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Plan to procrastinate, studies suggest

It’s a Friday night, and a midnight deadline looms ahead. At 11:55 p.m., many students race against the clock to submit their assignments. Perhaps they’re scolding themselves for having again left homework to the last minute, or reflecting on the countless times this has happened before. More often than not, students are bombarded by articles and memes… Keep Reading

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Study Saturday Parents and Kids Program now held in SSMU building

On Nov. 19, the Post-Graduate Students’ Society of McGill (PGSS) held its first Study Saturday Parents and Kids Program (SSPKP) event of the 2016-2017 school year. The free service allows student parents to drop their children off with volunteer babysitters for up to five hours, assisting parents to study on the weekend.   In an… Keep Reading

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On why the cult of productivity is not productive

As a child, being productive simply meant you were hard-working and diligent. Today, however, productivity seems to signify a golden standard of existence everyone should aim for: It is a concept which is heralded by society. There is an endless source of self-help books and blog posts dedicated to teaching readers how to achieve the… Keep Reading

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The anti-tutoring: Helpr is a unique way for peers to connect

Many students looking for a hot date on a Friday night use Tinder. For those looking to boost their GPA, however, the match-making app Helpr will soon be available. Developed by three Montreal natives, Helpr is trying to change the tutoring game. “We kind of describe it as the anti-tutoring,” Michael Hasenfratz, one of the… Keep Reading

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Productivity apps to keep you on track

With just over a month of classes left, term papers and final exams are on the horizon, and stress levels are on the rise. Since students are consistently on their phones and laptops, applications are a productive and easy way to use technology to deal with academic-related pressure. Here are five different kinds of apps… Keep Reading

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