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Guys Would Get a LOT More, if They Expected a Little Less

I sit here writing precariously: the guys who are active writers for this blog were up in arms at my insistence for this post, but I think their curiosity about a girl’s perspective got the best of them, and I managed to sneak in approval for this post. I concede that Surviving Studenthood is  a blog about studenthood (and surviving it – I know, not so creative title! :)) but in my opinion, relationships are a huge part of studenthood, and they are worth discussing. Plus – as I discovered from last week’s meeting – any blog post about guys getting more action, is bound to be a hit.

Of course, we keep this blog rated PG (well, PG14) because although our target audience is university students, youngsters these days are surprisingly technology-savvy. So, when we say ‘action’, we mean it in the most innocent, ‘clammy holding-hands and tentative, frightened kissing’ type of action.

Disclaimer aside, lets get down to business.

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How to Fight the Obnoxious Student

I had a meeting last week with a few fellow students. In an effort to find a study room, I head to Gerstein library, which boasts of wonderful study rooms, with large windows, wireless internet connect, plugs, and (almost functioning) whiteboards. It is the perfect place to have a group study meeting, and in fact, that is what the entire floor is designed for.

Upon arriving at the hallway in which the study rooms were located, I was disappointed to find that they were all taken. A little investigation, however, revealed that some of the rooms were being used by one student. Both the students whom I spoke to, informed me that they would be in the room for one to two more hours despite me telling them that the room is reserved for groups of students for three or more.

What students need to realize is, where are several libraries which allow for single-student study. There are cubicles, extra-quiet study single-study spaces, and much more. On the contrast, only a minimal amount of study rooms are available for students in groups. As a result, it is very unfair when students who are not studying in groups take up the group study rooms.

There is also the opposite scenario to contend with. Continue reading →

Welcome to Surviving Studenthood!

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This is a blog which narrates the experiences of a university student, to be a voice of student everywhere. Even if you and I live in different countries, attend different schools, and study different subjects, we are still the same. We struggle through surviving “studenthood” together, and we are all looking for an outlet to express who are we and what we believe in.

Much like the bubble in the picture, we are whole and yet, incomplete at the same time. It is the joy of being a student – in academia, but also a student of life. We have the opportunity to redefine who we are and allow our world experiences to change our own world.

This is a blog that is just itching to hear your voice. Although I may write posts stemming from my own university experience, I am confident that you, as a student, have/will experience something similar and that you will be willing to share your thoughts, opinions, and feelings so that others may learn from your “studenthood” experience.

Like adulthood, studenthood is best experienced with the warm company and laughter of friends!


The “Surviving Studenthood” Founder