“ You know nothing, Jon Snow.” is an often quoted line from the smash-hit HBO show, Game of Thrones, and I don’t feel like it’s a fair assessment. Sure, Jon doesn’t know who his parents are, doesn’t know which members of his family are alive or dead, and several other things, but he obviously doesn’t know nothing. Sometimes I feel a little like Jon Snow.
Obviously, I don’t have to fight off ice zombies in a world modelled after medieval Europe, but sometimes I feel like everyone is telling me that I know nothing.
My main problem with this is that I feel like after 26 years on this planet, I should at least know something. I should have the answers. Continue Reading
Exam time! The campus halls are lined with stressed out students cramming for the next test or reliving the answers from the one they just completed.
Exams often mark the end of a semester or a school year but they can also mark the end of a journey and a start of a new beginning. This month our grads share their exam time feelings and how it’s evolved since they first sat down to their first exam.
Have you ever listened to the radio and when a certain song comes on you are transported instantly to that moment in time when it was your favourite song? Well, as a graduate of the Television Broadcasting Class of ’84, every time I hear Roxanne or Burning Down the House I’m brought back to those long days in the studio. I remember hating Tainted Love the first few times I heard it, but now when it plays I can’t help but smile. I’m immersed in a vivid, tangible memory from college. Continue Reading
After graduating in 2010 I had the privilege of serving as the president of the Mohawk Students Association for one term. During my single year of service, I witnessed more revitalization, renovation and rejuvenation than the college had seen since the day it was built. I was thrilled to be a part of the Fennell Campus Renewal by organizing student input and feedback sessions, sitting on campus renewal committees and participating in a few ribbon cuttings and grand openings before my time was up. Continue Reading
Learning for life was never really a concept I gave much thought to as I made my way through years of a post-secondary education. I can clearly recall the last semester in my fourth year of university, counting down the days to be finished. No more essays. No more peer-reviewed articles. No more hours spent in a library surviving on peanut butter sandwiches.
But then I went to college for a post-grad certificate and things changed. Yes, it was still a ton of work, but I was given more opportunities to be creative and work with students in other programs, and I could start to see a path to a career. Continue Reading