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Forum held to critically analyze autism-vaccine link

On Feb. 15, McGill’s department of psychology hosted “Critical Thinking and the Vaccination Debate,” a forum designed to present a range of topics and case studies to help students critically analyze the issue. Dr. Amir Raz of McGill’s psychology department set the stage for a highly contested debate on autism and its presumed causal link… Keep Reading

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On-campus unions rally for accessible education

On Thursday, Nov. 10, the Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill (AGSEM), and other on-campus unions voiced concerns about educational accessibility. Despite the dreary weather, over 60 graduate and undergraduate students gathered and prepared to march together to the province-wide student protest against proposed tuition hikes.  “The number of teaching assistants who turned out… Keep Reading

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Academic Amnesty proposed

Until now, students who wanted to avoid crossing the picket line in solidarity with MUNACA could not do so because of their required presence on campus. Fortunately for these students, SSMU proposed an “academic amnesty” measure  to McGill’s Senate that could offer them some protection from any penalties they might otherwise incur. “Students can suffer… Keep Reading

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Ice ice baby: dancing and singing away the winter blues

Sara Traore Photography One of McGill’s dance crews, hip-hop group Urban Groove is hosting the university’s first ever winter performance showcasing many disciplines of the performing arts. From assorted dance styles to harmonic a cappella ensembles, the show will feature performances from Mosaica Dance Company, Inertia Dance Collective, Effusion, Tonal Ecstasy, and the McGill B-Boys. … Keep Reading

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Boxer the Horse – Would You Please

Comprised of lead singer and guitarist Jeremy Gaudet, drummer Andrew Woods, Isaac Neily on keyboard and Richard MacLeod on bass, Boxer the Horse is a home-grown Canadian band with lots of kick. The boys hail from Charlottetown, where the music is crude and the coastal vibe is real.


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CD REVIEW: Boxer the Horse – Would You Please

Comprised of lead singer and guitarist Jeremy Gaudet, drummer Andrew Woods, Isaac Neily on keyboard and Richard MacLeod on bass, Boxer the Horse is a home-grown Canadian band with lots of kick. The boys hail from Charlottetown, where the music is crude and the coastal vibe is real.
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CD REVIEWS: Barenaked Ladies: All in Good Time

For a Canadian alternative rock band, the Barenaked Ladies have had their share of success from the shoebox of life. I was both intrigued and astonished to see them release a new album, All in Good Time, after some recent ups and downs with the band's front-man, Steven Page, splitting from the group in 2009.
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POP RHETORIC: A Show of Patriotism

As the Vancouver Winter Olympics get underway, Canada's national pride is glowing with the prospect of success. After months of commercials and merchandise sales leading up to the games. the moment we'd all been waiting for finally came. Given the fatal crash of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili earlier that day, the mood was both respectfully sombre and giddy with excitement for the upcoming games.
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POP RHETORIC: Fist-pumping iQs away

A phenomenon has appeared in the media, spreading from the shores of Seaside Heights, encroaching slowly upon our values, sneaking into our living rooms as we turn on the TV, and preparing to quietly kill us in our sleep. It is MTV's new hit reality series Jersey Shore.
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