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SLN Weekly: Student News Digest No.3 (Plus a Little Announcement…)

Written by Phaedra Corrente

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a compendium of useful, student-related, or otherwise cool news right at your disposal? I mean, the happenings of the outside world aren’t limited to our Facebook feeds, and it’s not exactly efficient to scour a dozen blogs and news sources just to see their latest content.

So we did something about that.

Enter the SLN weekly, a weekly publication containing articles we thought were helpful, relevant, or just batshit crazy (and therefore worthy of mention).

We think you’ll really get a kick out of these stories, but if you feel that something’s missing, don’t hesitate to tell us—we want the digest to be as useful and non-lame as humanly possible—and be sure to keep reading for a special CLS-related announcement we have for you.

In case you missed it, click here to see last week’s digest!

Low loonie: International students eye ‘reduced price’ education in Canada

CTV News

“Hundreds of thousands of international students flock to Canadian universities each year. But prospective students from the U.S. may find Canadian schools even more enticing this year thanks to the low loonie.
That’s good news for Canada’s universities and local economies, but it could make it more difficult for Canadian applicants to get acceptance letters from some schools.”

Finally, an App to Get You Out of Every Awkward Situation


“You’re on a bad date, stuck chatting with that guy at the party, or sitting through another one of those never-ending work meetings. And just when you can’t stomach another fake laugh, you think, ‘Man, if only there was an easy—and socially acceptable—way to bail.’ Well, today is your lucky day.

TIMELINE: Deadly school shootings in Canada

CBC News

A history of school shootings in Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Winnipeg and elsewhere.”

J.K. Rowling procrastinates just as much as you do


“J.K. Rowling may be one of the world’s best-selling authors and arguably the greatest Twitter badass of all-time, but she’s still like the rest of us in many ways.

Speedy typing kills student essays: Study

Ottawa Sun

“A generation that grew up on computers can now type faster than it can think — with bad results.

Put Only the Apps That Are Good for You on Your Phone’s Home Screen


“Our brains are lazy, easily lured away from productivity to timesinks like Facebook and Twitter. Make use of this mental laziness by carefully curating the icons on your phone’s home screen.”

7 Things That Will Happen When You Start Doing Planks Every Day


“Planks are one of the most effective exercises you can do. Why? Because they require a small time investment on your part, and offer the chance to achieve substantial results in a relatively short span of time.”

Now for the Announcement…

We’re announcing the winner of Canada’s Luckiest Student this weekend! Tune in to see who it is and join in on the celebratory fun.

What have you read recently that’s worth sharing? Post some links in the comments below. We’ll check out every single one (for real).

*Opinions expressed are those of the author, and not necessarily those of Student Life Network or their partners.