Archive for April, 2010

Adieu, adieu

Posted in Karen's helpful tips and hints on April 21, 2010 by karen1983

The last entry.

It’s been nice sharing my opinions with you and hope to see you around. In closing, this is my final word.

“Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” –  Ferris Bueller

Later days

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Hello sunshine

Posted in Karen's helpful tips and hints with tags , , on April 21, 2010 by karen1983

Winter’s finally gone! And Grant MacEwans’ front lawn looks more like a beach, minus the sand and water. Walking past the students basking in the sun motivates me to take advantage of every sunny summer’s day. This year I’m planting my own garden and landscaping my front lawn. I have it all planned out, my neighbours will envy me. But wait, there’s more! My plan also includes: rollerblading, biking and jogging in the sunny outdoors.

So, don’t stay shacked up inside this summer – go out and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts!

Cram Session

Posted in Karen's helpful tips and hints with tags , , on April 21, 2010 by karen1983

It’s exam time and everyone’s stressed out. Although a lot of us attempt studying early, we end up cramming the day before a major exam. If you’re planning to cram, take breaks in between cram sessions because the art of cramming takes its toll.

Check out these cram session break ideas:

  • Read. Anything besides your notes because your brain will stay in cram mode
  • Stretch. A good up – dog, down – dog will relieve cram session stress.
  • Walk. A brisk walk gives your brain time to reflect.
  • Brain teasers. Play crosswords, word puzzles or Sudoku.

I know my help comes a bit late, but any little bit counts.

Cheers.

A fond farewell

Posted in Scott's Current Events Corner on April 21, 2010 by sparkdp

As another year comes to a close, we students part ways once more. We’ve been through the tough times, and the good, but mostly the tough, but I hope it’s the good ones that we remember!

As Bilbo Baggins poignantly states in The Lord of the Rings, “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” Kidding about the last part, but it is unfortunate that through the tempest of work, we sometimes had little time to really get to know each other.

I hope you all keep in touch. Good luck on your practicums; but with such an intelligent, motivated, and creative class, I barely think you’ll need it!

– Scott

Be wise at anytime

Posted in Lexi's Vitamins on April 21, 2010 by Alexa

Know your passions, know what you love. Take on your career journey with patience and initiative. Always strive to accomplish your dreams and always ask others to rub a little wisdom and luck your way.

I wish everyone the best of the best – now go inspire the world!

Wish me luck getting to San Francisco 🙂

New friends

Posted in Lexi's Vitamins on April 21, 2010 by Alexa

I’ve met a lot of fabulous people in the PR program. One of my favourite bands, White Stripes, has a song called We’re Going To Be Friends. I’d like to dedicate the tune to all the PR lovelies.

What you waitin’ for, listen here

* abracadabra now I’ve got new friends! *

Grow with your plant

Posted in Lexi's Vitamins on April 21, 2010 by Alexa

Plants need light, oxygen and water to sprout into larger greenery. People too need to replenish their energy sources in order to grow intellectually and creatively.

Reflect on how you’ve grown throughout the year. What have you learned? Who has inspired you along the way?

It’s also a good idea to buy a small plant, just like my little mossy! Watch it grow throughout the year with you.