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Long-distance tutoring connects McGill students to Syrian refugees with the Syrian Kids Foundation

Over the Internet, McGill students are preparing Syrian refugees in Turkey to take English language proficiency exams. The tutoring is facilitated by the Syrian Kids Foundation (SKF), an organization founded in 2012 to support Syrian refugees in Turkey. Through its flagship project, the Al Salam School, the SKF provides over 1,800 Syrian refugee children living… Keep Reading

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Campus food initiatives find solutions to reduce their food waste

Wasting food is often unavoidable, whether producing extra scraps from cooking or throwing out moldy and expired food. For many student-led food-based initiatives on campus, food waste is an ever-present issue that requires  large-scale efforts to combat it.  Reducing food waste can begin with the early stages of production. According to Students’ Society of McGill… Keep Reading

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Campus Spotlight: Bar des Arts

McGill’s hustle and bustle can often seem neverending, and finding an environment where one can escape the busy-ness of student life while still on campus can be a challenge. The Arts Undergraduate Society’s (AUS) Bar des Arts (BdA) serves as a resting spot for students to enjoy a beer and grilled cheese, play a game of… Keep Reading

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Campus Spotlight: Vent Over Tea

Many of the mental health services at McGill take place in a formal office setting, and some require a wait time from a few weeks up to two months. Vent Over Tea offers a different approach—one that requires little wait time and can take place at any café in the city.  Sarah Fennessy, co-founder of… Keep Reading

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Campus Spotlight: SNAX

The high cost of food on campus has traditionally garnered disdain from McGill’s student body. Without the flexibility of a meal plan, many students struggle to find coffee and snacks on campus at a price that won’t break the bank. The Arts Undergraduate Society’s (AUS) SNAX is one of few campus food sources that aims to provide… Keep Reading

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The Scrivener Creative Review reclaims its place in McGill’s literary heritage

The Scrivener Creative Review is no stranger to the literary giants of this generation. Established in 1980, the journal has published the works of writers such as Leonard Cohen, Michael Ondaatje, Margaret Atwood, Louis Dudek, and Seamus Heaney; and contemporary writers like Sheila Heti and Sean Michaels. As one of McGill’s oldest literary reviews, it… Keep Reading

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Campus Spotlight: F WORD

McGill is known for its diverse landscape of political and social activism. On Thursday, Oct. 6, the feminist publication collective F WORD, a prominent player in the cultivation of such discourse, held a launch party to celebrate the release of the fourth volume of their zine. The party hosted over 200 people at TR-H Bar—a… Keep Reading

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Campus spotlight: Formerly Known As Magazine

Montreal, commonly referred to as the cultural capital of Canada, has a thriving art scene. However, the community can feel inaccessible to anyone without an art background. In the fall of 2013, Natalie Della Valle, Julian Trompeter, and Emma Gaudio, a group of McGill students, came together to address their mutual feeling that discussion of… Keep Reading

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Campus Spotlight: SynesthASIA

This past Friday, March 27, SynesthASIA hosted its seventh annual charity fashion show at the Gallery Gora Montreal for Free the Children in rural China. Brooke Schwartz, co-director and U2 Arts student believes that the directors’ aspiration for the show, which debuted in 2009 has been consistent throughout the years. “It seems like from talking… Keep Reading

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