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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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13 times Rory Gilmore was me during midterm season

October 16, 2020

I mentioned Gilmore Girls as being one of my favourite shows in my article called, Five TV shows with girl squads worth watching. Part of why I love the show so much is because Rory Gilmore is so relatable! Since we are in the midst of midterm season, here are some of the Rory moments that I am relating to most!

When I hit snooze one too many times 

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When I’m late and everything is going wrong

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I actually laughed out loud when I saw this GIF. Rory was on her way to school for a big test, she was late, and of course she got hit by a… deer. If you’ve never seen this scene before it’s hilarious! Check it out: 

When my friends ask me to hang out 

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“Sorry, I can’t right now” 

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When my favourite study spot is taken 

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When there’s always reading to do

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When I’ve lost track of how much caffeine I’ve consumed

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When I feel like I can’t take a break (but I probably should)

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When looks are my last concern

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Finding out if my friends are going to class or not

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The defeat I feel when I worked really hard but my grade is lower than I hoped

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The countless late nights and yawns

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The endless smiles when midterms are finally over

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All the best with midterms!