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Being Queer: Unpacking the term and its many meanings

Jean-Felix Caron is a U3 East Asian Studies Major from Quebec City. He enjoys playing role-playing video games. “I am currently in this phase of my life where I’m re-questioning the labels I’ve had in the last few years,” he said. “I’m definitely now in the moment where I identify as gender non-binary [or] genderqueer.… Keep Reading

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Discarded treasures: Delving into dumpster diving

Simrin Desai, recent McGill graduate and Montreal resident, slowly lifts the flat top of a grey dumpster in a back alleyway in the Plateau. As she opens the lid, peering in, there is a clear sense of excitement in the air: The garbage bags in the dumpster could be filled with bounties of fruit, loaves… Keep Reading

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Struggles won and struggles to come: Policy against Sexual Violence at McGill

“For many of us, we just felt relieved that the policy had passed,” Postgraduate Students’ Society (PGSS) Equity Commissioner Angela Yu said. On Nov. 22, McGill Senate unanimously passed the Policy against Sexual Violence. Erin Sobat, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) vice-president (VP) University Affairs, felt cognitive dissonance amid the applause. “There were… Keep Reading

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Life outside lectures: The value of technical jobs and internships

Under the shadow of exams, assignments, and endless lectures, the pressure of academic life can turn the McGill bubble opaque. Although we call ourselves McGill students, there are four months of the year during which most of us are not studying at McGill University. Many students use their respite from classes and exams to undertake… Keep Reading

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The internet vernacular: Discussing meme culture

Memes, which were once concealed in the fringes of the Internet, have broken into public consciousness. The Internet phenomenon has found life outside of image boards, and is often presented in mainstream news outlets, television shows, and even university lectures.   The word “meme” was first formally defined by Richard Dawkins as a “self replicating… Keep Reading

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Discussing Academic Freedom At McGill

“Something strange is happening at America's colleges and universities.” So began the provocative cover story of The Atlantic's September 2015 issue. The piece, “The Coddling of the American Mind,” by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, dove head-on into a relatively recent, yet highly contentious, debate gripping American campuses—that of campus free speech. What strange phenomenon… Keep Reading

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Pride and press: The ecosystem of McGill’s student media

Growing up, I always answered the ubiquitous question, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ with the word ‘journalist.’ Of course, I didn’t know nearly half of what the term meant, and even now am only beginning to scratch the surface of it. I simply knew that I had a passion for… Keep Reading

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