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
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
On a recent Wednesday morning in Chicago, three of the city’s veteran newspaper editors sat around a desk in a small office eight floors above Lake Street, talking about story ideas. The men—Jim Kirk, David Greising, and Bill Parker, all in shirtsleeves—were discussing how to cover the trial of Rod Blagojevich, the former Illinois governor,… Keep Reading
The wrongfully accused in British Columbia have a new ally. Earlier this month, the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law’s Innocence Project, which works to overturn misappropriation of justice, announced a new partnership with the UBC School of Journalism. The model is based on similar successful collaborations in the United States. Professor Peter Klein… Keep Reading
“The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.” – William Osler When a young William Osler was attending medical school at McGill University in the early 1870s, the existing body of medical knowledge was increasingly being called… Keep Reading
Holly Stewart If you’re like most people, being accepted to McGill was a major relief. It didn’t just mean you could stop worrying about applications, stop tossing and turning every night over whether you had a future, and finally join the “McGill Class of 20–” on Facebook. It also meant—for those Americans out there—that you… Keep Reading
Jack Maguire Baxter State Park, in central Maine, closed to summer camping last Friday. While that doesn’t matter to most people, there’s a small group for whom the closure of the park marks the end of an odyssey. Mount Katahdin in Baxter is the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, a 2,178-mile footpath that begins… Keep Reading
brittanica.com Allie, now a 10-month-old tabby, was found as a kitten living with a group of squirrels. A Montreal family started feeding her but knew that when they moved, she would be out of luck, so they brought her to Eleven Eleven Animal Rescue where she was socialized and adopted to a loving home. The… Keep Reading
Since the end of British rule in India in 1947, a territorial dispute between Pakistan and India has left the Kashmir Valley in continuous conflict. Despite some political divisions in the population, which is predominantly Muslim, the majority of Kashmiris want independence from India, and would like to see the regions of Jammu and Kashmir become a single, independent state.
The Indian government has worked hard to find solutions to this serious internal crisis, especially after pro-independence demonstrations erupted this past summer. Every effort to calm Kashmiris has proven futile, resulting in further unrest in the disputed territories.
My second night in Denver, I skipped dinner in favour of a smooth $10 cigar. Crossing right leg over left on a bench in the 16th Street Mall—the city’s downtown commercial strip—I enjoyed a long smoke and listened to the music swell from one of the many painted pianos on the tree-lined central median. Lightheaded… Keep Reading