By Demi Lee Habits and routines can be really hard to let go of. Once we allow ourselves to cohere to a pattern, disrupting it can make us feel really strange and out of place. I’ve been writing on a weekly basis for The New, which has been a pattern of sorts. I would close…read more
By Demi Lee On April 4, first-year students from the New One: Learning Without Borders program showcased their term projects in a Knowledge Fair at Wilson Hall! There were some amazing posters and just through browsing around, I got to learn about an array of issues I had never been aware of. I interviewed several…read more
By Demi Lee It’s fun thinking about the types of complaints you had in the past and it’s especially fun to find out how much you worried over the now-seemingly-small things. One of the main concerns I had was how my university career would unfold after first year. Like pretty much everyone in my program…read more
By Demi Lee People often refer to “balancing” their workload so that everything “stays in place”. I opt for a different sort of idiom when I think about how I manage my coursework and extracurriculars; it’s not much like the act of balancing, but more like juggling everything all at once. Even though you’ll only…read more
By Demi Lee If you haven’t noticed by the lingering smell of fertilizer around campus, the weather is fortunately turning around—in fact, at the time of writing this entry, spring has officially begun! I’ve always wondered how they came up with these dates which mark the start of each new season, because personally, they seem…read more
Demi interviews a contestant from U of T’s reality show, Sudden Death Lockdown.
By Demi Lee Oftentimes, I wonder what my worries, complaints, joys and hobbies will change into once I move on from being a student. I’ve been a student for almost two decades and to be honest, I don’t really know what it’s going to be like to stop being a student. Though, many of the…read more
By Demi Lee I don’t know about you but it’s pretty difficult to believe it’s already March. It honestly feels like the term just started yesterday, despite the impressive number of midterms and assignments I’ve finished. My perception of time is seemingly warped to sense no real passage of time and it’s probably something along…read more
Demi interviews Karen Zhou, the editor-in-chief of The Window.
By Demi Lee If you were unaware of this (though I bet most of you know this by now), Reading Week is coming up! Despite what the name of the week suggests, a lot of students take this week as a little breather. Many term tests and exams flank this week so having a week…read more
Demi shares a handy list of reminders for graduating students.
By Demi One benefit of studying here at the University of Toronto is having the luxury of choosing from an incredibly huge selection of courses. And luckily, one can take advantage of this because program sizes, whether you’re taking one specialist, two majors, or a major and two minors, often don’t take up the 20…read more
It took four years, but Demi finally tried the New College cafeteria. Luckily for us, she captured the experience for this blog.
By Demi Over the past couple of days, which (at the time of writing) were quite frigid to say the least, I’ve come to contemplate my status as a commuter student. In the beginning of my undergraduate career, my opinion on commuting to and fro between campus and a relatively-distant home has been one predominantly…read more
How to make achievable New Year’s Resolutions.
Haven’t bought holiday gifts yet? No problem; Demi’s got some ideas for you.
Beyond the classroom/cafeteria/lounge/bedroom, whether it’s for catching up on readings, writing essays, making notes and/or taking those blissful-though-short naps, there’s always a library you can depend on. Like the chocolate chips of a really tasty chocolate chip cookie, there are many libraries scattered around campus which all individually sweeten up the university’s resourcefulness and aesthetic…read more
By Demi Today is the last day of classes. To be honest, I still can’t believe it but I’m kind of glad it’s (almost) over. Sort of. Exams. Need I say more? I guess the last comic I drew for you was a prelude to the entry I’m about to present to you right now.…read more
By Demi Cramming is never good (but I end up doing it anyway, haha). You can bet you will see me in the Ivey Library during exam season! Speaking of the Ivey Library, did you know that printing costs only 3 cents a page if you have a New College student account? I had…read more
By Demi With the end of the term steadily approaching, so are essay deadlines. You might be one of those students who’ve always wanted to book an appointment with the Writing Centre but for whatever reason, didn’t. I would highly recommend booking an appointment, but have no fear! Last week, I had the great pleasure…read more