Tag Archives: University

21 Tips For First-Year Students

Initially, I had Americanized the title to read, “21 Tips for College Freshmen” but deep down in my maple syrup filled heart, I couldn’t let myself go through with it. So you all get, “First-Year Students”. Learn to love it. … Continue reading

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My Guest Post on The Confusing Middle

Hey, friends! Check out my guest post on The Confusing Middle called “My Second Family”! I talk about stuff. Rumour has it if you like the post, you receive a free dinner. But that’s just a rumour. But it’s also … Continue reading

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October 20, 2009

It was a Tuesday. I don’t have to look at a calendar to remember that. The sun was out and an October breeze blew across the air. I was in my first year of university. I had an 8am class. I … Continue reading

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Should Education Be Free?

I’ll preface this post with the following: I’m not looking for a debate in the comment section, or for people to tell me why we have to pay for education; I’ve already read the articles supporting that position. I understand … Continue reading

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The College Graduation Speech I Would Give

Congratulations, you made it. In a few minutes, you will all come up on stage, receive your degree, stare out into the crowd in the direction of your family so their picture of you isn’t of the side of your … Continue reading

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Solve for x. Y?

At a young age I was told in school that learning mathematics was important. Why? Because when I grow up I will go to a grocery store with $35 in my pocket and knowing basic addition well help ensure that I don’t … Continue reading

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I Don’t Drink

By a show of hands, how many of you assumed I was talking about alcohol in the title? That’s what I figured. You’re right, by the way. Why is it though that, “I don’t drink” is automatically connected with alcohol? … Continue reading

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Unlikely Best Friends

Life is weird. In elementary school, you think you’re going to be close friends with everyone, forever. You think that the person who shares their snack with you in Grade 1 will still be sharing their snack with you when … Continue reading

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My “Freshly Pressed” Acceptance Speech

It all started last Wednesday night at exactly 9:43PM. I was sitting on my couch watching Masterchef on television. I looked at my phone and saw that I had a message. I realized it was an email. It was an … Continue reading

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I Miss School, Already

When I graduated from University in June, I wore a shirt and tie, received a diploma on stage in front of hundreds of blurry faces, and took pictures with family and friends. I knew what the day meant. I knew … Continue reading

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