Archive for February, 2010

What’s in a name?

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Yes, Shakespeare said it (well, technically it’s Juliet’s line) and the man isn’t considered a literary genius for nothing. I mean is there anything more fun than taking Shakespearean lines out of context and applying them to life? Juliet was talking about the fact that Romeo is a Montague. What am I talking about?


Hello out there, We’re on the air, It’s hockey night tonight!

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Welcome to reading week!

If anyone had a week like I did, filled with midterms, meetings, and essays… then reading week is certainly coming at a good time! For a short while on Wednesday I thought we totally had our first snow day, but CBU prevailed (the weather was actually fine.) Therefore, this break symbolizes our first official break since Christmas vacation. Sure, that may only be less than two months ago, but being a university student it can feel like four months. Not to mention that fact that February is almost break-free for every one (Yes, I’ve seen the petitions on Facebook!) Therefore, I am very happy it is Reading Week and that I will not be going somewhere hot, but instead will be reading, writing essays, working and going to meetings. It may not sound appealing, but I will get a lot of things done and will be able to do more things than on a regular week (like picking up some more shifts at work) and sleeping in a few more days (all of my classes begin at 8:40 AM!)


Spirit, Pride and Talent

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

I want to the take time before we here at CBU head into our Reading Week, to look back at Wednesday’s basketball games.

The gym was PACKED with fans and with each basket the crowd got louder and louder. The Orange Army did their job and were more outgoing than I had imagined them to be. The Glace Bay High School band did a fine job also and even played “Another one bites the dust”, at the appropriate time of coarse! It was entertaining to see the talents of the players blending with the spirit of the school and the fans – it was a fine showing of CBU all around.

The men won with a score of 85-82 and the Women with a score of 74-59.  Very impressive!

Watch as the clock counts down the last few seconds of the Men’s game :

Better Late Than Never

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

I figured, in honour of the new blog, I should follow up Lucy’s introductory post about Valentine’s Day.

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Is this thing on?

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

I’m Kyle.

I’m a 3rd-year English Major at Cape Breton University. When I tell people this it is often met with the question “So you’re going to become a teacher are you?” This is followed by my denial of any such accusations and explanation that I’m really not cut out to be a teacher. Then I laugh self-consciously. From here the conversation goes one of two ways:


CBU spirit

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

An evening of CBU spirit is upon us as the CBU vs. X game is set for women’s and men’s basketball action tomorrow night, Wednesday February 17th, starting at 6 p.m. The Orange Army will be out in full force, cheering on our CBU teams and you can join.


For the Love of Blogging

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Hello everyone! My name is Lucy and I will be blogging here, sharing my experiences and thoughts regarding Cape Breton University, on campus and off of campus. I am in my second year, majoring in Political Science. I love it here at CBU and I love what I’m studying and the professors who do such wonderful work instructing us. Speaking of love, my first blog happens to fall on Valentines Day. I have decided to blog accordingly.

You may wonder why I choose to write about Valentines Day today (since I am technically the “Poli Sci” girl) but it is because love is political (just read the news!) and love is a major part of life here at Cape Breton University. We may fall in love with the people we meet, the courses we study, the things we do on a weekly basis (a coffee to go) or just the tiny dorm rooms, or study niches in the library that we inhabit daily. So let’s face it: love is all around us here at CBU.



Thursday, February 11th, 2010

There are a lot of students at CBU who I see making a difference everyday. One of those Students is Jill MacPherson

Jill has been selected by the Atlantic Council for International Coorperation’s Active-8! Campaign, which runs during International Development Week, as one of eight individuals from across the Atlantic region who stands out as active global citizens and models of civic engagement. This campaign highlights the efforts of young Atlantic Canadians who have been working to bring about change in the world.


CBUSU Battle of the Bands

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Have you made it to this year’s Battle of the Bands?

If you haven’t, then this Thursday, February 11th at 9:00 p.m. is the time to take action and go see a collection of some of the best bands in Cape Breton and it will only cost you $3!  You are promised a great show, highlighted by the weekly theme challenge songs. All bands involved have done so well and given amazing performances thus far.


Welcome to the CBU blog!

Monday, February 8th, 2010

My name is Erin Wilson and after living in Toronto for four years I am happy to be back to Cape Breton and to have the opportunity to share my CBU journey with you. I am currently attending Cape Breton University, taking language courses and working within the Students’ Union as the Director of Digital Media Production.

Welcome to my CBU Blog! I am one of the bloggers that will be writing and sharing all things regarding student life at CBU.

First, I would like to take some time to reflect on Love Africa Week which took place January 25th – 29th.  It was a week dedicated to raising funds and awareness for a variety of issues affecting the African population.