Self-Care for When You Have Spent Too Much Time Watching the News and Now the World Seems Overwhelmingly Sad

Hearing about wars, famines, and political polarization 24 hours a day can make you want to turn off your computer and hide under the covers. In order to be an active and engaged citizen, it’s important to stay informed--but it’s also important not to burn out from all the negativity. Here are some tips on how to take care of yourself when it all feels like it’s too much.

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Emma Jones
Staff Speaks Pt. 3: Why We Love SUNIA

As volunteer Staff members, our love for SUNIA is what drives us. Whether you’re looking for a reason to come to SUNIA or are an alumni member seeking some nostalgia, read on to discover some of the reasons why we love SUNIA. Feel free to add some of the reasons you love SUNIA in our comment section.

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*MAJOR* Security Council Update!

In the past few weeks, the Situation in South Sudan has changed dramatically. Problems and barriers still exist, but the Conflict in South Sudan may be entering a new phase, a phase that the Security Council may be taking a less involved role in. Because of this, we have decided to change our Security Council topic …

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Victor Frunza
10 Ways to Make Travelling Easier

We all travel at some point or another, so why not read some advice about travelling? Whether it’s a trip to see family or a far-off destination, flying can be stressful. However, there are ways to make it easier on you and everyone. Read on for Erika’s top tips for smooth skies.

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Erika Hurl
Why You Should Join High School Debate

As someone who has been involved in competitive debate for the past six years, I cannot stress enough how much I have grown as a person from participating in the wonderful, chaotic, empowering activity. Debate has taught me so much more than just how to argue with people, and I absolutely recommend joining your school’s debate club, even if you don’t think you have what it takes. (Spoiler alert: you do.)

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Staff Speaks Pt. 1: Podcasts

Whether you listen to them on your commute to school or work, during your workout or as is, podcasts are perfect for any occasion. Looking for some new ones to add to your library? Find out what SUNIA Staff recommends in our first edition of Staff Speaks.

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Marketing Director
Tiny Albertan Towns Even Smaller Than Nordegg

SUNIA takes place in the tiny town of Nordegg, Alberta -- a seriously tiny town to be sure, with only 2500 residents (or so). While we at SUNIA love to joke about just how small this hamlet is, it turns out there’s a multitude of Alberta towns even smaller. Several of these towns are very unique, boasting spotlight attractions that are interesting, quirky or downright strange.

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Marketing Director