Archive for November, 2010

November … Movember

Monday, November 29th, 2010

What is furry, spectacular, and meaningful, (at least in the month of November)? Or should I say, “Movember”. Well, it’s not a bunny, I will tell you that much.  By chance you may be familiar to what I am referring, or perhaps you noticed moustaches are just back in style. Were they ever? … Not that I’m bashing moustaches by any means. A nice mustache can be very prestigious.

If you still have no idea what I am talking about, I will just relay that it is not a coincidence you have been noticing mustaches growing in a little sporadically lately. Not only on the boys in the halls at school, but on those poor boys’ faces. Keep trying though; they may grow in better next year!!

Blueberry Season Is Over

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Last week on the BlueBlog, we discussed the winter and how you shouldn’t be complaining about it because it’s so absolutely great. This week, continuing on an idea established in another post, fostered in my mind for however long, we’ll discuss ways to save money – specifically, on food.


A Safer Addiction

Monday, November 29th, 2010

My friends have been bugging me forever to get one.  My brother is jealous that I got one. And I now have a new addiction.  Now what is this mysterious thing that I now have in my position that is changing my life so radically? One word. BlackBerry.


Slowing Down

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Over the past week, I was super sick, but still asked to do a lot of things.  I do have many commitments, but when it is too much? 

Feeling the weight of school? You are not alone.


Welcome, Bienvenue !

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Hello there blogging community! My name is Jillian, and I will be the newest addition to the student blogging team.

Through blogging I would like to relay my experiences at CBU and life in general. Currently a 3rd year BBA student, I hope to shed a little light on the business world, as well as enlighten you on the many business related events happening at CBU and in our community.

Do not fret however; it is not all work and no play. I will, of course, update you frequently on the many things that make my days just a little more interesting. Currently, I am slaving away in the cafeteria at 11 pm, which is a regular occurrence for me lately. This does not bother me in the slightest however, I love being busy and I believe I am taking full advantage of everything CBU has to offer a student.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Welcome to this week’s instalment of WinterBlog. I’ll be your host, Frederick Boutilier.

The more observant among you may have noticed the snow falling outside. It occured to me when a snowflake, ever-so-unique, dropped onto my nose whilst I was doing the tango with a local garden gnome. You may have noticed the snow while on a romantic walk, while scraping it off your car windshield, while grumbling during aforementioned scraping, or while looking out your window for the first time since the weekend started.


Alternative gift-giving and enjoying your holiday season

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

This weekend welcomed the first snowstorm, and thus Capers everywhere got out their winter gear, hot drinks, and possibly their Christmas decorations (I mean- everyone cheers on the idea of a ‘White Christmas’).

I’m no exception. The snow brought me to the store to buy a warm hat, I consumed green teas every few hours, and I started decorating.

At my house we usually don’t decorate, let alone consider Christmas until well into December. So what’s different this year?


Saving Lives is Only Skin Deep

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Now the vampires can come out of hiding

Scientists working in the Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute at McMaster University have made an amazing discovery last week in their research. The team has learned how to convert human skin cells into human blood. The blood created is the same type as the person who donates their skin cells. This means that patients requiring blood for surgery, cancer treatment or people with blood disorders such as anemia would no longer have to be put onto a waiting list to receive a transfusion.

Stem cells have become a very popular topic in the media of the last decade. I’ll assume most of you reading this have heard of them and the controversy that surrounds the topic. I’ll just give a brief intro to the science behind what they are and why they are so important. (more…)


Friday, November 19th, 2010

Today is Friday.

For many that means excitement, a chance to relax (sigh), more time to study; or for some: delving into a string of more stressful days.

Whatever Friday means to you, take some time for yourself… because probably you’ve been neglecting your needs (even if you can’t make it away from the computer).

My cure: reading some fun websites that make you dream of far away.

I like the following “stylish” blogs:

A photographer who travels the world looking for and snapping shots of unique, stylish people… get ready to swoon.

A blogger/artist/sweetheart whom is French, and gets her blogs translated into English. The blogs with their funny English are greatly enjoyable, and her illustrations will inspire you to pout, paint and more.

I also like to stumble, and to see where it takes me:

An awesome website devoted to finding links YOU will like. Pick from many categories and get stumbling. Caution: it is sort of highly addictive.

I like to look at (and eat) yummy food:

A vegan chef/baker who makes super-yummy, beginner-friendly vegan recipes.

A recipe for the best low-fat oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, ever. These cookies are fool-proof (I made them), delicious, nutritious, and a comfort food. Now fill up a glass of milk/soy milk and dig in.

Awesome. Just do it.

I enjoy reading quotes:

Pretty quotes, thoughtful quotes. Share them on Facebook, Twitter, or make them the background of your laptop.

And if all else fails, really go far away:

Vacations, flights, and so on.

Travel deals for students.


It Really Does Get Better

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Ever since the “It Gets Better” campaign started, I have wanted to talk about it, but it is such a tough subject to talk about, and is very serious. Since I stared blogging, I have been writing about happy things, and exciting things, so this is difficult for me to write, but there are things that need to be said, and I want to say them.

This campaign arouse after a rash of suicides of homosexual males in the United States was brought to the media’s attention and now has caught the attention of the entire globe.  Most, if not all, of these suicides were mainly brought on by the bullying and harassment of these bright young men’s lifestyle.  We have all been there, either being the bully or the person being bullied, and in the end, neither of them gives you a gratifying feeling.