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It is crazy to know how quick a year can go by. I started at Laurier in my second year, as I was at Lakehead for my first year and transferred to a university that is closer to my home. Laurier has helped contribute to so many of my favourite opportunities and I feel as though I would never get those same experiences if I went anywhere else. 

In my second year, I had a placement with an autistic grade one student, and it was the highlight of my term. I never left the school clean; I was always covered in paint, dirt, or glue but that did not matter to me, it was always worth it. I had a placement in McMaster Children’s hospital, and being around children and trying to make their visit better was something that matters so much to me. I grew up being in and out of hospitals so I know what it is like, and if I could do something to make them feel a tiny bit happier, I would.

I do not know about you readers, but I really enjoy being a part of the Laurier family, and I think that this school has made a huge impact on my life. I wouldn’t say that I made many friendships, although I have created some interesting bonds with people, whether it was about the same thoughts about a professor or just always being in a class with them for the last two years, everyone has made such a huge impact on my life. Her Campus has helped me express myself in a way that I never thought would help me before, I have always loved writing although this time, I have an audience.

If you are like me, you understand how fantastic some of the professors are and I am extremely lucky to have been taught by some brilliant brains. I know many of the professors by name, and it is such a nice feeling seeing them around campus and having them know exactly who you are. 

Although, if you are a younger year than a third year student, I would suggest not to take six courses per term. I know from personal experience that it takes a lot of dedication but it can be done and it is possible to pass every single one of those classes, it will just take a whole lot of time, effort and tears but it is so worth it in the end. I do not know about you, but I have always loved the concept of learning new subjects and being able to help people in any way that I can.

I have been lucky enough to receive my acceptance to Conestoga for the autism and behavioural science program which I will be going to in the fall, and then after that year, I will be done with post-secondary for now, and maybe forever. If anyone who reads this is finishing up their first or second year of the autism and behavioural science program, I would be happy to answer any questions that are floating around in your head.

Wilfrid Laurier is a university that seems to care so much about their students, especially with the professors that they employ and it is an honour to be known as one of their students. Thank you to everyone who has read my pieces, who has skimmed them, and to those who have related to them. Now, I am onto new adventures and learning new things, finishing this degree off with a year at Conestoga.

Morgan Capinding

Wilfrid Laurier '21

Needs coffee to function, but loves concerts and to travel
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