10 WORLDLY MONTREAL DELIVERY PLACES

H3G has never been so handy. 

Let’s be honest, Montreal has the BEST food. Next time you’re up late studying or heading back from the club, check out one of these awesome and diverse delivery restaurants with great food and tastes from around the world:

 

Chef on Call

For students by students (and a personal favorite), enjoy the ~best~ delivery place downtown with delicious homemade food of all sorts and prime milkshakes.

 

Lola Rosa

Enjoy this Mexican-centric Montreal staple with a diverse menu and many vegetarian dishes.

 

Vua Sandwichs

Sammy lovers, try out Vua with delicious Vietnamese food and sandwiches

 

Sanga Sushi

Enjoy tastes of Japan with this authentic Japanese food and sushi delivery restaurant.

 

Pizza Nutella

We can’t not add at least one dessert restaurant, also pizza and halal so … #winning.

 

Copper Branch

Even if you eat vegan, you can still enjoy Montreal delivery places like Copper Branch- an all-vegan restaurant that cooks solely with plant-based ingredients. YUM!

 

Le Gourmet Burger

It’s all in the name.

 

Philinos

Greek lovers, this one’s for you! Enjoy this upscale Greek restaurant and their big delivery menu complete with hot and cold appetizers, seafood, salads, grilled dishes, and so much more.

 

Saj Mahal

If you’re looking for some premier Mediterranean and Lebanese dishes, try out downtown Montreal’s Saj Mahal delivery- you won’t be disappointed.

 

Ta Pies

Fans of food from down-under, don’t think we forgot about you either! Ta Pies is your place for Australian and New Zealand bites (or should we say pies).

 

La Folie de Koshary

If you’re seeking to satisfy a craving for Egyptian and Middle Eastern food, check out La folie de Koshary. On top of catering delicious food, this restaurant also offers many veggie-centric dishes.

10 School Assignment Hacks

Gotta get that A.

 

Want to kill that essay? Well of course you do. Here at St. Cathy’s we know how hard it can be to write essay like a pro, so we’ve come up with a list of some writing and assignment hacks to help you succeed this year:

 

Google Scholar’s Citation Button

Don’t waste time on creating your own citations; Google Scholar actually has a citation button straight on the result page. Not only does Google Scholar give you reliable academic sources, but they’re making every aspect of the research part of assignments easier for you!

 

Wikepedia’s Reference Section

As we all know by now, most Profs will not accept Wikepedia as a reliable source because of it’s open-ended nature; nevertheless, Wikepedia tends to be a great starting point when trying to understand certain subjects and that information may actually be useable to you by checking the article’s reference section. This will directly lead you to a credible source for that page’s information that you will be able to use in a paper or assignment.

 

Read-aloud Feature on Writing Platforms

After your assignment is done, take advantage of various writing platforms’ (Google Docs, Word, Notepad, IWork, etc.) read-aloud feature. This is an extremely easy way to hear the fluidity of your text and find mistakes. Not only that, but there’s an added advantage because you will be hearing your text the way your TA. or Prof will interpret it when they’re marking it.

 

Grammarly

Spell check, but so much better. This app, which ad’s you may have seen on Youtube, spell checks your text and double checks it for fluidity, punctuation errors, and suggests synonyms and improved words to use in your already written text. Even better, Grammarly comes in the form of a Google Chrome application, which you can easily add to your browser for free.

 

Write an Outline First

Don’t waste your creativity and time on making a creative paper outline, the standard one works just fine! Furthermore, creating an outline before will ensure you answer all aspects and questions assigned in your exercise, and allows you to write in an increasingly proper manner with a great flow of information.

 

Plagiarism Checker

Ensure you don’t accidentally get slammed with a plagiarism accusation and check your work ahead of time with Plagiarism Checker. This website allows you to upload a document, and automatically scans it in within moments to ensure there are no excerpts that could be considered plagiarism, just like your profs and T.A.’s will do upon receiving your assignment.

 

Easybib

This is the perfect resource for when Google Scholar doesn’t have the above-mentioned citation button- with automatic and manual citations generated for different types of writing, lectures, and studies, all in various different styles (MLA, APA, Chicago, Scientific, Legal, Historical, etc), this website is the ideal citation machine.

 

Add Background Info

Help meet the word count, give some context to your papers and wow your teachers with adding background information after you state your thesis and premises in assignments or essays, who knows this could just be the difference between an A- and an A!

 

Speed Read

Most of the information you will need to include in your paper are in the abstract and conclusion of scholarly articles, studies, diaries, and journals. If not, reports typically have headlines within them, so instead of reading a 40-page study, navigate through carefully and save a ton of time.

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL- AUGUST 2016

There’s nothing quite like summer in Montreal.

As you may have read by now, Montreal is the place to be, rain, shine, or snow. To ensure you get the absolute best out of your summer, we have put together a list of Montreal’s best activities going on this August, much like we did last month.

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Ile Soniq

If you’re born to rage, check out Ile Soniq at Parc Jean Drapeau.

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http://www.ilesoniq.com/

 

Picnik Electronik

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If you haven’t spent a Sunday at Picnik Electronik yet, you know what to do!

http://piknicelectronik.com/en/

 

Eleganza

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Eleganza – Italian Fashion Show. Can you say models and champagne?? The show will also features styles from 1945 all the way until current fashion.

http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/en/exhibitions/italian-style-fashion-since-1945/

 

Slide the city- Montreal!

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Montreal is about to have a giant slide going through it. REPEAT. Montreal is about to have a giant slide going through it. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

Slide The City 

 

Montreal Pride Parade

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Have a great time and surely make a new friend or two at the Montreal Pride Parade.

http://www.fiertemontrealpride.com/en/pride/

 

The Colour Run

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The Colour Run is in town this August!!!

http://ca.thecolorrun.com/locations/montreal/

 

 

Montreal’s Fashion and Design Festival

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Calling all aspiring designers and fashion enthusiasts- check out this month’s Montreal Fashion and Design Festival, after-all you are in one of Canada’s biggest fashion hubs.

http://2016.festivalmodedesign.com/en

 

See Celine Dion in Concert

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Go see Celine Dion in concert (oh so Quebec) at the Montreal Bell Centre. You can’t miss her because she will be performing NINE shows.

http://www.celinedion.com/tour

 

First Friday’s

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Eat your heart out at First Friday’s – the annual food truck gathering.

http://cuisinederue.org/en/les-premiers-vendredis/

 

Otakuthon

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Head to Otakuthon and check out some different culture! This Japanese cosplay and pop culture festival is sure to teach you something new.

http://www.otakuthon.com/2016/home/

 

APPS TO BETTER YOUR LIFE

Join us in the 21st century. 

We’re all familiar with Instagram, Airbnb, Uber, Twitter, Maps, Snapchat, and the various usual smartphone culprits, but some less widely popular apps exist that are ridiculously useful. We composed a list of apps that will facilitate your daily life and increasingly all-around efficiency:

 

Transit App

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I’ve personally been using this App for 3 years now and trust me when I say- it really is for all of your transit needs. Transit App does everything shy of literally transporting you through the phone. Bus? Metro? Uber? Transit App has you covered.

 

Waze

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Calling all drivers! Waze is what you’ve been waiting for; this App will literally keep you out of traffic, as it’s constantly updated by traffic reports from other users, will warn you when a cop is near or waiting ahead, give all possible routes to your destination, and works surprisingly well/accurately as you’re driving. If you’re a driver without Waze, you’re seriously missing out.  

 

Just Eat or Uber Eats

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Depending on your location, Just Eat or Uber Eats is sure to be your BFF. It’s food delivery made even easier, and with driver tracking and cashless orders- it’s not just easier, but it’s food delivery for the 21st century.

 

Kuoto

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Canada’s version of Task Rabbit, this App allows you to pick up tasks that tend to be worth a little bit more than the popular task app Fiverr ($5). The app allows people searching for work or random jobs to run others’ errands, stand in line for them, babysit, dog walk, bake a cake, or really any other random task, and again, is completely cashless!  

 

Fitbrain

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Keep your brain fit, especially during your summer months off, with Fitbrain. Featuring sections to improve various parts of your brain health, analytics to review your stats, and various entertaining game series as your brain tests, this is the only gaming app you need (well that and Pokemon Go!).

 

Fitness pal

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Keep your body fit with the help of Fitness Pal. Another personal favorite, Fitness Pal does everything from counting calories and analyzing your micros and macros, to keeping track the various nutrients you’ve taken in and setting the best plan for your fitness goals regarding your specific height, weight, and activity level. This app is everything for a fitness-lover, someone trying to lose weight or gain muscle, or anyone leading/trying to lead a healthy lifestyle.

 

IBotta

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Because as a student, Lil Dicky hits close to home when he said “we gotta save dat money”.

IBotta will facilitate exactly that- this app lets you know where the various discounts are in your city: retail, grocery, restaurants, and more. This can be extremely helpful when trying to find grocery steals or cheap drinks/apps around the city.

 

Goodbudget Planner

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Budgeting seems to be the one important life skill often not learnt in school-  lucky for us, there’s an app for that! Goodbudget planner takes away the stress of planning a budget by facilitating the process to ensure the most efficient use of your parents’ money.

 

Rescuetime

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Ever wonder how much time you waste during the day? Do you dare see how many hours you’re spending on social media daily? Rescuetime will analyze how you or your team have been spending your time, how long you’re spending on certain apps,  and will customize to your personal time management goals. This is a god-given gift when finals comes around.

 

Buddhify

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Not necessarily making life easier, but definitely bettering it and lowering your stress level; Buddhify is a meditation and mindfulness app completely customized to your lifestyle-. From an insomniac, to a city-slicker, to a world traveler, Buddhify has your meditation needs covered.

 

Shazam

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When you hear a song and are wondering what it is, Shazam is to the rescue! This app will listen to a passage of a song and automatically ID (name, artist, album) the track for you. Never miss a new classic again.

 

SleepCycle

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Because as a uni student, every moment of sleep is PRECIOUS. And so, you may as well sleep as effectively and efficiently as possible.

 

Data Tracker

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Do yourself a favor, avoid the trouble and manage that data, with the help of Data Tracker!

 

Evernote

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It’s the agenda app of all agenda apps. Organize notes, tasks, exams, project dates, to-do lists, and literally everything else- all from 1 app! Evernote is bound to help you avoid that 5% first-day late deduction.

 

Refme

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Do you know what the worst part about writing a long paper is? Spending the entire following hour sourcing it. Let’s never do that again… Refme will scan and automatically create various different source citations in the options of APA, MLA, Chicago, and ASA citation styles.  

 

YikYak

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Okay so again, not making life easier, but for sure keeping it entertaining. To keep up on campus and get some good laughs, download YikYak. It’s essentially an anonymous version of twitter based on your location, allowing “peeks’ at the posts in other locations. It’s especially popular among university students, and is absolutely hot in Montreal (no matter your uni)- Mcgill being the only Canadian university with a “peek” section among the Ivy League schools in the U.S..