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Ask Ainsley: How do I overcome the winter blues?

Dear Ainsley, I'm an international student at McGill and I come from a country that experiences a hot and dry climate for the majority of the year. I felt like the weather during the fall was fine, but I’m having trouble getting through the Winter semester so far. I'm more depressed now than I was… Keep Reading

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Ask Ainsley: Should I go to therapy?

Dear Ainsley, Since classes started this year, I have started experiencing a lot of anxiety for the first time in my life. I am considering going to see a therapist, but I’m really nervous about it because I’ve never seen one before, and as far as I know, none of my friends or family have… Keep Reading

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Word on the Y: What do you wish you’d known as an undergrad?

The undergraduate years are undeniably some of the most exciting—albeit confusing—years for a lot of students. To help students navigate this period of constant learning and discovery, The McGill Tribune reached out to current McGill professors to find out the valuable lessons they took away from their experiences.   Laura Pavelka, Faculty Lecturer, Department of… Keep Reading

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Ask Ainsley: Should I break up with my partner for voting for Trump?

Dear Ainsley,  My boyfriend voted for Trump, and I don’t support this. Should we break up? Sincerely, Perplexed about Politics (PAP) Dear PAP, As a pretty fierce liberal, upon reading your question my initial response was “absolutely.” I can’t count the amount of arguments I’ve gotten into with friends and acquaintances over Trump’s ideas. That… Keep Reading

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Ask Ainsley: How do I have an orgasm?

Dear Ainsley, I’m a cisgender, straight female and a first-year student at McGill. So far, I’m loving Rez, school, and all the friends I’m meeting, but there’s something that’s been bothering me. In high school, I briefly had a boyfriend, with whom I had sex. Since then, I’ve had a few one-night stands. My friends… Keep Reading

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Ask Ainsley: “What should I expect coming into first year?”

Dear Ainsley, Dear Ainsley, I am entering my first year at McGill in the Fall, and I'm not quite sure what to expect academically. I've heard grade deflation at McGill can be severe, and that classes are rigorous. What should I expect? Sincerely, Frightened First Year (FFY) Dear FFY, To be honest, I didn’t quite… Keep Reading

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Ask Ainsley: “How can I avoid blacking out?”

Dear Ainsley, Last weekend I went to a party at a friend’s house. I was drinking vodka and not really counting my shots and I ended up blacking out for the first time. My friends took great care of me, but I still woke up the next morning feeling really embarrassed and confused. I don’t… Keep Reading

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