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Chill Thrills: Nuit Blanche—Fresh Paint Gallery

Nuit Blanche kicked off on Saturday, Feb. 28, marking the end of this year’s Montréal en Lumière. The month-long celebration of lights, food, arts, and culture concluded with a full day and night of free art installations, gallery showings, and live music. Nuit Blanche has historically been an event tailored to encourage the people of… Keep Reading

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Out on the Town: Café M opens in lower plateau

After opening its doors this past Jan. 25, Café M has already became a favourite among the lower plateau neighbourhood. Situated on Avenue des Pins, Café M is an ideal place for anyone looking for good quality coffee and a relaxed atmosphere.  Walter Guiet, the owner of Café M, did not delay when he decided… Keep Reading

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Know your rights

A common lack of knowledge for students regarding real estate processes can leave them vulnerable. Applications, contracts, leases, joint tenancy, and subletting, all make up the whirlwind of real estate jargon that can leave anyone mystified. House hunting for the first time can be overwhelming, stressful, and confusing. While it is true that most housing… Keep Reading

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Busking for thought

Noah Margo-Dermer worked in a summer camp as a music programming director for the past two summers. After the summer of 2013, Margo-Dermer decided to take a step into the world of busking. “After playing music so much over the summer, I missed it,” he said. “So out of the blue, I decided to go… Keep Reading

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Public school teachers protest austerity measures, proposed changes to contract agreements

On Feb. 9, the Montreal trade union of kindergarten to high school teachers, the Alliance des Professeures et Professeurs de Montreal (APPM), staged a protest outside Roddick Gates. The APPM represents teachers’ interests before the Commission Scolaire de Montreal (CSM), the Montreal public school board. According to APPM members, the union is facing the end… Keep Reading

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Fire breaks out in Royal Victoria College residence

A fire broke out on Feb. 10 in an upper floor of the Royal Victoria College (RVC) residence and firefighters were called to the scene just after 11:00 a.m. The fire was contained and extinguished shortly after arrival, according to Montreal fire department Chief Gordon Routley. “There was a fire at the very highest part of… Keep Reading

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Dialogue at the great divide

Those who have spent any considerable amount of time in Montreal are aware that the issue of multilingualism is more than simply one of communication. It’s a complex narrative of social history, political debate, and the search for individual identity—all inexorably linked to the myriad of personal histories that inform the beliefs of every Montrealer.… Keep Reading

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A chef’s journey

  A chef’s upbringing influences hir or her cuisine. Chef Antonio Park, owner and chef of acclaimed Montreal restaurants Park and Lavanderia, is also the newest Chopped Canada judge, and has a unique background that has helped shape his outlook on food. Park was born in Argentina to Korean parents, and spent his childhood in South… Keep Reading

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Should you stay or should you go

For the majority of incoming, out-of-province McGill students, the choice to study at McGill over other universities is a fairly easy one. Between the school’s renowned academic reputation, diverse student body, extracurricular and research opportunities, and outstanding football program (gotcha), there’s already enough to attract most prospective students to  McGill—and that’s all before considering its… Keep Reading

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