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New committee a victory for students

McGill Tribune There is a brand new committee at McGill: the Student Consultation and Communication Work Group.  Created by Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) Morton Mendelson, the group’s mandate is to “broadly consider, and make recommendations about, the methods used to consult and communicate with our students.”  At least[Read More…]

The Trib’s General Assembly Endorsements

McGill Tribune Resolution Regarding AUS Fundraiser—YES This resolution mandates that SSMU conduct a bake sale to raise funds for the AUS. The latter has had serious financial difficulties, many of which cannot be blamed on the the current executives. While the Tribune realizes that the motion is being put forward[Read More…]

A loss for the UN

After two rounds of voting last Tuesday, Canada withdrew its bid for a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council, a seat which it deserved to win. It was the first time in over 50 years that Canada did not win its campaign for a seat. Canada not only[Read More…]

Quit acting like a brat

It’s your first year, and you’re excited. In high school, you were the actor. That’s how people knew you. You were in all the school plays, and you received rewards, recognition, and bouquets. To improve your craft, you have come to McGill, where you actually get to interact with people[Read More…]

Don’t be liberal with Canadian lives

Liberal incompetence on national defence is nothing new—it’s been pointed out to them for more than a decade. Former Chief of the Defence Staff General Rick Hillier perhaps put it best when he referred to the 1990s as the “decade of darkness.” In that decade, everything was subject to budget[Read More…]

Letter to the Editor

 Last week, in the article “Councillors move to debate QPIRG’s fee,” it was printed that Matt Reid (Management Senator) and I (Management Rep to SSMU) endorsed a referendum question to cancel QPIRG McGill’s 3.75 per semester opt-outable fee. Matt and I believed that (as a democratic institution) students have a[Read More…]

Burger wrong on QPIRG opt-out Fee

McGill Tribune Spencer Burger, Faculty of Arts representative to the Students’ Society, ran for his position and was ultimately elected on a platform of transparency, creativity, and principled leadership. As an Arts and Science student represented in part by Councillor Burger, I would like him to be transparent about his[Read More…]

Under my umbrella, ella, ella, eh

Umbrellas amaze me.  They’re just one of those inventions that make you stop and wonder.  They aren’t as mind-blowing as, say, photocopiers—they staple and collate!—or mirrors that don’t fog up in the shower. But still, umbrellas are awesome. For one thing, there’s their ubiquity. I always thought that the inevitable[Read More…]

Obama harshing on my mellow

Reclining on my couch a few nights ago after a long day at the Trib office, I exhaled deeply upon reading the news that the Obama Administration will continue enforcing federal drug laws in the state of California even if its voters next month pass Proposition 19. If passed, this[Read More…]

Discipline and punish

Last summer, while casually lounging with my friends on a bench in Washington Square Park after a night of partying in New York’s East Village, I came face to face with three policemen hovering over us. “What are you doing here?” one of them said. “We are just sitting,” I[Read More…]

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