Remembering U of T’s Past

“Sitting inside Hart House’s common room and the canons still firing away, I watched as the soldiers marched towards Queen’s Park. To think that could have been me in the 1900s!”

Feeling the Midterm Blues? Head Up North!

“This midterm season, challenge yourself with a different environment and a different activity! You might surprise yourself by learning new skills and you might even be able to study better if you take the time for self-care and tap into your creativity.”

The Gun Epidemic Plaguing the GTA

“By July, it was confirmed that our homicide rate was slightly higher than the historically higher rate in New York City. But New York’s rate has been on the decline, and the homicide rate is still higher in cities such as Winnipeg and Chicago. This small fact has propagated in the media, certainly stirring the moral panic.”

One Fine Saturday

“I had realized in that moment that I had indeed made the right decision. It had been a difficult one. But at 42 I made the choice to leave a good paying and secure job and return to university to finish what I had started several years ago.”

Experiencing CIBC Run for the Cure 2018

“The CIBC Run for the Cure is an annual event that is held in cities across the nation to help raise funds and awareness about breast cancer through a 5K or 1K run or walk. This is a great event that allows you to have fun while giving back to the community.”

A Whole New World

I’ve learnt a lot about how to navigate my life at the University of Toronto (U of T) from my first-year experience, whether it be finding a place on campus to study, eating healthy, making new friends, or how to de-stress during not-so-peaceful times of the semester.

The Face(s) of Easter at St. Mike’s

"The city of Toronto, noted well for its vast multiculturalism, finds itself celebrating Easter in numerous different ways, and the students of its university (particularly the students of the University of St. Michael’s College, or USMC) are a reflection of this diversity."

'Tis the Season of Sneezing

"Fall is objectively the superior season, so there goes spring’s chance at the top spot. Summer entails of freedom, so it takes the silver. Winter has Christmas and snow, but it’s cold, so it’ll have to settle for third place."

The Spirit of Spring

"That Sunday, my friend was able to convince me with a promise of coffee on the way. It was also when I realized that this was to be my first ever visit to Toronto’s High Park: such an iconic location that somehow took me 11 years to see with my own eyes."

Seeing Infinity

"The much-anticipated exhibit is here from March 3 to May 27. It is an exhibit worth checking out if you are into seeing art that will allow you to immerse yourself into an installation that gives off a sense of time and space and suggests a cosmic hyper-reality."

Students of St. Mike’s — V7.0

"Channel your skills, whatever they may be, into work that will benefit both current and future students at St. Mike’s, and be sure to have fun while doing so. But also, be flexible in how you set out to achieve your goals, and remember to take the time to take care of yourself."

What Are You Going to Do?

"One thing both the Registrar’s Office and Career Counsellors will tell you is to be positive. You will get to exactly where you need to be, but you must be patient and trust that it is a learning process. One thing that should come first is your happiness and knowing yourself. Alemu tells students to “discover what you have a passion for and know what you are interested in.”"