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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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Montreal needs a better shovel for snowy sidewalks

Everyone’s been there—walking around Montreal when all of a sudden you find yourself looking up at the sky from your backside. Whether sober, drunk, or somewhere in between, Montreal’s sidewalks represent the single most dangerous threat to any student.  Snowy, slippery wipe-outs are commonplace, and those who find themselves victim of the city’s sidewalks can… Keep Reading

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Breaking: It’s still winter in Montreal

Don’t be fooled by the recent thaw: It’s still winter in Montreal. Lest we forget, somewhere between Halloween and finals, it got really cold. The trees lost their leaves, the birds headed south for warmer weather, and the squirrels took a break from chewing through our trash bags outside. Seasoned veterans know that the Montreal… Keep Reading

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Winter is coming: How students can keep heat in without breaking the bank

As temperatures fall, energy bills are on the rise for Montreal residents. Heating costs amount to approximately 54 per cent of the average customer’s total energy usage and new renters can often suffer from sticker shock upon receiving their first winter bill. The McGill Tribune spoke to Audrey Giguère, press officer from Hydro-Quebec, on how… Keep Reading

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Fashion for sub zero weather

Although Mother Nature has been teasing us all winter with glimpses of spring air and fluctuating temperatures, let’s not forget that we choose to live in Montreal—a place where there was never a chance of emerging from winter without a few blasts of sub zero weather and ‘stop you in your tracks’ snowfall. Coming back… Keep Reading

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Pierogies in creamy mushroom sauce

Unfortunately for students, the temperature is not expected to rise far above zero degrees in the week ahead. In the absence of a tropical breeze or a miraculous climate change, another option to keep warm is to stay home with a hearty dinner; however, when one thinks of comfort food, they shouldn’t be limited to… Keep Reading

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Up-and-coming fashion trends for students

Suits for all Make a statement this year by playing around with the simplicity of a suit. For so long, the options for men attending a black-tie event were simple: A sleek jacket and a loyal pair of pants that can be worn time and again. Now it’s the ladies’ turn to give this look… Keep Reading

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Winter style forecast

FELT COAT The felt coat has popped up during fall, and is likely to prevail throughout the winter season. With influential designers such as Celine, the coat can reach as long as mid-calf length, is a tad oversized, and can commonly be found in neutral colours such as grey, black, camel, and olive. Its beauty… Keep Reading

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Removal of Viger Square homeless encampment by SPVM spurs reaction from Anonymous

Following the Jan. 7 bulldozing of a homeless encampment in Viger Square, the Service de Police de la ville de Montreal  (SPVM) has responded to subsequent backlash. In Nov. 2014, Anonymous, a hacker collective, began an initiative called Operation Safe Winter (OpSafeWinter). The initiative’s goal was to protect the homeless community through provision of blankets, clothing,… Keep Reading

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