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Not all conflict and car bombs in the Middle East

Alison Bailey In a lecture for his course “Developing World: The Middle East,” Professor Rex Brynen asked the class what were the first words that came to mind with the mention of the Middle East. Students’ answers were predictable: Islam, burka, falafel, camels, desert, oil, mosques, violence, conflict, car bombs, axis of evil, colonial legacy,… Keep Reading

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The Diary of Gus

McGill Tribune One of the best ways to understand something is to analyze its exact opposite: throw it into a box, shake it around, and see what comes out. Let’s imagine that McGill is our something, this column the box. What follows is a diary entry from Gus, a McGill student and inhabitant of an… Keep Reading

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The greatest inventions of all time

freepatentsonline.com Sliced bread is awesome. But, if it’s truly one of the greatest inventions of all time, why do people still own bread knives? Here are some other suggestions for the top innovative inventions of all time. While these inventors may not have won  Nobel Prizes, they certainly deserve some recognition. 5.    The Printing Press… Keep Reading

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The Real World goes to New York

“How do you like the real world?” From what I can tell, almost everyone over the age of 30 asks recent college graduates this question. I personally hope to never impose those seven words on anyone. But since you are wondering, the real world is just fine, thanks for asking. Armed with my prestigious McGill… Keep Reading

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Pulling an all nighter vs. running a marathon

 This past Sunday, I joined 35,000 other runners and toed the line in the Chicago marathon. I also had four midterms scheduled in the six days surrounding the race, making for one exhausting week. Surprisingly, I’ve learned that running 26.2 miles and staying up all night follow a similar process, both mentally and physically. Preparation… Keep Reading

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The Hidden Difficulties of an 8:30 Class

There seems to have occurred in the past week a strange increase in the percentage of my daily conversations revolving around the subject of where on campus is the best place to make poop. Off the top of my head, I can think of at least four conversations of that sort, not all of which… Keep Reading

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Life in the real world

Every morning I walk downstairs to the kitchen and make coffee. At what point my days began to necessitate a hot injection of caffeine, I can’t be sure, but what I do know is that the ritualized act of pouring Starbucks Kitamu into a filter and hitting a switch satisfies two of my most important… Keep Reading

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Living with boys

collegecandy.com Until recently, I’ve always lived with girls. If I decided to play Miley Cyrus on repeat for weeks on end, or buy a vanilla scented candle, it was never a problem. But things change when you live with a member of the opposite sex, which I’ve discovered by acquiring a well-dressed, well-groomed European boy… Keep Reading

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Living with girls

Last year a girl I didn’t know moved in with me and my two other male roommates. It was weird. But during that semester, no matter how much I fought it, my living style changed, sometimes for the better, but mostly to the lamer. But, besides certain aspects of my life changing, I noticed a… Keep Reading

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Stuxnet: the world’s most sophisticated virus

    Stuxnet is a working and fearsome prototype of a cyber-weapon that will lead to the creation of a new arms race in the world Kaspersky Labs     When one of the world’s leading malware research labs releases a quote like this, it’s time to get worried. Stuxnet is one of the most advanced pieces… Keep Reading

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