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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

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

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

What to Do at Home

By Tahsin Abedi   You made it halfway through an online semester in the midst of a global pandemic. Congratulations!  However, one needs to acknowledge that being stuck at home doing zoom classes all day is not easy. Especially with everything being online, it can be easy to forget to take a break and not

November Activities

By Ann Trinh   Mark your calendars! With the first round of midterms coming to a close (mind you, the second round is just around the corner), you might want to either pass out on bed or you might want to experience some weekend long hackathons, speed mentoring, workshops, and so much more. Just because

Stress, Fatigue and the Metro

By Nikko Ong   The 7:38 yellow line to Station Longueuil-Université de Sherbrooke is not an exciting one. In the warm, muggy metro car filled with people of all ages and walks of life, there are those who stare blankly into space, wires running out of their ears, and those who blink into a book,