Author Archives: james-forbes

About james-forbes

My name is James and I’m a History major at the U of L. Originally from BC, today I’m proud to call Lethbridge home. I enjoy travelling, listening to music, and doodling. I also enjoy reading, which can come in very handy as a student! There’s something incredibly special about the university experience, and I hope my blog can capture a snapshot of what it’s all about. This is my blog... This is our U.

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Students

Happy New Year! If you haven’t come up with a resolution for this year, here is a list of ideas you should consider as you get ready to commence the New Year and a new semester. 1. Keep a journal. … Continue reading

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Final Exams and Winter Break

Winter break is in sight! There’s just that one little hill to climb and then… wait, it’s a trap! Like vultures, a flock of exams swoop out of the air and attempt to thwart you from reaching your goal. But … Continue reading

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Figure out your Final Grade | James

With the semester winding to a close, many of you probably have a good idea of how you did in your very first semester of university. But how EXACTLY did you do? You won’t have your final grade until all … Continue reading

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Better ways to Study | James

When you study, how many of you find yourself staring blankly at your textbook, re-reading the same sentence over and over again, and absorbing none of it? There’s got to be a better way to study! This year I decided … Continue reading

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STRESSED! | James

Deadlines, essays, exams, studying – this is the time of year when demands upon students are highest, and it can be STRESSFUL! It’s not uncommon for a student’s November schedule to have several essays due one after another, with a … Continue reading

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Last-minute homework, first mistake | James

It’s 10:00 pm. Your clear the clutter off your desk and boot up your computer. You stock the fridge with several cans of your favourite caffeinated soft drink. With longing, you throw a quick glance at your pillow. Regrettably, there … Continue reading

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Wanna write a novel? | James

November is here! That means we’ll soon start to see an increase in moustaches around campus, in keeping with “Movember,” the month-long movement to raise awareness and money for men’s health issues like prostate cancer. We will also – unfortunately … Continue reading

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Politics on Campus | James

I just voted in a campus referendum! Democracy can be exciting, and it’s great to participate in it right here on campus. Occasionally the Students’ Union proposes a new initiative that has to go to the student body for a … Continue reading

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What I Wish I’d Known in First Year: Course Selection! | James

Last week, the University of Lethbridge revealed the Spring 2012 timetable! While your turn to register may still be a few weeks down the road, it’s always a good idea to plan early. But while you’re perusing your options, there … Continue reading

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What I Wish I’d Known in First Year: Citation

After a nice relaxing Thanksgiving weekend, the last thing I want to see is a calendar full of deadlines! But if you’re anything like me, that’s the reality of it. Essays are due soon or looming on the horizon, and one … Continue reading

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