Student Speak

Moving Out- a How-to guide from a self-proclaimed Momma’s Girl

Posted by Candice Krull on August 9, 2017 at 1:49 PM

I realize that this blog may cover a topic that many people can't relate to: having difficulty moving away from home for the first time. I also know that there are a lot of students who will read this and find themselves agreeing with the ideas discussed. Whatever end of the spectrum you are on everyone can relate to facing their first move from the family home, something many of us have done already and many of us will do in the near future. So as a self-proclaimed homebody and as someone who considers their parents as two of their best friends, here's some advice for what it's like to move away from the family home for the first time.

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Topics: Student Life

UOIT Life Hacks 101

Posted by Shelly Kowalski on August 2, 2017 at 10:04 AM

Universities are huge. There are thousands of students, hundreds of classrooms and so many little things that past students have learned. These could be things you may not have even noticed but wish you had sooner. Being a self-professed professional student who has spent a lot of time on UOIT's campus, I know a thing or two about a thing or two.  

Here are six UOIT life hacks that I’ve discovered over my years on campus. You’re probably going to want to stop what you’re doing to read about them.

1. FREE MASSAGES

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Topics: Local News and Culture, Student Life

Top 10 Instagram photos of the UOIT campus

Posted by Emily Rowsell on August 2, 2017 at 9:52 AM

The UOIT Campus has so much to offer and our students can't help but take a photo or two while wandering about! Here are ten amazing photos of different spots on the UOIT north campus and downtown campus as well as the beautiful surrounding nature spots!

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Topics: Student Life

Oshawa Food Review: Hollywood Cone

Posted by Shelly Kowalski on July 26, 2017 at 10:28 AM

Downtown Oshawa is full of amazing places to eat, from burritos and pulled pork, to heathy salads and vegan cuisine. And while grabbing a full meal between classes can be ideal, sometimes all you want is to satisfy that sweet tooth with dessert.

That’s where Hollywood Cone comes in. Previously known to locals as a dynamic ice cream truck, roving the streets of the city or parked at summertime events, Hollywood Cone is now the newest addition to the downtown core, with a storefront ready for all your frozen treat desires.

We stopped by Hollywood Cone this summer to check out what they have to offer, and there’s no doubt that we were blown away by the selection, portions and cool concept. Keeping with the Hollywood theme, this store is decked out in movie memorabilia, like comfy theatre seating and a menu reminiscent of the old-style movie poster frames, complete with flashing marquee lights. A high top table is available for street-view seating and movie-themed vanity plates line the wall.

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Topics: Food Reviews

Attention all foodies: Student Speak wants you!

Posted by Natalie Hunte on July 20, 2017 at 4:32 PM

Are you passionate about food, writing, or writing about food? Student Speak is on the hunt for a food blogger for the 2017-2018 academic year! If you’re the go-to friend for food and restaurant suggestions, then we have just the job for you as Student Speak’s official foodie.

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Topics: Student Life

Stunning parks and trails in your own backyard

Posted by Brittani Van Dusen on July 19, 2017 at 9:51 AM

Soak up the summer sun right here in the Durham Region, at one of these natural wonders!

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Topics: Local News and Culture

The truth about free tuition in Ontario

Posted by Andrea Brown on July 18, 2017 at 1:33 PM

In February 2016, the Ontario government presented their budget which included a pledge to offer free tuition to students from low-income families. These changes will take effect starting this upcoming 2017-2018 academic year.

So what does this mean exactly? Are future students getting more advantages than current ones? What happens to student loans?
Read on as our Student Awards and Financial Aid (SAFA) team takes you through the facts of free tuition.

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Topics: Student Life

Top 5 Poutine Spots in the Durham Region

Posted by Ryan LePage on July 12, 2017 at 10:04 AM

Hello, everyone! First of all, I want to thank those who took the time to read my food blog over this past year, whether you read one or ten, I am grateful that readers found my reviews of delicious local restaurants around UOIT interesting! As a graduating fourth year, this will be my last blog as the UOIT food blogger, and I am going out with a bang - with poutine! Like one of my first posts, this blog will feature five (NEW!) poutine spots, ones that were not included in the first blog back in the fall. 

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Topics: Food Reviews

Top 5 dessert spots in the Durham Region

Posted by Ryan LePage on June 28, 2017 at 10:06 AM

Today I bring to you a list that I had a lot of fun doing: top desserts around the Durham Region. If you have a sweet tooth, this is the list for you - cheat days ahead! I hope that you enjoy reading this blog as much as I enjoyed trying the different desserts, because needless to say every spot on this list is most definitely worth trying. I will also list the cost of everything so you can have a better idea of price point. Let’s begin!

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Topics: Food Reviews

Top four burritos near UOIT!

Posted by Ryan LePage on June 23, 2017 at 10:43 AM

Hello again friends! I know it has been a while since I last blogged about food but fear not, for I have returned! I hope you enjoyed my blog on poutine (Top 5 Poutines in Oshawa) but this time I have taken it upon myself to try burritos! I have navigated through the guacamole and made sure to try every type of bean imaginable so that I can present to you the top burritos!

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Topics: Food Reviews