Health of the human spirit

By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler I was at a local meditation group when I met Les Malbon, a VIU Professor of Sport, Health, and Physical Education. We ended up having a conversation about his course, Health of the Human Spirit, and he invited me to attend one of his classes. Health of the Human Spirit is a 400-level course. This year, there were prerequisites, but Malbon has waived the prerequisites for next year. The course aims to teach students about spirituality through understanding and experience. Malbon teaches spirituality though different cultural lenses, and inspires students to be open […]

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Exercise that brain power

By contributor Dallas Bezaire You all remember gym class, right? Where you learn about sports and activities, nutrition, and general health. It is an important part of your education, even if you go on to mostly ignore it. Even if you end up unhealthy, you at least know roughly how to get healthy or lose weight. PE implementation is associated with better health and life outcomes, including better cognitive measures, better performance in school, and better socialization skills. It seems as if teaching kids how to be physically healthy is an absolutely invaluable part of giving kids a step up […]

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ASMR: Internet phenomenon leaves viewers tingling

By Production Manager Catherine Charlebois Have you ever experienced a pleasant tingling sensation while hearing sounds like whispering or tapping? You were probably experiencing Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response or ASMR. According to Wikipedia, ASMR is “an experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine.” In recent years, an emerging genre of YouTube content has been exploding with a variety of ASMR-targeting videos.From soothing soap carving, mic tapping, and finger fluttering, to whispered roleplaying, rambles, and stories, everyone’s triggers are different. […]

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Crimson Coast Dance Society hosts spring break dance workshop

Above: Vancouver-based dance group OURO Collective. 📷 Body Talk By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler Every year, the Crimson Coast Dance Society hosts a Body Talk dance workshop. The week-long workshop runs from March 27 to April 1, and ends with a performance on April 2 at the Port Theatre. “The goal of Body talk is different depending on who you talk to,” Jamie Black, Body Talk’s Community Engagement Faciliatory says. “The goal for the youth themselves is to have creative expression, and to connect with each other. Another goal is to provide a high calibre experience of the performing arts, and […]

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