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Just Watch Me

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

So, now that exams are over and we all have some spare time to do a whole lot of nothing, some people choose to catch up on all the television they missed while their head was stuck in the books. I personally always make time for my beloved television shows because its what relaxes me most.  Now we all how our favorite shows like Grey’s Anatomy or One Tree Hill, but here are a few shows you may not be watching that you may want to look into.


Spring into learning

Monday, April 4th, 2011

It’s getting close to that time again, the time every university student waits for, yet dreads at the same time – final exams!  After these are done, you are finished school for months on end, the weather gets nicer, and you have more time to enjoy the things you like doing most without assignments or studying getting in the way.

But did you know that CBU offers spring and summer courses as well?  You might ask yourself, “Why, after all this time would I want to go to school even more?”  And although it might sound foolish, but taking spring and summer courses do have advantages.  Taking some extra courses (granted you have the time to do so) can lighten your course load for the upcoming year, get you further ahead in your degree so you can graduate early, or maybe you are simple like I am, and just love to learn.

Most three-credit courses run about a month, and usually are three days a week, for three hours.  At first glance, that seems like A LOT of time and work, but when you really think about it, it’s 12 classes, and you are done! And compare it to a semester that usually takes three months, it looks even better!

So if you are interested or want to know more, you can contact student services, or look at what classes are offered during the upcoming intersession at the following link:

I definitely recommend at least looking into it, you never know what you might find!

This could be you!

The Benefits of Sleep

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

If I was ever posed with the question, “If you could never eat for the rest of your life, or never sleep for the rest of your life, what would you choose?”  I hands down, would eliminate eating, because I have a not-so-secret love affair with sleeping.  And as a university student, it can be hard to come by, which makes my love of sleeping that much greater.


Let’s Go CAPERS!

Friday, March 4th, 2011

This past weekend, both the men and women’s Capers basketball teams finished on top of the AUS standings, heading into the 2011 Subway AUS championship in Halifax and St. Johns, NFLD, this coming weekend.

For this weekend, CBU will be facing off to try and become the AUS champions, once again.  There will be many students and staff (including myself) venturing to Halifax to cheer on our Capers as they try for the title.

If you can’t make the trip to Halifax and St. Johns, or just have too much homework to do, Eastlink will be broadcasting the games live on your respective Eastlink channel, and online!

Hopefully when I get back I’ll have some great stories on how everything went down and how the Orange Army rocked the Metro Center.  Until then, GO CAPERS GO!

Atlantic University Sport’s website where you can get all the details on the parcipating teams and links to Eastlink’s website:

For Your Sweetheart and Tooth

Monday, February 14th, 2011

I have a secret. I’m terrible at cooking. And baking. Anytime it comes to food, I’m completely in the novice category.  So I have been trying to change this, by reading cookbooks, watching videos, and of course, practicing!

In doing this, I have come across a recipe that is SO easy, I’m going to attempt it alone, and have very high hopes of it turning out.  Also, it’s perfect timing for this recipe, because it involves chocolate, and if you are looking to make that someone special (or yourself) something from the heart this Valentine’s Day, you are in luck!


Let’s Talk CBU!

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

I’m going to make this one short and sweet because to me, this is a really important subject where we need to get right to the point.

Mental illness has a negative stereotype surrounding it, when that’s rarely the case. When most people think of mental illness, they think of someone who suffers from schizophrenia or multiple personality disorders. In reality, mental illness covers a wide variety of problems including depression, anxiety and even phobias. Few would even know that one in four Nova Scotians suffer from mental illness.

On February 9th, Bell Canada is doing their part to get the discussion about mental illness on the right track, by creating “Let’s Talk Day.”  They want to help get rid of the stigma surrounding mental illness, while monetarily helping mental health programs.  On the 9th, for every text message sent and long distance phone call made, Bell will be donating 5 cents. It might not sound like a lot, but the average teenage/young adult sends about 100 texts a day.  So if you are on the Bell network, you can be donating 5 dollars just by going about your daily business!

So, catch up with some long lost friends, or call a family member you haven’t talked to in a while, you’ll be doing more good than you know.

Olympian Clara Hughes is heading up this years "Let's Talk" campaign

For more information about the Let’s Talk campaign, or more information about mental illness, please visit:

Learning Online

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Some of us, well, a lot of us, hate dragging ourselves out of bed in the morning to drive to class, or even to walk across campus to get to class (especially those 8:40 am killer ones).  And sometimes, we hit a bump in the road, and cant make it into school everyday, a job may get in the way, or for medical reasons, and the result is that set class times just cant fit in your schedule.  Luckily here at CBU, you can take a lot of classes through distance education.



Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Over the Christmas break, I got something I really needed and something that now has a strong influence in my life.  My best friends gave me, The Book Of Awesome by Neil Pasricha, during our annual gift exchange that we have been doing since the seventh grade.  I had heard of this book, and seen it, but I never really picked it up and flipped through it until the night I finally owned it.


Shoppers of All Sorts

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Being in the retail industry, you see every kind of shopper come out to buy gifts for their friends and family.


Christmas Movies For the Soul

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

While I am sitting here in the Christmas sprit, I thought that I would let you guys in on my top 5 all time favorite Christmas movies.  Yes, they are mostly known as “kids movies”, but who doesn’t like to feel like a kid again? Especially at Christmas time.  So whether you have seen them here are not, here they are! (And if you haven’t, hope I’m not giving any spoilers).