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Living Christina Bezerra LIVING EDITOR October is the month of pumpkin spice lattes, thick knit sweaters, and, of course, Halloween. By October 1st I already have an idea of what I would like to dress up as, but I tend to be extremely indecisive and last minute, which causes panic for me and my wallet as I always end up throwing down some serious cash for a decent costume. This year, I’ve decided that I would much rather spend my hard earned dollars on better things like an LCBO haul or a post bar burrito. Here are some quick and cheap ideas to be the best dressed with some extra change in your pocket at the end of the night. 1.

God’s Gift to…

Do you always find yourself telling people you are God’s gift to the world? Well here’s your chance to show them what you’ve been talking about! What you need: a fully white outfit, a big red Christmas bow, a printed-out card, and gift wrap.




A bunch of grapes

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Have a fun and safe Halloween! Don’t forget to send all your homemade costume pictures to or @readthemike on twitter to be featured on our social media pages!

Christina Bezerra LIVING EDITOR Midterms always have a way of creeping up on me right when I think I’m starting to get a hang of life. After five years, the feeling of never ending exams and papers still does not surprise me, and I am always left feeling unprepared and stressed. Thankfully, my procrastination has led me to create the midterm survival guide, which includes some tips and tricks to get you through midterms and straight into fall break. 1.

What you need: A bag of purple or green balloons Stick the balloons onto your clothing and add a green headpiece made out of paper or some garland from a craft store.

If you wear this to a Halloween party, you are bound to be the life of the party.

Get Organized

Organization is key. I know you have heard it all before, but once everything in your life is organized your mind will follow suit. Doing easy things, such as making my bed every morning or organizing my calendar, help clear away a little bit of the anxiety that I feel for studying. 2.

Stay Healthy

School is important but so is your health. Eating healthy and staying hydrated are simple ways to make sure your mind is ready for a nice, long night at the library. Try not to eat too many sweets or a lot of junk food; those will make you feel tired and less productive. 3.

Take a break

What you need: Tape the words “Go Ceiling” onto a plain t-shirt and carry around a pom-pom. Don’t forget to cheer!

As an educator and student, I am a true advocate of the dance break. Take a break from studying to do an activity you love. If that means putting on a Songza playlist and busting a move in a study room at Robarts, do your thing! A break from the books can clear up writers block and give you a fresh mind when getting back to reading.

Minions have become a staple ao any Halloween party; you are bound to find some of your fellow yellow creatures running around somewhere.


What you need: A yellow t-shirt, blue bottoms, suspenders, and you can make your own minion goggles from aluminum foil!

Ask for help

A lot of times professors are willing to give extensions on papers if you have many assignments or tests in a certain period of time (though don’t abuse this). There are also many resources around campus like writing centres, which are there to help students with papers. Professors also hold office hours and are always available by email. Don’t be afraid to asked for help because it might relieve some of your stress. If you don’t ask, you will never know! Good luck on midterms! From, the Living Section at The Mike.

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