Christopher Waddell reflects on his experience growing up in Scarborough and attending University of Toronto Scarborough, which was then known as Scarborough College, as an undergraduate from 1970 to 1974. Christopher provides an insight into the settlement and development of Scarborough prior to the increased diversification of its inhabitants, adding that the student body of Scarborough College largely reflected the demographics of Scarborough at the time. Studying in the General Arts program, Waddell discusses his interactions with student politicians as well as touching upon his own experience as the Vice-President of the Student Council. Additionally, Waddell mentions some of the initiatives he was involved in, such as collaborating with other students to found the student campus newspaper, The Balcony Square. Waddell ends by connecting his time at Scarborough College to his long career in both public service and academia.