'View from Off Campus' Blog

The 'View from Off Campus' blog is a collection of thoughts, observations, and tips written from the perspective of Commuter Program Assistants here at King's. We hope that you enjoy these musings.

View from Off Campus

Maran's story and why I hate war.

Maran's story and why I hate war.

Posted on: Mar 01, 2017

Hey guys! This last week the  DCA, (Diverse Cultural Association) hosted a forum on "Christianity, Racism and King's".  And, if you can remember back far enough, our I.S conference tackled some pretty…

Brekkie on the Run

Posted on: Feb 17, 2017

Quick! You're running out of the door.  Again, you didn't get time for breakfast but you're craving an omelette. Never fear, that good breakfast on the run is not out of reach. Try this recipe for an…

New Year Resolutions Fading?

New Year Resolutions Fading?

Posted on: Jan 26, 2017

Hey commuters, Rounding out the first month of winter semester, (or what I refer to as the 4 months of deadlines and exams separating me from summer), it's easy for us to become overwhelmed by school…

Feminism. Contentious?

Feminism. Contentious?

Posted on: Jan 11, 2017

Hey all! Today's post is a little different from what is usually on here.  I want to speak from the heart about something I care about - the topic of feminism. It's often viewed as a hot topic.  I…

Lend a Helping Hand

Posted on: Dec 14, 2016

Hey Commuters! The holiday season is quickly approaching and there are so many ways for us to give back to our community.  The City of Edmonton has many charitable organizations that work to provide…

We Need Some Sugar!

We Need Some Sugar!

Posted on: Nov 23, 2016

Hey Lovely Commuters! I know that it’s the toughest point of the semester and we deserve a break.  So, let’s make Caramel Shortbread Squares!     Essential Ingredients :  2/3 cup butter ¼ cup…

Commuter Spotlight!

Posted on: Nov 10, 2016

Hi all! This week, we hear from commuter student Jocelyn Hulsman about her "View from off Campus".  Jocelyn is a third year business student from Ponoka, AB who is currently living on the South Side…

Here comes the Winter!

Here comes the Winter!

Posted on: Oct 25, 2016

  Winter is coming so let's be prepared! Here are some quick tips to survive this tough season.     Always check the weather forecast before leaving the house. You can't always avoid getting sick but…

Be Kind to Yourself this October

Posted on: Oct 13, 2016

Midterms? Papers? Deadlines looming?  In every university, October can equal stress.  Add social gatherings such as Thanksgiving and the usual jobs and other obligations and it can all get overwhelming.…

Time to be Focused!

Time to be Focused!

Posted on: Sep 27, 2016

We all know how busy a student’s life is as the semester proceeds especially fo new students who are trying to adjust to the  university curriculum.  Using time wisely is the key to surviving. Here…

Get involved in YOUR King's community

Get involved in YOUR King's community

Posted on: Sep 13, 2016

One of the most common misconceptions heard on campus about commuter students is that we don't get involved and therefore, it's harder for us to become a part of the King's community. This is in fact…

A Recipe For Success!

A Recipe For Success!

Posted on: Apr 07, 2016

In the midst of exam week, we all need a break and usually that involves food! The commuter program just had a pie event for students to enjoy- a delicious way to mingle with fellow students and take…

Commuter Pros and Cons

Posted on: Mar 23, 2016

As the school year comes to a close and registration opens for the fall semester, chances are that you're already thinking about plans for next year (that is, if you can take your mind off of finals!)…

Traditional Outlook

Posted on: Mar 09, 2016

Next week from March 14th to 18th, it is our annual, 'Celebrate King’s Week' with snacks, games, and prizes given away throughout the week! Since this is an annual event, it really got me thinking about…

Green-It Kings & The Power of Student Action

Posted on: Feb 26, 2016

This past week, you may have seen the Green-It Kings table outside of the cafeteria and you were probably wondering what it was all about. Green-it King's is an initiative started by the Enactus team…

Reading Week

Reading Week

Posted on: Feb 10, 2016

As we are all aware reading week is just around the corner. So... What are you going to do?  Here are some tips to be productive, yet still enjoy a week off school!  1. Make A Schedule Having a schedule…

Need a study break?

Posted on: Jan 29, 2016

We all know the feeling. You've been sitting in the library for a few hours and your brain has turned to mush. Here's a few ideas to help you take a quick break and then power through to get things done:…

How To Stay Healthy This Term

How To Stay Healthy This Term

Posted on: Jan 12, 2016

As students, it is important that we stay healthy and go to class. With our busy schedules, it can be difficult to think about our health and how important it is.  Here are 5 easy steps to keep healthy…

Top Tips for Exam Time

Posted on: Dec 03, 2015

There is no doubt that this is truly the worst time of year. Papers are due and exams are looming, but I'm sure I don't need to remind you! With that in mind, here are some tips to help you along the…

Spreading Yourself Thin

Spreading Yourself Thin

Posted on: Nov 18, 2015

We have all done it. We want to be so involved with everything that we spread ourselves too thin. A double booking here, a double booking there and then what do you know?  You stay up late three nights…