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Neha Bhattacharya

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Umm sorry, but why do Canadians say sorry all the time?

Sorry guys, I would be saying too many sorries in this article. Oops..sorry! I moved to Canada a couple of years ago to study and trust me when I say that I was taken by surprise by the Canadian habit of apologizing. Um sorry, but can somebody tell me why do Canadians say sorry so much?! Canadians apologize for coming to work early, for squeezing past you in a crowded area, for asking for a napkin in a restaurant, for entering the elevator before you, for feeding you more than they should and sometimes to even themselves! Can you imagine being a Canadian and having to send back a wrong food order at a restaurant?!

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#BacktoSchool’21: A Checklist for Your First Week of School

CAN’T KEEP CALM because we’re finally back to school in person!! First years, and non-first-years re-learning to go to school in person, I KNOW!! I know it’s a crazy, jittery week for you all and of course, you forgot to make a back-to-school checklist for yourself! Don’t worry, we’ve got you! Here’s a comprehensive checklist that will help you in your first week at school:


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