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$250 - Back-to-School Must-Haves Community Contest

****Thank you for participating! Contest is now closed.****
With the new school year approaching we want to know what's on your must-have list for back to school. 

To enter, simply comment below using your real name with "My 3 must-haves are:" followed by the top three (3) items that you're coveting. We want to hear from you!


Example:              
1. My trusty Herschel backpack                                
2. Red TOMS shoes                                
3. My lucky pen                               

~Jon, first year Queen’s student in Economics  

Encourage your friends to vote your comment as helpful. The comment with the most helpful votes at the end of the contest period will be awarded the $250 prize.* 

Only friends that have an active yconic profile will be able to vote. So connect and make new friends in the yconic Community or invite your friends to join http://yconic.com for FREE today.  

Deadline to apply is August 31, 2017 @ 9:00 AM EDT.    

*See full rules and regulations. Please note: Anonymous or inappropriate posts will not be tolerated nor entered into this contest.   What advice will you find most helpful? Help us identify the best advice by giving your favourite comments a ‘Help Vote’!

* http://bit.ly/BacktoSchoolContestRules

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My 3 must-haves are:
1. Jordan 1 Retro Shoes
2. Reebok Binder to be organized (for once)
3. Stack of paper for all the failed love notes, paperplanes, and amazing ideas throughout the year
~ Shek, Grade 12 Student
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My 3 must haves are:
1. Earbuds - for when you just really need a break (I love my music)   
2. My green converse - a conversation piece!
3. Coloured pens - colour-coding is key!
- Nicole Valkova, grade 12 student (aspiring architecture student)
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My 3 must haves:
1. My popcorn maker for that on my way to school snack, that mid-afternoon I'm kinda hungry snack, that late night I need a study break snack, and all the snacks in between!
2. Post-it notes so that I can leave notes literally EVERYWHERE reminding me of assignments, important information, and (most importantly) so that I can doodle on the post-it note instead of my class notes :)
3. Extra pencils - so that when that one person (we all know someone like this) asks to borrow your pencil and doesn't give it back, you still have extras!
~ Allison, Grade 12 Student
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My 3 must-haves are:
1. New Travel Mug- for my coffee to keep me awake for those early morning lectures
2. Coloured Pens- it has been noted that writing in colour helps stimulate the mind 
3.Daily Planner- to keep me organized

Stephanie Fernandes-3rd Year Criminal Justice and Public Policy Study @ University of Guelph 
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My 3 must haves are: 
1. Coloured pens (muji pens) to make my notes stand out more 
2. Sticky notes to write down quick reminders or to study 
3. Binder dividers to help keep papers and notes organized 
 ~ Jessica Parmar, Grade 12 student 
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1. Picket signs
2. Megaphone
3. LGBT flag

Anita Sarkeesian, 5th year Gender Studies PhD
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My 3 must-haves are:
1. My glasses - so I can actually see the lesson
2. My laptop - so teachers can think I'm being productive during class
3. Colourful pens - so I can make my notes look pretty... And maybe actually retain some of the information I write down
~ Isra, 1st year Medical Radiation student at Mcmaster
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My three must haves for engineering:

1) Casio Calculator (same old trusty model since grade 10)
2) Mechanical Pencil - Always need a sharp point!
3) Water bottle  - Gotta stay hydrated

~ Arthur Daniel, 4th year Electrical Engineering

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My 3 must haves for university

1) My Laptop: Practically my life 24/7, I will need it for almost everything, note-taking, textbooks, anime, etc.
2) Backpack: Without a schoolbag, I will have to carry everything with me, a school bag is a must to ensure everything is organized
3) Study Desk: Very important to organize stationery, books and other important things that will be needed throughout the duration of the school year

~ Saad Virk, 1st year, Accounting and Financial Management
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"My Laptop: Practically my life 24/7, I will need it for almost everything, note-taking, textbooks, anime, etc."

Honestly bro, same. Gotta get those Dragon Ball Super episodes in between classes. I feel you.
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Keep it simple
1. Pencil
2. Eraser
3. Laptop
Bala Aryal- Ryerson computer engineering 

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My 3 must haves are
- A pillow
- A bed
- A blanket
~Janet, grade 12 student
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Congratulations Janet! You're our winner.
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Oh my... Thank you so much :D
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My 3 must haves are:
1) phone 
2) phone charger
3) headphones
- Noor, grade 12 student
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My 3 must have :-
- Food
-  Music
 - More Food!
 Grade 12 Gui
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Don't forget to get your friends to vote! The post with the most votes will win.

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My 3 must haves are:
1.Five Star Notebooks (really sturdy and has a folder pocket for handouts)
2.Earbuds (for a great study playlist)
3.Trusty Nikes (helps dodge the herd in the hallways)
-Rachel, Grade 12 student
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My 3 must haves:

1. Notebook

2. Pen

3.  Laptop

Natalya, 2nd year at Queens for Psychology

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My 3 must-haves are:

1. Icecubes (to throw down your back and keep you awake for those late nights studying for exams)
2. A laptop to type up all your notes (or to get distracted with)
3. Sticky notes (find a good question to review later, remind yourself of a quiz, it will always be handy)

~Vahob Zekria, first year Western student in Engineering
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My 3 must-haves are: 
1. External battery pack because my godforsaken phone likes to die when I'm on the LRT and I'd rather die than making eye contact or conversation with anyone 
2. My laptop (for literally everything, ever) 
 3. A sense of humor because everybody takes themselves too seriously

~Subin, first year University of Alberta student in Education
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Sakshi Kharbanda 
My three must haves are: 
- Artsy notebooks (they keep me motivated)
- pens & highlighters 
- bagpack
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My three must haves are:
- My Morrissey poster ;) 
- My headphones
- A DVD of The Princess Bride
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My 3 must haves are:
-My focus
-My determination
-My perseverance
Everyone here seems to be focusing on physical objects, but in my perspective, if you have these three things, you will succeed. Coffee may keep you awake, music might be soothing, but they can't do the work for you.

~Ovith, Grade 12 Student 
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