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Natalie Dixon

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October 2015

Sleep deprivation common in post-secondary students

Post-secondary students often struggle with deciding between a full night of sleep and completing their studies for next day. Humber nurse Catherine McKee says short naps before 3 p.m. can be beneficial for some people.
Post-secondary students often struggle with deciding between a full night of sleep and completing their studies for next day. Humber nurse Catherine McKee says short naps before 3 p.m. can be beneficial for some people.

Ruby Molla says she only gets five hours of sleep a night and she says the reason is because she has to study.

“You can’t concentrate,” Molla, 24, said.

The first-year Humber College nursing student says time management is important if students want to get more sleep.

Molla has a 40-minute commute. While she lives close to North campus, traffic makes her journey longer, which is why she plans accordingly and wakes up earlier.

According to the Mental Health University Institute, one in every four Canadians experiences sleep deprivation. Approximately 60 to 70 per cent of Canadian students experience symptoms of sleepiness during their classes in the morning. Continue reading “Sleep deprivation common in post-secondary students”

Students defend right to wear niqab

Humber student Sara Salman, above, says upcoming Canadian citizens should be allowed to wear the niqab during the swearing-in ceremony.
Humber student Sara Salman, above, says upcoming Canadian citizens should be allowed to wear the niqab during the swearing-in ceremony.

Pradeep Mahendrarajah, 36, a second year business accounting Humber student said Canada advertises itself to the world as a place of freedom, and that includes religious freedom with their Canadian citizenship.

If that means a woman wants to wear a niqab during her citizenship swearing in, then so be it, he said. Continue reading “Students defend right to wear niqab”

Students encouraged to get involved across campus

Students play board games in the games room located at Humber North.
Students play board games in the games room located at Humber North.

Humber College accounting student Teresa Eich plays the piano, guitar, ukulele and flute.

But the first-year Lakeshore-campus student says it was her passion to play video games that got the Texan to Toronto. And engaging in these extra-curricular activities helps her connect with people. Continue reading “Students encouraged to get involved across campus”

Bring Awareness to Ontario’s Missing Kids

Children playing at home.
Children playing at home.

October is Cyber security Awareness Month which is why Ca Technologies, a software company, says it has announced its support for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. CA Technologies will be funding the Center’s efforts to find children as well as programs to educate for prevention. The Center noted that over the last five years, 4,835 children have been found that had been missing for more than half a year. Continue reading “Bring Awareness to Ontario’s Missing Kids”

Jays Joining Community

during game three of the American League Championship Series at Rogers Centre on October 19, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.
Jose Bautista #19 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates with Roberto Osuna #54 of the Toronto Blue Jays.

After winning game five and making it into the American League Championship Series, the Toronto Blue Jays are making Canadians come together.

The Toronto Blue Jays fan base has blossomed over the past month as they made it into the playoffs for the first time in 22 years. People around the world are coming together dressed in blue and white to support the Jays. There was even the Blue Jays logo painted onto the Canoe Landing park to give them a boost of confidence.

To read more: https://storify.com/natalie_a_dixon/jays-joining-community

Drunk Drivers Driving the Need for Change

Mother of three arrives at the Newmarket Courthouse in support of the Neville-Lake family who lost 3 children and their children's grandfather in a car crash due to an impaired driver.
Mother of three arrives at the Newmarket Courthouse in support of the Neville-Lake family who lost 3 children and their children’s grandfather in a car crash due to an impaired driver.

Paige Currie, 24, said she does not drink and drive because it puts everybody’s life at risk.

“I would definitely say no,” Currie said about whether the penalties for impaired driving are harsh enough in Canada. Continue reading “Drunk Drivers Driving the Need for Change”

The Niqab Causing Controversy

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Zunera Ishaq wearing her niqab.

Zunera Ishaq is in the process of becoming a Canadian citizen. After being told she needed to remove her head covering, she challenged it. Saying that it is her right to wear it, some, including Stephen Harper say it should not be allowed. Many believe this is an issue of discrimination rather than security of identity. Continue reading “The Niqab Causing Controversy”

Introductory

I have always been fond of public speaking in my younger years. In elementary school I excelled at presenting the required speeches each year. I took pride in my ability to speak publicly and even won awards for it! I finally chose to do something with that passion by enrolling in the journalism program.

Prior to deciding on the suitable program, I was enrolled at York University studying math and French. Although I loved the field of mathematics, the French language and teaching, I did not feel satisfied in my career choice. I went to class every day. I went to tutorials every day. I studied every day. I was not happy, however, with my choice to be a teacher, every day.

It was only through this experience, along with my experiences on radio, that I realized my true passion and had some self-discovery. Continue reading “Introductory”

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