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Layne Clark

Columnist chronicles campus life

November 27, 2008

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For an entertaining glimpse into the mind of a local first-year university student, SFU undergrad Layne Clark’s weekly Campus Life column in the Vancouver free daily newspaper 24hours is a must-read.

Every Monday since fall orientation day, the 18-year-old communication major has used her column to chronicle her experiences at the university’s Burnaby campus. She’s written about everything from her fears of failing midterms, botching presentations and walking late into crowded lecture halls to the joys of making new friends, finding refuge in the SFU library and connecting with dedicated teaching assistants. University, she writes, is "all about time management, getting things done ahead of time and getting them done well." The graduate of Vancouver’s David Thompson Secondary School urges high school students to take advantage of orientation workshops aimed at helping them make the transition to university.

"It’s good that the parents can come too," adds Clark, whose parents—former B.C. premier Glen Clark and Delta school board librarian-teacher Dale Clark—are both SFU alumni.

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