McGill’s frog

Holly Stewart There is a frog above the entrance to the James Administration building. Although most students walk by this building every day, it’s an architectural detail that’s easy to miss. If you’ve noticed it, you may be wondering what it has to do with administration or McGill; in reality,[Read More…]

Parents replace student with dog

     At the end of August, my sister packed her bags and moved to Chicago to study art, leaving my parents as empty nesters. My parents had spent, just as they had done for me, roughly 18 years holding my sister’s hand, wiping her mouth, and making sure she got[Read More…]

William Osler: the Legacy of a Great Canadian

“The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.”      – William Osler   When a young William Osler was attending medical school at McGill University in the early 1870s, the existing body of medical[Read More…]

Skype vs. Google Voice

Whether you’re chatting with your parents, friends, or boyfriend, long-distance relationships have been made easier with chat programs that allow voice and video communication. Skype seems to have taken the lead in the industry, but there are other chatting and video streaming programs that are just as good, if not[Read More…]

Three leaves + glue

Everybody loves Halloween. It’s the only time of the year you can dress up or dress down. Some people opt for a creative costume while others play it safe and go for something more traditional. Whatever you decided to dress as this year, here are some of the best and[Read More…]

Eight-inch burgers at Copoli

Alison Bailey There’s a place in Westmount that claims to serve eight-inch burgers. Burgers the size of my hand, a small pizza, or a cabbage. Intrigued, I decided to find out if I was up to this gastronomic challenge. I didn’t eat all day and after going for a run,[Read More…]

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,[Read More…]

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