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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Your 2016 Study Playlist

It's study time - get down to business with the study playlist

It’s that time of year again my fellow students. A time of year defined by stress eating, staring confusedly at your laptop in Rutherford library, and the daily refrain of “why did I take this class again?”

Yes, I’m talking about finals season. But if there’s one thing I believe, it’s that nobody should have to suffer in silence, so I’ve compiled some groovy tunes to help you through those long days and nights while you’re trying to get those A’s.


Monday, 5 December 2016

The Real Deal with Stress

The real deal with stress
Image courtesy of Jasmine Ray
It’s every student’s favourite topic of discussion! Stress. Online articles, studies and magazines have beaten this horse to death already, but it continues to play a prevalent role in our lives. I can only give my own findings on this subject, and I am far from a psychologist or scientist, but I am a student and can say that following this advice has helped me be stress-free for the majority of my undergrad.


Friday, 2 December 2016

The Three Advantages of Being Single on Campus

Table for One in Rutherford Library

Summer 2016 was a blur to me. It was filled with some great moments such as getting accepted into my dream professional program but noticeably marked by a bitter end to a relationship. When I walked onto campus for my first day of school, the only thought running through my head was “ I have never been to this school single. Can I even do this?!” Not the best thoughts to have. And because I am human, these thoughts proceeded to ruin my first couple days of school. I felt aimless, extremely confused and overall was just focusing on how terrible being single was. However, as the semester has progressed I have discovered there are some awesome benefits to being single and some great ones that pertain to being a university student. Here are the three perks I’ve discovered as a result of being single:

Monday, 28 November 2016

8 Reasons to Rate Your Courses

Rate Your Fall 2016 Classes UAlberta

Are you ready to do some grading? Here are 8 reasons why you should complete your course evaluations:


What really makes the ‘perfect’ student?

Study Survival Kit

This is my final year here at the U of A and I’ve handled my time as I feel most students’ have - with general confusion and bursts of both productivity and procrastination. Will I sleep this week? Who knows! Will I put everything off and blissfully manage to get good grades regardless? It's a gamble really.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Which Museum is Your Spirit Animal?

Which University of Alberta museum is your spirit animal?
Have you ever been bored between two classes and wished for novel ways to procrastinate? Or simply thirsty for some hands-on knowledge? Here's the scoop: the U of A has over 30 museums on North campus, all at your disposition. I know what you're thinking: "Jeepers, I want to visit them all but I don't know where to start!" Look no further, because this quiz is going to help you find the museum or collection of your dreams in only 7 easy questions.

Monday, 21 November 2016

The 11 Things You Miss (or At Least, I Miss) from Elementary

Me and Muffin getting ready for elementary.
Me and Muffin getting ready for elementary.

This might sound obvious (especially now that we’re in the midst of final assignments and super late midterms), but school feels a little bit different when you get into post-secondary. Trips to Staples with your parents are rather rare, and buying a new printer is literally the worst task you could ever think of doing. During these later days in the semester, we can sometimes get lost in the daydream of going back to primary school — where backwards day was real and your teachers would give you free candy. Here are the things I (and you might) miss:

Thursday, 17 November 2016

What's the Best (and Worst) Month to Have a Birthday?

As we roll through November here at YouAlberta, I’m truly excited. Why? Because it’s my birthday month! I know people’s birthdays are fairly evenly distributed throughout the 12 months of the year, but I always felt kind of isolated being a November baby. Not many people that I knew shared that birthday month with me, and I did always wonder what it would be like to have a Summer birthday, a Spring birthday, or even a Winter birthday.

Now since I’ve established that I spend far too much time thinking about birthdays, here’s a completely scientific ranking of which birthday months are the best. Starting from the worst month and ending at the best, I’ll hit you with some EXTREMELY scientific and not at all subjective reasons as to why these months are either great for birthdays, or not good at all.
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