Category Archives: Residences

A City on the Thaw

By Freeman Fletcher (FILM ’18)

Keanu Reeves, star of John Wick 2, shocked to find out that he is indeed Canadian. (Courtesy: dlisted.com)

The other night, I went to see John Wick: Chapter 2, the sequel to one of the better Hollywood action offerings of the last decade. The sequel is even better. My feelings towards the film aside, one of the most magical experiences I’ve ever had at a movie theater unfurled before my eyes. There is a scene when the titular Wick (Keanu Reeves,  a native Canadian) is beset upon by a female assassin who moonlights as a street violinist. It’s a lot cooler in the movie.

What follows is a good, fun, neck-snappy brawl in a cool, colorful, stylish hallway; lots of back-lighting and changing LEDs. But you know what the best part is? I LIVE WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF IT. Yeah, the scene is SUPPOSED to be set in New York but it was shot in Montreal’s very own Place des Arts, a block away from where our student residence!

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Small Hauntings & Ghost Walks

By Maina Chen; Professional Writing, ‘18 Although it’s no longer October, it’s never too late to write about the month that celebrates all things spectral and spooky—prompting me to give a small shout-out to Fridge Ghost, the house guest to my roommates and I. At the beginning of our move into the residences, there would be […]

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Montreal: City of Saints; Sin City

By Jana Pietrzyk; Professional Writing, ‘16 There is a cashier at the bagel place on the corner, who watches a man – dirt stained and sweating- walk in, making a beeline for the pitcher of water. He’s turned away. He walks out, quietly, and she says to me she wishes she owned the place so she […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Champlain Montreal

By Amanda Deep Coming here to Montreal for me was a huge step, both in terms for my professional career and my personal comfort zone limits. Though I can definitely say, even though I’ve been here for less than a week, it was the right decision. For this first blog entry I’m going to tell […]

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Orientation: The Great Equalizer

By Sara DeLoach Collectively (universally), the great equalizer is the shiver we all feel at the phrase “move-in day.” This is only amplified when the move is to another country (even if it is only an hour farther than the regular drive up to school). There’s just something about crossing a border that makes everything […]

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Fall 2015: One Last Thing…

By Emma Campbell The semester is coming to a close. We students are worn out, sleep-deprived, and somewhat glad our work is almost over. Time flies, and deadlines approach faster than anyone ever anticipates. Despite this, though, many of us are sad to leave Montreal. This is because, along the way, we’ve formed a community […]

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Studying abroad as a couple

By Nikki Pito I love everything about Vermont and the Champlain campus in Burlington. The area is beautiful, there’s so much to do, and my classmates are awesome. By sophomore year I had moved into a nice apartment off-campus with my boyfriend, Nat, who I had met freshman year. Everything was perfect, why change anything? […]

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Shopping for la nourriture

image001As I write this blog post, I’ve spent just over a week in Montreal. Since this has been my first time ever leaving the United States, I had been mentally preparing myself for the changes I would encounter over the course of the semester. While I believe I’ve done fairly well at adjusting over this first week, there were still some pretty big surprises from some unexpected places. For now, I’d like to tell you about my first experience with a foreign grocery store. Continue reading

My experience in Montreal Fall 2013

Screen-Shot-2013-12-08-at-10_36_05-AM-1My time in Montreal has been adventurous!  It has not only been a highly educational semester, but an adventure.  As a game design student I couldn’t have chosen a better place to go than Montreal.  Montreal being a big hub for game development and gaming culture has many events for students in the game majors to attend.  Around every corner is a store or restaurant with an interesting story or Easter eggs of awesome inside.  Finally, the hall events were a fun time with friends. Continue reading