Mid-September: the time when universities and communities across Canada and the United States lick their wounds after yet another terrible Frosh (Freshman Orientation) season. Inappropriate behaviour, drunkenness, unruly young men and women terrorizing their neighbours, hospitalization, assaults — the tally is not for the faint of heart. We sometimes think of Frosh as we do of winter in Canada: one can only endure it.
... We thought so too at McGill, until the community came together. Student groups, the McGill administration, the Montreal police and the neighbourhood association (the Milton Park Citizens’ Committee) choose to work collaboratively to create a new Frosh, one based on respect, safety, well-being and, yes, fun for all incoming students. The result? The vice-president of the Milton Park Citizens’ Committee sent words of congratulations for the way Frosh was run this year.
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