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.

Portrait of a Student as a Young Man

Portrait of a Student as a Young Man

Maybe I should open a coffee house,

with a Faulkner theme,

and call it “As I Lay Chai-ing,”

or sell my few meager possessions

and disappear without leaving a trace.

In any case, I couldn’t be accused

of being cowardly or unoriginal.

But as the universe remains

cold and indifferent,

I throw myself ad nauseam

into my works and required texts

so that one day,

when I look at myself in the mirror,

I will gaze upon wrinkles and scars

born out of suffering and wisdom,

instead of staring into the abyss

of boredom and disappointment.

The Final Escape

The Final Escape