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Meet Jose Gomez, Joe Howe and Sebastian Argamasilla: Room 312 Wedd’s

Room 312 Wedd's

Jose Gomez: Mexico City, Mexico Joe Howe: Shanty Bay, Ontario Sebastian Argamasilla: Nassau, Bahamas

Joe Howe, Y1, Wedd’s

1. Can you describe the biggest challenge you’ve faced to date, in your transition to Upper Canada College.

The biggest challenge so far would be the time management aspect of the school. Previously coming from a school that virtually assigned no homework, balancing between academics, sports and a social life has been a bit of a struggle for me so far, even though I know the challenging academics at UCC will have a positive effect on me and my everyday routine.
2. Can you comment on any aspect of the program so far that’s been helpful in your transition to the academic challenge, as well as your transition to boarding life in Wedd’s?
Having two roommates has been the most beneficial thing for me in the academic side of the school. The three of us are always showing each other new things and are constantly making sure that we all do as best as we can. It’s also a major benefit to have older, veteran students right down the hall that have been through Year 1 and have the experience and knowledge to pass down and help educate and teach me.
3. If you could change one piece of the New to Blue Orientation program to make the experience better, what would you do?
I would shorten some of the presentations as it was a lot of information to take in. Shortening the presentations would also give more time for the new guys to settle in and get to know their new roommates.
4. Can you tell us one thing about one of your roommates that you’ve been pleased to learn?
One thing I’m happy to know about my roommates is that they’re both athletic and interested in sports. All three of us have this in common. I was very pleased to learn this because this means that the three of us can maybe start a fantasy league together, or go outside and play a sport whenever. This has played a huge part in our relationship as roommates, and has hopefully played a huge part in us being friends for a long, long time to come.
Sebastian Argamasilla, Y1, Wedd’s
1. Can you describe the biggest challenge you’ve faced to date in your transition to Upper Canada College.
You have to manage your time well. Try to organize everything on your Google calendar and also try to make everything neat, not messy. It saves you a lot of time.
2. Can you comment on any aspect of the program so far that’s been helpful in your transition to the academic challenge, as well as your transition to boarding life in Wedd’s?
One thing that has helped me so far academics-wise is that everyone is offering guidance or help. If you need help on an assignment then just ask your teacher and they’ll help you. One thing that has helped me adapt to boarding life is the weekend activities. I feel like you get to bond with the other boarders a lot during the weekend.
3. If you could change one piece of the New to Blue Orientation program to make the experience better, what would you do?
I would change the amount of speeches that they give us. For me it was a lot of information to gather in all in one day, so instead I would spread it out over all the orientation days.
4. Can you tell us one thing about one of your roommates that you’ve been pleased to learn?
I’ve been pleased to learn from Joe that he’s good at hockey and that I could get a few tips from him. One thing I’ve been pleased to learn about Jose is that he’s fluent in Spanish and that I can learn more Spanish from him.