Letter: No reason to stress over your undergraduate degree

Finals week brings with it the taste of blood in the air: hundreds of students pushing themselves to insane physical and mental limits to try to improve or maintain their averages, and stay in their program. Popular remedies include ingesting coffee and energy drinks, and spending entire days at a time pouring over every bit of information from the whole semester. This is an insane amount of effort and stress put into something that in the long run is as inconsequential to you, the individual reader, as your favourite subject was in high school. The reason most people put so much effort into their studies at the undergrad level is to either buff up their hiring prospects or get into […]

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Opinion: Students shouldn’t be ashamed to take an extra year to graduate

Over the last three years, I have been working tirelessly to ensure that I will graduate after my fourth year, as most students are expected to do. However, this changed when I read my audit and realized that two classes I struggled through were being excluded from my credits. Suddenly, I faced a road block. By rushing through my degree and not taking a minute to breathe, I was more or less forced into doing a fifth year. Going into my fourth year, I felt equally as stressed, anxious, and unsure as I have over the past three years. There are so many obstacles that I never realized existed as I try to graduate. Juggling five classes a semester, a […]

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