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Don’t fight racism with racism

I always thought there would be glory in being quoted by a major publication. But when an American Spectator blog reposted the opening paragraph of my article last week (“Anti-Semitism is real”) in their own coverage of McGill’s threatening tweets affair, I was disheartened—though not terribly surprised—to see that readers in the comments section had… Keep Reading

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Students reach out to Japan

On March 11, Shaon Basu, like many Japanese students at McGill, panicked as he learned of the tragic events unfolding back home. “I freaked out, quite honestly,” said Basu, a U2 physiology student. “It was after one of my labs and I came to know about it from a string of text messages from concerned… Keep Reading

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Didn’t bring tupperware? Too bad

Holly Brewart This Tuesday, the Students’ Society passed a General Assembly motion to make McGill campus the most sustainable campus in Canada, and probably on Earth. SSMU’s environmental motion will create a number of changes on campus starting in September 2011.  Firstly, all disposable plates, cups and cutlery will be banned. Students carrying their own… Keep Reading

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Blaming rape victims is still not okay

Apparently a topic the Tribune editorialized about a few weeks ago—a Manitoba Justice who used a woman’s clothing and behaviour to justify a lenient rape sentence—is part of a trend when it comes to sex crimes. In Cleveland, Texas, a storm has been brewing around an alleged attack on an 11-year old girl last fall,… Keep Reading

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Jon Elster gives talk

Columbia University’s Jon Elster, a renowned scholar in rational choice theory, delivered the René Cassin Lecture in the Faculty of Law on Thursday entitled “Justice, Truth, and Peace.” In a discussion attended mainly by Law professors and students, Elster argued that most of the time, justice, truth, and peace don’t go together. Elster is the… Keep Reading

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American League East

1st—Boston Red Sox: A fantastic offseason for the Red Sox has given good reason for the Fenway faithful to be optimistic. Additions Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez give the lineup the punch that it needs to win the AL East. Crawford provides the game changing speed at the top of the lineup in the form… Keep Reading

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U0 student worried about Africa after Poli Sci class

After finally attending a lecture for POLI 227: Developing Worlds, Rachel Birkwire, a U0 student from “Toronto” (Oakville), said she is “actually really worried” about the current situation in Africa. Though she couldn’t be any more specific about which situation she was referring to, Birkwire said she thinks “we actually really need to tell somebody… Keep Reading

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The Times, It Is A-Changin’

When The New York Times announced a couple of weeks ago that it would begin charging readers to access more than 20 stories per month on its website, it didn’t take long for those who knew I was an obsessive reader to start making jokes. Within hours of the announcement, my friend Shannon mentioned the… Keep Reading

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After lofty promises were made during this year’s election campaign period, Adam Russell, next year’s incoming Students’ Society president has vowed to lead the SSMU with “so much transparency that ‘you won’t even see me.'” Russell, a U7 earth and planetary sciences student, said he is tired of students’ general inability to truly see what… Keep Reading

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SSMU exec vows to take transparency to the extreme

After lofty promises were made during this year’s election campaign period, Adam Russell, next year’s incoming Students’ Society president has vowed to lead the SSMU with “so much transparency that ‘you won’t even see me.'” Russell, a U7 earth and planetary sciences student, said he is tired of students’ general inability to truly see what… Keep Reading

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