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Sports briefs – Mar. 11

Basketball The Martlets completed a three-peat on March 1, claiming their third consecutive RSEQ title with a 63-50 win over the UQAM Citadins. Leading the way was RSEQ Player-of-the-Year, Mariam Sylla, who recorded a double-double—her 10th of the season—with 22 points and 13 rebounds. The game featured a strong defensive showing from the Martlets, who… Keep Reading

Sharp axes and cold loggers

For the McGill Woodsmen, the preparations began weeks ago. A tremendous amount of wood has been chopped, stripped, and measured—every piece conforming to its event’s particular specifications. Equipment has been meticulously inspected, ensuring that the saws’ teeth are perfectly straight and the axes are sharp enough to shave with. When the morning of Jan. 25… Keep Reading

Martlets send Saints marching out

There is no match in the CIS for the dynamic duo of Gabrielle Davidson and Katia Clement-Heydra. Davidson, a sophomore winger exploded for a total of five goals and an assist, while Clement-Heydra, a senior centre scored two goals and added five assists,   leading the no. 1 ranked Martlets (7-0) in back-to-back victories over… Keep Reading

Martlets extend undefeated streak in five-set thriller

After going undefeated on an extended road trip to start the RSEQ season, the McGill Martlets pushed their winning streak to five in a tight home opener at the Love Competition Hall against Laval on Friday. Victory over the Rouge et Or—who also entered the match undefeated—confirms McGill’s return to form after a disappointing 2012-2013… Keep Reading

Check the ballot

From a quiet office tucked away on the fourth floor of the Shatner building, Elections SSMU takes on a huge task. It is the branch of student government responsible for enabling the political participation of all 25,000 members of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU). Amidst the chaos of the upcoming Fall referendum period,… Keep Reading

Restructuring plan to reorganize Arts administrative units

Last Thursday, Dean of Arts Christopher Manfredi held a meeting to update students, faculty, and staff about the ongoing plan to restructure the use of space within the Faculty of Arts. Called People, Processes, and Partnerships (PPP), the project intends to reduce administrative inefficiencies and help the faculty deal with reduced resources stemming from budget cuts. Keep Reading

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Is too much control cause for Celebration?

Over Reading Week, I was lucky enough to get a break from this bizarre Montreal spring, and spend a few days in Orlando. During my time there, I visited the town of Celebration, Florida — a master-planned community originally built and owned by Disney. Although the corporation has divested in the majority of its control… Keep Reading

East to West

Two notable Liberal missteps in the past couple of weeks have enflamed regional tensions in Canada. First, MP David McGuinty apologized and resigned from his post as natural resource critic, after suggesting that Conservative MPs with regionally-based views on energy policy should “go back to Alberta.” Shortly thereafter, Justin Trudeau’s similarly disparaging comments from 2010,… Keep Reading

Quebec’s refusal to accept Albertan oil is all political

Last Wednesday, Parti Québécois (PQ) Environment Minster Daniel Breton raised considerable controversy. When asked about proposals currently being brought forward to start moving crude oil from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries in Montreal and further east in the Maritimes, he rejected the notion outright. “Albertans want to bring their oil onto our land, without our… Keep Reading

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