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

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)

#WhyAreYUHere: A Meditation on Having Nothing Figured Out

As an end-of-term blog post challenge, Team Awesome decided to all delve deep into Self-Reflection Land and retrieve a glittering nugget of meaning from the chaotic swirl of exam season. What is worth the frankly alarming amount of stress that we students put on ourselves to succeed during this time of year--or in school in … Continue reading #WhyAreYUHere: A Meditation on Having Nothing Figured Out

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!)

Peace in Troubled Times: 5 Alternative Meditations (for Those Who Don’t Want to OM Under a Waterfall)

Hello my dear ones. Look outside. The sun is shining, or the stars are twinkling, or the rain is falling; the leaves are blowing in the wind and the rivers keep on running toward the sea. The world is still spinning, still here, still able to be fixed. Still able to be healed. So are … Continue reading Peace in Troubled Times: 5 Alternative Meditations (for Those Who Don’t Want to OM Under a Waterfall)

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

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

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

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

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)