When did we get to March? I’m positive yesterday it was still September. It stresses me out just to think about. When I’m stressed, my go-to activity is inappropriate snacking. Usually I’ll be jonesing for something salty like a(n entire) can of Pringles, but in a pinch anything will do. Last month, I polished off a jar of olives in my parent’s fridge because my only other options were jars of horseradish, relish or going to the grocery store.
I’m doing my best to honour my New Year’s Resolution to take better care of myself, which means cutting down on my stress sodium and finding better outlets to manage my frustrations.
If you’re feeling out of sorts this month, Peer Help Line and Student Connect are here to help you get back in order.
Pay attention to Annie’s Reddit AMA tonight, because she’ll be giving out a voucher worth 100 extra entries to Laurier’s Luckiest Student. While you’re there, ask her any questions you’ve got about St. Patrick’s day. With her tips, you won’t have to rely on the luck of the Irish to have a great day. Follow along here.
We’ve just released our latest Laurier’s Luckiest Student Prize. You could take in a show thanks to a $300 gift certificate to Centre In The Square. And with the TD 30 Under 30 program, you’ll be able to see most performances for $30. You can really make this one stretch.
As an example, shows this season include John Legend, Green Day’s American Idiot, Craig Ferguson and Whose Line Is It Anyway?
We’ve hired our new Student Executive team for the 2014 - 2015 year. Sam’s pretty pumped for the new team. But we’re not done yet because we’ve got more hires to go.
For those of you interested in a Coordinator position, applications close Friday. If you are interested in Executive or General Volunteer positions, well, those aren’t closing just yet. But there’s no time like the present, right?
Now then, without further ado, introducing our Student Executive for the coming year:
Sam Lambert - President and CEO Sam Deeming - VP: Finance & Administration Rick Camman - VP: University Affairs Tom Ebeyer - VP: Clubs & Associations Heather Gaffney - VP: Programming & Services Waterloo Darcee Carnes - VP: Programming & Services Brantford Matt McLean - Chair of the Board & Chief Governance Officer
What can I even say about Michael? As a member of the Board of Directors, you can always count on him to keep the values of the Students’ Union represented and to post the latest cat videos on your Facebook wall. He’s one of the good ones.
Michael Kates, 4th Year Honours Communication Studies
I chose Laurier because I loved the tight knit community and the opportunity to study a wide range of content.
You could be the cat’s meow in $1,000 in new clothes from Fairview Park Mall.
Opt in to our newest prize at http://lauriersluckiest.com (while you’re there you might as well opt in to every other prize). As Laurier’s Luckiest Student your prize pack is worth $6,200 and we’ve still got more to come.
If you’ve been having a wicked cat nap, our other prizes are:
-$2,500 for tuition from Drink Smart -$5,00 for books from the Laurier book store -$1,000 for groceries from Libro Financial -Gentlemens and Ladies packages from the Turret each worth $600 (they’re just names, everyone is eligible for both prizes)
You could even buy a powdered wig for your cat if you wanted, it’s your call.
Who reads over Reading Week? We do. Whether you need a break for your Business textbooks, or something to read while chilling on a beach, here are a few of the novels the full time staff of the Students’ Union are currently digging. We’re like a walking, talking Goodreads page. Got anything good on your nightstand that you want to gush about? Leave us a recommendation below.
A Song of Ice and Fire - George R.R. Martin
AKA Game of Thrones. Sure, Martin may be taking his sweet time releasing The Winds of Winter (release date: tba), but if you want to kill time between seasons of the show, or need to see the resolution from THAT episode (you know the one), there are about 2 and a half books worth of material that haven’t shown up on screen yet.