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Our 2017-2018 team of first-year bloggers are here to share their experiences as a new UTM student with you! Visit Devon, Azalfa, and Shelby, on Wordpress to read all about their UTM experience thus far!
Devon: The University Waiting Game: A Multi-Speed Roller Coaster, My September Has Been A Bundle of Mistake Making, Learn How I Got Through!, Off the Beaten Path: What I Discovered on the Outskirts of Campus!
Devon: Let's Review! Guardians of UTM Rescue Mission Event, The Semi-Local-Res-Student's Lament: Visiting Home, Here's What Changed My Horrible Week of Grades Into My Best Asset, Why Going Away During Reading Week is 110% WORTH IT!
Azalfa: 5 Ways to Make the Most Out of Reading Week, Let's Review! Biz Mentorship Session #1, Is it Finally Sweater Weather?!, Fashion Police: Fall Into Fall With These 5 Trends, 7 Ways to Creep it Real This Halloween
Azalfa: Ace That Exam: 5 Power Tips for Studying, Ace That Exam: 10 Songs to Keep You Motivated This Exam Season, University Student's Guide to Surviving Canadian Winters, Let's Review! eXpression Against Opression: Resist-Art
Shelby: How I LAUNCHED My Student Career, Rock Your Day! Tips for Rolling Out of Bed, Let's Review! Glice, Glice, Baby, UTM's Declassified Cold Survival Guide, 5 Paw-some Dogs You Didn't Know You Needed This Week
Aqsa: Tea Time is Me Time; Daily De-Stresser Review Series: Over the Garden Wall
Emma: 7 Tips for Surviving a University Paper; 4 Ways That UTM Students Totally Prove That We’re All in This Together
Janina: Discover my Secret to Commuting That Makes Every Trip Exciting…; UTM Recap #1: The Good and Not-So-Good Stuff; My First Fall Reading Week Was Everything I Hoped For, Here’s Why…; HOW YOU LIKE THEM APPLES?; Sundays with The Medium
Aqsa: Hate Studying? Personalize it!; Poet’s Corner: “This Bird”; The Cruel Beauty of Winter; Daily De-Stresser Review Series: Mob Psycho 100
Emma: How One Letter Changed My Entire Day; Which UTM Building Are You Most Like?; The H.M.S Anxiety; 3 Ways to Increase Your Free Time, or at Least Make It Feel That Way…; 7 Proofreading Hacks For Essay Success!; Dear America: What Happened?
Janina: FIGHT THE FEES: National Day of Action; Post-Election Reflection; “A Little Life”: A Torturous Novel You Won’t be Able to Put Down; UTM Hidden Gem: Course Reserves (!!!)
Aqsa: “Is _____ a Bird Course?” Part 1: What Exactly Is a Bird Course?; “Is _____ a Bird Course?” Part 2: How ‘Easy Courses’ May Be Hurting You; “Is _____ a Bird Course?” Part 3: How to Pick the Right Course; “I’m spending too much!” Apparently, not.
Emma: Quiz Yourself! What’s Your Ideal UTM Study Space?; Can The Procrastination Problem Be Solved?; The Must-See Musical For Your Winter Break; Exam Time Do’s and Don’ts; The Winter Break and Ways to Spend The Final Days of 2016!
Janina: Here’s Why Every University Student Should Have A Morning Routine; Why I Journal…
Aqsa: “Learning to Fail”: How An Odd Paradox Can Help You Succeed; “Learning to Fail” Story 1: Perseverance; New Year, Old Me, with Determination and a Card Tower…; How to Write A”Truck-Stop Burrito” Written Piece and Ace Your Midterm Essay
Emma: Canadian Politics: Less Racist Is Not a High Enough Standard (Part 1/2); Canadian Politics: Less Racist Is Not a High Enough Standard (Part 2/2); Four Books for Your Next 4 Months of School; Want to Write Better Essays? Take Philosophy
Janina: New Year Series Part 1: Becoming a Minimalist; New Year Series Part 2: Living in the Present; UTM Recap #2: My first university term is over!!!; 6 Ways to Get Organized for the New Year; Why Taking a utmONE Course Was One of the Best Choices I’ve Made in University
Aqsa: How UTM’s Nature Trail Improved My Uni Experience; One Thing You Shouldn’t Do on Your Commute.; Enough Small Talk! How to Make Real Friendships While at UTM
Emma: 5 Tips for More Efficient and Effective Note-Taking; Love True Crime Stories? This Podcast Is for You!; 3Tips for Keeping Your Commuter Sanity
Janina: New Year Series Part 3: Overcoming Failure; Want to make your study breaks more fun? Try Le Cinema Club; No Ban! No Wall! Justice For All!
Maanya: Superhero; Holy Cow! School is Upon us and WOW is it Heavy; Hippopotamuses (And the Campus Deer) Don't Believe in God
Mahika: Am I UTM?; Take Chances, Make Mistakes, Say Hi!; "What I Wish I Knew In First Year"
Sadaf: New Step in Life; How to make an emergency school kit; Calm before the storm
Maanya: 5 Things to Know About Our Beloved Campus Deer; The Arcana Magician says, what are you waiting for? Go find an adventure!; The Wheel of Fortune Says: Look, Look, Look Again Until You've Lost it!; Scream Bloody Mary; we Have a Ghost on Campus!
Mahika: SURVIVAL TIPS; Behind The Podium, with Prof Arnold (1); Behind The Podium, with Prof Arnold (2); Is That Mark Out of a 100?
Sadaf: Happy Belated Thanksgiving Everyone!; Quick Reminder; study tips; How to Deal with Failure; Life is spontaneous so learn to embrace it
Maanya: Here Come the 1st Years for Next Year!; The Things that Make Our Profs Awesome; Little Sis, Just You Wait, Our Parents Have Things to Say; Dear Little Sister, I wish I was you
Mahika: How to Write the Perfect Thesis; S T [break] U D Y; Commuter Nightmares; No Direction
Sadaf: Christmas Takeover; Hack-a-Thon Adventure
Anxhela: "Of Course I Have Plenty of the Summer Left" and Other Lies I Tell Myself; Wait- was that price in dollars?; Sniffle, sniffle; P for Procrastination; The Art of Chaos
Parnika: Let's do this!; Life Lesson 1; Start of University; Princi-pal; "We are from 'SAUGA! Mighty MISSISSAUGA!"; Oh, the Irony; Pleasure, Pain, and a Bit of Fun
Karissa: My Golden Ticket; YOFU - You Only Frosh Once; Give it a Chance!; The Profs Don't Bite
Anxhela: Heads or tails?; Notes, notes, and more notes; Gobble, Gobble; I got a WHAT percent???;
Parnika: Home; Duck, Duck, Poop; Anything That Can Go Wrong...; Don't Sweat It!; Giving Thanks; Wanna Study, Buddy?
Karissa: Midterm Madness!; There's No Place Like Home; What We Miss Most About High School; Things We Really Need to Stop Saying
Anxhela: Leave the Kit Kat, take the break; Thrills, Chills, and CHOCOLATEEEEE; 10 Things I Hate About You...and you...and you too; To Highlight or Not to Highlight; Just Three Little Words and I'm Yours; I Hate Winter; New Year's Resolution
Parnika: Rez-oween; The Lion, The Witch, and the Airplane; Just Keep Swimming; Restless Heartbreak; Let It Go-Er...Snow!; Shakespeare for Students; O Christmas Tree; Student in Wonderland
Karissa: It's That Time of Year....; Out with the Old, In With the New; If You Never Start, You Never Finish; Why it's Different This Year...
Anxhela: The Boys (and Girls) Are Back in Town; Lonely Days aka University aka not really, it's a song be the Bee Gees; Who said eating healthy sucked?; How To Make Yourself Laugh - A Guide From One of the Funniest People in the World; Catching Up Again; I Can't Believe I'm Really Going To Fall Out Boy; Stuff Every College Student Should Know
Parnika: Into the Term; The Soft-Ness Monster; How To Get To Know A New Place; A Sonnet for Tim Hortons (And Just Generally Cafes On Campus); 10 Ways You Know It's Winter In Canada; The Disney Sing-Along Series- Part 1;
Karissa: First Semester: The Mistakes We Shouldn't Repeat; The Torture of 8am Classes; Calling All Movie-Watchers!; Dear High Schoo Me
Anxhela: Baby, it's cold outside; Dear High School Me; The Existential Crisis; Major Differences
Parnika: Return of the Homesick; The Disney Sing-Along Series - Part 2; Things I Love; The Disney Sing-Along Series - Part 3; The End Credits
Karissa: Passion > Ph.D; Eenie Meenie Miney Mo...; From the Courthouse to the Congo
Hanna: So Excited to Get Started!, First Day In, Should I Stay or Should I Go?, Ever Wish for a Timeturner?, Quizzes, Are Profs Robots?
Estelle: Decisions, The Friendship Algorithm, Letter to My Future Self, The Ring Game, The Downsides of Too Much Flexibility
Emily: Decisions, Decisions, It's Only Been 3 Weeks You Say? Really? Wow., OH AWKS!, The Things People Say, There's a First Time for Everything, University Here I Come: What Could Possible Go Wrong?
Hanna: OMG.did.that.just.happen.to.me???!!!, Math Challenges, Placement, 5 Ways to Wellbeing, Proofs, Midterm-Mania
Estelle: Why You NEED to Take Study Breaks, Midterm Anxieties
Emily: Fight or Flight, Who Knew?, Welcome to the Danger Zone, Those Pesky Nerves, Why Me!?! (cough, cough),Coffee Break, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Hanna: Beware of the Monsters at UTM, Names, Love is in the Air <3, Common University Dilemmas, Stress Snacks, Wrecking Ball, Writing My First University Essay, I <3 My Goofy, Gorgeous, Lame, Incredible Friends, What NOT to do in Calculus, S.O.D. (Sweater-Obsessive Disorder)
Estelle: Group Projects: Hidden Benefits, Public Speaking Fears, Reflections, The Locker Advantage, When It's Just Too Much, What YOU Should Know About Academic Integrity, To Go or Not to Go to the Gym
Emily: What Do You Do When You Just Don't Know What To Do?, Someone's in the Kitchen...and She Probably Shouldn't Be, Parental Guidance, My Top 10 Classroom Pet Peeves...(REALLY? You Have to do that Now?), Eighteen...or Eighty?, Getting Involved, Confessions of a Chronic Procrastinator/Napper, A Post-Midterm Lull and a Wake-Up Call
Hanna: Friendly Reminder, Mr. Darcy vs. Exam Prep
Estelle: Stress Eating, A Chat with Jennifer Correiro, Founder of TakingITGlobal, Dear Readers, Relfections on My utmONE Connect Experience
Emily: Best. Gift. Ever., What Am I Still Doing Here?, Let's Take a Moment to Reflect, Snow Way..., Good Things to Know, What Does That Say?, What a Mess!, Leaving it 'Til the Last Minute
Hanna: Major Math Lover, On the Bright Side, Love (your Prof) at First Sight?, Job Journey, Counting Blessings, Drawing Notes, Mortified, Where I Belong
Estelle: A Time for Rest and Reflection, Reflections on my utmONE Connect Experience, utmONE Chats with Poonam Sandhu of the United Nations Environment Programme, utmONE Chats with Emilie Cushman, CEO of Kira Talent, T.V. Shows Mania, Crush
Emily: When Things Go from Bad to Worse, I’m Baaaaack!, Life Skills: Plumbing Edition, Life Skills Part 2: Electrical Edition, New Technology, What More Can I Say?, What are You Doing With Your Life?, Why is it So Cold?, Too Smart for My Own Good
Hanna: My Addiction, Drawing Notes Part 2, Drawing Notes Part 3, Life with the Parentals, What to do on Valentine’s Day, Pickup Lines, 19th Birthday Fun, Reading Week Toast, Reflection
Estelle: Because Summer is the Perfect Time to Challenge Yourself!, All About Valentine’s Day, Revolutionize Your Love Life: Tell People You Like Them, Guilty Pleasures…, The Boy and the Elevator, The Reading Week Breeze, The End of My utmONE Blogging Adventure
Emily: Things that Don’t Make Sense, Spoiled Rotten, The Little Things…, So Many Choices, What Did People Do Before the Internet?, A Complicated Relationship, So Many Distractions..., Second Time’s the Charm, Dissecting Social ChangeBecause, Well, You Never Know…(a Kickaction.ca Blog), The Things I’ve Learned, Why Blog?