Acclamation a growing problem for campus societies

The turnout for last week’s Arts Undergraduate Society elections was a relatively healthy 14.4 per cent. What the AUS didn’t have, though, was enough candidates. Five of the 10 elected positions, including the presidency, were acclaimed. This is an all-too-familiar story in McGill student politics. It’s rare to find a[Read More…]

New Rez catches fire

Students who live in McGill residences are all too familiar with fire drills. Last Tuesday, however, New Residence Hall experienced the real thing. In the late morning, a small fire on the 14th floor set off the sprinklers, causing major water damage to 12 rooms, which has dislocated a number[Read More…]

SSMU Election Results

Anna Katycheva Anna Katycheva Students’ Society Councillor Maggie Knight was elected SSMU president Friday night, beating opponent Cathal Rooney-Céspedes with 67.2 per cent of the 4,172 votes cast. Chief Electoral Officer Tais McNeil made the announcement in a two-thirds full Gert’s, which erupted in celebration at the announcement. A number[Read More…]

Schwarcz debunks psychics in lecture

Joe Schwarcz can fill a room, even over reading week. Last Thursday, McGill’s renowned science educator gave a talk titled “Science and the Paranormal” to a near-capacity crowd in Leacock 232. The talk was sponsored in part by the McGill Freethought Association, a club that encourages skepticism about, among other[Read More…]

MUS passes referendum to change constitution

In a referendum that closed on Thursday, 92.4 per cent of voting Management students approved major changes to the Management Undergraduate Society’s constitution.  “[The constitution is] very, very altered,” said Eli Freedman, Management representative to the Students’ Society Council and member of the redrafting committee. “We basically took a document[Read More…]

Before there were hipsters…

Holly Stewart Though it usually operates on a smaller scale, this week Opera McGill will debut a big-budget, big-cast version of what is arguably the world’s biggest-name opera: Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème. “It’s the world’s favourite opera, in some way,” says Patrick Hansen, the director of McGill’s Opera Studies program.[Read More…]

New conservative student news source launched Monday

The year in campus media took perhaps its most interesting turn last Monday with the launch of the Prince Arthur Herald, a new online conservative student newspaper based at McGill. The website’s political positions, which tend to be libertarian, are articulated in a 25-point Statement of Principles.  “Our paper supports[Read More…]

Saucy explosion

I’d like to think that most criminals get their due. A horrible mishap that I had at my summer job this summer, though, has changed my mind. Now, I’m more inclined to think that for every criminal that gets punished, there must be 10 that fly under the radar.  [Read More…]

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