Sunday, March 25, 2012

Champions in my eyes

“[We] had a great winter semester and a great 2011-12 season. No, we don’t have any championships to show for it. But that’s really besides the point. As a group, you grew and came together, found friendships and enjoyed being around one another. Ultimately, those are the values our program holds most dear. Hopefully when you look back at your university experience, this will be something you remember and cherish." - Coach Danko

Coach Myz giving the girls a pep-talk before the game.


First face-off.

Trying to get back, down by two.

Chelsea takes a snipe.

Celebrating our goal.

Last few minutes of play. Came out short with a 4-1 loss, but the girl's never gave up.

Coaches: Danko, Myz, and Sal.

The team. Great season ladies! 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Celebrations of Solidarity

Hey Guys, It's E.A.P
Yea, couldn't keep me away for long!
Just thought I'd do a quick post and tell you about all the awesome things are happening around the world and on campus!

TODAY: As we all know (or at least I hope we all know) is International Women's Day! Which isn't just about appreciating the women in your life (that's another day, remember Valentine's Day?), well for me PERSONALLY, it's about appreciating women and understanding the struggles they've come through and still continue to face. It's about acknowledging and fighting the discrimination in our systems based on gender. This is not about me being a feminist and forcing my beliefs down your throat, it's about being aware, it's about being aware of yourself and your privileges. To an extent, WE ALL HAVE *certain* privileges. Celebrate the feminist in your life!

TO MY NEXT POINT: It's also Israeli Apartheid Week all around the world, OF COURSE UofT is doing events for it. I've been to some really awesome lectures with guest speakers on both campuses.
Let me just fill you in on IAW. started around last year, at the very beginning of the Egyptian revolution (and others) which sparked in the middle east...hence the term, "Arab Spring"

Remember this?

I think it was more that the West was waking up and realizing the issues in Middle East. One of the main ones being the Israeli and Palestine conflict. This is my interpretation of how things went...

After WW2 and the displacement of millions of Jews, there was a treaty signed which said something along the lines of Jewish people sharing the land and living with the population of Palestine. But things didn't really go according to plan and the Jews decided to take over the land, and wipe out the population so they could have all of it, rather than sharing it...basically this is what happened

Since then the Israeli army has been occupying the white area.

So this week, UofT (tri-campus wide) put on a range of events and brought in guest speakers to talk about the conflict in Middle East, and possible resolutions that have been discussed politically. There are people for the occupation and against. It really depends on who you ask, I'm not here to defend and rebuttal opinions, I'm just here to inform you.

To be honest, I'm actually pleasantly surprised that UofT put together such events, and it's a nice change. So thank you and hope you enjoyed this post.

Epic Quote of the Week: "I don't think IWD is about women being "special" (we know we are) - it's about just...being." Khadeeja A.

Epic Song of the Week:

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

University Blues...

Hey guys! It’s Moiz coming at you for one last time. Don’t be sad, I’ll probably be back next year to keep you updated on life as a student :D. I swear this year has just flown by, some people only have a month left of school. It seems like only yesterday I was going crazy during frosh week and wondering how to get from class to class. It’s so crazy how this year is almost done!!

Anyway, because it’s the last blog of my year I thought I’d do a fun “You know you’re in University when” list. Let’s start this off, and feel free to comment any ideas you guys might have!
1) Weekends start on a Thursday for you (Art students -_-)
2) Sleeping before 4 am is a waste of a night
3) You know the store hours of all the fast food restaurants on or near your campus
4) Your breakfast isn’t complete without something with caffeine in it
5) You tell people all week that you have to study for a test on the Friday and avoid everyone but still don’t start to study until the Thursday
6) The weight you’ve gained is “all muscle” because you go to the gym once a week
7) Procrastination is a form of art. Beautiful, wonderful, timeless art.
8) You know you’re at UTSC when the library is louder than the halls, the marketplace and probably the gym.
9) You’ll wait 10 minutes for an elevator because the stairs are just too much work.
10) Naps are a necessity. 

That’s the best I could think of guys. If you have any, comment your ideas below! 

Be sure to keep checking out this blog because there may be surprise appearances here and there! And for one last time,

Peace and love.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Jessica's last blog post of the year

Hey everyone!

Yes indeed, the title says it all. I made a short video thanking everyone who supported UTSC Pulse, it has definitely been a memorable experience. As your athletic blogger, thank you to all those I've interviewed and got to know, you made my job a lot easier. As well, thank you to all the writers whom I met with once a week to pitch ideas, Nadia for being the brain behind the blog and Ron for putting me up for the challenge!

Enjoy the video and good luck with finals! :)