Linguistics Made Me A Better Person: A Fond Farewell to My Major

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

Indigenous Languages and Comic Books: A Walkthrough of My Honours Thesis

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

New Creations Festival 2017: Affirming Our Right to Experiment (Part 2)

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)

#WhyAreYUHere: A Meditation on Having Nothing Figured Out

As an end-of-term blog post challenge, Team Awesome decided to all delve deep into Self-Reflection Land and retrieve a glittering nugget of meaning from the chaotic swirl of exam season. What is worth the frankly alarming amount of stress that we students put on ourselves to succeed during this time of year--or in school in … Continue reading #WhyAreYUHere: A Meditation on Having Nothing Figured Out

“Parlez-vous franç-ace?”: An Academic Dream/Nightmare Over One Word

Hello darlings! Today marks the beginning of this year's Asexual Awareness Week! According to the organization's website, the campaign has been running for seven years now, which is very exciting news. As a person who identifies as asexual, I care a lot about this particular week in October--in fact, last year I wrote a post … Continue reading “Parlez-vous franç-ace?”: An Academic Dream/Nightmare Over One Word

The Renaissance Student: Keeping Your Multiple Passions Alive at Glendon

Here's a question I'm sure you've been asked: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Seems like a fairly innocent question, doesn't it? All parents/teachers/adult figures tend to ask it of small children. Some children answer with things like "firefighter" or "police woman"; some answer with things like "cupcake" and "lamp post"; … Continue reading The Renaissance Student: Keeping Your Multiple Passions Alive at Glendon