Thursday, 25 July 2013

Commuting... IT ISNT BAD!

I remember the summer before my first year at York University. I was uber upset about being a commuter! The idea of living on residence, and having the "on campus experience" was so appealing. Unfortunately, costs and the fact that I lived close enough prevented me from getting that opportunity.

I know I'm not the only one! Almost everyday I hear students say "unfortunately no", when asked whether they would be living on campus or not. However I am here to say... ITS NOT BAD! Want to know why? York University has provided me with so many opportunities that I can definitely say I had the "on campus" experience during my first year!

Clubs, sports, college councils, and working on campus have all contributed to what I call "the best first year experience possible" and it was all while being a commuter!

Don't believe me? These pictures show all the fun stuff I got a chance to do ON CAMPUS during my FIRST YEAR! ;)

The week that started it all! Vanier Frosh Week 2009!


Rage dodgeball in action!

Vanier College Council! I joined as a First Year Rep

On campus event: SKATING!

ROCKCLIMBING hosted by my college

End of year FORMAL!
As you can see, you can have just as much fun as resident students even if you are a commuter. In fact... being a commuter, you get extra benefits like getting your laundry done and having your lunch made ;)

Now go out there and find some clubs, and councils you want to be involved with!!!

Until Next Time, I'll be Yorking Around,

Thursday, 18 July 2013

A RED Zone Interview with Madeeha

Presenting my second RED Zone Interview!

This interview is with Madeeha, a student at York University who is also a Student Ambassador for the Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Department.

Check it out for information about your enrollment appointment.

Thanks for watching!

Until Next Time, I'll be Yorking Around,

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Free (legal) Movie Rentals

With many movie rental shops disappearing before our eyes, it can be tempting to surf on the web for a free view of a movie you've been dying to see.
Tempting but let's keep in mind that even that comes with challenges: too long to load, bad quality, broken links, constant pausing, and the legal risks are all pains of streaming movies from the net... there's gotta be a better way!


STOP THE MADNESS with your local... SMIL Library!

What's a SMIL?!
SMIL stands for Sound and Moving Image Library.

What's a SMIL do?!
The SMIL library allows students to take out movies, documentaries, and feature films for FREE!

Where's a SMIL?!
The SMIL library is located inside the first floor of the Scott Library! The Scott Library is located in Central Square!

Why should I SMIL?!
By taking out movies, documentaries, and feature films from the library you will be enjoying movies for free, from the comfort of your own home, and legally! You will usually have up to 7 days to return your movie. In addition movies the movies are actually up to date, with recent releases available to rent.


Until Next Time, I'll be Yorking Around,