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.

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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.

Why I’m Choosing to #LeaveThePackBehind

Why I’m Choosing to #LeaveThePackBehind

 cr: American Cancer Society

cr: American Cancer Society

They say addictions are tough; withdrawal is horrible. This is my story.

It was first year and I didn’t really know anyone. I grew close to a few people in my classes. Sometimes they went out for a smoke, sometimes we just stayed in the caf. They would come back inside with rosy cheeks and a smell that I didn’t like. That smell grew on me.

They say addictions are tough. Withdrawal is horrible. This is my story.

Fast-forward four years later and here I am, smoking up to one whole pack of cigarettes per day. They don’t talk about the burning need to run out of your lecture for a smoke; or the feeling of your own body giving up. They don’t talk about how much you enjoy smoking; of feeling the closeness with your friends as you smoke and laugh in the freezing cold. They don’t talk about any of these things, until it’s too late.

I choose graduation.

That’s the day I will be able to call myself smoke-free. I don’t see nicotine as part of my life after Glendon. In university, it almost feels as though you’re protected under the safety net of still being ‘young and in school’. After I graduate, I want to move on — truly. I want to better myself and feel normal again.

I choose graduation.

#leavethepackbehind

www.leavethepackbehind.org

The Best (Vegan) Pancakes I’ve ever had!

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John Kemp’s Kitchen: The Human Touch

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