that worked to reconstruct a small village in the Himalayas; a place I will likely never get to see. I realize that giving away…

All I want for Christmas is…

The twenty-six-year streak is over. For the first time in my life, I won’t be spending Christmas with my family. I moved to Nanaimo from Regina in 2013, but I’ve always made the trip back home during the holidays. This Christmas, though,…

Eat, sleep, study, repeat

The initial glow and optimism of the early semester are long gone, and I don’t need a calendar to know it’s mid-November. Instead, I can simply read the appearance and behavior of my classmates: bloodshot eyes, slouched shoulders, bursts of…