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Lessons on Leadership from Leslie Knope

Maybe you’ve seen it, maybe you haven’t—but either way, Parks and Recreation remains one of the most iconic TV series of the 2000s. For those unfamiliar, the show is a political satire sitcom set in the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana, following the quirky employees of the local Parks and Recreation Department. Their leader and…

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Fabulous & Fearless  

Meet some of the incredible Queens visiting the Habitat Pub (Burnaby Campus, Building SE2) on February 16. Read more about them and their relationship with drag! Alma Bitches/Alma Be (she/they)  Alma Be started her journey with drag through Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a charitable organization with chapters all over the world. This charity focuses on…

Art Feature with Jo Eldridge

My unwavering curiosity leads me to explore every nook and cranny, with the firm belief that there is always wonder to find as long as one is willing to look. My interest lies in skill gathering, and I like to dabble in everything for the best quality of experience. I spent my first 26 years on Vancouver Island and came to Vancouver 7 years ago to chase love and new experiences. I see the world through the eyes of an artist, and I love to know how things work, which has led me to attend BCIT for the AME ‘M’ to follow new opportunities in the pursuit of my life’s goals.

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.

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?

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7 Ways to Make Friends

Starting college is a thrilling time, but it can also be a bit daunting, especially when it comes to making friends. Whether you’re introverted or tend to be on the shy side, building connections is crucial for a meaningful college experience. So, don’t be afraid to put yourself out there—take the initiative to make friends. To help you establish those connections this fall, here are some great ideas you can try, right on campus:

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Wellness Opportunities on Campus

With exams, projects, and assignments clouding our minds, it’s easy to forget about taking care of ourselves and prioritizing our mental health over grades. This is why the BCITSA hosts wellness events! These are here to help students relieve stress and take a break from their academic responsibilities.

While most of these events are held in Burnaby, it’s worth noting that there are also events at other campuses. I attend two campuses, so I’m going to cover experiences I’ve had at both the Burnaby and Downtown Campuses and give an honest review of each.

Summer Days in the City …Part 2

With summer just around the corner, there is no better way to get some vitamin D than walking around Vancouver on a beautiful sunny day. You’ll also get to learn a bit about design while exploring the hidden architectural gems that our beautiful city has to offer. All these locations are great spots to go…