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There's no getting around it: studying is tough. Juggling classes, exams, social life and work, many Canadian students are experiencing burnout and it's no wonder why.

Even though it can feel impossible at times, there are ways to achieve those academic goals without resorting to the dreaded all-nighter. You can actually get through exam season energized — it might even be (gasp) fun!

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The struggles of being a student never cease, and they're all too real, y’all. Pulling all-nighters to cram for exams; holing yourself up and destroying any semblance of a social life in order to focus on your studies and save money. Eating cheese sandwiches, Pop-Tarts, or any cheap ''food'' multiple times a day just to save on groceries. Basically, doing anything you can to avoid spending cash; hands down, it always comes back to trying to bank as much coin as possible.

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We're in the midst of October, so that means midterms are upon us. October to November is easily the hardest time of year for a lot of students. We're swamped with group projects, midterms, papers, and studying for upcoming finals. With all of the never-ending craziness going around us, it's difficult to maintain a social life.

No matter how busy you get though, it's always important to take time for yourself and take frequent breaks. I'm not saying that it's a good idea to go on a 3-day bender when you have an essay due on Monday, but a night out to take a break from studying probably won't kill you, especially if you're in dire need of some stress relief.

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So much to do, so little time. Sigh... doesn't that pretty much sum up the whole semester? Actually wait nvm, that pretty much sums up every. single. day. And when you're a student, you chill for like a sec and before you know it your six midterms behind and a hundred assignments away from semester break. It's worse right now too cause we're halfway through the semester, which means midterms after midterms. 

But don't worry Vancouverites, we got you. We know that on top of school, work, sports, extracurriculars, volunteering, campus clubs, and a significant other, you also need to fit in a social life. Because as The Spice Girls say, friendship never ends! But when it can feel impossible, we're here to tell you mission impossible can be achieved.

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Welcome to the Ramily, let me first congratulate you on making the premier choice for post secondary education. We hope you enjoy your time here, but first let's just get real about what it's really like at Ryerson University. 

We all expect university to be super jokes and good times, and in Toronto you may think that you will live a lavish lifestyle that is super luxurious and cool, but trust me when I say the student lifestyle will creep up on you and ruin your life. 

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