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Chianti and charity at Robin des Bois

Tucked on a quiet stretch of St. Laurent below Villeneuve Street, Robin des Bois possesses all the characteristics you’d expect from a well-heeled Plateau bistro: candles on the tables, a sophisticated wine list, and canard confit on the menu. The one thing it’s lacking? Profits. Despite this, Robin des Bois is not a failing restaurant,… Keep Reading

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Stealing from the cookie jar

Your online accounts are vulnerable. From Amazon to Yahoo!, your personal information on many of your favourite sites, if used on a public network, can easily be stolen. Thanks to a Firefox plug-in called Firesheep, released last week by hacker Eric Butler, this risk is higher than ever. By installing the plug-in and connecting to… Keep Reading

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Hot Chocolate

Holly Stewart Holly Stewart I was walking through the Milton-Park intersection on Halloween when it started to snow. I didn’t care that it was still October and that most people were roaming the streets in slutty costumes; I was in the mood for hot chocolate and Christmas carols. With Second Cup, Presse Café, and El… Keep Reading

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Skype vs. Google Voice

Whether you’re chatting with your parents, friends, or boyfriend, long-distance relationships have been made easier with chat programs that allow voice and video communication. Skype seems to have taken the lead in the industry, but there are other chatting and video streaming programs that are just as good, if not better. One program that is… Keep Reading

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Why you shouldn’t take your iPod to the gym

Miranda Whist Miranda Whist A stranger turned around and looked at me, wide-eyed and a little bit accusingly. “Where’s my stuff?” she half-asked, half-whined. We were in the gym locker room, and she’d opened her locker to find it empty. A series of locker robberies sweeping the McGill gym locker room have left gym-goers feeling… Keep Reading

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Wyoming’s paradise

trouttrekmaps.com old-scotch.ch I’ve always been a city girl. Growing up in downtown Chicago, I only applied to universities in large cities, and once declared Carmel, California—a small ocean town of retired actors and millionaires with a slew of art galleries—the most boring place on earth. This is why it’s so surprising that my favourite place… Keep Reading

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Scoring your reference letter

If you’re a U3 student thinking of applying to grad school or an internship, you know what time of year it is: reference letter season. While different schools and programs all place varying emphasis on this component of an application, it’s still important to put some thought and effort into your letters. Here are some… Keep Reading

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Three leaves + glue

Everybody loves Halloween. It’s the only time of the year you can dress up or dress down. Some people opt for a creative costume while others play it safe and go for something more traditional. Whatever you decided to dress as this year, here are some of the best and worst decisions students at McGill… Keep Reading

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Punta Arenas: a hidden gem at the bottom of the world

Wallis Grout-Brown Wallis Grout-Brown A journey to southern Chile exposes a city full of history and adventures. Punta Arenas is a small, colourful city of about 120,000 people hidden at the southern tip of Chile. Separated from the rest of the country by icebergs, the most direct way to get there is by plane. It… Keep Reading

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Comparing the Dell XPS M1730 and HP Mini 210

Holly Stewart I own four computers. Call me a hoarder all you like, but I use all of them on a daily basis. I have two laptops for school and two LAMP servers in my room at home which I use for working on a network application. Having two laptops for daily use may seem… Keep Reading

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