Ignorance 101

Ignorance is my major, as critics of me might say. But perhaps soon, it could actually be my major? The study of ignorance — or agnotology, a term popularized by Robert N. Proctor, a historian of science at Stanford — is in its infancy. This emerging field of inquiry is fragmented because of its relative novelty and […]

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Ubyssey: Exam cram culture does nothing but fail us

Exam season transforms many UBC students into unkempt, over-stressed, anxiety-ridden basket cases. All-night campers cram for the grade, overflowing garbage cans in IKB with pizza boxes and Red Bull, while the solitary ones turn dorm rooms into study caves, making the outdoors a distant memory. For a few weeks, the collective physical and emotional well-being […]

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Ubyssey: Welcome to the Adderall Era

Once again it’s April, and that means baseball season has begun. However, the sport remains shrouded by its reputation for rampant performance–enhancing drug use. Time and time again, talk of baseball becomes condemnation, derision and sanctimonious screeds about integrity. Athletes? No, they’re bloated cheaters, certainly not worthy of our respect. But baseball isn’t the only […]

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