Reading week is coming up and besides those exciting 10-page essays and captivating course readings students love, making some time for fun gets an A+, too. Metro decided to check in with a few Greater Toronto Area students to find out what their plans are for the week off.


Tasneem Dasoo, 19, women’s studies, book & media studies at University of Toronto

“I’m going to be searching for some local women’s organizations to volunteer at. ... As part of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) at U of T, I plan on going skiing with students from other university MSA groups. After that it’s back to catching up on readings and homework.”

Sam Stilson, 23, 4th year English at York University

“I’m going skiing in the Pyrenees Aragon, Spain, area. There is so much sightseeing to do, so many historical monuments to observe. I might even catch a bullfight (just kidding). As long as I’m relaxing, with good company and not worrying about due dates I’m happy!”

Kayla Brown, 18, commercial dance studios program at George Brown College

“I’m going to get to clock in some more hours at my favourite job! I teach dance at the 14 Police Division Outreach Program. I even won the Red Seel Award for working with youth.”

Andrea Jennifer Connell, 24, law clerk program at Centennial College

“I’ll be attending the African Footprints play currently showing. I’ll also be spending many countless hours in the studio working on my R&B acoustic soul solo album entitled Drea. Yes, it’s going to be a busy week but when it’s stuff you love you can never do too much of it!”

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