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FEATURE: McGill Then and Now…

86-year-old Betty McCullough watched the televised celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee this summer and thought back to one of her fondest memories as a student at McGill’s graduate school for nursing. At 25 years old, she’d clutched her camera as she waited amongst a crowd of students, staff, and faculty who had packed… Keep Reading

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FEATURE: Pop Montreal Music Preview

For the musically shy, POP Montreal’s surplus of talent can be daunting, if not overwhelming – the annual festival, a landmark on the local calendar for the past decade, boasts over 350 acts wedged into a whirlwind five-day extravaganza. Luckily, the Tribune’s intrepid team has scoured the lineup for you—from household names to up and… Keep Reading

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FEATURE: Free Education Goes Online

Many McGill students see recorded lectures as an invitation to take courses from the comfort of their sweatpants and couch. While many students just don’t want to get out of bed, professors at Stanford and educational researchers are thinking bigger: why not offer a course that can be taken from a remote village, a retirement… Keep Reading

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Law School in Canada vs. USA

For students who have had their hearts set on going to law school since childhood, David Segal's recent New York Times article, "Is Law School a Losing Game?" offered a familiar but oft-ignored warning: Law school is difficult and expensive; proceed with caution. In his article, chronicling the overwhelming debt and the unforgiving job market… Keep Reading

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Tree Planting

Have you ever wanted to take a helicopter to work? Could you ditch hourly wages for self-motivated piecework? Despite the intensive labour, thousands of Canadian university students opt out of retail jobs and internships each summer to attempt to make a killing replanting Canada’s forests. What is tree planting? When a logging company wants to… Keep Reading

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Media Diets at McGill

The Atlantic Wire regularly prints a column entitled “Media Diet,” in which prominent writers and editors describe how they sift through the masses of information available everyday through various media outlets. Although these students have not reached the same level of literary fame as the Atlantic’s contributors, their media diets are evidence of the wide… Keep Reading

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Walking the streets of Mordecai Richler

Holly Stewart Holly Stewart Few hipsters, biking furiously down St. Urbain Street in Mile End, notice number 5257, an unassuming second-floor apartment in a small, pinkish-beige brick building on the east side of the street. It’s uglier and noticeably younger than other buildings on the block, with no sign to commemorate its place in Canadian… Keep Reading

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Making the varsity cut

When Martlet Lacrosse captain Megan Halbrook went to the McGill Varsity Athletics website last May and found her team’s webpage missing, she had no idea what it signified. “I called the web page administrator in Athletics because I assumed something had gone wrong in the computer code,” Halbrook says. “She informed me that because we… Keep Reading

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