Get Your Eyes Checked

By Simon Kidd Paying attention in class is a difficult task even on the best of days. Students know that they might struggle with lacklustre organization skills, terrible sleep hygiene, mental health issues, boring classes, or teachers who present in the dark. However, these issues are well-known, even though some students will not necessarily change …

The Stress Cost Fallacy

It seems that with each new level of education we reach, we are told that the worse is still to come. The transition from High School to CEGEP was about becoming independent, bringing about a brand-new set of challenges and responsibilities. The transition from CEGEP to University, we are told, is another level of independence …

How to One-Up Harvard

People love to speak about success and the tumultuous pathway leading up to it. I was talking with a friend about Model United Nations and prestigious scholarships and I mentioned the fact that I would love to attend Harvard. His response was simple: “And then what? How do you one-up Harvard?”. My answer was that …

Doubts and Panic Attacks

It’s undoubtedly easy to see over exaggeration in the face of someone who is struggling, even when that is the furthest assumption from the truth. Clearly, these occurrences happen daily. Specific topics relating back to sore spots and personal experiences are always subject to doubt. For example, I rarely avoid comparing my experiences to others …

Suicide Prevention

In the context of the last day of Mental Health Awareness week at the College, I wanted to discuss something quite serious and potentially help someone out there dealing with these types of issues. Some 2nd year students may know that I gave a TEDxMarianopolisCollege talk entitled “5 Things About Grieving Suicide” last April. From …