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Monday, 14 August 2017

Summer’s Different When You Grow Up

Summers are different now. The broad daylight still stretches out late into the evenings and the gleaming sun still leaves streaks of pink and orange across the sky before it turns itself in for the night. Although the days are still long and the breezes still warm, things have changed.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

12 Interview Tips and Tricks to get you a Fall Job

Its job-hunting season for those looking to make a little extra cash in between, before, or after classes! Which means that soon enough, you will probably (hopefully) find yourself in an interview some time soon. If your interview-taking skills are feeling a bit rusty (I know mine are), this post is for you. These tips will try to go beyond the usual, dress professional, don’t chew gum, shake their hand etc. that you’ve likely already heard.


Wednesday, 2 August 2017

The Student Guide to Brewing Kombucha Tea

I’ve always been the type of person that will try anything once — I love new hobbies and activities (especially if the outcome is delicious). After using my precious student pennies to buy bottles of store-bought kombucha (it can be pricey), I realized that I had to embark on an adventure and become a brewer.

So, this summer, I started brewing kombucha tea at home — I am not an expert (yet). But, there are several reasons why I think it’s a beneficial drink for students.

Monday, 31 July 2017

Dealing with the Pressure to Choose Your Future

What "future" will you choose?

“What are you going to do after you graduate?”


Wednesday, 26 July 2017

What Does a University Student Have to Be Proud Of?

Finding Points of Pride in Your Life

In the face of balancing academics, our social lives, work, relationships, extra-curriculars, family, and responsibilities, it can be easy to beat yourself up when everything starts to feel like too much. Instead of dedicating ourselves to our own progress, we compare ourselves to the progress of others and lose sight of our achievements and how far we’ve come.


Thursday, 20 July 2017

The Social Engineer: A Spotlight on Jason Wang

Jason Wang, University of Alberta
From grade school to post-secondary, students are often reminded of the looming dangers climate change poses to our society. They learn coastal cities are at risk of flooding from melting sea ice, and that severe weather will become more common thanks to rising global temperatures. However, reading textbooks and preparing for exams alone will not stop climate change.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

The Bear-ies: U of A’s Student Life Awards

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The prestigious Bear-ie Awards have been called “yummy”, “tasty”, and “good for you” by those who thought we were talking about berries and not awards. For those who didn’t think the Bear-ies were fruit, people gave such illustrious praise as; “what are those ones again?” and simply, “huh?”

Well, I am here to let you know that we at YouAlberta have launched our first ever U of A Student Life Awards: The Bear-ies!


Friday, 14 July 2017

A Letter to Those Coping with the Loss of a Pet

Dealing with the loss of a pet

Dear stranger,

I know what it’s like.

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