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How to Survive CEGEP

Le Collège d’enseignement général et professionnel is the main reason that Quebec ranks #1 in Canada for college completion and degrees (including vocational training) in Canada (federation des cégeps). Also known as CEGEP, close to 165,000 young Quebecers (and Canadians) attend this type of post-secondary school (Fédération des cégeps).

How F#!%ed Are We?

We’ve all heard talk in recent years of global warming. It is no longer a dispute to most of us, nor has it been to scientists for years – environmental change is occurring as a result of human activity.

Cold Blooded

In an intentionally clichéd and cheesy amateur indie action film mirroring 80’s classics like Commando, Rambo, and anything from Chuck Norris, Cold Blood follows Government agent, John Kane, as he vanquishes terrorist mastermind Dmitri Rascoff’s evil plot and proves vengeance is a dish best served… Cold Blooded.

Cosplay in Local Culture

With Otakuthon having just passed, (for most readers), if you were out and about, you probably crossed paths with someone dressed in an outrageous getup, perhaps complete with a crazy wig and handmade props. These people are what we call Cosplayers.

School Balance

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?