Welcome to UPEI!
For those of you returning to classes, welcome back! And for those of you entering first year, I hope you are excited and looking forward to finding your place at UPEI.
My name is Olivia Robinson and I am entering my fourth and final year at UPEI. In May, I will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English. This is my third year working on The Cadre and my second year as Editor-in-Chief.
I know this is a cliche, but as I get older the summers feel shorter. I miss those eternal months filled with sweltering days at the beach and bonfires under the stars. Those days seemed endless and full of magic and now they are coming to an end. I’m not saying they are gone for good, but they seem few and far between now, especially with the cooler evenings.
But I’m not ready to give up on summer just yet. I will be studying outside in the quad for as long as possible and hopefully I can still go swimming a few times before it gets too cold. Even though I’m sad to say goodbye to summer, I’m looking forward to hitting the books and seeing campus come alive again.
Now it’s time for a shameless plug. If you are looking for a way to get involved with campus life, come write for The Cadre!
The Cadre team is comprised of five Managing Editors; Sierra Roberts, Ally Harris, Chris Gibson, Drew MacEachern, and Jennifer Brenton; and one Business Manager, Shanice Sproule. We also rely on contributions from volunteers, so if you are interested in writing for us, come to our office on the second floor of the Student Union building. We will announce our official meeting time soon via twitter (@thecadre) and on Facebook (UPEI Cadre), so be sure to follow us to stay up to date. Also explore our main website to access all of our articles from last year and to learn more about what The Cadre is all about.
Enjoy Welcome Day and all of the fun activities during Orientation Week. I hope every single one of you come to think of UPEI as your second home.