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)

The Student Apartment Hunting Guide (Part 2: What to Look For When Viewing Apartments)

Welcome back to Part 2 of the Student Apartment Hunting Guide! After a holiday hiatus, I'm here to give you all the advice I can muster on a) things to check in each of the apartments you visit, and b) questions to ask a landlord to ensure you'll be a good fit for the space. … Continue reading The Student Apartment Hunting Guide (Part 2: What to Look For When Viewing Apartments)

The Student Apartment Hunting Guide (Part 1: Searching for Your New Home)

Last March, after four years in residence, I finally made the decision to spend my fifth and final year in an apartment with some roommates. It was something of a harrowing decision. For as long as I've had friends who have lived in apartments or houses as opposed to campus residences, I've heard horror stories. … Continue reading The Student Apartment Hunting Guide (Part 1: Searching for Your New Home)

4 Yoga Poses to Soothe Exam-Time Stress (With Photos!)

As I'm sure everyone already knows, mid-November is hitting like a sack of wet cement. (That is to say, not only are you now severely injured but also exceedingly confused.) My sweet and gentle eAmbassador teammates are all coping in their own ways and offering their own suggestions. Last week I wrote about using meditation … Continue reading 4 Yoga Poses to Soothe Exam-Time Stress (With Photos!)

Three Years, Two Humans, One Love: 16 Ways to Strengthen Relationships

EDIT 08/05/2018: Hey, want to hear an even happier epilogue? After 14 months of hard work and bureaucracy, Avi finally immigrated to Canada in February! HOORAH. And speaking of Rule Number 7 on the list? I finally finished my novel, and Avi built a kickass website to house it, alongside all of our other future … Continue reading Three Years, Two Humans, One Love: 16 Ways to Strengthen Relationships

In Honour of World Mental Health Day 2016: The Unconventional Accomplishment Resume

[EDIT, 10/10/16: HELLO FRIENDS. I've made my resume! You can read it here. It was a really fun exercise, and it reminded me of something important: even if I'd filled up ten times as many pages, I still couldn't write down every time I'd impacted my community/society/the world in a positive way. There's just too … Continue reading In Honour of World Mental Health Day 2016: The Unconventional Accomplishment Resume

How to Hug Your Human: A Practical Guide (Bringing Back Platonic Intimacy 101)

EDIT 08/05/2018: Don't you wish we saw more platonic intimacy in media? For years I was annoyed with the lack of friendly affection portrayed in our society's stories--so I wrote my own story, The Heretic's Guide to Homecoming, and I packed it full of all kinds of things I wish I'd see more of, up … Continue reading How to Hug Your Human: A Practical Guide (Bringing Back Platonic Intimacy 101)

How to Kill a Cold in One Day: A Student’s Emergency Guide to Flu Season

Springtime is here! You know what that means! Temperature above freezing! Open windows! You can actually smell outdoors again! The sun is going to be setting at seven in the evening come this Sunday! You know what else that means? FLU SEASON. It's back and it's vicious this year--I've already seen about four of my … Continue reading How to Kill a Cold in One Day: A Student’s Emergency Guide to Flu Season

#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)

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