Addressing Youth Violence In America’s Schools Find out about professional development initiatives that can create safer schools. In Focus: Violence Prevention Archives From The Guidance Channel Zine Find helpful advice on preventing youth violence through this collection of articles from The Guidance Channel online magazine. Youth Violence Intervention and Prevention Explore the roles of schools, … Read more


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Q: What is SAVE? A: SAVE is a student-initiated program that promotes nonviolence within schools and communities. SAVE provides education about the effects and consequences of violence and helps provide safe activities for students, parents and communities. Q: What is the history of SAVE? A: Angela Bynum, a student, and Gary Weart, … Read more

Shuttlecocks! Badminton booted from the PAC

The badminton players on campus are up in arms over what they believe is adminstration keeping them from half the playable surfaces at the UW athletic centres. We haven’t heard anything to confirm the details, but the word goes that the school is planning on replacing all the floors in the PAC gymnasiums. And when … Read more

$1-million gift from 3M allows UW to install innovative inventory system

The University of Waterloo is about to become the first academic institution in North America to use a new inventory and security system from 3M. The university and the company are today announcing a $1-million gift-in-kind involving 3M’s One Tag radio frequency identification (RFID) system. RFID technology is a relatively new concept in the management … Read more

The College Admission Essay Experience: How I Survived And Thrived

I have always considered myself a fairly ambitious individual, someone who thrived in the scholastic environment and actually enjoyed writing papers and reading books. So when I approached the college admissions process, I was fairly confident. I was the first to get my recommendation letters, the first to mail my transcripts, the first fill out … Read more

Honesty is the Best Policy in the College Admission Essay

One of the most important characteristics of an exceptional college admission essay is honesty. Be real. The old adage ‘be yourself’ could not be more true in this case. The admissions boards of your prospective colleges will literally read thousands of these essays. They can spot an insincerity at twenty paces. In other words, don’t … Read more

Organization In The College Admission Essay

As a college admission essay editor, I’ve run into more problems due to organization than any other issue. Even when ideas are freely flowing, even when I am expressing those ideas in the most precise terms, there is always the issue of order. What order should all of the sentences go in? What order should … Read more

Easy Ways to Pay Off Student Loans

While there isn’t a magic cure for paying off your student loans, there are some ways that are easier than others. Using just a few ideas will help you to pay your debt off with less stress, and can save you quite a bit of money over time. Get Organized Gather up a list of … Read more

Student Loans Bankruptcy

Post-college life is a shock to many new graduates. In addition to all of the standard life changes that leaving college brings, today’s college grads are saddled with a huge amount of debt which can lead to student loans bankruptcy. A Difficult Start The amount of student loans the average student requires to attain a … Read more