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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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Stefan Prokopetz

Please note that Stefan Zuba Prokopetz has received a sanction for putting up unapproved posters. The position of VP Finance & Operations requires an analytical individual with a unique and diverse set of financial, accounting, and strategizing skills, coupled with strong motivation and exceptional organization. If elected, I plan on devoting myself to creating sound… Keep Reading

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Tom Zheng

Please note that Tom Zheng has received a sanction for putting up unapproved posters. As someone who truly wants to use this opportunity to make a difference, I speak to you from the heart. I don’t believe in the rumor that “there is less help available in university” nor am I content with the fact… Keep Reading

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Natalie Talmi

Hey McGill! My priority as your VP Internal is maintaining student independence. My goal is to encourage more involvement from the McGill community at large. I am passionate about integrating clubs and organizations into the planning process. Why not have Midnight Kitchen cater events? Or the Film Society help organize Movies in the Park? My… Keep Reading

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Christina Sfeir

I’m Christina Sfeir. I have experience in organizing the majority of SSMU events that were held this year, specifically Faculty Olympics. My platform stands on four main goals. 1. The improvement of existing events. 2.Communication, for example, making Get Ready McGill a branded name. 3. Environmental initiatives, having a green roof on top of Shatner.… Keep Reading

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Todd Plummer

McGill needs a better sense of community. It is time for our events to cater to all students, to build rapport with university administration, and to foster a sense of McGill identity. Being AUS VP External has given me a broad range of experiences. As VP Internal, I will sponsor a guest-speakers series, a student… Keep Reading

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