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Why do people think there's some innate discrimination against white people at UBC?: Title. I'm curious because you have all these groups of people upset over something that seems to be non-existent in reality. The only thing I see discriminated against is people who question the status quo by sticking out in some visible way. It's impossible to disagree. I mean to disagree woul...
The case for a third Tim Hortons: The Sauder Tim Hortons experiences much more foot traffic than its counterpart in Forestry because of its much more central location. Unfortunately, this means that one often has to spend at least 30 minutes queuing before being served, I speak from personal experience. Often times, the line str...
Been using the wrong iClicker for the last year: So I just realized that I've been using the wrong iClicker for the last year, due to a prof emailing me regarding me missing the last two weeks of class. Apparently, I swapped iClickers with a friend sometime last year and we've been using each others. My friend realized he had a different click...
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Trump-style politics at UBC: Why you should proobbbbabbly vote in the upcoming AMS By-election this week: Aah free speech. Two deliciously click-baity words that roll in and out of your mouth like Warheads candy the morning after Halloween. If only “free speech” as is commonly used nowadays by libertarians, white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and the “alt-right” actually refers to the legal definition of ...
BDS court case verdict and the surrounding campus politics: On Thursday March 30th, 2017, BC Supreme Court Justice Frits Verhoeven delivered his ruling regarding the BDS court case against the AMS, dismissing the petition brought forward by UBC Commerce student Logan Presch. The litigation attempted to prevent the AMS from proceeding with a referendum, wh...
A Palestinian’s response to Koby Michaels’ Op-ed: Dear Koby Michaels, I’m writing this open letter to inform you and those who have read your article that your intentions behind writing it was not that of genuine fear, but of an ideological impetus to preserve your privilege. You benefit as a colonizer of unceded Coast Salish territory, and also...
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How do I do a prank?: Dear Winnie, I’m not very funny and I don’t understand how jokes work, so instead I was thinking of pulling an April Fool’s Day prank. What would you suggest? Reader – Dear Reader, April Fool’s Day has a long history of people inconveniencing their friends and family while exploiting their trust ...
Pod Cast Episode 5: Pair Of Skis And A Meat Grinder: In this final episode of the Syrup Trap Pod Cast, Jonathan Goldstein tells us what isn’t funny, and the bomb is for the bird. The show was written Nick Zarzycki and Nathan Hare. It was performed by Jesse Inocalla and Chelsey Moore. The show was produced and edited by Matthew Parsons. Special tha...
Pod Cast Episode 5: Pair Of Skis And A Meat Grinder: In this final episode of the Syrup Trap Pod Cast, Jonathan Goldstein tells us what isn’t funny, and the bomb is for the bird. The show was written Nick Zarzycki and Nathan Hare. It was performed by Jesse Inocalla and Chelsey Moore. The show was produced and edited by Matthew Parsons. Special tha...
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Unnecessarily pitting visitors vs community: MacInnes field parkade: A fancy traffic-flow model from Brunt & Associates can't answer the question: WHY? If you, like me, have found yourself idly wondering why the site of the new McInnes field has been sitting as a desolate, soggy pit of disgusting gravel-water over the last 6 months since the demolition of th...
New loophole in BC domestic tuition cap: a gchat dialogue.: UBC got some flack this year for their mega tuition increases for international students. Domestic students have been spared from drastic changes in the cost of education in recent years thanks to a BC government policy limiting tuition+fee increases to 2% a year since 2005. But that policy is ve...
FOI request turns up no records on Wesbrook Place consultants: UBC is once again using its private corporate entities to hide documents and information from the public. Three months ago, I filed a request under BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for records related to a planning process currently underway at the university. The plannin...

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This Votermedia ballot is not currently funded. It is displayed as a demo for if and when there is funding. Without funding there may be few votes, which makes the rankings less meaningful. During the 2015 UBC AMS elections we ran two UBC AMS votermedia contests: A $700 Continuous VoterMedia (CVM) contest on the ballot above, and a $1500 One-Time Elections VoterMedia (1VM) contest funded by AMS -- see info linked here. History of votermedia at UBC: Experiments in Voter Funded Media