Ha. Usher pun. So, these few weeks have been hectically busy, I imagine, for most of us. Exams, tests and essays. I feel your pain bros. Solidarity with all of you. So, yeah naturally as a U of T student, I’ve been so busy preparing for exams, that I didn’t really get a chance to reflect on the semester that was, until now that is. It feels like just yesterday I stepped back on main campus after four months of unproductive bliss. This semester can aptly be described as passing a hitchhiker on Route 66, in the car in one exit, gone before the next exit. Sometimes, U of T can feel bittersweet, what with all the work and all, but looking back at my semester, I realize just how much I’ve done without realizing it. How much I’ve experienced both inside and outside the classroom. Despite the fast-paced hectic workload, I can say that this past semester was a semester that I truly enjoyed.
This semester, I learned about transport proteins and the Krebs Cycle, about the marginalization of First Nations communities and about retrograde amnesia. Being a multidisciplinary student, I’m afforded the privileged of be able to take courses from a wide variety of fields and I used this to my advantage this semester. While the classes were certainly intellecutally challenging, they weren’t Charlie Brown snooze fests. But, I would turn into Charlie Sheen if I didn’t grow outside the classroom as well. This semester, I
- Ran for the Arts and Science Students’ Union and got involved in having a say in the decisions that will directly affect my education.
- Became a social media jockey for the Muslim Voice Magazine (a product of the Muslim Students’ Association).
- Discovered just how good Hart House social food is.
- Went to a Varsity Blues game (was a losing effort unfortunately).
- Went on CIUT FM.
- Wrote a couple articles for the Varsity + lost horribly in their office at a game of Super Smash Bros. Despite my clear inability to play the game, Davin did not spare me.
- Discovered the comfiness of the JCR couches and the magic of $1 coffee at Diabolos.
- Finally experienced the serenity of the Multi Faith Centre’s Muffin Madness.
- Met a LOT of people.