Engineering Student Stoked To Only Have 17 Classes This Semester

Hallworth, M., Graham, L. et al.

Sam Bernard, a second year engineering student at Franklin College, is thrilled to have his course-load drop to 17 classes in his second semester, as opposed to the 23 classes he’s been used to.

“They say things get easier as the degree goes on, and this is the first big improvement” says Bernard, whom we caught as he was rushing between classes.

“I’m looking forward to finally going back to the apartment I rent. I haven’t met my roommate yet and my name has been on the lease for four months.”

His full list of courses next semester includes Differential Geometry, Quantum Non-linear Optics, Stochastic Processes, Multivariable Calculus, Infinite Combinatorics, Computational Number Theory, Biochemical Toxicology, Algebraic Topology, Engineering Thermodynamics, Atomic Spectroscopy, Fundamentals of Stable Isotopes, Relativistic Mechanics, Plasma Physics, Quantum Paradoxes, Organic Synthesis, and two Complementary Studies courses of Bernard’s choice.

“It’s absolute freedom, and things are already on the up-and-up. The other day, I left the building and was able to take in the fresh air.” says Bernard.

“It was almost five in the morning and I had been in the lab since the Monday from two weeks ago, but still!”

His timetable has every possible square full and looks like an abused Bingo card, but he assures us that this is an absolute relief. “It’ll be great to have things so spaced apart!” he says. “Last year there weren’t enough slots at the end of the semester, so I had to write four exams at the same time.”

Unbeknownst to Bernard, none of these courses will have anything to do with his future career selling bags of soil at a Home Depot.

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Marc Hallworth

Marc Hallworth has been part of NXNE, SiriusXM Radio's “Canada Laughs,” and was chosen as the host for part of the 2015 PanAm Games. His sketch troupe Vest of Friends was named Best-of-the-Fest at the 2016 Toronto SketchFest and the 2015 Montreal SketchFest, and one of Bite.ca's “10 Canadian Sketch Troupes You Need To See Right Now.”

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Lexa Graham is a comedian with a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, and the founder and editor of dnatured. She has previously written for Reductress, CBC Comedy and also had her research published in The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering.

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Marc Hallworth has been part of NXNE, SiriusXM Radio's “Canada Laughs,” and was chosen as the host for part of the 2015 PanAm Games. His sketch troupe Vest of Friends was named Best-of-the-Fest at the 2016 Toronto SketchFest and the 2015 Montreal SketchFest, and one of Bite.ca's “10 Canadian Sketch Troupes You Need To See Right Now.”