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What has McGill done for you?

At the outset, three or four years may seem like a long time. But by the end of a degree, students often feel anxious about what to do next. Unlike the shift from high school to university—which is, for many, a direct transition—the movement from an undergraduate degree into “whatever’s next” is marked by uncertainty.… Keep Reading

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An Arrangement: Exploring the nuances of sugaring

With tuition prices on the rise, the question of how to finance a university education without sinking into debt is a source of stress for many. As of late, mainstream media outlets have highlighted the prevalence of sugaring–a situation in which one person is compensated for spending time with another on a regular basis–on university… Keep Reading

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Being Queer: Unpacking the term and its many meanings

Jean-Felix Caron is a U3 East Asian Studies Major from Quebec City. He enjoys playing role-playing video games. “I am currently in this phase of my life where I’m re-questioning the labels I’ve had in the last few years,” he said. “I’m definitely now in the moment where I identify as gender non-binary [or] genderqueer.… Keep Reading

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Discarded treasures: Delving into dumpster diving

Simrin Desai, recent McGill graduate and Montreal resident, slowly lifts the flat top of a grey dumpster in a back alleyway in the Plateau. As she opens the lid, peering in, there is a clear sense of excitement in the air: The garbage bags in the dumpster could be filled with bounties of fruit, loaves… Keep Reading

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Struggles won and struggles to come: Policy against Sexual Violence at McGill

“For many of us, we just felt relieved that the policy had passed,” Postgraduate Students’ Society (PGSS) Equity Commissioner Angela Yu said. On Nov. 22, McGill Senate unanimously passed the Policy against Sexual Violence. Erin Sobat, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) vice-president (VP) University Affairs, felt cognitive dissonance amid the applause. “There were… Keep Reading

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Life outside lectures: The value of technical jobs and internships

Under the shadow of exams, assignments, and endless lectures, the pressure of academic life can turn the McGill bubble opaque. Although we call ourselves McGill students, there are four months of the year during which most of us are not studying at McGill University. Many students use their respite from classes and exams to undertake… Keep Reading

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