The Ultimate University Survival Guide

It’s that time of the year again: back to school and time to hit the books, and time to make the most of the resources available to you. We are both University of Toronto graduates here at The Girls on Bloor, and include some great advice in our University Survival Guide! Read on for our tips & tricks....more

Top Items You Need for Your Dorm Room

Moving out of your parents’ home can be a very exciting yet overwhelming time for many first year university students. It can be a daunting task to figure out everything you’re going to need for the upcoming school year, but the good news is that you’re not alone....more


This is not about halloween. The pumpkins are smashed on the road. This is the monster of self-doubt, combined with homesickness, combined with uncertainty of the future. It is a cat-shaped monster of a dark marshy-green colour, and it follows my thoughts, every minute ready to pounce and destruct the mood of peace, learning and beauty I am attempting to create around me. Several things rouse this monster. But now I have identified the two major ones. Bills. And e-mails and phone calls from Iran. And the two are interrelated. ...more