Pro Tem is the Bilingual Newspaper of Glendon College. Founded in 1962, it is York University’s oldest student-run publication, and Ontario’s first bilingual newspaper. All content is produced and edited by students, for students.


Pro Tem est le journal bilingue du Collège Glendon. Ayant été fondé en 1962, nous sommes la publication la plus ancienne de l’Université York ainsi que le premier journal bilingue en Ontario. Tout le contenu est produit et édité par les étudiants, pour les étudiants.

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I’m thrilled, hot sweat

Searing railroad tracks into my sides.

Their eyes are fixed on me.

What is that deliberately loud scratching noise?

I’m the ego here.

How dare he try to draw attention

away from me,

away from my dangerous light and shadow.

I endure more chicken scratching.

They’re cutting me up.

Slicing the white with boundaries and curves, ogling me.

A million white spheres send fireworks

through a million optic nerves.

This kaleidoscope of attentiveness

focuses on me.

My vision blurs.

I am unique and still, aware of their movements

and jealous of that freedom.

They, in turn, are jealous of the

human rejoicing my limbs embody.

There are many ways to attempt ownership of beauty –

They’ve chosen brain digestion and regurgitation.

Is that guy taking a break?

"No, I’m not interested in photography."

I shake my flank like a horse

at each chirp of the bell,

startled out of my reverie:

my lover had taken up residence

in the background of my thoughts.

I’m swimming in my immobility,

and as I paddle these brain waves,

the prow of my boat rebounds

on unexpected land:


Nagging physical alarm

Shreds into me like hash browns.

It begins to shadow and replace higher thought.

I exhibit my youth to convey information.

Je barbote dans la piscine de mon corps.

I am aware, and still their eyes are open.

In this moment we are one,

simultaneous perception and creation.