Hey girl, Happy Valentine’s Day.

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Inspired by the immortal meme featuring Ryan Gosling, here is an homage to the pick up line and all things Glendon-related.

Leave your best pick-up lines in the comments!

Hey Girl 124 copy

(the 124 is a bus, btw).

Hey Girl abnormal psych copy

Hey Girl all class copy

Hey Girl francais copy

Hey Girl bilingual copy

Hey Girl COE copy

Hey Girl fair trade copy

Hey Girl history copy

 

(Thanks for this line, Laura!)

Hey Girl tablettes de chocolat copy

rock hard abs copy

Thanks for the photos, men. Among these faces, we have two eAmbassadors. Check out Juan’s blog or Nick’s blog.

Also, if you want to feel more campus love, check out my Valentine’s Day post from last year. I think you’ll like it.

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the "Love List"

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I finished my exams on Monday! It’s a bizarre feeling to be left without a schedule, with hours available for pursuing the things I’ve been leaving on the back-burner for a while.
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about how I use my time. I was inspired by an article about this thing called the “love list.” The idea is to write down the things that you love doing – that bring you joy and satisfaction. Then, you make another list of things that you actually spend your time doing. After that, you evaluate how you’re spending your time.
Just a few things off the top of my head:
I need more: face-to-face, I need less: email/text | more: outside, less: inside | more: playing music, less: YouTube | more: real-book reading, less: article-surfing
I guess there will always be things that we have to do, so the challenge is cutting out the unnecessary time-sucking soul-draining things, and transplanting better things into their places. It’s kind of like surgery, but without the blood.
Thinking about your time and the way you spend it can be a good way to prepare for university. There will be a lot of opportunities, so make sure to choose the ones that will feed your soul!
Play sports? Join a team or house league.
Love singing? Make sure you head out to open-mic nights at Lunik and think about starting your own radio show.
Need to write? Write for ProTem or take an English course if you’re not an English major.
One last caveat: You won’t be able to do everything, so aim to do a few things well.
P.S. Spring is coming into full bloom at Glendon! Just a few shots I’ve taken on campus:
Intense cherry blossoms next to York Hall. Gorgeous.
My favourite tree at Glendon.
To me, it looks like something out of a Group of Seven Painting.
I’m a morning person.
I love walking to the quad early in the day as the sun is shining through the branches and mist.
P.P.S. I was sort of hoping you wouldn’t scroll all the way down here, but now that you have… sorry. For my absence. (My head is hanging in shame.) I kind of went into exams/studying/surviving mode for a while. I promise to be posting more regularly. Ciao!

#Luniktic

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I love: opening the Manor doors and stepping into coffee-scented air; walking down creaky wooden stairs and going to the counter of stiff-peaked cupcakes and Cliff bars (usually with Sarah Yu sitting behind); soft places, dark places, nice people. Nostalgia.

If you’re a Glendonite: Don’t forget about late-night Tuesdays at Lunik. Colouring, board games, beverages, other good stuff.
The photos in this post were taken by awesomer-than-awesome Denise! She posts her photos on twitter; you can follow her at @deni_dunea.

A sneak peek into Glendon’s glass wing [a scrapbook entry]

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Gilles Fortin is the Executive Officer of Glendon College. While I’m not fully sure what that means, I do know that he’s awesome, and he represents what I love about the administration at Glendon. He puts students first and is always warm and approachable.

Thanks to Gilles, I got to get a sneak peek of Glendon’s new construction project. (In case you don’t know, Glendon has been designated the Centre of Excellence for French-Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education by the government of Ontario. As a result, Glendon is offering new programs and courses and building new facilities.)

This new wing is on the cusp of being finished and will be partially opened this month. That means that soon Glendon students will have new spaces to study, relax, and learn.

Mr. Fortin has been working on the project for the past two years, but the idea for the expansion has been incubating in his mind for much longer. “I’ve been at Glendon since 1982 and I can tell you I’ve dreamt of this for a long time.”

The main floor has an open entrance area, a 250 seat amphitheatre (Glendon’s largest yet), and new classrooms. Soon, it will also have a Tim Hortons.

Psst! You can zoom into this picture by clicking on it!

The second floor has an overhanging balcony with access to the amphitheatre. According to Gilles, the front section of the bridge/balcony will be a perfect place for students to wait for their rides. As a commuter student, I have to say I’ll appreciate a shorter walk to the road and bus stop!

Although we weren’t able to go to the third floor, I was told that there will be three more classrooms there, as well as an outdoor terrace. In Gilles’ words, “it’s right above the trees, like a tree-house.”

The basement will have an open study space, an art studio, a locker area, and a math lecture room with an extra long blackboard. The rooms are cozy and carpeted. Gilles said, “if you give the students a good space, they’ll take care of it.”

The new wing is an innovative and welcome expansion that will transform the Glendon Campus into a diverse patchwork of old and new buildings. Yet there will also be some continuity between Glendon’s current buildings and the expansion as the architect was inspired by several features of York Hall, even taking notice of the patterns of the brickwork. Gilles said, “There’s a rhythm to the new building that reflects the old building.”

Are you excited? Wondering how you’ll be able to get a look for yourself? Glendon’s annual symposium will be held in this new space. You can register on the official Symposium website or check out their Facebook page for more info.

Hope to see you there!

#campuslove

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Everyone needs some lovin’ on Valentine’s Day and Glendon is no exception. To celebrate Valentine’s day and our humble campus, I’ve made some Glendon-themed valentine cards. Just a warning: If you don’t like puns, you should really just leave.

(By the way, I took this picture less than 2 weeks ago. Spring is coming!)
(In case you’re unawares, our mascot is Richard Coeur de Lion.)

Taken or single, I hope you that you have good food and good company today. More importantly, I hope that you realize how worthy of love you are (even if no one is around to give it right now). Happy Valentine’s Day.

Esther