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Whether you hate it or love it
The summer is ending and school is beginning again
For 15 more weeks of classes, breaks, new moments and friends

Cross-Dressing as a School Girl Has All the Benefits

This is my second time ever preparing a complex costume. This year, since my friend and I decided to do Otakuthon together, we coordinated and prepared Punk Schoolgirl costumes. Doc Martens, denim vests and torn shear stockings to go with a pretty traditional schoolgirl uniform. Cute, quick, and fun.


For those of us who live in Montreal, the amount of tourism can seem like a bit of a mystery. We don’t have warm, shiny beaches. We don’t have great prices or shopping opportunities. There’s no food here that’s any less authentic anywhere else. The weather is nothing special, and the people aren’t particularly nice. So why, in spite of all this, is Montreal a major tourist spot for summer trips?

Vans Warped Tour 2014

After a year without a Montreal stop, the 2014 edition of the Vans Warped Tour included a Montreal date, and I was lucky enough to have the chance to attend. I had never been to Warped Tour before, but I really enjoyed the overall layout of the event, as it was so different from the Heavy Montreal set up I’ve become used to. Warped Tour really is an event that offers something for everyone.

Heavy Montreal 2014

The weekend of the 9th and 10th of August marked the 6th edition of the Heavy Montréal festival (formerly known as Heavy MTL) at Parc Jean-Drapeau. This year’s edition was arguably one of the biggest and best yet, having evolved to include a broader selection of styles (including punk and hard rock) in its lineup.

Best Hangouts for Science Students

At John Abbott College, there are many facilities and resources that are offered to all of the students, whether they are in the arts program or in police tech. Some of these include the cafeteria, the gym, the pool, the sauna, and library, not to mention all the counselors and staff on campus.

Getting Enough Sleep

If your summer was anything like mine, chances are it involved a lot of going to bed at 3AM and not rising until noon. From Game of Thrones marathons to nights spent watching super moons and meteor showers, there were plenty of reasons to stay up late. Now that we’re back at school, it is important to prioritise sleep as much as study and social time.

How to Manage Your Time in CEGEP

Are you trying to balance classes, studying, essays, a part-time job, extracurricular activities, hobbies, and a social life? If you can succeed in all of these without much thought, then congratulations. If not, you might need to put a little more thought into managing your time properly.

Bored During Your Breaks?

85 Rue Ste-Anne, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC
Located within easy walking distance of the college, this charming internet café boasts a wide selection of salads, sandwiches, soups, tasty beverages, and mouth-watering desserts. The atmosphere is laid-back and enjoyable, with local art on display, friendly staff, and comfortable seating space.

Gaza Conflict Rages On

Ever since the ceasefire of the Six Days War in 1967, one small strip of land in the Middle East has been the cause of much negotiation, strife and struggle: the city of Gaza and the large suburban area around it. In the last few months, tensions ran high once again as a prolonged artillery bombardment from Israeli forces began once again.