Student Living

All about student life on campus.

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.

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.

Mojitos

The mojito, a traditional Cuban cocktail, is not only one of the most refreshing drinks I’ve ever tried, but also one of the most versatile. The simple ingredients in the traditional version—rum, sugar, lime, soda, and mint—make it an excellent canvass for adding any variety of flavours. The blackberry mojito, however, is my favourite.

Smoke That Tumbleweed

University is a time for experimentation, and drugs can be the gateway to new sensations and experiences. Such experimentation, however, comes with both physical and social risks. This is the first in a series of articles on the facts and myths of certain recreational drugs. The Tribune is in no way advocating or dissuading you from trying any of these substances, but merely looking to help you make informed decisions.

DIY Seasoning

If you’re a fan of Mexican food, Montreal is not exactly a bueno place for la comida mexicano. That doesn’t mean you have to resort to brand-name sodium and MSG-based Old El Paso Mexican seasoning. You can make your own using spices from any local grocer. This mix makes about half a cup of seasoning for tacos, burritos, fajitas, or enchiladas.

DIY Seasoning

If you’re a fan of Mexican food, Montreal is not exactly a bueno place for la comida mexicano. That doesn’t mean you have to resort to brand-name sodium and MSG-based Old El Paso Mexican seasoning. You can make your own using spices from any local grocer. This mix makes about half a cup of seasoning for tacos, burritos, fajitas, or enchiladas.

Mojitos

The mojito, a traditional Cuban cocktail, is not only one of the most refreshing drinks I’ve ever tried, but also one of the most versatile. The simple ingredients in the traditional version-rum, sugar, lime, soda, and mint-make it an excellent canvass for adding any variety of flavours.