How to Survive Commuting

Written By: Brooke Dalton

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Commuters commuters commuters! York is a commuter school, no doubt, and commuting can be a challenge sometimes. With waking up early to get to school on time and being more affected by weather conditions, commuting can be hard!

Whether you’re commuting from the GTA or from downtown, there are many ups and downs to commuting.

So how do we do it?

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So You Want to Double Major?

Written By: Brooke Dalton

So you’re in AMPD and want to double major? Not sure how to go about it? This is the perfect place to start! Double majoring is a great way to explore two interests in a more in-depth way, by getting to experience two programs in one rather than just dabbling in a secondary subject. In my experience, double majoring has been awesome!

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Looking for a Space to Work? Look no further

Written By: Kimberly Davis

If you are a Digital Media student and have a hard time finding places to work on projects in this great big school, know that you’re not alone.  Luckily, you’ve come to the right place to find the perfect spot to work on all of your digital media endeavors! Two great places on campus are the Digital Media Art & Technology Learning Lab (ATLL) located in Accolade West 102 and the Digital Media Transmedia Lab located in Accolade West 103. I know you probably already know these two rooms because this is where most digital media classes are held, but did you also know you can work on your projects in these rooms outside of class times?  Both of these rooms are equipped with everything you might need for your projects. Read More

QUIZ: How much do you know about AMPD?

Written By: Lucia Llano

Think you know all there is to know about AMPD? Now’s your chance to prove it!  Take our super tough AMPD quiz and see how much you know about the faculty you’ve devoted so much of your life to!

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Artists vs Creatives: Which Are We?

Written By: Chevon

Someone once asked me if I was an Artist or a Creative.  My response was “What is the difference anyway?  Aren’t all Artists also Creatives and all Creatives, Artists?” The distinction between the two can be difficult to identify until both are more clearly defined.  Artists are experts, masters in their art form.  Creatives, on the other hand, are those with the ability to make new things or think of new ideas.  They are imaginative, innovative, and experimental, but not necessarily professional as Artists are. Read More

playGround 2018

Written by: Madeleine

Have you heard of playGround? I mean, obviously you’ve heard of playgrounds before; after all, we were all 5-years-old once. But I’m not talking about those kinds of playgrounds; I’m talking about playGround Festival (the capitalization here is VERY important)! playGround is like York’s very own Fringe festival. Students can submit a concept and a script of a monodrama, and from that, a panel of students collectively picks the final line up.

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We Got “Gamified” With The Digital Media Students Association

Written By: Divya Mehta

This November, Kimberly, James and I got “Gamified #2” with the Digital Media Students Association (DMSA)! Gamified” is a monthly themed game night that, this month, was held in the evening in Accolade West, room 103. This event is specifically designed for those of us who are video game and/or board game lovers, or just for anyone who is looking for a fun and casual environment where you can unwind and de-stress with some of your fellow students. The classic, 2D-styled video game that was featured was “Death Road To Canada,” which is an online Role-Playing Game (RPG) that allows users to customize their own characters and (attempt to) survive a zombie apocalypse. The theme of Gamified was, appropriately, “Movember”, which required attendees to personalize their characters with beards and moustaches, then get ready for battle! It was both quite interesting and entertaining to see the creativity demonstrated by the attendees using those two main requirements for the character developments. Read More

The 3 Most Important Lessons I’ve Learned at University

Written by: Peter Widdrington

I’ve been around the block when it comes to universities, so I have a little more experience than the average student when it comes to different undergrads.  Thanks to this, I think I’ve learned a thing or two about the university experience and how to tailor it to my needs, plus figure out the way to get the most out of it.  Read More