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Exploring Montreal

montreal-winter-cityscape-pierre-leclerc During Thanksgiving, one of my friends from Ottawa decided to pay me a visit. I hadn’t seen her in about a year and it just so happened that she planned on coming to Montreal to visit her sister, and I wasn’t going home for Thanksgiving. She actually came to Montreal the weekend before Thanksgiving and we had planned on meeting up then, but…that didn’t exactly work out.

It was Saturday (more…)

Sweets Found in Unexpected Places

candy As a kid, my favourite part of Halloween was the candy. Getting to eat the candy was fun and all, but counting the candy was arguably even more enjoyable. I remember the hours upon hours my brother and I spent on pouring out our bags of candy and sorting and resorting our candy, proudly showcasing our sweet stashes on the floor.

Now that I’m older (more…)

Just Do It!

confidenceMidterms. It has been the bane of existence for many students this past month, myself included. Between grocery shopping and doing laundry, studying for midterms has become another regular chore on the to do list. Thankfully midterm season is almost over. The waves of stress will hopefully subside for a while before finals roll along. As of this moment, many of my own classes have not released their midterm results. That uncertainty (more…)

Chemical Control

labpicThe first time I walked into the basement of the Otto Maass building, a familiar sense of deja vu washed over me. The brightly lit walls, the clinical feel, and the casual passerby clad in lab gear brought me back
to the summer months when I worked. Everyday I would push through the heavy double doors leading to a much more familiar room in a strangely similar basement.

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Fish Out of Water

So much has happened since I got here in Montreal that I don’t even know where to begin.

It’s crazy how afish-out-of-water1fter today, exactly three weeks will have passed by since I first moved in to residence. I don’t know exactly how to describe the time itself, actually. It doesn’t seem like it’s been truly that long because classes have just started but at the same time it seems like I’ve been here forever, if that makes any sense. Between adapting to life in residence to adjusting to university, I’ve learned a lot about how much I don’t know.

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