Survival tips for the Winter Semester

Survival tips for the Winter Semester

Winter temperatures in Grande Prairie can reach up to -40 degrees Celsius which can mean that it takes a very special set of skills to keep on keeping on. The following tips is based on a college students experience on coping with the harsh weathers of GP during the winter semester of college

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Survival tips for the Winter Semester:

  1. Be warned, keep warm
  • The keyword here is layering. As a college student, you might not have the budget to buy new winter clothes and let’s face it winter clothes are expensive. It does not only save you money but it also allows you to adjust your clothing based on the temperature. However, sometimes cheaper isn’t always better, if you have any extra money laying around invest in winter clothes that can last for at least the duration of your stay in college.
  1. Be friendly to your classmates
  • Making friends helps you stay engaged in class plus in a case where you couldn’t go to your class because you have no transportation or any personal reasons, you can rely on your classmates to share their notes that day. Also, you won’t know when your car might need a booster, it’s good to be sure that you have a good relationship with your classmates when that happens.
  1. Catch up on sleep 
  • It’s usually dark and cloudy during the winter and this weather might be the perfect time to catch up on sleep. Having enough sleep can give you the energy that you will need in order to focus on your classes. Therefore, more sleep can mean better grades.
  1. Make use of the sunshine
  • We sometimes get a few sunny days during the winter therefor you should make sure that you will take advantage of those day so walk around and enjoy the sun.

The harsh temperatures of winter might be an extra challenge to our already stressful college life but it’s not going to go away any time soon so we might as well make sure that we make the best of it.

Submitted by GPRC Student Ambassador, John Raymund Nacis

GPRC Wolves MBB: Weekend Split in Concordia

GPRC Wolves MBB: Weekend Split in Concordia

The GPRC Wolves Basketball were in Edmonton to face the Concordia Thunder this past weekend in ACAC Basketball action.

#15 Alexander Joseph.

Friday night saw the Wolves jump out to an early lead, up 19-15 after the first quarter.  The Thunder bounced back in the second, outscoring the Wolves 27-21 to lead at half 42-40.  The Wolves responded in the second half by winning both quarters, 21-18 in the third and 22-18 in the fourth.  The result was a Wolves victory, beating the Thunder 83-78.  Alexander Joseph was Player of the Game on Friday night with 11 points, 18 rebounds and 1 assist.  Fifth year guard Kenny Johnson had another strong performance scoring 31 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists and first year guard Vishal Dhillon had 12 points, going 4/6 from beyond the arc.

The Wolves and Thunder returned to action Saturday afternoon.  The teams had a fairly even first quarter, with the Thunder up 18-16.  The second quarter was a different story, with the dominant play of the Wolves scoring 34 point in the quarter to lead 50-28 at half.  With the Wolves up almost 30 points in the third quarter, the Thunder locked down and slowly chipped away at the deficit.  The Thunder won the third quarter 21-13 to reduce the lead to 14.  The Thunder kept chipping away in the fourth quarter, winning the quarter 30-15 and the game 79-78.  The Thunder took the lead on a contested 3 point shot with 5.6 seconds left.  The Wolves were lead by fifth year guard Kenny Johnson, who scored 32 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists.  Third year forward Alexander Joseph scored 14 points and 5 rebounds and Vishal Dhillon scored 9 points and 2 rebounds in the game.

With the split against the Thunder, the Wolves have a 6-4 record.  This has the Wolves sitting tied for first in the North standings with Lakeland and NAIT.  The Wolves now have a bye week, and finish out the first semester schedule on the road next weekend, visiting The King’s University Eagles.  The games are Friday, November 24 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 25 at 3 p.m. at King’s University Gym.  Both games can be watched online at