Peter Fourlaris: What program are you in?
Lang MacDougall: I am an English major, and I’m taking Education courses because I want to become a high school teacher. I’m hoping to get into the after degree program for Education.
PF: What year are you in?
LM: I’m in my first year.
PF: Do you enjoy the environment of a smaller campus compared to a bigger one?
LM: Definitely. I have friends who go to a larger University and they talk about how it can take half an hour to get from one class to another, and there are even some that have to bus in order to get to other classes. Here at Concordia, I’m maybe five minutes away from any class ever. I’m at the Ed building every morning, and then back again, and I can do that walk to and from classes and still have lots of time to talk to my professors before class.
PF: Is that what attracted you to Concordia, or was there anything else as well?
LM: I would say [campus size] is definitely part of it, because I did like the idea of a smaller campus and smaller class sizes. I have already had a lot of one-on-one time with professors, and have been able to get help from them, that’s probably something that I would not have been able to receive from another school. I was also told that Concordia is a very good institution for Education.
PF: What is your favorite hobby away from school?
LM: I live on residence here at Concordia, so I’m never really away from school! But I would say my favourite hobbies are either gaming, or drawing. I do a lot of just walking around the neighbourhood, just because this is something new to me.
PF: How long have you been drawing for?
LM: Probably since before I could talk, and I definitely started as soon as I could hold a pencil
PF: Do you draw anything in particular?
LM: I get asked this question a lot, I don’t think I’ve ever been able to say. It changes [what I draw], it’s really whatever comes to my mind.
PF: What is your favorite movie?
LM: I’d have to say Dead Poet Society, I also recently watched The Breakfast Club, and that was pretty good too. Also The Lord of the Rings trilogy was really good.
PF: “What advice do you have for future students who will be entering their first year?”
LM: It’s not all parties and games, I know many times you’ll be inclined to say things like “it’s only 8 o’clock, I still have time to grab a drink,” have fun, but make sure you have no regrets for when you have an 8am class the next day. It’s better to get the sleep you need, and then have a little time later, because if you chew up too much work time then you’re going to pay for it later.
Thanks for a fantastic interview Lang, I wish you the best of luck in your future studies, and I have a great feeling that you will make a wonderful high school teacher.
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