As 2014 fades out of view and the winter semester begins, frigid temperatures and winter blues are among the realities faced by students in their transition back to school. The Varsity asked students how they are coping with their first week back.

ALL PHOTOS BY MALLIKA MAKKAR.

Nadia-Mallika_Makkar-9914Nadia

First-year, Master of Information 

“A lot of music and time management.”

Katherine-Mallika_Makkar-9915Katherine 

First-year, Master of Information

“I printed out all of my readings and am planning out work for the rest of the semester.”

Miki-Mallika_Makkar-9918Miki

Fourth-year, human biology and animal physiology

“I’m doing pretty well, except for the weather — I’m wearing three layers of pants!”

Colin-Mallika_Makkar-9919Colin

Fourth-year, environmental studies

“Denial.”

Zachary-Mallika_Makkar-9921Zachary 

First-year, sciences

“Coffee!”

Parham-Mallika_Makkar-9923Parham

Second-year, geophysics

“I’m taking it as a fresh start — one thing at a time.”

Yasmeen-Mallika_Makkar-9928Yasmeen

Third-year, history

“I’m working out a lot. I think that the only time I use the gym at Hart House is in the first couple of weeks back.”

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