J’Explore @ Glendon: 5 Things I Loved About My Summer Job

It's hard to find a Glendonite who doesn't have an Explore story. When prompted, most of my fellow students will start gushing immediately about their time in Chicoutimi or Trois-Rivieres or Ottawa or some other location for the government-funded language-immersion summer program. In my opinion, it's a shame that more students outside of Glendon don't … Continue reading J’Explore @ Glendon: 5 Things I Loved About My Summer Job

5 albums excellents en français (A Bilingual Audiophile’s Francophone Selection)

"44. You have the power to stop time. You do it by kissing. Or listening to music.” -Matt Haig, The Humans "Music is the universal language: it does not matter that the words are occasionally lost on us, because it is the feeling that matters, and feelings do not change whether they are in Chiropolene or … Continue reading 5 albums excellents en français (A Bilingual Audiophile’s Francophone Selection)

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

#GLamour: How to Write The Most Powerful Love Letter Ever (to Yourself)

Valentine's Day has just passed us by. The air is still ringing with the aftershocks of cheap chocolate and corner store bouquets and the war cry of the single against what is, essentially, a national effort to commoditize love. In tribute to love--and in defiance of Valentine's Day's icky capitalistic overtones--Team Awesome decided to all … Continue reading #GLamour: How to Write The Most Powerful Love Letter Ever (to Yourself)

The Student Panic Attack Survival Guide (Part 3: Where to Get Help/Learn More)

This is the final installment of a series on anxiety and panic attacks. First, we took a look at what a panic attack is, what it feels like, and why the brain/body responds to stress with panic attack symptoms; second, we discussed coping strategies, and listed some one-size-fits-all methods for working with a panic attack. … Continue reading The Student Panic Attack Survival Guide (Part 3: Where to Get Help/Learn More)

Just The Facts, Ma’am: Working for Glendon’s Newspaper, Pro Tem (A 4-Year Review)

So you know how various academic and career advisors have been telling you to get involved in extracurricular activities since ten minutes before you were born? I used to not care. I wasn't involved in any clubs in elementary school, and in high school, while I was co-President of the Art Club for my final … Continue reading Just The Facts, Ma’am: Working for Glendon’s Newspaper, Pro Tem (A 4-Year Review)

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

#fetesGL: Why Tradition is Important (and Why You Should Start One of Your Own)

It's that time of year again--thousands of evergreens are being kidnapped to stand in living rooms across the world, yards upon yards of gift wrap are being sacrificed to the Recycling Gods, and this giant Swedish Goat has probably been burned to the ground. THAT'S RIGHT FOLKS, CHRISTMAS IS HERE. I've been in Amherst with … Continue reading #fetesGL: Why Tradition is Important (and Why You Should Start One of Your Own)

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)

#GLSuccess: The Only B+ I Ever Received (And Why It Was Really, Really Good For Me)

A reality to consider: there are students alive right now who consider getting out of bed in the morning to be a matter of considerable triumph. Another reality, to juxtapose: there are students alive right now who have near perfect GPAs and well-paying dream jobs and the out-loud approval and validation of their professors, and … Continue reading #GLSuccess: The Only B+ I Ever Received (And Why It Was Really, Really Good For Me)