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Tribune Dating Xtravaganza

With all the lonely hearts grumbling about the impending onslaught of sickly sweet Valentine’s schmaltz, ponder this: is romance dead? Before the Valentine’s Grinch that dwells in the recesses of your soul comes out and grabs the nearest bottle of liquor, rest assured that you’re not alone; the dating situation at McGill is more dire than delicious for many...
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Summer adventures in Southeast Asia

Squeezed between the twin giants of China and India rests a college student's oasis: a collection of diversely charming states replete with swarms of horny backpackers, flawless beaches, delectable cuisine, and dirt-cheap alcohol. This magical haven, Southeast Asia, is the perfect travel destination for any jaded, over-educated university student seeking one last trip before entering the real world.
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Final Thoughts on Food

I'm shipping off to grad school in London (no, not Ontario) in the fall - and I'm trying desperately to conjure up some deep, captivating message about food, agriculture, and culinary ethics that hasn't already been put on a bestseller list by Barbara Kingsolver, Jamie Oliver, or Mark Bittman.
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The Tribune’s guide to a summer in Montreal

Breakfast True espresso aficionados should head to Caffe in Gamba in the Plateau. Combined with plush seating and decadent pastries, their freshly brewed espresso drinks are the best in Montreal. Eggspectation and Chez Cora - both Canadian chains - offer crepes, pancakes, and waffles piled high with fruit for reasonable prices.
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The strawberry-basil mojito

Being the strawberry addict that I am, the return of strawberry season is for me one of the most exciting aspects of the arrival of spring. As soon as fresh, inexpensive strawberries are available, I eat them on their own, in salads, over vanilla ice cream, and any other way I can think of.
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Wet hot Canadian summer: A guide to Montreal May-August

Whether you're a visiting student, taking a May course, or a Montreal native, summer is the best time to tour Montreal. It's easy to get trapped in the McGill bubble during the school year, but use the warm weather as a chance to explore the city. From festivals to cuisine, we present your summer guide to one of Canada's most diverse and exciting cities.
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Make your own meatball sub

Meatball subs are the quintessential Italian-American dish - a pizza, burger, and a pasta hybrid. They have all the flavors you could ask for in a meal, and they are hearty and filling. Making your own is simple, fun, and will certainly leave you satisfied (or wanting more).
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SILHOUTETTE: Dude, where’s my passport?

When you live in a city where most of the homeless people can beg for money in three different languages, you know it's international. Out of the 19,000 undergraduates at McGill, 3,660 of them are from outside of Canada. Encompassing over 4,000 students, including graduates and part-timers, the McGill International Student Network is one of McGill's most valued student organizations.
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Is your face worthy of Facebook?

Think you're on Facebook to socialize? Think again. With over 20,000 new members registering daily for the infamous friendship network, Facebook is known, first and foremost, as an efficient tool for the communicating masses. While eager stalkers interact via notes, poking and wall writing, they are also tuning into something much larger and essentially much vainer: themselves.


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STUDENT LIVING: Recipe-Ah, zee Franche cuisine

Even the most particular person always has at least one thing to marvel at when they think of the French: food. French food is one of the oldest, proudest and most regulated gastronomical traditions in the world. This is not to say that Indian, Thai, Spanish or any of the other traditions are lacking in some way, but they were not institutionalized as early as the French.
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