Hello sweet ones! It is with dual sadness and satisfaction that I announce the end of This Glorious Unknown. With my role as a Glendon eAmbassador coming to a close, this blog has reached completion. All of the content will be here, and you'll still be able to reach me through the Ask Box, but … Continue reading So Long And Thanks For All The Fish!
The first post I ever wrote for this blog (named Tuesdays with Sisi back in the day) was about Linguistics. Back then--has this really happened so quickly?--I still had most people looking at me blankly when I told them what I studied. I had to explain it over and over again, and eventually I got … Continue reading Linguistics Made Me A Better Person: A Fond Farewell to My Major
WE MADE IT, FOLKS. WE'RE OUT OF THE WOODS. I sent in my completed 30-page comic book Honours Thesis on April 19th, one day after my 23rd birthday. My academic year and my solar year came to a close at exactly the same time. And then I ran off to Massachusetts to be with my … Continue reading Ten Things I Learned in Ten Semesters: A Post-Graduation Retrospect
*credit goes to Emilie Wapnick of Puttylike for her delightful self-description as a "tech-savvy Luddite", which I identified with immediately! You've probably seen them at some point. Articles on your Facebook feed, or popping up in internet searches. "How to Live Without a Cell Phone", "Life Without a Smartphone", "I Survived Without a Cell Phone … Continue reading The Tech-Savvy Luddite: Living Without a Cell Phone for 23 Years
I've had a lot of fun telling people about my honours thesis this year. Most of the time, when you ask a student about their thesis, you get a description of a research project or a study or, most likely, a big long paper they're writing. That's the standard for a Directed Reading/Honours Thesis; it's … Continue reading Indigenous Languages and Comic Books: A Walkthrough of My Honours Thesis
Friends, the final New Creations Festival concert was by far the weirdest. On Saturday the 11th we were treated to a whole array of compositions, including a selection for harp and strings performed by The Madawaska Ensemble (inspired by both East Coast folk songs and contemporary pop music), a really hypnotic piece called Round by … Continue reading New Creations Festival 2017: Affirming Our Right to Experiment (Part 2)
For the past week, I have been taking myself on dates to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Sounds bougie as heck, doesn't it--I don't know many people my age who are a) interested in concert hall music (one reason why I'm taking myself) and b) able to afford that sort of leisure. Usually anything that you're … Continue reading New Creations Festival 2017: Celebrating The Alive and Weird (Part 1)