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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Week

The Downtown East Side Women’s Memorial March is an annual event that coincides with Valentine’s Day, but celebrates a pressing social issue in Canadian society. February 14, in this light, is a day to remember and a call to action for the 4,000 missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Ahead of this day, which […]

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Living wireless: the last day in a week from hell

This is the seventh and final post in a week-long web series that documents Preethi’s day-to-day experiences while forgoing a relationship with her cellphone. On my last day of my challenge, I learnt that birds observe us as much as we observe them. This isn’t as random as you think and has been the best […]

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Living wireless: confessions of a phone-oholic

This is the sixth post in a week-long web series that documents Preethi’s day-to-day experiences while forgoing a relationship with her cellphone. Check back daily for the next article. I fell asleep the night before thinking about using my phone. So, it was only natural that I dreamt about it as well. I’m a lucid […]

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Living wireless: Day five has gone from not fun to just sad

This is the fifth post in a week-long web series that documents Preethi’s day-to-day experiences while forgoing a relationship with her cellphone. Check back daily for the next article. In Hindi, five is called “paanch,” and I’m ready to paa(u)nch someone in the face this Monday. I didn’t sleep very well the previous night and […]

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Living wireless: Day four? Has it really only been four days?!

This is the fourth post in a week-long web series that documents Preethi’s day-to-day experiences while forgoing a relationship with her cellphone. Check back daily for the next article. Sunday was unpleasant. I had a lot of things to get done, but procrastination reigned supreme. My left leg hung loosely off the side of my […]

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SFU and the path to a fairtrade campus

SFU being a fair trade campus shouldn’t be news to anyone. In addition to meeting the requirement standards as set by the Canadian Fair Trade Network, SFU has pushed the Starbucks franchises on campus to adopt fairtrade practices on campus. But with any larger initiative comes benefits as well as shortcomings, and SFU’s fair trade […]

SFU serving up more veggie options on Mondays

Having started as a public health awareness campaign in 2003, the Meatless Mondays initiative has transformed into a global movement that addresses health, environmental, and animal welfare issues in regards to meat consumption. This January, SFU dove headfirst into implementing the Monday Veggie Challenge in communication with the Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) — the organisation […]

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Living wireless: Day 2 of cellphone-free life

This is the second post in a week-long web series that documents Preethi’s day-to-day experiences while forgoing a relationship with her cellphone. Check back daily for a new article. Every Friday I set my alarm for 7 a.m. — not because I have anywhere to be, but because I want to wake up early, be […]

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Living wireless: Day one without my cellphone

This is the first in a week-long web series that documents Preethi’s day-to-day experiences while forgoing a relationship with her cellphone. Check back daily for the next post. My phone is my lifeline. I stay in touch with my parents who are two oceans away, I share pictures, Snapchat my friends on the go, access […]

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