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The Real World goes to New York

“How do you like the real world?” From what I can tell, almost everyone over the age of 30 asks recent college graduates this question. I personally hope to never impose those seven words on anyone. But since you are wondering, the real world is just fine, thanks for asking. Armed with my prestigious McGill… Keep Reading

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Pulling an all nighter vs. running a marathon

 This past Sunday, I joined 35,000 other runners and toed the line in the Chicago marathon. I also had four midterms scheduled in the six days surrounding the race, making for one exhausting week. Surprisingly, I’ve learned that running 26.2 miles and staying up all night follow a similar process, both mentally and physically. Preparation… Keep Reading

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The Hidden Difficulties of an 8:30 Class

There seems to have occurred in the past week a strange increase in the percentage of my daily conversations revolving around the subject of where on campus is the best place to make poop. Off the top of my head, I can think of at least four conversations of that sort, not all of which… Keep Reading

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Life in the real world

Every morning I walk downstairs to the kitchen and make coffee. At what point my days began to necessitate a hot injection of caffeine, I can’t be sure, but what I do know is that the ritualized act of pouring Starbucks Kitamu into a filter and hitting a switch satisfies two of my most important… Keep Reading

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Living with boys

collegecandy.com Until recently, I’ve always lived with girls. If I decided to play Miley Cyrus on repeat for weeks on end, or buy a vanilla scented candle, it was never a problem. But things change when you live with a member of the opposite sex, which I’ve discovered by acquiring a well-dressed, well-groomed European boy… Keep Reading

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Living with girls

Last year a girl I didn’t know moved in with me and my two other male roommates. It was weird. But during that semester, no matter how much I fought it, my living style changed, sometimes for the better, but mostly to the lamer. But, besides certain aspects of my life changing, I noticed a… Keep Reading

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Stuxnet: the world’s most sophisticated virus

    Stuxnet is a working and fearsome prototype of a cyber-weapon that will lead to the creation of a new arms race in the world Kaspersky Labs     When one of the world’s leading malware research labs releases a quote like this, it’s time to get worried. Stuxnet is one of the most advanced pieces… Keep Reading

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Olive et Gourmando: the Old Port’s Trendiest Lunch Spot

Old Montreal is famous for its history and French vibe, and, unfortunately, its overpriced food. Tourists abound in this part of the city, and restauranteurs have taken note, feeling free to charge as much as $5 for an ice cream cone. Olive et Gourmando is one of the few café-bistros left that doesn't cater to tourists or charge outrageous prices.


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The Best of Activities Night

Two thousand six hundred McGill students wandered the halls of the Shatner Building last Tuesday and Wednesday during Activities Night to learn about the different clubs and services tht the university has to offer. In case you weren't able to attend, here is a list of a few clubs you might be interested in joining.


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Cooking For One: All the Blame but All the Leftovers

As Harry Nilsson famously sang, "One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do." One has to wonder if Mr. Nilsson was lamenting his lonesome nights in his kitchen, cooking just for himself.

As many university students know, cooking in itself can be difficult, but cooking for one can sometimes be a whole different ball game. However, it can also be extremely fun and rewarding. One of my favourite ways to spend time is alone in my kitchen with my music and my cast-iron pan. No, it's not weird. It's actually fun.


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