Category: Vol. 55, No. 2 | Article

Housing Crisis Horrors

From dealing with difficult landlords, to ending up in less than ideal living situations, renters struggling with housing is the sign of the times right now in Nanaimo. But besides knowing that rent has skyrocketed recently, how much do people know what’s really happening? Ella follows the real-life horrors from three of those renting in Nanaimo to shed light on the horrors of the housing crisis.

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Don’t Get Tricked

There is nothing more spine-chilling than receiving a suspicious phone call or fraudulent message. You want to ignore it, but … what if it’s real? From enticing links on social media to too-good-to-be-true housing opportunities, students find themselves increasingly exposed to scams. Read on to discover tricks to identify common scams and how to best protect yourself.

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Pumpkin Spice Panic

The challenges of the barista are considered normal in coffee shops—the running, the heat, and the equally kind versus cranky customers with detailed orders. Not to mention the pressure to keep up the pace while retaining high quality service. Everyone loves a pumpkin spice latte, but what does it mean for the barista?

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