Welcome back to BCIT’s favourite guide to the sonic unknown feature: soundscape. November saw the local music community mourn the loss of spooky season and embrace the wet grip of an oncoming Vancouver winter. As we move closer into the holiday season, bars and music venues are shifting from interesting live shows to the thing…

group of five illustrated potted plants

Your 2024 Hobby: Houseplants

As winter closes its arms around BC, many of us are missing sunshine, colourful gardens, and grassy fields. You may be one of many people inspired to test your “green thumb” through the darkest season of the year. If you’re hesitating, that’s understandable. Care directions can be contradictory and unclear. Winter is also really hard…

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.

History and the Downfall of the Pumpkin Spice Latte

The Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, or PSL as friends call her, went all out for hers this year. Ranging from sold-out apparel collaborations to celebratory advertisements, this beloved acronym has appeared just about everywhere in the fall of 2023. Even though one latte would cost you around $7, the pumpkin spice industry has grown to $511 million as of 2019. Why does this flavour have so much power that it determines when fall officially starts?

How to Stop Worrying and Just Play D&D

How to Stop Worrying and Just Play D&D That sentiment echoed throughout my teenage years. As a classic tabletop role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons (commonly referred to as D&D) always seemed like the pinnacle of nerdy exploits and all things fun, a perfect amalgamation of board games, acting, and epic fantasy. But that sentiment stayed just…

Optimizing Your Career Decisions

You will probably be devoting a significant portion of your life to your career. So, chances are that you hope to do what you love. However, discovering the right path toward your dream career isn’t always easy—there are many challenging choices to make along the way, each with many possibilities: Do I accept this job…


Santiago, the lover

Note: All characters, events, and names are fictional.  His heart stopped beating.  He couldn’t believe how they knew. Was it a prank? He had received the photo of her from an unknown number, had gotten his keys and run toward his Alfa Romeo Spider. The sky started crying slowly, like his eyes. He felt nauseous,…