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Student Teacher Tips and Tricks

As a student teacher, I was excited to save the world. I couldn’t wait to shape my students into kind and compassionate people with a great capacity for critical thinking. However, once I entered the classroom, I realized that it can become overwhelming at times. Here are some tips and tricks to help you future students with your practicum this year.

Dear Emy: My Boyfriend’s Girlfriends

Dear concerned,

It’s perfectly natural to feel a little uneasy or even jealous about your boyfriend having many female friends because it means you really care about this person. Plus, if he’s as great as you say he is, of course you’ll want him all to yourself. That being said, if you truly believe your boyfriend is being dishonest (based on indicators beyond your suspicion alone), have an open conversation with your partner.

The Insider Scoop: YFS Elections

I still remember that anxious feeling I had in my stomach on my first day at Glendon — the same feeling I would happen to have when I started campaigning for the York Federation of Students elections. My name is Dasha Androusenkov, and last February I ran for the position of Glendon director of the YFS, a position that I am so grateful to fill now in my fourth year. However, It would be a lie if I said I wasn’t scared or intimidated throughout the campaigning process. After all, this is the inside scoop.

What I Wish I Had Known in First Year: A Reflection

“Pro Tem”: an abbreviation of the Latin phrase “Pro Tempore”, translates to “for the time being”, describing what we are on this campus, as on this earth. Indeed, at the edge of the precipice, in my final year, I realize now more than ever that no gleaming, beautiful experience will ever last. I see in hindsight the effervescence of my first-year self, at present day wound down and tamed to become a quiet simmer of a woman, confident but not unbothered.

The SCI: Failing Students and Lining Government Pockets

The beginning of this academic year saw the implementation of the SCI (Student Choice Initiative) which allows students to opt-out of certain university fees deemed “non-essential”, resulting in an uncertain future for Glendon’s levy organizations that fall into this category. Beyond simply existing, the way in which the SCI is structured undermines organizations in more ways than one.

Un nouveau départ pour le GAN : entre diversité et promotion culturelle africaine

Le Glendon African Network (GAN) a été créé par Stephan Abara et ses compatriotes a fricains lors de la prise de conscience d’un fait évident : la communauté africaine à Glendon est une minorité. Minorité qui ne semble pas similaire sur l’autre campus de l'université York situé à Keele. En effet, nous constatons qu’il y a la présence de multiples associations culturelles et, plus spécifiquement, africaines sur l’autre campus qui a permis une ouverture d’esprit et la mise en place d’événements multiculturels.

Game of Glendon: A Satire on Campus Politics in Anticipation of the Eighth Season of Game of Thrones

I’m excited for April for two reasons: the completion of my undergraduate degree and the much-anticipated season finale of Game of Thrones. In the wake of Doug Ford’s attack on post-secondary student funding (and francophone education as a whole, but I digress), I have been jokingly warning my Glendon underclassmen that “Winter is coming,” or that “The night is dark and full of debt.” All jokes aside, our situation is pretty dire and I hope you can laugh along with my nerdy-yet-grim sense of humour.

L’élimination des frais de scolarité : illusoire

Je serai franche : non, je ne crois pas que l’élimination des frais de scolarité soit possible. Je comprends qu’il est difficile payer les frais de scolarité. Je n’examine pas cette question d’un point de vue élitiste. Grâce au programme RAFÉO (OSAP en anglais), je paie mes propres frais de scolarité. Dans un monde idéal, il serait très agréable de ne pas avoir à payer ces coûts. Cependant, lorsque les étudiants se mobilisent pour éliminer ces coûts, je ne pense pas qu’ils prennent en compte les conséquences d’une telle mesure.

Of Gods and Mortals : le visage glendonien de la mythologie

Du 23 au 26 janvier, les Productions Cœur de Lion ont mis en scène Of Gods and Monsters, une pièce inédite qui unit tout en modifiant les mythes grecs de Prométhée, de Perséphone et Hadès, ainsi que celui de la boîte de Pandore. À la fois traditionnelle et moderne, la pièce, écrite de manière rigoureuse et ingénieuse par des étudiantes de Glendon, tisse des liens entre les quêtes identitaires, amoureuses et familiales que mènent divers personnages mortels et divins tout à fait distincts les uns des autres.  

Des occasions de parler français à Glendon pour un étudiant en FSL, il y en a plein!


C’était avec beaucoup de tristesse que j’ai lu l’article du dernier numéro de Pro Tem critiquant le manque d’occasions de parler français dans les programmes FSL (français langue seconde) à Glendon. En tant que directrice par intérim du Centre de formation linguistique pour les études en français, je voudrais expliquer ce qui se passe dans nos cours FSL (1000, 1100, 1200, 2000 et 2100) et au Salon francophone pour souligner toutes les belles choses qui se passent en français à Glendon (toutes les belles occasions de vivre en français) !

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Procrastination

Procrastination has been a problem for me ever since I’ve had things to do. Feeling instant gratification by leaving things for later is just easier compared to getting them done right away.

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The councillor's resignation letter that was published in the recent issue of Pro Tem, both online and in print, was not the letter that was presented to council on November 5, 2018. An anonymous council member shared the following letter with Pro Tem on the night of November 7, 2018.