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Working Remotely + Internships: An Effective Pairing for Valuable Learning Opportunities

By Siobhan Pretty In the early spring of 2020, as pandemic precautions came into effect and we all retreated into our homes, our relationship with technology became more significant, meaningful, and dare I say, essential. It’s allowed people to stay connected to others, to continue their jobs, and, for my classmates and me, it provided …

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6 Tips from a Former University Teaching Assistant to Being a Better Writer in School and in Life

Being a Teaching Assistant is a lot like working in the dish pit of a restaurant—lots of grunt work and none of the glory. I worked as a TA while completing my master’s degree in 2016. Since I worked in the arts discipline, a lot of the coursework involved essays, and students usually wound up …

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Cannabis and Creativity : How smoking weed makes me a better writer

By Maia Leggott Every single person who smokes weed believes it makes them better at something. Painting. Playing music. Being productive. Physical activity. Making sandwiches. Solving the quadratic equation. Video games. For me, it’s writing. There’s something about the laser focus and naked honesty that puts me in the zone. Ideas that were sitting, stagnant, …

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Good Times Are Even Better When They Are Shared: The Importance Of Making Friends In University

It’s the first morning. You are obviously running behind schedule because you changed your outfit a good three times (you have most likely spent the last four years in uniform, and now is the chance to look your best), and unless you have met some cool peers either at Frosh or first-year orientation, you are as nervous as a deer on a firing range. You start to wonder how you will make it through these next four years, let alone what you will do with your degree in philosophy once you have graduated. Well, there is time for all of that, but right now, you need to face your first university lecture (which you have missed the first half an hour of because you had no idea a basement floor even existed)...

Remote Work: A “Dream-Turned-Reality” for a Millennial Writer

When I first realized I wanted to be a writer, something everyone seemed to tell me was that I could write from anywhere. If I wanted to travel, I could write in different cities. If I wanted to move across the country, or the world, I could write from there. I always thought this was …

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Not All Things are Written in Stone: How to Find Flexibility in Your Writing Career

By Risa de Rege The summer after I completed all my coursework for Humber’s Professional Writing and Communications graduate certificate was pretty representative of how my life has gone since. I finished an internship that offered me a few cool opportunities scattered through three months of boring ones and, after a too-brief visit to England …

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“Never Flinch, Never Weary, Never Despair”: Winston Churchill and The Incredibles

“We’re superheroes. What can happen to us?” - Elastigirl [Helen Parr] It’s unusual for a movie to create as much controversy as The Incredibles did after its November 2004 release. Brad Bird’s defiant cri de coeur on behalf of promoting excellence instead of mediocrity has led to heated debate about the role of education in …

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