Archive for March, 2010

Missed the bus? See what happened!

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Do you wish that you didn’t have that test or project commitment and could have taken part in the CBU Orange Army, Paint Ottawa Orange trip? Watch this video and see some of the highlights, it’s as if you were there!

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“Animals are my friends… and I don’t eat my friends”

Monday, March 29th, 2010

This year, I have become a vegetarian.

I always had an inkling that something was not quite right on my dinner plate, and that our daily consumption of meat and diary, paired with our lack of fruit and vegetables was just off balance.

I started on the search for some truth. Most of my efforts took me to Canada’s Food Guide… basically urging us to eat everything, about 7-10 times a day. Being a student, I do not have the time or the funds available to make this happen; and being a human, I do not have the hunger or stomach in order to sustain myself off so much food. This led me to feeling overwhelmed and overfed.


Making it Happen here at CBU

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Getting involved is fun. You meet new friends. You get to write it on your resume. Best of all is that you can make a difference.

I love lending a helping hand, whether that is volunteering or participating in something that is interesting to me.

Most recently, a group of my peers and I started a group aimed at increasing awareness of the Millennium Development Goals, created by the United Nations over a decade ago. Our group is called Students for Change: Make it Happen. In order to explain what our group’s mission is, it is important to explain what the Millennium Development Goals are.


Life Beyond the Footlights

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

I swear the Boardmore theatre exists in a vacuum. I walk into the theatre at 10 in the morning and before I know it, it’s 4:30 and my show runs in two and a half hours. The last few months surrounding this play just seem surreal at the moment. This play and I have created a pretty long history with each other.


You are Appreciated!

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

It is always nice to be appreciated.

This week is CBUSU Student Appreciation Week. There will be free food, prizes and a chance to win a Maritime Travel Voucher, worth $2500! Take a look at the poster below for all the times and events going on this week. Be sure to check out the scene because you will not be disappointed.

Schedule of events


Working on the Student Body

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

As everyone departs for the basketball games in Ottawa, I can’t help but reflect on my “student body.” CBU has an amazing athletics program that has been entertaining to watch, and exciting to be a part of. This connection to sports is nice, but we really can’t get involved beyond cheering and dawning bright orange in support of our teams.


And they’re off!

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

The Crew taking part in “Operation Paint Ottawa Orange” left this morning for their 18 hour trek to Ottawa! The group was in great spirits and ready to cheer on the Capers! Look for them in tomorrow’s Cape Breton Post and also listen for them on 101.9 the Giant as they do remote updates from Ottawa. GO CAPERS!

Paddy’s Day at the Pit!

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Happy St. Patrick’s Day CBU!

Be sure to celebrate with all your fellow students tonight at the Pit with the band, The Pubboys!

Green T shirts are still available at the SU so you don’t even have to search through your closet for something green to wear!

What is news?

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

I had the great opportunity of attending one session of the Centre for International Studies’ forum, “Communication for Social Transformation” on Saturday.

The session, “Behind the Lines: Media as a Site of Struggle for Justice”, examined the role of independent media and activist journalism in covering the untold stories of poverty, human rights, and environmental justice.


A Transformative Weekend

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Good morning from CBU. It is a sunny day out there, as it has been for almost one week. Over the weekend I attended the Communication for Social Transformation forum. It was unbelievably inspirational, and uniting. Over 70 people attended the forum and many more joined us afterwards for “Jamming for Justice” at the Pit. The forum and after-party were incredible. I am still letting it all sink in. Each resource person brought so much knowledge and experience, and each session intertwined these diverse themes to maximize participation and understanding.

I could go one by one and explain each of these sessions, but I am afraid I would not be doing them justice. However, I will go over some of my favorite moments of the forum, and explain how I got involved.