A Day in the Life of an SMC Student

A Day in the Life of an SMC Student

Photo Credit: Sajal Mohsin, Photo Editor

What a day in the life of your very own SMCSU vice president looks like!

Hedieh Hashemi, Contributor

I wake up at 6 a.m. sharp, not by my alarm, but by the sound of my cat chewing on my bed frame. She’s okay, please don’t worry – she’s just hungry, and as always, the dry food is not even worth a bite. I ignore her for a bit, but the moment she gets on my bed sniffs my face, and basically begs for tuna would be my cue to first get up and feed her. After feeding her, I go back to sleep until I wake up again at 7:30. It’s dark and gloomy outside, and I just don’t want to get up. Skipping my 9 a.m. class sounds very great – but I have learned the hard way that skipping class has no good consequence. So, I get up. My morning routine is quite simple – eat breakfast, pack lunch and snacks (so I don’t starve throughout the day), pick an outfit, brush my teeth, and go. I take the subway and get off at Queen’s Park station. Even though I was running later than usual, I got to class only 2 minutes late. Usually, my 2-hour-long immunology lectures are the most painful because I just can’t keep my eyes open. But I am very proud to announce, today I listened to every minute of the lecture! 

This was my only class of the day. After which, I walk all the way from the Medical Sciences Building to Kelly’s Library and I work on my immunology assignment for an hour. Then, when I start to feel overwhelmed, I pack my stuff and head to the SMCSU office. I eat my lunch while listening to the conversations going on in the office. I now have another hour before my meetings, so I look at my to-do list, and the easiest task seems to be watching the lecture recording from the bacteriology class that I skipped earlier this week (I promise that was the only class I skipped this semester).

At 3 p.m., the time comes to do some vice-president-ing. Evangeline (my SMCSU exec twin) and I go to our second office (i.e. floor of Brennan Hall hallways), and we meet with SMCSU’s Electoral By-law Review Board, where we update the electoral by-laws. The meeting lasts for an hour, after which comes another SMCSU-related meeting. Then I spend the next couple of hours working on the by-laws and talking with friends. At this point in time, it’s 7 p.m., and I head to the Firkin on Bay Street where SMCSU is holding a pub night. I enjoy some free food and listen to people showing off their vocals during karaoke. Even though socializing is sometimes fun, the best hours for an introvert are the ones spent at home. I finally get home at 10 p.m., I hug my floofy friend (i.e. my cat) and lie on the comfy couch. I tell my sister everything that I did today, and we watch some Studio Ghibli films. Then I go to sleep at midnight, ending Thursday, November 24th on a great note!