Avoiding voluntourist traps

OTTAWA (CUP) — You’re planning a spring break, maybe even a Christmas break. You want to see a new country and have a few adventures, so you do a little research and stumble upon a voluntourism trip. Nine days in Costa Rica. It seems ideal.

Remember the Grinch’s moral

On Nov. 1, children everywhere awaken with the excitement of digging into their Halloween candy from the night before. Students awaken with hangovers and trails of their costume makeup on their pillows. Halloween is over, but the memories of dressing up and listening to “Monster Mash” are still fresh.

Are we willing to sacrifice our morals for our phones?

SACKVILLE (CUP) — In October, an investigation by a Chinese non-governmental organization exposed child labour at a factory on China’s east coast. The factory is owned by Foxconn, the manufacturer behind 40 per cent of all consumer electronics, including many Apple products, the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.

Victoria’s best hangover brunch

My psychology professor once told my class that student drinking is the number one cause of failure at university. I know, I know — this statistic can’t possibly be referring to you. But I also know you’re reading this article right now.