Ali Schwabe

While friends and family usually top the list, here are a few more unconventional things people are grateful for.

From roommates to classmates to my own mother, the vast majority of people I told about my vegan aspirations reacted with nothing but negativity.

November 11 may be over, but many students believe the day symbolizes values that should be reflected upon throughout the whole year. Others feel it’s time to move on from a bloody past and focus on a peaceful future. Here, students share what Remembrance Day means to them.

“The people that think they cannot make a difference frustrate me the most,” said Mueller. “To me, it’s simple math. 1+1+1+1+1=the population of our campus, the population of Ottawa, etc. The difference is made by each individual working separately but together [to lessen] our impact on the environment.”

Strength training not only improves your body’s shape, but it also increases your energy [and improves] your posture, your power output, and your confidence! By adding weights to your fitness routine, you burn a surprising amount of calories, while shaping out your shoulders, your midsection, and your lower half as well.

I’m not suggesting you go to Morisset and run up and down the giant, echoing staircase. I’m talking about the public library.

I trained. Trained! Me, the girl whose co-worker asked incredulously, “Wait—you’re athletic?” as I explained to him I was running a 5K while simultaneously using my teeth to rip into a tub of Ben & Jerry’s.

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