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Lessons From The Unexpected

The following is an unpublished Bolt article originally submitted in March 2019, written shortlyafter the end of in-person classes, by a member of the Class of 2020. A post-script follows theoriginal article text. So this is how it ends. A pandemic. A punctuated semester. A weekend away fromschool that will never end for graduating students. Yes, classes continue, or not, for a small fewwitnessing a … Continue reading Lessons From The Unexpected

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CSA By Election Profiles

Shannon Ross – CSU VP marketingMy name is Shannon Ross, and I am a third year Bachelor of Science student entering into my final year of my degree next fall. I have been heavily involved in the CUE community throughout my degree. I am currently a peer coach as well as CSU VP Marketing. As CSU VP Marketing for the 2020-2021 school year, I have … Continue reading CSA By Election Profiles

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CSA Debate

Written by: Sarah Cowan On Friday March 12th, an online debate was held for the CSA student candidates. Here is each question with each candidate and a summary of what their responses were. Concordia Science Union: Question #1: How do you plan to represent all of the under represented groups in the science events? Michael Pelzer: The underrepresented groups are an important group of people. … Continue reading CSA Debate

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CSA Candidates and Bios

Written by: Sarah Cowan As the election comes closer to the students, each candidate had the opportunity to make a quick speech as to why they believe they would be a good candidate for the student body. Here is each candidate, their bios and some highlights from their speech: CAUPresident – Matthew McKeever –My name is Matthew McKeever and I am running for the position … Continue reading CSA Candidates and Bios

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My Applied Emphasis Experience

Written by: Shayna Scarpino  Prior to even entering the Applied Emphasis Program, I was at a loss whether I should even apply. I was hesitant because I did not want to get rejected nor did I want to fail at any experience or activity that is required within the program. Little did I know that my mindset was holding me back from a truly tremendous … Continue reading My Applied Emphasis Experience

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Public Health and Public Swimming Pools: Let’s Dive In!

By: Emma Schmidt VP-Communications, Environmental Health Students Union  At Concordia, the Environmental Public Health After-Degree works to educate future Public Health Inspectors and Public Health Professionals. The 15-month condensed program is one of only 5 programs in Canada, making it a competitive and fast-paced program. Throughout this time, students are educated on the importance of food safety, waste management and even pool safety! Thanks to … Continue reading Public Health and Public Swimming Pools: Let’s Dive In!

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From The Editor: Tips I would give to my 1st year self

I remember my first day of university like it was yesterday. Realistically, I started my adventure with Concordia a year and a half ago. But even with my first year gone and now amidst my second year, I have learned some things I wish I told myself when I was first starting this crazy adventure!With this post being from the editor, I thought that I … Continue reading From The Editor: Tips I would give to my 1st year self

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Why You Should Get Involved

Many people view politics as abstract and far-removed from their day-to-day experience. It can be difficult to relate to politicians who speak in terms you don’t always understand or debate issues you may not take specific interest in. Furthermore, it is easy to take on the position that since your opinion doesn’t go a long way on its own, why bother trying to argue for or against something that doesn’t personally impact you? Not getting involved can mean that you can avoid heated discussions with friends and family. Continue reading Why You Should Get Involved