Grad school considerations

Everything you need to know THE LIGHT AT the end of the tunnel appears for many undergraduate students in their fourth year of study. As the month of April approached, graduating students dream of donnin...

Top seven holiday villains

WE WOULDN’T WANT to come face to face with any of these bad guys on Christmas morning! 1. Scott Farkus (A Christmas Story) Scott Farkus, the bully with yellow eyes, terrorizes the neighbourhood children along...
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It’s tradition, man

Students share their holiday rituals WHETHER IT’S SOMETHING your family has been doing forever, or it’s a new tradition you want to start this year, everyone tends to get a little weird around the holidays. ...
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The worst of the worst

Unfortunate gifts we've given and received at the holidays “UH, THANK YOU! It’s really, um, great!” We’ve all been there. Unwrapping a terrible present in front of the expectant gift-giver has got to be one ...
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I’m dreaming of a green Christmas

How to enjoy the holidays without killing the planet CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ADORN homes, illuminating nativity scenes or Santa and his reindeer. Elaborately wrapped gifts sit under elegantly decorated trees. It’s ...
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Giving back during the holidays

There’s more to it than presents THE HOLIDAYS ARE a time when giving to others can be equally as joyous as receiving. Who doesn’t excitedly anticipate the smile on a loved one’s face as they tear apart gift-...
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I hate Christmas

A tree ornament tells all ‘TIS THE SEASON to be angry! That’s my personal rendition of a very stupid Christmas song. As you’ve probably gathered, I absolutely cannot stand Christmas. A little part of me dies...

Di Daniels’ holiday message

Our resident sex columnist spreads a little cheer I THINK IT’S safe to say Old Saint Nick won’t be visiting me this Christmas Eve. I’ve been naughty this year—in countless different positions, three province...
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Holiday treats and sweets

Bring on the cookies, cakes, and pies IT CAN’T BE denied—the best part of the holidays is the food. The smell of turkey roasting in the oven, salads spiced with oranges and pecans, and, of course, desserts a...
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A holiday survival guide

How to deal with Dec. 25 when you don’t celebrate Christmas AS ANOTHER YEAR winds to a close, many Canadians find themselves gearing up to celebrate Christmas. The streets may be decorated with sparkling lig...