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What’s in a name?: evolving our reactions to chemicals

In 2011, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) released a report featuring a baby covered in bubbles and sitting in a bath with the words “Baby’s Tub is Still Toxic.” The warning was in response to the discovery that Johnson & Johnson’s baby shampoo contained trace amounts of formaldehyde. Because formaldehyde was classified as a… Keep Reading

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The BigBrain atlas

This summer, researchers from McGill University and the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) made headlines when they revealed the world’s highest resolution 3D model of the human brain in the June 20 issue of the journal Science. The model, which took nearly a decade to develop and is composed of one terabyte of data, has been dubbed the “BigBrain atlas.” Keep Reading

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Seeing the invisible

On Feb. 21, the Toronto City Council passed a motion declaring Toronto a “sanctuary city.” According to the Toronto Star, the motion establishes a formal policy allowing undocumented individuals access to city services regardless of status. The statistics surrounding illegal immigration in Canada are unclear, but current estimates by Professor Peter Showler, director of the Refugee Forum at the University of Ottawa, conclude that between 35,000 and 120,000 undocumented immigrants live in the country. Keep Reading

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Through the looking glass

The Montreal Comiccon, making its eighth debut this weekend at Palais des congrès, is an amalgamation of ‘geekdom’—a place where the various streams of geek culture coalesce into one exciting weekend. The representation of interests runs the gamut from Plain Jane board games to intricately detailed cosplaying, with the whole eclectic occasion accompanied by celebrity… Keep Reading

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Word on the street

When asking someone to put together a list of top destinations here in Montreal, it should come as no surprise that restaurants and other foodie favourites will take up a massive chunk of that list. Whether you find yourself partial to the world-famous smoked meat from Schwartz’s Deli, or to a T-Rex poutine from La Banquise, Montreal offers an eclectic and unique dining experience, be it in the heart of downtown, or way out past the Plateau. Students and residents alike will travel far and wide and even brave the biting cold weather just to grab a dish from their favorite joints. Luckily for them, this year, they might not have to go further than campus. Keep Reading

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The J-Board: keeping student government in check

Last month’s SSMU electoral campaign brought forth a wave of optimistic agendas and interesting initiatives. Each candidate compellingly presented a plethora of changes that they would bring to the SSMU, should they be elected for the next academic year. Some voters are expectant to see this new VP team at work, some voters have retreated… Keep Reading

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Sugar Babies at McGill

“What’s your price? This is Leroy.” The start to my phone interview with Leroy Velasquez, a press representative for  SeekingArrangement.com, was startling at best. I am investigating a recent trend of university students using sugar daddy dating websites, like SeekingArrangement.com, to help them pay for their schooling. When asked what exactly SeekingArrangement.com is, Velasquez simply… Keep Reading

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Get to know your SSMU Candidates, Pt II – The Tribune’s Endorsements

See Get to know your SSMU candidates, Pt 1 for the Tribune’s interviews with the candidates VP Clubs & Services – No (Stefan Fong) Although he is running unopposed, the Tribune was unwilling to endorse Stefan Fong for the position of VP Clubs and Services. While he brings the perspective of somebody who has experienced the SSMU… Keep Reading

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Get to know your SSMU Candidates, Pt I – Interviews

These interviews have been edited and condensed by  Sara Espinal Henao Photos by Alexandra Allaire, Simon Poitrimolt, Sam Reynolds See Get to know your SSMU candidates, Pt 2 for the Tribune’s endorsements VP External The VP External Affairs represents the Society off-campus at the provincial and federal levels.This individual communicates the Society’s policies and stances… Keep Reading

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