Student Blog


December 13, 2016

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Now here we are at the end of the first semester of the 2016-2017 year. The Christmas season is upon us, and students are rushing to finish up their final papers, and study for their last couple of exams. I finished my final paper for this semester yesterday morning – Monday – and am now finished all of my assignments and exams for the semester. Now I can kick back, and relax for my last couple of days here in residence, before I head home for the winter break.

This Christmas break is a well-earned relief, but, due to certain circumstances, I kind of wish we were still sitting at the start of the semester in September. On a positive note, I am heading on a cruise this Christmas season with my family, and will get a chance to leave the chilling climate of Manitoba to head somewhere warm, and relaxing. Being able to spend two weeks away from home with friends and family will mean lots of fun and excitement over my Christmas break.

However, on the other hand, one of my really close friends is graduating, and moving away from Winnipeg at the end of next semester. This unfortunately means that next semester will be the last semester I get to spend hanging out with him before he graduates and heads into the next phase of his life. While I am happy for him, there is a part of me that wishes we could have a few more late nights gaming, watching movies, and getting up to some crazy shenanigans.

On a more positive note, on December 2nd, we had our annual Booth Christmas Banquet. As always, it was a really fun event. The food prepared by the Booth Bistro was excellent. Our wait staff, which happened to be our very own Booth professors and staff, did a marvelous job serving the students. And we also had a great time dancing and spending time with friends, although I find that every year I can’t dance quite as long as I was able to the year before.

Anyways, that is all from me for this semester, I will be back in January for the start of the next semester. Till then, have a Merry Christmas!

Joshua Rempel,
Student Ambassador