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Boustan’s Underdog Pita: The Pearl of Crescent Street

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

The 2020 US Elections: Everything You Need to Know

By Celia Hameury It comes around once every four years. No, I don’t mean the Olympics; I’m talking about the US presidential elections. An event with repercussions that reverberate throughout the rest of the world for years to come. This year, the fateful date is November 3rd, and here is what you need to know

Add This to Your Reading List

By Sharon Kattar   Something good that came out of COVID and the lockdown, other than saving my money, was the rekindling of my desire to read. I have always considered myself an avid reader. Growing up, I remember being told that I was quite bright for my age, and my parents would always say

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

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,

The Democratic Primaries

By Paul Hinta In October 2019, Canada saw PM Justin Trudeau retain his position in Parliament, although the structure of the government formed has shifted significantly—from a majority to a minority government. Now, with 2020 in full swing, we find our neighbours down south going through a similar changing of political tides. This article serves

Engineering Life Outside Of Engineering

By Sharon Kattar As you learn a lot at McGill and grow as a person alongside with your peers, both academically and socially, there is one outstanding point that will come to mind when you think back on your student-engineer days : engineering is so much more than attending lectures. Engineering is all about being

Adjusting As An International Student In Montreal

By Yash Khapre Congratulations and welcome to the Faculty of Engineering! Coming to Montreal to study is an exciting yet relatively challenging task. As an international student, life can initially be much tougher for you than it is for others. The reasons for this include the inability to go home often, a completely different culture

Positives Of Residence Life

By Yash Khapre Personally, rez life was an incredible experience to remember. There were several ups and downs, but overall it was really enjoyable. Initially, it was really tough as no one knew each other and, for many, including myself, it was a nerve-racking time: new school, new city, new environment. However, after a few