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The Queen’s Gambit is a Must Watch and Here’s Why

The Queen’s Gambit is a Must Watch and Here’s Why

by Ann Trinh   I am definitely not the first person to try my hand at convincing you to watch Scott Frank and Allan Scott’s The Queen’s Gambit. This nicely packaged 7-episode Netflix miniseries, released on October 23rd of 2020, is the tale of a chess prodigy climbing the ranks in the world of 64-squares

The Pandemic Cooking School

By Abhimukth Chaudhuri and Sharon Kattar   It’s 2021 and if your new year’s resolution is “I’m going to cook more and eat out less,” we are going to help you. This is a great resolution because it has so many layers to it. Firstly, by eating out less you are going to save so

From the Archives: A Forgotten Past

By Charlotte Volk   The Allan Memorial Institute, part of the McGill University Health Centre, houses a portrait of a man with no name. Visitors or patients at “the Allan” may glance at the portrait, wondering why it is the only nameless one among the portraits of all the past directors. The truth behind this

Two-Zero-Two-One: A Compendium

By Deisha Paliwal   2020: the year  during which, somehow, everything and nothing happened. If you find yourself not wanting to look back on what this year brought, cast your gaze ahead instead. Here is your compendium of what to look for, look forward to, and look out for in 2021 (in no particular order).   

A Proper Rewind of 2020

By Sophia Gorbounov   As the seemingly never-ending year of 2020 draws to a close, most are looking to the future, hoping 2021 brings more good news than bad. However, we often forget that pearls of goodness were sprinkled throughout these turmoil-ridden 366 days. So, without further ado, here is a comprehensive list of 10


By Paul Hinta   It has been just over a month since the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a death that sent shockwaves throughout the United States and the rest of the world. For the last 27 years of her life, the honourable Justice served on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). Throughout

Sustainable Bioplastics: Are They Really Greener?

By Autumn Faitak & Spencer Lum   Justification for Investigation In August 2020, Dalhousie University reported that 70% of Canadians support a ban on single-use plastics. As per CTV’s October 7th, 2020 article, Canada announced its commitment to ban a list of non-reusable plastic products by 2022. In place of single-use plastic cutlery and plastic food

Where Am I Going Today? Mapstr is There to Help

By Vincent Hamel   When visiting Paris last summer (oh, simpler times!), I was lucky enough to go for brunch with an old friend of mine who had moved there upon graduating from McGill to pursue a Master’s, love, and a new life in the French metropole. In between a sip of Apérol Spritz, a

ELINE McGill: Academics, Engagement, and Inclusion

By Maxim Vitale (on behalf of ELINE)   In contrast to the rest of STEM, post-secondary engineering education suffers from a disconnect between the theory required of academic degrees and the practicality required of professional degrees, failing to meet what is demanded by both. Within the McGill EUS, a new committee founded this year strives to

Boustan’s Underdog Pita: The Pearl of Crescent Street

By Nikko Ong   A set of broken concrete steps leads to an underground shop that sits at the corner of Maisonneuve and Crescent, and its petite size belies the treasures within. Upon entering, you’ll feel the hot-air blast from much-loved frying oil and the aroma of the slowly revolving shawarma that beckons you in