The Best and the Other Things About Living in Residence

Residence or commute? The debate goes on. For me, as a first year international student it was a no-brainer, residence, just imagine how much time it would take me to go through customs every day if I commuted. Kidding! But I think that residence was the right choice for me, even if I could have gotten an apartment nearby like many international students do.

So here’s some of the best and the not-quite-the-best things about living on res that come to mind.

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Writing and all its Hardships

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” 

Ernest Hemingway

One of the biggest nuances of the human condition, along with our knowledge of our impending death and our lack of a proper tail (seriously we missed out on this!), is our desire to express ourselves, share our feelings, sensations, experiences, and of course, our yearning for being understood.

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Early Start, Ice Breakers, and Cheers

Hello again! Let’s see. Before coming to university I was, and actually I still am, very nervous about fitting in this brand new place where I didn’t know anybody. Actually the first couple of weeks can be hard because you feel that you aren’t making so many friends as other people and you’re anxious about starting anew, with new friends, new home, and new classes. So allow me to assuage your anxiety by giving you a fresh new glimpse into the first weeks at Glendon, specifically JumpStart and Frosh Week. A time well spent doing things like going to parties, going to theme parks, touring the sound surface of downtown Toronto (on foot) and overall doing very little studying (as you should).

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