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New year, new Nav

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But what about a university press that switched from newspaper to magazine format after 49 years? Please, I’m begging you: judge us by our beautiful, glossy covers. The content behind…

What’s ableism?

I first heard the term “ableism” at the Nanaimo Women’s March last January. VIU’s Student Union was handing out pins. One said, “Unlearn racism,” another said, “Unlearn ableism.” It’s hard to unlearn something you don’t know, I remember…

The fourth wall

In film, ‘breaking the fourth wall’ is a term for when actors break character and address the audience directly, blurring the line between fiction and reality. It’s been used for comedic effect in movies like Deadpool (2016), Space Balls…

Feed me, Facebook

Changes are coming to your Facebook news feed. On Thursday, January 11, Facebook announced it will begin to prioritize content from friends and family over content from publishers and brands. This means, in theory, you’ll see more…