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CUTS TO ESL FUNDING

CHIP WILSON RESIGNS

CHEERS TO THAT

This December brought forth quite

Chip Wilson, founder of the popular

With institutions like Simon Fraser

the blame game between the federal

clothing company Lululemon, has

University now offering courses in

and B.C. governments. The provincial

resigned from his position as chair-

the science of brewing, Kwantlen

government announced that funding

person of the company after severe

is taking it one step further with

for ESL programs would be ending as

backlash following comments he

their new diploma in brewing and

of March 2014, for the many post-

made about some women’s bod-

brewery operations. Over the course

secondary institutions around the

ies “just actually don’t work” for

of two years, students will become

province that teach English as a sec-

his clothes. Wilson has his ties

knowledgeable and skilled in the

ond language to recent immigrants.

to Kwantlen too, having made a

many components that make up

Last year, more than 9,000 people

$12-million donation to launch the

the world of beer. Studying will

were able to learn English tuition-

Chip and Shannon Wilson School

take place in a brew laboratory

free, but with the end to funding the

of Design on Kwantlen’s Richmond

that is being built on the Langley

future of these programs is unclear.

campus, in 2012. Whether the

campus, and classes will cover the

While schools scramble to find a

finances of the company suffer as a

science, production and business

solution, the provincial and federal

consequence of Wilson’s sentiments

of brewing. The program will begin

governments have been arguing

remains to be seen.

in Fall 2014 and of course, students must at least 19 years old by the

back-and-forth about whose fault

WHAT’S MY NAME

it is that the cuts, which add up to

-S.T.

time classes start.

around $17 million, are happening. -S.T.

When time is money, it’s not exactly Kwantlen’s Cloverdale campus is the

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productive.

lucky recipient of a rebranding attempt by the university’s administra-

-S.T.

tion, as the location will now be referred to as the shorter, catchier KPU Tech. One of the significant reasons for the name change is to emphasize the prevalence of the many trades and technical programs available specifically on that campus. It is the home of the Faculty of Trades and Technology, and suggests that having a Tech Campus “reflects Kwantlen’s commitment to the economic development in the South Fraser region, and educational programs that will provide industry with the competent and highly-skilled graduates it requires.” The campus, added to Kwantlen’s repertoire in 2006, is the City of Surrey’s first certified LEED Gold building, meaning that its operations meet a standard of environmental sustainability. -Samantha Thompson

NEW MEMBER ON BOARD OF GOVERNORS

SENIOR ADMIN CHANGES

STILL STANDING

Shira Standfield has recently been

Kwantlen’s administration sure are

Kwantlen’s current president and

switching it up as of late, assigning

vice-chancellor, Dr. Alan Davis,

additional roles to different people

recently underwent his one-year

as well as saying goodbye to a few

evaluation by the board of gover-

members of their team. Ron Mag-

nors. “As you can see, I am still

giore, VP for Students, is going to

employed,” he said in a report. His

the New York Institute for Technol-

full evaluation will take place later

ogy, and his replacement will be

this January.

appointed as Kwantlen Polytechnic’s newest member of the board of governors. She is currently the parks and recreation planner for the City of Surrey, with a background in landscape architecture and as an access strategist. She won a bronze medal at the Athens 2004 Paralympics as a member of the Canadian women’s wheelchair basketball team. KPU’s board of governors is responsible for the business aspect of the university, including the management and administration of the institution. -S.T.

announced this month. Communications and public/media relations are now all the responsibility of Marlyn Graziano. Dr. Lori McElroy is now in charge of Institutional Analysis and Planning. -S.T.

-S.T.

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Privacy is a cloudy concept hard-pressed for a standard definition. Intellectuals from many different ages and stripes have offered their interpretations of privacy for centuries, and the debate is still a burgeoning one. Recently, largely due to the leaks made public by Edward Snowden, privacy concerns have leaped to the foreground of public debate and spread like wildfire. Rather than simply spying on States (an old practice), Snowden’s leaks shed extensive light on the rise of surveillance of populations, at home and abroad, and through collection of digital data. Indeed, it appears that every technological novelty hailed as a security tool by either government or private entities has an inherent potential for breaching privacy rights and data mining capabilities. Evidence of governments spying on each other and on their own populations has surfaced across the globe, and with it, a rethinking of privacy rights in a digital world where all the spatial notions

of privacy are suddenly hollow. This presents a challenge mainly on whether the risks of technological advances outweigh their convenience, and where to draw the line.

Is Big Brother Watching You? Lawyer Michael Vonn has been researching and talking about privacy issues for years. As policy director for the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, she was part of the team that, in October, filed a lawsuit against the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) claiming that “its secret and unchecked surveillance of Canadians is unconstitutional,” in that it breaches citizens’ protections against “unreasonable search and seizure” under section eight of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The CSEC is legally permitted “to read Canadians’” e-mails and text messages, listen to Canadians’ phone calls, and to collect and analyze the metadata information that is automatically produced each and every time a Canadian uses a mobile phone or accesses the Internet.” The BCCLA also claims that there is no judicial oversight of CSEC’s actions.

In light of a judicial decision in the United States regarding similar complaints, Vonn says, “In principle, [Americans] too are protected against unreasonable search and seizure. We have different laws, but this is encouraging to us that the U.S. district court has found this to be unconstitutional. This is dragnet surveillance of electronic data. They’re sweeping up our data, warrantless, and that’s impermissible.” Judge Richard Leon of the Washington District court wrote that, “the [U.S.] government does not cite a single case in which analysis of the NSA’s bulk metadata collection actually stopped an imminent terrorist attack,” he wrote, also citing that the surveillance was “almost Orwellian in its scope.” In Canada, privacy rights are set out federally inthe Privacy Act and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), while provincially British Columbia has its own Privacy Act, and privacy in the private sector is protected by the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) and in the public sector by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Priva-

cy Act (FOIPPA). In 2008, B.C. also enacted the E-Health Act. FOIPPA also gives a mandate to privacy commissioners, who are appointed as independent watchdogs on privacy issues, both federally and provincially, and who receive privacy complaints and issue recommendations following a review. Commissioners, however, have no power to enforce legal decisions. As the U.S. government classifies more documents than ever (by a very large margin) and cracks down on whistleblowers, other nations are likely doing the same. As a response to the trend, in July, a document collectively written and signed by over 300 civil society groups across the globe was published online. Entitled International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance, it encompasses a set of principles that democratic societies should attempt to fulfill so that basic human rights are not compromised by the “explosion of communications metadata.” The document suggests that privacy laws should be subject to periodic re-


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view, and that the justification for the necessity and legitimacy of proposed legislation should be the responsibility of the State. It also recommends “public oversight mechanisms to ensure transparency and accountability of communications surveillance.”

Going Digital: Danger Or Convenience There appears to be a thorny dilemma between the desire for greater security and the sacrifice of privacy. Much like contentious economic measures are presented as beneficial, security measures are also often marketed as a necessity and the other side of the coin is usually masked from public scrutiny. Concerns in Canada aggravated in the wake of a proposed amendment to the Criminal Code of Canada, laughably titled “Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act” or Bill C-30, which barely mentioned predators or children and was mostly meant to allow for legal police access to digital data. Though the bill was eventually rejected following public outcry, lawmakers have not completely given up on some of its measures. “Bill C-30 was taken off the stove, but it has come back – zombielike – in a slightly different form.” warns Vonn. “The new Cyber Bullying bill [Bill C-13] has some of the C-30 ideas, but the most contentious aspects of C-30 are not part of this new bill, so that means they must have taken some of the public criticism into consideration. But again it is essentially a Trojan horse, there’s only a few pages relating to cyber bullying, the rest is related to police access to information.” Vonn also suggests that such “Trojan horses” and omnibus bills have contributed to the watering down of B.C.’s once-exemplary privacy safeguards and that the trends present a grim picture.

Government 2.0 Government 2.0 is the name of a blanket program presented as a technical upgrade to identity management in British Columbia. More than just an upgrade, though, it would allow for free flow and sharing of citizens’ personal information among different ministries – information that used to be held separately and minimally shared. The official proposal claims that the strategy is “about giving citizens some of their most valuable resource: their time.” Indeed, like the titles of controversial legislation, the strategy is astutely packaged for sale. “Ultimately,

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citizens want easy, timely access to public services when and how they choose. Meeting those expectations is the motivation behind this strategy,” guarantees the document. The proposal also largely relies on the implication that government sees the sharing of data as a two-way street. The official rhetoric grants that new technologies could and should be used for more transparent and “proactive sharing” of government data to citizens. At the core of Government 2.0 is a new identity card called the B.C. Services Card, which was rolled out as an optional upgrade in February 2013, but is intended to become mandatory by 2018. That the card was implemented without much public consultation led B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham to conclude, “Given the program’s profound reach and the amount and type of personal information involved, it is critical that citizens are included in the dialogue. I am recommending that government conduct a fulsome public consultation with British Columbians before the B.C. Services Card program proceeds to phase two.” If the public is duly consulted, it should think not only about what it allows for in terms of efficiency, but what kind of collateral damage might come with it. “There’s nothing inherently problematic with the system proposed, but we have to ask ourselves, from which system are we going to derive the most benefit and the least detriment?” asks Vonn. “What is our great privacy protection in this arena? It starts to get very difficult to avoid surveillance.” Vonn also warns that the card could grow to encompass a series of services and transactions, and that this could very well serve as a blueprint for a national identity card. “Very few people are going to understand the architecture that these online databases rely on. We have asked to proceed cautiously and depend on expert consultation. Insofar as a card, allowing for linkages, and for the possibility of greater access to tracking an individual, there’s a big potential problem for privacy and security.” At the first stage, the B.C. Services Card allows for the optional marriage of the B.C. Care Card and the provincial driver’s licence. In regards to electronic health care (E-health), Vonn is also particularly wary. “With our current model, when we put our records into the shared database, the health care provider doesn’t control it, the govern-

ment controls it. One of the things we fought for was a mechanism so patients could lock down their records, technically and theoretically available to thousands of people… so you could mask your records and you’d have some control. We have such a mechanism now, it’s called a disclosure directive, but the government says it’s almost useless. They won’t tell anybody it exists.” With such a drastic change in the way personal information is handled by government, citizens should rethink how they truly feel about their privacy. “If we’re going to truly engage people and make them understand the dangers, then we’re going to have a discussion,” says Vonn. “What we know about people’s actual stances is through the social sciences studies. They show that even when people are initially adamant that they support surveillance technology that those ideas break down very easily under cross-examination. Whatever their opening gambit may be about, people care about privacy.” On a smaller scale, but following the same trend, the Translink Compass system has also elicited privacy concerns, with some cautious critics claiming that it could allow for tracking of citizens.

Where The Wild Spies Are Government is not the only spy we should beware of. Spying – or for a less intrusive connotation, investigating – is at the core of a well-defined industry of private investigators. Rather than Bondesque warriors with a license to kill and womanize at will, these private eyes are more like investigative bureaucrats. According to the legislation – fairly unspecific at that – P.I.s cannot impersonate law enforcement, carry guns, make arrests, trespass (on physical property), tamper with mail, wiretap a phone without consent, or gain access to protected information without consent. Save a few specifications to regulate their trade, P.I.s can still legally make use of contentious surveillance methods and equipment. Hackers are increasingly untraceable, and spyware is easily purchased online and in specialized stores, which usually contain a disclaimer notice on the legality of using the products. As social networking proliferates and e-commerce becomes increasingly convenient, privacy clauses are seldom read, and if they are, they’re rarely understood. Adding to that, the legal mechanisms through which

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to make a privacy-related complaint are little known and redress much harder to get, leading inevitably to vastly unnoticed and unpunished privacy breaches.

The Way Ahead With the growth of cloud storage, data mining, CCTV surveillance in urban areas, personalized e-marketing, private investigators, and digitalized services, it would be neglectful to sit back idly. It’s preferable to prevent damaging legislation from being enacted in the first place than to try to overturn it later on. Technology advances much faster than legislation can keep up with, and much faster than most people can learn to interpret them. The tools themselves cannot be blamed for the crimes perpetrated with them. It is a paradox of modern life that the technology which brings us much convenience can also be exploited to the detriment of our privacy and security. It’s vital to fully consider the risks that these trends pose to our long fought-for rights and freedoms. The argument by government and private entities that such services are meant for harmless convenience has been bankrupted by ever-mounting evidence of widespread, indiscriminate, wholesale surveillance. The official Government 2.0 document grants that the strategy “will require citizens and the public service to trust that steps can be taken to improve access to government without jeopardizing safety and security.” With trust being such a key concept in democratic societies, it cannot be blind, and the burden of proof is on government to justify to citizens that certain changes offer more benefits than risks. Citizens, the media, and watchdogs have been keeping increasing attention on privacy concerns, and as Michael Vonn concludes, “It’s not inevitable that we need to lose control, if we have the political will.” For a comprehensive view of privacy issues in British Columbia, visit the B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association at Fipa. bc.ca, and the B.C. Civil Liberties Association at Bccla.org For information on how to file a privacy complaint to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, visit Priv.gc.ca All texts and legislation mentioned in this article are available online.


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Sign here, please Students file petition for referendum to leave the CFS-BC.

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“In my opinion, the [Canadian Federation of Students] is just a waste of my money, which I’m forced to pay through tuition fees,” says Alex McGowan, a political science student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. “I just found it to not be worth it.” The sentiment is what caused him to begin gathering signatures from other students at KPU who felt the same way, with the help of some loyal volunteers. They printed off the petition forms, and “started asking people to sign.” The month-long venture resulted in the collection of around 1500 signatures. This was the first step of several in order to get a referendum on membership in the CFS-BC to occur at Kwantlen. If everything goes well with the submission of the petition, the referendum could begin in the next couple of months and students could find themselves voting on whether or not they want to continue their membership as Local 26 of the Canadian Federation of Students-BC. The CFS is a national organization created in 1981 that claims to represent 500,000 students from more than 80 universities and colleges across Canada, and is comprised of three branches: CFS national, the CFS provincial components, and CFS-Services. The

Kwantlen Student Association was one of the founding members in the 1980s. Kwantlen students are automatically members of both the CFS and its provincial branch, CFS-BC (which has 15 of the 80 member institutions). They pay $0.95 per credit, up to a maximum of $8.52, per semester as part of their tuition fees, and about half of the money paid to the CFS goes to CFS-BC.

“In my opinion, the [Canadian Federation of Students] is just a waste of my money . . . ” -Alex McGowan, petition organizer Katie Marocchi, chairperson of CFS-BC, said the petition came “as a surprise. At no point previous to the receipt of the petition had there been any expressions from individual members, or from representatives of the KSA, at executive committee meetings or at any time in-between, that there is a sense of dissatisfaction or disenfranchisement, a feeling that they don’t have access or awareness of the campaigns and the benefits of being members.” If that had been made overtly clear to CFS-BC, she adds, “I can guarantee that steps would’ve immediately been taken to rectify that and provide resources and support, and book tables, be on campus.” The KSA currently prohibits representatives of the CFS from booking tables or space

on campus, a policy in effect since March 2012. “As it stands, representatives of the KSA actively block representatives of the executive committee and the federation from getting on campus … and talking to members one-on-one about the benefits of membership,” says Marocchi. “Unfortunately we haven’t had access to space booking and table booking for quite some time.” Richard Hosein, director of external affairs for the KSA, has said that there has been “some animosity” between the KSA and the CFS in the past, and it “seems [the KSA] is neglected on a lot of issues.” The position for the representative of Kwantlen on the CFS-BC executive is currently vacant. The positions are filled by the member student association, who then send their representative to the executive meetings. Kwantlen has had difficulty filling the position in the past.I n 2008 CFS-BC refused to ratify the appointment of then-KSA representative Derek Robertson to their executive because he had participated in an anti-CFS campaign. The move resulted in a lengthy court case that ruled in favour of the KSA, with the court demanding CFS-BC ratify Robertson’s appointment.

Getting Started McGowan and his team submitted the petition on continued membership to the KSA in September of last year, who then

submitted it to CFS-BC on their behalf. The executive of CFS-BC received the petition at their December meeting, “and so as a result and as part of the process, work is being taken to verify the petition,” says Marocchi. “It wasn’t hard [to get signatures],” says McGowan. “People were receptive to signing and we just kind of explained the situation and what we knew and people were very receptive to signing it.” Throughout the petition process, the KSA maintains that it has remained handsoff and neutral. “As far as the KSA’s concerned, we did not have involvement in the petitioning,” says Steven Button, chairperson for the KSA. “We support our students’ right to petition and to ask for a referendum, but beyond that once they had presented the KSA with the petition, as they were required to, we have since sent that information to the registrar to be verified, it has been verified and we are now in correspondence with CFS-BC to continue the process.” Marocchi says that CFS-BC has requested further documentation that is needed to verify the petition from the registrar. “At this point work is ongoing to try to liaise with the registrar,” she says, “but that process I expect to wrap up within the next couple of weeks.” “We’re currently in correspondence with [CFS-BC] in regards to the petition,” says Button. “And what exactly is required to


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move forward … we are currently involved in making sure everyone’s ‘T’s are crossed and ‘I’s are dotted.” “My understanding is that there is still some discussion between us and them that needs to happen to make sure everything is happening in an appropriate way.” In order to call a referendum, a petition must be received with signatures of 10 per cent of the student population at the institution. The registrar’s office is relied upon to confirm that the petition meets the threshold of 10 per cent, and that all the signatures are from valid students with no repeats. The Kwantlen petition for a referendum was only submitted to CFS-BC, however, because the national branch of the CFS requires 20 per cent of students to sign, a number McGowan and team failed to reach. McGowan says that the number of signatures required was high, and “pretty unreasonable.” According to him, the norm is five to 10 per cent of membership in standard petitioning. “I was personally, and my core volunteers, were just getting too busy with school … so we just had to stop,” he says, although they haven’t ruled out continuing the petition in the future, as students could keep building off the number of signatures they’ve already collected. “I think that we’ve made a good start, and from what I understand legally there’s no time frame that we’re restricted to,”

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McGowan says. “So if the student interest comes along to continue then that can definitely happen and … they’re halfway there, so it’s positive.” The last time Kwantlen had a referendum on continued membership was in 2008. At the time, there were different requirements for voting on continued membership then there will be if a referendum comes to campus this year. Six years ago, students voted to remain members of the CFS. When the referendum comes to Kwantlen, the KSA will likely remain a neutral party. “My understanding is that the KSA will not have an official position as we are required to maintain neutrality,” says Button. “We support our students’ right to petition and to hold a referendum and we will support them in that but as far as an official position is concerned we remain neutral.”

Meanwhile, Elsewhere In B.C. Kwantlen’s petition is but one of the many activities B.C. has seen regarding student movements since September. When the fall semester began, a press release circulated stating that numerous schools across Canada, including several in B.C., had plans to initiate referendums on membership in the CFS. The statement called the effort a “mass defection” and claimed that students at more than 15 student associations had begun the petition process. It also claimed that

if successful, the action could leave the CFS without representation in B.C., Manitoba and Quebec. Amongst the schools listed were Kwantlen, and Capilano University in North Vancouver. Capilano students have also filed a petition with CFS-BC, as well as CFS national. Both branches have confirmed receipt of the petition. “This is well within the rights of individual members to want to have a vote on the question of membership,” emphasizes Marocchi.

“This is well within the rights of individual members to want to have a vote on the question of membership.” -Katie Marocchi, CFS-BC chairperson Last semester also saw the first annual general meeting of the Alliance of B.C. Students, a new student group that claims to represent 140,000 students, that will advocate for more accessible post-secondary education. Their membership includes Kwantlen and Capilano, as well as UBC, the University of Victoria and, as of Jan. 13, BCIT.

From This Moment On From this point forward, it will be a waiting game while the appropriate bodies make sure everything is in line with Kwantlen’s submitted petition. If everything checks out, students could see a referendum

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this semester. “This is a basic right of our organization to have individual members have the ability to question its membership, so there’s nothing out of the ordinary of this process,” says Marocchi. “The executive committee is doing everything it can at this point in time to make sure the process moving forward goes as smoothly and as efficiently as possible.” She emphasized that there are many benefits to being a part of “a formalized network that has been around for over 20 years,” including services, pooled resources, and “coming together and being a part of a democratic organization that has its campaigns set by the very individuals themselves.” Button is reluctant to speak to the benefits or drawbacks on membership in the CFS. “I wouldn’t feel that it would be my place to offer support one way or another at this time,” he says. When the referendum is scheduled, it will primarily be up to the students on campus to advocate for or against continued membership. “It might still be a little bit of time but we are encouraging [CFS-BC] to move swiftly with [the petition],” says Button. “The ball is rolling and at this point it’s just a matter of making sure that everything gets followed up on—and we should hopefully see a referendum soon.”


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January 21 / 2014

Procrastination

Horoscope

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Sagittarius Nov. 23 - Dec 21

Capricorn Dec. 22 - Jan 20

With time and patience, whatever you’re wearing will eventually be in style. Your spirit animal is the grumpy cat.

That’s a damn fine ass you’ve got there; don’t let anyone tell you differently. Also, call your mom.

Aquarius Jan 21 - Feb 19

Pisces Feb 20 - Mar 20

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1. Capital of the Philippines 7. CD-___ 10. Baby powder 14. Lets up 15. Altar in the sky 16. "East of Eden" director Kazan 17. Dwarfed tree 18. Droop, sink 19. K-6 20. Loving 23. Inspire anew 26. ___ kwon do 27. Playground retort 28. Yours, in Tours 29. Cambodia's Lon ___ 30. Foxy 31. Breed of dog unable to bark 33. Numbered rd. 34. This ___ stickup! 37. Exist 38. "You've got mail" co. 39. Attention 40. Romanian coin 41. ___ the season... 42. Opposite of post43. Angling 45. Free 46. Central 47. Leisure 48. First name in cosmetics 51. Proverb ending? 52. Bird that gets you down 53. Vexing 56. Growl 57. Actor Erwin 58. North African desert 62. Farm unit 63. Flub 64. Besides 65. Take it easy 66. Female rabbit 67. Monster's nickname

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Taurus Apr 20 - May 20

Opportunities pop up where you generally expect them to. Your spirit animal is the Whacka-mole.

If you work hard, you will achieve your dreams. Your spirit animal is the dung beetle.

Gemini May 21 - Jun 20

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2. Blood letters 3. A Bobbsey twin 4. I've been framed! 5. Like spinach 6. "Clueless" catchphrase 7. Mischievous person 8. Use a soapbox 9. Wise trio 10. Wee 11. ___ once 12. Mislead 13. Walk-on role 21. Prima ballerina 22. Edmonton team 23. Capital on the Atlantic 24. Maker of Pong 25. Misplaces 29. Norse god of winds 30. Sedate 32. Inventor of logarithms 33. Ballpoint insert 34. Greek epic poem 35. Have a feeling 36. Boring tool 44. Elevations 45. Sense of loss

Aries Mar 21 - Apr 19

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Shave something you haven’t shaved before, just for a change.

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Eat more fruit and vegetables. Your lucky invasive species is the Himalayan blackberry.

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Studies show that people who smell like bacon are more approachable.

Leo Jul 24 - Aug 23

Cancer Jun 21 - Jul 23

Try wearing thong underwear this week. You might like it, and it’s less to wash.

Virgo Aug 24 - Sept 23

Enhance your social media image with more pictures of food. Your spirit animal is the Tamagotchi.

Your lucky philosopher is Nietzche. Your lucky fast food chain is Taco Bell.

Libra Sept 24 - Oct 23

Scorpio Oct 24 - Nov 22

Entertain yourself by dipping random things in chocolate. Your spirit animal is the earthworm.

Your power animal is the McNugget. Your lucky condiment is chipotle sauce.


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