The sounds of OAP

Jacqui GalbraithSep 10, 2013

Over the past two weeks, you’ve probably run into nearly everyone you’ve ever met in Montreal at Open Air Pub (OAP), a beloved campus fixture that seems to define the beginning of each school year. Cheap food, plenty of beer, and live music keeps OAP secure in its status as the place to be every September for McGill students—and the lineup never disappoints. Featured below is a glimpse at some of the bands you’ve been listening to, just in case you feel like updating your playlist.

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Overheard at McGill

Jacqui GalbraithApr 8, 2013

Countless McGill-themed Facebook pages have emerged over the past year; McGill Compliments, Umentioned McGill, McGill Chirps, and Spotted: McGill Library—there are also individual ‘Spotted’ pages for each McGill residence—all make for excellent...

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Sugar Babies at McGill

Jacqui GalbraithApr 2, 2013

“What’s your price? This is Leroy.” The start to my phone interview with Leroy Velasquez, a press representative for  SeekingArrangement.com, was startling at best. I am investigating a recent trend of university students using sugar daddy...

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Carrot Cake Recipe

Jacqui GalbraithApr 2, 2013

Ingredients: Cake: 4 eggs 1 ¼ cups vegetable oil 2 cups white sugar 2 tsp. vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt 2 tsp. cinnamon 3 cups grated carrots 1 cup pecans, chopped (optional)   Icing: ½...

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Student of the Year

Jacqui GalbraithMar 18, 2013

Student of the Year – Owen Nelson – Jazz Performance, U4

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Local spa provides rest and relaxation for Mc...

Jacqui GalbraithMar 12, 2013

Sylvie-Chantale Duquette couldn’t stand much higher than five feet tall, but every inch of those five feet is bursting with energy. Her friendly greeting to every customer entering her spa is something McGill students have come to associate with the...

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Student of the Week

Jacqui GalbraithFeb 26, 2013

Q: So, you’re in the Faculty of Music?  A: I’m doing a major in Jazz performance, and a minor in business. I find that it’s very important to be able to sell yourself in anything you do, and I’ve found at the music school that people don’t have...

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Hollywood hops aboard the Gravy Train

Jacqui GalbraithFeb 26, 2013

Whether we’re half a semester away from graduation, or just starting to look for our first real apartments, most undergraduates at McGill would rather think about anything other than the scary world beyond university. Never fear, McGillians! The Tribune...

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Student of the Week

Jacqui GalbraithFeb 18, 2013

Q: What’s a typical Urban Groove rehearsal like? A: It’s every Sunday, and it starts with a warm-up and stretch, and then a killer ab routine. This semester [we’re doing] something special [in rehearsal] called internal workshops. It’s where one...

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Irish Pub Edition

Feb 18, 2013

McKibbins McKibbins Irish Pub is a mainstay for ‘Irish’ pub culture in Montreal. There are three locations; one in the West Island, one on rue Bishop, and one on St. Laurent. Each invites passersby to “Come in and experience a little bit of Ireland in your own backyard!” As a frequent visitor of the St. Laurent location, I can tell you that they aren’t lying. The warm décor is...

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Student of the Week

Jacqui GalbraithFeb 12, 2013

Q: What’s your dream job? A: This is the nerdiest answer you’re ever going to get—I really just want to work in a lab and do lab things; like wear a lab coat and look in my microscope. Q: What’s one book you think everyone should read? A: Obviously,...

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Recipe: Cheese (cup)cakes

Jacqui GalbraithFeb 12, 2013

Serves 12 Ingredients: 1 box graham cracker crumbs ¼ cup margarine, melted 1 1/2 packages of cream cheese [8 oz. packages], softened ½ cup white sugar 1 ½ eggs ¾ tsp. vanilla extract 1 package chocolate chips (for garnishing) 12 cupcake liners Process: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners. Mix together melted margarine and graham cracker crumbs...

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