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January 2017

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5 Interesting Facts About the Lunar New Year

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The Lunar New Year is an annually celebrated tradition that brings together thousands of people in a celebration of life, light and family. This past Saturday, January 28 marked the official beginning of the Year of the Rooster. Here are five interesting things you may not have known about the Lunar New Year.

Waterloo athletes share their thoughts on the importance of mental health on campus

Yesterday marked an impressive demonstration by not only our nation but also our own student body here at the University of Waterloo. Countless students rallied together in support of a cause that deserved our utmost attention, as mental illness affects one out of every five Canadians in their lifetime. The #BellLetsTalk campaign is remarkable in the way that it spreads awareness and strives to create a unified space based on understanding and respect. The campaign encourages people to feel comfortable voicing their experiences with mental health and breaking down the associated stigma.

Five tips for maintaining a healthy mind and a happy heart

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I recently attended a panel discussion hosted by the University of Waterloo on Mental Health and Racism. Featured on the panel were three extremely accomplished and educated individuals: Dr. Sherene Rezack, Dr. Kwame Mckenzie and Patrick Case. Dr. Mckenzie the CEO of the Wellesley Institute and an avid activist for race equality and mental wellness spoke about the intriguing idea of Mental Capital. He described this idea as the equation that makes up our ability to be prosperous human beings.

Clumsy Cactus: Spinning tragedy into success

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Receiving bad news is often hard and overwhelming, but sometimes it is in our darkest hours that we are inspired to create something wonderful. This was the case for good friends Jill Barlow, a coop student in Arts and Business and Laurier student Jill Zitars, who were inspired to start Clumsy Cactus when Jill Z. was diagnosed with lymphoma.

Six tips on how to start the term off with a BANG

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Whether you are in your first or fifth year at the university, the first few weeks of a new semester can always be a little challenging. We understand the struggle of the early morning classes and everyday grind and we are here to help! Here are some tips for you Warriors to start the term off on the best foot possible.

Tip 1: Make a plan

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