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Ask Ainsley: How can I have a safe one-night stand?

Dear Ainsley, Now that I’m in my first year of university, I feel like a lot of my friends are having one-night stands. I’ve never had one before, but I want to prepare myself for the possibility. Do you have any tips on how to have a safe one-night stand? Sincerely, Contemplating casual sex (CCS)… Keep Reading

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Pumpkin carving 101: Get crafty and reminiscent this Halloween

With Halloween less than a week away, it’s time to get serious about decorations—and pumpkins are at the top of the list. Carving pumpkins is a familiar tradition to many students, and goes back as far as the late 19th century, when Irish immigrants escaping the potato famine brought Jack O’Lanterns over to North America.… Keep Reading

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Summers in Montreal might now involve a pool on Mount Royal

In 2014, the city of Montreal closed the public pool behind the Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH). Three summers later, mayoral candidate Valerie Plante committed to revamping the old pool and opening it up again within the next year, should she be elected. “With this project, we have the opportunity to offer the downtown population a… Keep Reading

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Common campus sightings, decoded

Alex is spotted walking up rue university toward Milton Gates at 9 p.m.. He is holding an extra large Tim Horton’s cup and a bag of timbits. What it means: Alex has not started studying for his exam, and it is now the night before. Alex will be spending a long night in McLennan.  … Keep Reading

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How to keep houseplants alive during the busiest time of the year

It’s easy to forget about houseplants amid midterms, essays, and deadlines. On Oct. 19, the Concordia Greenhouse, in partnership with permaculture specialist Jonah Neumark, hosted a Houseplant Care 101 workshop to guide attendees through the basics of keeping houseplants alive and well. Neumark heads Neumark Design, a permaculture design and implementation company based in Montreal,… Keep Reading

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Ask Ainsley: My friend committed suicide. How do I cope?

Dear Ainsley, A couple of weeks ago, one of my oldest friends committed suicide. I’m still completely in shock about the situation and can’t shake the feeling that I could have done something to help them. I’m having a lot of trouble processing this situation, and I’m not sure how to grieve while keeping up… Keep Reading

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Which is mightier: The pen or the keyboard?

The debate over whether or not students should be allowed to use laptops during lectures is a heated one that has sparked controversy at McGill for years. There are cases for both sides; a number of studies vilify laptops as distractions inhibiting students from fully processing information, yet, many students feel that laptop bans deprive… Keep Reading

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