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Winter Fest

Winter Fest is an annual event held by the BCIT Student Association and partially funded by the City of Burnaby. This year featured more vendors, rotating interactive events, and a larger space where students could decorate their own ornaments and bracelets. The event occurred on November 15 at the Burnaby campus. A total of 23…

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Repair, Resell, Reuse

Who is TronicsFix? If you could reduce, reuse, recycle and still make money, would you take the opportunity? That’s what TronicsFix did. Steve Porter, the do-it-yourself (DIY) repair guy behind the TronicsFix channel, started his electronics repair business in his garage and eventually joined YouTube in 2015. He is one of the few electronics repair…

Council Meeting Highlights (November 27, 2023)

Note: The numbers and percentages shown below are subject to change Increases in tuition, fees, and housing British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is proposing an increase in tuition and fees for 2024 to 2025. They proposed a two percent increase in domestic tuition and mandatory fees and a six percent increase in international differential…

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Intermittent fasting, is it a myth? Or does it actually work?

Imagine saving some money on grocery costs and losing weight simultaneously. That’s the plan I had as I laid out my long-term weight loss project. Intermittent fasting is a method of fasting by choosing a specific time to eat. For instance, I went with the daily approach and ate between 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM. According to Johns Hopkins neuroscientist Mark Mattson, this method of fasting can help lose weight over time because “after hours without food, the body exhausts its sugar stores and starts burning fat.”

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BCITSA Tech Career Fair

The BCIT Student Association (BCITSA) Career Services held a Tech Career Fair. Students and alumni met one-on-one with recruiters from the tech industry, learned more about the most up-to-date industry insights, and found ways to improve their résumés. The event ran at the Tech Collider in the BCIT Downtown Campus on October 3rd 2023.

History, Benefits, and Downside of Drinking Coffee

History, Benefits, and Downside of Drinking Coffee

As a passionate coffee drinker, I’ve been using coffee mainly to keep myself from dozing off in class and to stay sharp to meet deadlines. However, I also enjoy the taste, especially that of Guatemalan coffee beans. While coffee is a great way to wake myself up, it is more than just a beverage. From its origins to different methods of processing, coffee has a rich story.

Meet BCIT Alumn Christine German

Christine German is the head of the Broadcast and Online Journalism program and has been teaching journalism to students here for nearly two decades. She is also a BCIT alumn; German graduated with a journalism diploma in 2000, and has an extensive background in the industry, with a specialty in sports journalism.

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Sneak Peek into My Experience Writing for Link

photos by: Abby Francis With my studies in the Broadcast and Online Journalism program, I joined as a writer for Link magazine last year. So far, I’ve written for three issues: Winter, Spring, and March special. I had initially discovered the magazine on the stand in the Broadcasting building (SE10), having noticed older issues. That…