Computers, phones and security

In recent weeks Apple has gained some poor media attention thanks to a major flaw in the iPhone’s operating system. This vulnerability meant that someone could access data from your phone if you were on an open network, like a free wifi network at your favourite coffee shop. The good news is that Apple has made a security update for their iOS and OSX operating … Continue reading Computers, phones and security

Personal Finance: the best elective any student can take

As the economic landscape and job market continue to resemble a desert few courses are more valuable than personal finance. Why? We all have to pay the bills. Each and every student will eventually have to deal with the ubiquitous “taxman.” Taxes, budgets and all things monetary are not inherently frightening. But, if you look at your credit card statement like I did a few … Continue reading Personal Finance: the best elective any student can take

Summer School

Summer is beautiful. From the brilliant rising of the sun to warm up the fields of childhood adventure to its dramatic setting accompanied by cicadas and laughter, what graduate from childhood can’t remember some great summer memory. Those days were wonderful, I remember as a kid as soon as school was out for summer we were outside. There were so many things to explore beyond … Continue reading Summer School

Good news: Extreme poverty can be eliminated in 15 years

I recently watched a TED talk featuring the rock star Bono talking about poverty – talking about good news about poverty. Good news about poverty? For as long as I can remember there have been commercials, speeches and movements to change the face of extreme poverty. People have been battling oppression and poverty for long before my time. The sad thing is that I have … Continue reading Good news: Extreme poverty can be eliminated in 15 years