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Eeny, Meeny, Miney—Roommate!
[ 0 ] March 23, 2012

Eeny, Meeny, Miney—Roommate!

“Ok. You have a number of options when it comes to choosing roommates. Living in residence makes the choice for you. But eventually, you will have to move off campus into the world of dishes, bathrooms that don’t clean themselves and recycling day. So you must choose who you want to live with wisely. If […]


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Written by Bonnie Way about her first university experience at Concordia University, Edmonton.
[ 0 ] March 12, 2012

University Expectations

When I started university, my parents were very excited for me.  They had both earned bachelor’s degrees and my mom was actually working on a second degree when I was born.  In the days before I started classes, my dad talked about how much work it would be—how hard I’d have to study but how it would […]


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University: Facing the Unexpected
[ 0 ] February 28, 2012

University: Facing the Unexpected

“Graduating from high-school, I was so excited to enter a new chapter in my life and venture off into the world of post-secondary. Like many freshman, I asked other students questions, bought new clothes and tried to prepare for the brand new world I was going to enter in. When school came, I was ready to […]


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Chelsea Defoe, 22 years old, Mount Royal University, Sociology
[ 0 ] February 8, 2012

Independence Is Only A Move Away

“Before going to university, I always thought it was going to be the books and classes that would help me become who I’m meant to be, but once I had finished a semester or two I was hit with the realization that university itself had very little to do with the bigger picture. The little […]


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Alex Greene, 22 years old, University of Victoria - Greek and Roman Studies
[ 1 ] February 1, 2012

Procrastination: The Ultimate Enemy

“As a fourth year currently in my last semester at UVIC, I have been feeling a mixture of nostalgia and impatience.  I have finally reached the point where I am ready for this experience to come to an end for now, and to just escape the student lifestyle.  I do plan to further my education, […]