The Economy and the Downfall of the Soviet Union Explained in Simple Terms

By Hou Han Zhang The Soviet Union, also known as the USSR, was one of the most richly endowed countries after the Second World War. However, how did its reputation and system deteriorate so drastically over time? Although various factors, such as the Cold War and the government ideology, might contribute to such a powerful nation’s downfall, the most crucial factor inefficient economic system. This … Continue reading The Economy and the Downfall of the Soviet Union Explained in Simple Terms

Speed-Dating Event – Interview with Victoria Anson

We have the pleasure to interview Victoria Anson, the event coordinator of the upcoming speed-dating event. She is also the founder and club executive of the Marianopolis Online Club (MOC) and the Marianopolis Kin-ball Club.  Important information: Who?  All single students attending a CEGEP in Montreal are invited. What? The 2021 Intercollegiate Speed-dating Event. When? Saturday February 6th from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Where? Speed … Continue reading Speed-Dating Event – Interview with Victoria Anson

Rules of Thumb: A Guide to Surviving the Best Experimental Years of Your Young Adult Life

By Amanda Barnard

I recently went to the US border and during the process of renewing my Nexus passport the Canadian border officer gave me three valuable tips that I’d like to share with you. We have reached the experimental phase in our young adult lives and with that comes responsibility. Continue reading Rules of Thumb: A Guide to Surviving the Best Experimental Years of Your Young Adult Life

Breaking: Join a Club Day was a Clusterfudge

Simon Kidd
Join a club day is shaping up to be a disaster of epic proportions. We are reporting live from the Student Lounge. Crammed in the undeniably anxiety-inducing room, the vaguely tropical environment has become a hotbed of intrigue. Thirty tables have been shoved into the room, with two clubs sharing a table. The Lounge was…. Crowded before the doors opened, but now it makes a rave look like a Finnish bus stop. Continue reading Breaking: Join a Club Day was a Clusterfudge

How to Survive the Jungle of Marianopolis: A Guide for First Years

By Simon Kidd

Welcome to Marianopolis! You probably heard all the typical ‘coming to school’ platitudes about respect, caring, love and all that jazz. You probably heard Adam Reider’s speech about extracurricular opportunities (though at this point, you couldn’t care less–you just want to find the I-wing already). You probably heard all about the IPESA and its importance (while resolving to never, ever read it). The whole experience is new-but-familiar. One crucial difference? Continue reading How to Survive the Jungle of Marianopolis: A Guide for First Years

Monthly “Horrorscopes”

By Simon Kidd 

Aries (March 21 – April 20)

Due to the misalignment of Uranus, you will rapidly contract food poisoning from the cafeteria poutine. The stars advise you to hydrate during this difficult time.

Taurus (April 21 – May 21)

It does not matter what your parents say, or how hard you work; you will never make it into McGill pre-med. The stars say that you should strive for a more realistic goal. Maybe Concordia is the better place for you… Continue reading Monthly “Horrorscopes”