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)

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

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)

The Student Panic Attack Survival Guide (Part 2: Finding Your Coping Strategies)

It's a little after midnight. I'm about to go to sleep. And then I feel it: that tightness in my chest, the weird temperature fluctuations, the restrained-but-notable shaking. Seems like a panic attack is on the menu for the evening. "Oh, body," I grumble good-naturedly, "you need to test your fire alarms. They're a little … Continue reading The Student Panic Attack Survival Guide (Part 2: Finding Your Coping Strategies)

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