Winter Survival Guide: Rye Edition

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It’s definitely winter. This morning as I was walking to class and freezing, I realized that the key to success at Ryerson is surviving the winter semester. These four months can feel like they last F O R E V E R, but there are a few ways to make it more manageable.

1. Constant Hot Beverages

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Trust me when I say not only does a hot coffee or tea wake you up during these dark days, but it also warms up your hands and tummy!

2. Indoor Paths

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To avoid being like these dogs in the winter, learn ALL of the indoor paths around Ryerson. It is so key to know how to get from one end of campus to the other all while inside.

3. Cute Outerwear

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Outerwear is a must when it feels like the Arctic outside. So, instead of sacrificing your 6-God style, buy some attractive outerwear! (That way you won’t look like a marshmallow)

4. Functional Boots

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Along the same lines as outerwear, boots are NEEDED downtown. Your boots need to be able to survive the snow, rain, slush, salt, flood, hail, hurricane, etc. that mother nature throws your way.

5. Layer. 

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LAYER YOUR CLOTHES. The worst feeling is dying in a hot lecture hall, or freezing in a cold one. So make sure you’re prepared to sit in an icebox or sauna for three hours by layering!

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Hey guys! I'm Mady, a first year Graphic Communications Management student here at Ryerson! Hopefully by the end of my degree I will have my B.Tech and a minor in Law Studies and Professional Communication! This is my first year in Toronto and at the amazing Ryerson University, and so far I'm having a blast! I'm the GCM Course Union First Year Representative and I'm also involved with The Scope, Ryerson's new radio station! Follow my blogs to find out about my journey as a first year, life in residence and all sorts of amazing Ryerson events!