Posted By: Zeya Yang on February 28, 2010
One great thing about commerce is that (at least for the first two years), winter midterms are before reading week. After a gruelling week of four midterms in four days, which is definitely more challenging than exam period, we commies actually get to take all of reading week off, and not feel any guilt about it. Whether it’s catching up with high school friends, heading south for a vacation, building homes, volunteering, letting your brain turn to mush watching the Olympics, or simply resting up, it’s really nice to have a genuine break in the middle of a semester.
Speaking of the Olympics, Canada did win according to the IOC. The medal table that goes by total is such a silly concept. It was always that whoever had the most Golds won, until one year that country wasn’t the US, but they realized they were leading the total medal count, and starting ranking by totals.
I went back to visit my high school this past week and it’s funny being able to talk to my teachers about Queen’s, as half of them graduated from here. I definitely encourage high school visits, especially in first year when a lot of the students will still recognize you. I imagine it gets increasingly awkward after that.
It’s also interesting to see where everyone is thinking about headng next year. With respect to picking a university, it’s probably one of the biggest decisions that a teenager will makes, so I dug up this excerpt as a source of inspiration for those making their decision.
Ryan: You know why kids love athletes?
Bob: *inappropriate comment*
Ryan: No, that’s why we love athletes. Kids love them because they follow their dreams.
So when you’re picking your university/program, just follow your heart. =)
That exchange is from Up in the Air, which has been nominated for Best Picture for this year’s Oscars. It’d like for it to win, but the chances seem rather small. I would still be content as long as Avatar doesn’t win. That would just be the worst…