Living Your Art: My First Week of Fifth Year (and Why It’s Equally Awesome and Scary)

NB: this isn't just a "look at my cool new courses!" post. It's also a reflection on committing to your art in public, and on the personal and social stigmas attached to "being an artist" full-time. Because I can never make things simple. -- All right kiddos, full disclosure time: I'm an artist of all … Continue reading Living Your Art: My First Week of Fifth Year (and Why It’s Equally Awesome and Scary)

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One Time-Tested Essay Writing Tip That Guarantees a Better Grade

As I've discussed on here before, I'm a straight-A student. Have been since high school. To me, it's become the norm to receive top marks in my classes--and more specifically, it's become regular practice to produce work that garners those top marks. As my partner says (oh-so flatteringly) to me regarding my writing, "your okay … Continue reading One Time-Tested Essay Writing Tip That Guarantees a Better Grade

You Have a Right to Be Interested: How to Create Your Individual Studies Course

We all want our education to feel worth it--and moreover, we all want our education to feel personally relevant. We all wish that our four (five? six?) years of post-secondary could be perfectly tailored to our interests and passions, that our studies could more accurately reflect who we are as people. But unfortunately, even with … Continue reading You Have a Right to Be Interested: How to Create Your Individual Studies Course

“But Why Do I Care?”: The Most Important Study Tip There Is

Good morning humans! Look at this! I finally completed my own joke and bought myself a certain book: I'm about 110/200 pages through and I have thoroughly loved and been impressed by every page. Looking back, I'm glad I made a tongue-in-cheek reference to this memoir in my blog title even before I'd read the … Continue reading “But Why Do I Care?”: The Most Important Study Tip There Is

Nanda-nisidotam: Adventures in Ojibwe with Maya Chacaby (Glendon Class Recommendation)

In case you didn't know, someone had her 15 minutes of fame in Macleans the other day. “I’ve always heard Indigenous languages are some of the toughest to learn. Turns out Anishinaabemowin is easy to learn, it just depends on how you teach it,” says fourth-year student Sienna Warecki. HEY, WE KNOW THAT NAME DON'T … Continue reading Nanda-nisidotam: Adventures in Ojibwe with Maya Chacaby (Glendon Class Recommendation)

To My Winter-Bruised Brethren: True Facts About Seasonal Depression/SAD

Let me tell you the story of this year's summer solstice. I went with my best friend Sophie for a long weekend up at her family's cottage. Just the two of us, surrounded by trees and wild berry bushes and summer flash-storms and the lake. We read books of short stories and made duck confit … Continue reading To My Winter-Bruised Brethren: True Facts About Seasonal Depression/SAD