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McGill Engine

McGill Engine

By Shafaq Nami   While many engineering students are aware of services such as the McGill Engineering Student Centre (MESC) and the Engineering Career Centre (ECC), the Engine remains somewhat of a mystery to most. Its name gives no clue except that it is a vital gear in the Faculty of Engineering machine at McGill.

Neuralink: the future of Computer-Brain interface

By Celia Hameury   From the Borg in Star Trek to Robocop, brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) have long been featured in science fiction. However, with technology rapidly changing and improving, BMIs may soon be a reality. At least, if everything goes according to plan for Elon Musk’s latest company, Neuralink.   Founded in 2017 by billionaire

Season Special

Written by Andrew Salem Illustrated by Jiaze Ben   It’s that time of the year again. Do you see it? Spiders are casting their nets on your neighborhood’s houses; you start noticing skeletons hanging from people’s windows and Jack-O’-lanterns are starting to appear around each and every corner you look at. This process of “monsterificaton”,

Online University Thoughts

By Abhimukth Chaudhuri   Summer went by in the blink of an eye and before I knew it, we had already completed a week at McZoom – I mean, McGill University. With everything being online and not being able to scavenge for a spot in the Trottier 5th floor study area, it was hard to

Children of the Plane

By Imane Chafi Sulfur. Potassium. The air was as foul as morning breath. She turned her head lightly to the blinking light outside. Yellow. Amber. Ochre. The light kept blinking and blinking, silently filling her head with spinning dreams of nightmares. She felt cramped, squeezed like a fish in a conserve box, ready to be

Corolis – An Online Covid-19 Tester

By Imane Chafi I hope you are safe and well during these uncertain times. In light of the pandemic, I’ve been working on finding a way to help people get tested for COVID-19, as some people might not have access to doctors or testing facilities easily and would greatly benefit from a first-hand diagnosis if

4 Ways to Stay in Shape During Quarantine

By Marie Mansour These are tough times – the movement of McGill classes to online platforms, the closure of inessential services across Canada, and the halting of international travel. The world has basically come to a stop these past few weeks. If you didn’t know this already, you should be STAYING HOME. That being said,

10 Interview Tips and Tricks

By Stylianos Mavromatis 1. Always have a smile on your face and greet with a strong firm handshake. 2. Do your research before going for an internship interview. Know what the company is working on and have in mind ways that can help the company go forward. 3. Prepare for common interview questions. Not only can

Covid-19: The World Tour

By Ayoub Bouhemhem Like the rest of us, you must probably be in your pyjamas, sitting in your bedroom or living room while browsing memes or the news on your mobile phone. While this situation is beneficial to all introverts in the planet, COVID-19 has had more impacts globally than just forcing us into massive