It’s that time of year again: a new school year is upon us! I’d like to both welcome new students to UW but also welcome back returning students. I hope your first day of lectures is a good one! The start of a school year always brings many changes and this year it’s brought a big change you’ve no doubt already noticed: Labyrinth has undergone a massive redesign.

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This is something that student executives only do once or twice a year, but it’s the kind of thing that needs to be done right. Submitting to the Arts Endowment Fund or the Arts Student Union isn’t the same as the submissions you might be sending to SSHRC or OGS if you’re grad school bound, but there are a lot of similarities. Today I’m going to offer some brief tips on grant writing to help you along.

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Intersection? Themeception? Call it what you like. Today I expose the ulterior motive of my final run on Labyrinth, our focus on stress management and student involvement is one of the same. Let me put it simply. Getting involved will help relieve your stress. Not, “Will possibly help,” but “Will definitely help.” Today I’m going to convince you of the truth of this statement.
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This is the post your professors and TAs don’t want you to read. Only they do. Let me sum it up in one sentence.

Bother your professors.

And your TAs. When you get an assignment back, whether you like the grade or not, go and bother them. Ask about their feedback, get more feedback, and try and ask how you can do better next time. Today’s post is a guide on how to bother your professors without making them want to leap out the window upon seeing you at their office hours, and the immense rewards you will reap from doing so. Let us begin.  Continue reading