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FEATURE: Sainte-Catherine did…what?

During a drunken night out on the town, no one thinks to question the political affiliation of his or her favourite street. Enjoying the bars on St-Denis? You might be promoting a military regime. Walking along Stanley? You could be a potential colonizing bastard.


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FEATURE: More than just a language barrier

The shiny brochures in the Welcome Centre may romanticize student life, but they cannot exaggerate this fact: McGill is a unique institution. As an internationally renowned, English university located in the centre of a French-speaking province, most McGill students come in contact with a tongue that they do not understand every day, whether it be French, Arabic or Japanese.


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FEATURE: Extra, Extra!

As informatiive - and enthralling - as student textbooks are, in order to be a truly knowledgeable student in Montreal, it is important to read the city newspapers (no, the Tribune doesn't count). Although McGill is situated in the heart of one of the most socially and politically active cities in Canada, many students are unaware of what happens beyond the campus gates.
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FEATURE: The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire…

It would only have taken a single spark on the wooden fire escape for an entire block in downtown Sackville, New Brunswick, to go up in flames. A primarily student-inhabited apartment building near Mount Allison, Canada's leading liberal-arts University, burned for over 24 hours on Friday, Aug 11, 2006.
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FEATURE: Once a cheater…

Most people think that getting ahead in business requires brains, hard work or good connections and sometimes more than one of them. But if you're not the sharpest tool in the shed or you're just plain lazy, there are ways to cheat your way to the top. The biggest advantage to cheating is that there is a lot of freedom in how you do it.
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FEATURE: Becoming Miss Montreal

Growing up in Los Angeles, I found it difficult to envision life in Montreal. It's similar to how my fellow Canadians who haven't been to Southern California imagine Hollywood as a strictly glamorous haunt, with California girls gallivanting in their bikinis while Abercrombie models surf to class.
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FEATURE: The anti-frosh guide

Don't get me wrong- I love Frosh. What better way to start off the new academic year than to get magnificently intoxicated on lower field with thousands of your closest drinking buddies? Frosh is more than just a spectacle of drunken bliss; the organized drinking orgy certainly contains its moments of glory: sampling of a first years' first beer (mmm.


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FEATURE: Bang a TA-it’s the only sleep they will get

Engaging in a one-on-one meeting with a professor at the front of Leacock 132 for more than five minutes is a fantasy envisioned by many McGill undergraduates. Professors have their own agenda to attend to (think: "publish or perish") and often cannot provide personal attention to each of the hundreds of students in their classes.


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FEATURE: Frosh-damentals

ow. Ow. OW! Who replaced the florescent lights with pointy, pointy knives? These are the thoughts running through poor little Gordon-the-Freshman's head the morning after his first night of Frosh week. If Gordon´s waking thoughts are any indication, he is well on his way to achieving Frosh-Success.
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