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Four revolutionary ways to take notes in lecture

By Jill Girgulis, September 20 2016  — The rise of technology has led to an increase in the use of gadgets and gizmos in the lecture theatre. Students who choose to spit on their parents’ legacy by ditching the traditional pen and paper for note-taking in favour of something more current have plenty of options…

Four things to do instead of studying

By Jill Girgulis, March 1 2016 — University will teach you a lot. However, the most critical information you will extract from an undergraduate degree is how to procrastinate effectively. Here are some activities you should probably try before you buckle down and start studying for tomorrow’s 8:00 a.m. microbiology midterm. Start a blog: There’s…

The five stages of receiving your midterm grades

By Jill Girgulis, November 17 2015 — There’s no putting it off. Pretty soon, the good people running D2L are going to come barging through your bedroom door if you don’t look at your midterm grades. You’ll need to swallow your pride and make the fateful “click” of that little red dot. There’s a set…

Top five ways to spend your November reading break

By Jill Girgulis, November 3 2015 — Days off from lectures and labs are a rare occurrence in university. We’re expected to be more resilient than high schoolers, who need Friday off at least twice a month in order to function properly. When students do find themselves blessed with these mini-vacations, it’s usually uncharted territory….

Top five ways to deal with the post-election blues

By Derek Baker, October 20 2015 — The 42nd Canadian general election came to a close on Monday evening, ending with it the attack ads, feverish debates and insistent Get-Out-The-Vote campaigns. With this election reigning as the longest in modern Canadian history, it’s hard to remember a time when we weren’t constantly bombarded with politics….

Seven people you will meet in your midterms

By Jill Girgulis, October 20 2015 — As you work your way through your midterms you will encounter all sorts of wild and wacky people. With that in mind, the Gauntlet broke down seven of the people you’ll meet in your midterms. The sniffler: Flu season coincides directly with midterms, but that’s no excuse to…

Four creative ways to use your leftover turkey

By Melanie Woods, October 13 2015 — Thanksgiving is a holiday of family, food and football. But when the dishes are cleared and family have gone home, many of us are left with piles of delicious turkey we don’t know what to do with. The Internet might suggest making a delicious turkey soup or sandwich,…

Top five ways to pass your midterms

By Nada Salem, October 13 2015 — Midterm season is back, and many students find themselves worrying about making it through those big tests. If the traditional advice of studying hard, doing your readings and going through practice questions doesn’t work for you, we have five easy tips to help you pass your midterms. Call…

Five pets to help you cope with the crippling loneliness of university

By Jill Girgulis, October 6 2015 – As a university student, you probably struggle to take care of yourself. However, that doesn’t mean your incompetence should be limited to just one creature. If you’re looking to add love back into your life, the Gauntlet has compiled a list of five pets perfectly suited for students….

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