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A Novel In Verse: My Take on Eugene Onegin

A Novel In Verse: My Take on Eugene Onegin

As someone who is very interested in Russian History, culture, and literature, I love to explore different Russian texts in translation. One of my current favourites is the novel written in verse, Eugene Onegin. Written by Pushkin in 1825, this novel is short, witty, and engaging, with an unexpected twist at the end. It is...
Tips for Getting Over Writer's Block

Tips for Getting Over Writer’s Block

As someone who loves to write creatively, I’ve encountered my fair share of writer’s block. And as someone who has had to write countless essays, I’ve also encountered the dreaded blank page, staring at me, taunting me with its blank-ness. So, I’m here to try and give you some of my tips for writer’s block,...
My Journey into the Perilous Realm: a Non-English Student Studies Fantasy Literature

My Journey into the Perilous Realm: a Non-English Student Studies Fantasy Literature

As a non-English major, my English courses are often few and far between. This term, I am taking ENGL 227, with the vague course title of “Prose Fiction.” The course itself is centred around the theme of fantasy fiction, a genre I have had little interaction with other than Harry Potter and Lord of the...
Top 10 Places to Read on Campus

Top 10 Places to Read on Campus

If you’re like me and enjoy reading above and beyond the requirements set by class, you have probably already scouted the campus for private and quiet places to enjoy a few chapters during the school day. So, without further ado, here is my definitive list of the best places to catch a few paragraphs before...
University Haikus

University Haikus

As exams are fast approaching, I have taken the liberty to illustrate the slow, or sometimes fast, descent into panic that we have all experienced at some point in our lives through several haikus. Each haiku represents a month and shows the meticulous organization that occurs at the beginning of the year, and the slow...
Not Just Baristas: The Case for an Arts Degree

Not Just Baristas: The Case for an Arts Degree

We all hear the typical comment at some point throughout our degrees, whether it be from a family member or a friend: “Why are you taking Arts? The only job you’ll ever get is that of a Barista.” And while the first 10 or 15 times someone dissed my major I was mildly to extremely...