Ten Things I Learned in Ten Semesters: A Post-Graduation Retrospect

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

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The Tech-Savvy Luddite: Living Without a Cell Phone for 23 Years

*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

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)

New Creations Festival 2017: Celebrating The Alive and Weird (Part 1)

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)

On Finishing What You Started: Thoughts From a Soon-Enough Graduate

It's March now, meaning there's about one month left of classes. Then there are exams, and then--that's it. Graduation comes along, and I exit Glendon with my degree and in making that exit, I remove myself from the educational system for the first time since I was three years old. It's pretty hefty stuff. It's … Continue reading On Finishing What You Started: Thoughts From a Soon-Enough Graduate

Sunshine for The SAD Girl: In Which I Combat Seasonal Depression With A Gratitude List

Today marks another full week without sun. It's been like this since January, which was apparently the darkest January on record for over a decade. We had about half a day's worth (12 hours) of sunlight in the entire MONTH of January. February looked promising, what with the dazzling first four days and their gleaming … Continue reading Sunshine for The SAD Girl: In Which I Combat Seasonal Depression With A Gratitude List

The Student Apartment Hunting Guide (Part 3: Finding and Keeping Good Roommates)

Hello critters! Welcome to the third and final installment of the Student Apartment Hunting Guide. In the first installment, we looked at ways to search for your new home, and reviewed the process of securing housing start-to-finish; in the second installment we discussed advice for viewing your potential apartment in order to ensure minimal annoyances/problems … Continue reading The Student Apartment Hunting Guide (Part 3: Finding and Keeping Good Roommates)