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Know Your Athlete: Marty the Martlet

McGill is known for fostering success stories in academia and athletics alike and, proof that birds of a feather flock together, Marty the Martlet is no exception. Marty is just like most McGill students: He juggles the rigour of school with having fun and a full-time job—one that isdesigned to entertain us loyal McGill sports fans. But Marty wasn’t always a silly goose; he used to chicken out every time he was in the spotlight. Keep Reading

The Williams sisters: From practice partners to tennis royalty

Venus and Serena Williams’ ascent to stardom has transcended sports and moved into the forefront of popular culture. Serena recent appearance in Beyonce’s music video for “Sorry” demonstrates the extent to which the sisters have penetrated all facets of American society. While their supremacy is undisputed, it’s the sisters’ humble roots, hours of relentless practice, and their father–a man who wouldn’t stop pushing his daughters to greatness–that go largely unnoticed. In a form of poetic justice, their sibling rivalry transcended childhood practice to one of the most prolific tournaments in the world. Keep Reading

Know Your Athlete: Alex Kiss-Rusk

The 6’4” Arts fourth-year starting centre of the Martlet basketball squad bounds into the room eager to talk about her team. Though a bona fide Canadian collegiate basketball superstar in her own right, Alex Kiss-Rusk is one of the least individualistic, most team-oriented athletes on campus. Keep Reading

Ronda Rousey and the challenge of getting back up after a fall

Ronda Rousey’s long-anticipated comeback to UFC fighting came to a rapid halt in a 48-second technical knockout at the hands of defending UFC champion Amanda Nunes. The Dec. 30 fight marked another major setback in Rousey’s tumultuous career. After a meteoric rise to UFC and global stardom, Rousey lost her undefeated record and UFC Women’s… Keep Reading

Quidditch teams at McGill are more than just flightless brooms

The McGill Quidditch Club was created in 2008, becoming the first muggle Quidditch team in Canada and the only co-ed team at McGill. The sport has grown significantly since coming to McGill and competition to get on the team has increased along with the popularity of the sport. A second team, Canada’s Finest Quidditch Club, followed in 2012 due to high student interest in the sport. Keep Reading

Laval knocks McGill Martlets soccer out of the playoffs

The McGill Martlets (4-6-2) came out hungry for redemption against the Laval Rouge et Or (11-0-1) at Molson Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 23 after being dominated by the CIS’ number one seed in the last meeting between the two teams on September 25. Ultimately, McGill came away heartbroken as the visitors edged out the Martlets… Keep Reading

In conversation with McGill Olympian Dori Yeats

After just missing out on a bronze medal in the women’s 69 kg wrestling at the Rio Olympic Games last month, Canadian wrestler Dori Yeats is back at McGill, proud of her fifth place finish. She’s now eyeing the finish line of her civil engineering degree as well as looking forward to continuing her ascent… Keep Reading

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