Author Archives: Valentina

About Valentina

I'm from a small and beautiful town next to a big and amazing lake in Guatemala.

This year: Academics

We’re only a few weeks away from exams and I feel like there are way too many things ending. Friends are graduating, I won’t be back in Vancouver for more than a year, my roommates and I will be saying … Continue reading

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GOing GLOBAL! :)

I am so so so so happy because next year I will be in KoƧ University in Turkey! I’m also a little sad that I won’t be in UBC. But mostly very happy. TO DO list item #1: learn turkish … Continue reading

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Why I will vote YES for increasing AMS fees

As some of you may know, the AMS will be having a referendum from March 7th to March 11th. The two main issues that students will be asked to vote on are a change in the Upass program and a … Continue reading

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First time skiing

Like Lillienne, this week I went skiing for the first time. My roommate and I decided it was crazy that we have been in Vancouver for one and a half years and hadn’t done this yet, so we went to … Continue reading

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UBC-O (as seen from my cellphone’s camera)

Getting there: two hours after that: two hours after that: “Are all these pictures in the same place?” – you may ask… well, yes ! As it turns out the greyhound bus was stuck for hours because the chains did … Continue reading

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I love my vagina

and I love the Vagina Monologues !

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LISTEN & SPEAK UP: An Open Discussion on Xenophobia in UBC and in Vancouver

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Inspiring Collective Action

Tomorrow I will be attending an event that I believe demonstrates the strength of student initiatives and the power of people coming together for a common cause. (And great videos!) Each students pays $2 to attend The Briefing 2011 and … Continue reading

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I feel like I’m in The Secret Garden

Outside of the ANSO building, today

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This perfect snowy morning don’t forget to — VOTE !

Watching the snow from my window makes me want to forget that I have meetings, then work and then class. So this morning I decided that it’s time to vote. I logged in with the username and password that were … Continue reading

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