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Food, Facts, & Fiction

Waiting patiently on the centre of a table sits a large bowl of homemade gravy, the warm smell of turkey-stuffing wafts through the room, and hot steam rises from the garlic mashed potatoes; it’s Thanksgiving. It is a perfect time to give thanks for what everyone truly loves—food. Dinner is not for one but for… Keep Reading

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Student/Soldier: The Experience of Students in the Military

At McGill, Remembrance Day creates a tense atmosphere. Social media wars are waged on whether disrespect is justified in combating revisionism and oppression. We discuss the glorification of war, selective memory, profiteering, and imperialism. It’s a politicized holiday on campus: There is a group of decorated old men on Lower Field with their hands clasped… Keep Reading

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The Mile End’s musical history

For aspiring musicians, Montreal’s Mile End is the place to be. The likes of Arcade Fire, Grimes, and BRAIDS have emerged from its streets. Montreal is already famous for being a cultural and artistic hub, so it begs the question: What made the Mile End so unique? “The Mile End is a neighbourhood that has… Keep Reading

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Superman’s evolution in the fog of war

Superheroes may be a fixture in all things Halloween, but their importance extends beyond their costumes and comic strip panels. In the face of constant turmoil in the world, superheroes enter the scene to encourage an attitude of hope amidst plaguing issues. Superheroes created throughout history generally embody values of the culture that produced them.… Keep Reading

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Beyond Rhetoric: Investigating McGill’s Student Political Clubs

federal election is finally over after the longest campaign period in modern Canadian history. Over the past 11 weeks, the three political parties with the strongest chances of forming government—Conservative Party of Canada, Liberal Party of Canada, and the New Democratic Party(NDP)—have been hard at work trying to win the hearts and minds of undecided… Keep Reading

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An affront to humanity: Syria’s cultural heritage under fire

A   brutal war is grinding Syria’s magnificent cultural heritage into dust. In addition to the conflict’s horrific human toll—with over 220,000 killed to date, according to the United Nations—remarkable monuments that have stood for millennia are currently threatened or under fire. Syria’s historical treasures such as the ancient Norias of Hama, and the medieval Citadel… Keep Reading

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Evolving the mental health e-world

Every year, one in 10 McGill students will visit McGill’s Mental Health Service (MMHS). While this means the majority of students may never set foot in the quiet offices of the Brown Building’s fifth floor, MMHS actually ends up playing a role more crucial than ever for many individuals.  Mental Illness Awareness Week kicked off… Keep Reading

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Altering the face of history

ues change over time and so do the institutions that were created for specific purposes over various centuries. As cities expand, they are reorganized and refashioned in manners deemed suitable for the ever-evolving societies that inhabit them. Instead of knocking down and rebuilding infrastructure, many cities have repurposed oft-unused buildings for new uses. While these… Keep Reading

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Visible Changes

Walking through the Roddick Gates, one of the first things to draw the attention of passersby is the statue of a wind-blown James McGill clutching his hat and walking stick. Few students know that before reaching this statue, they’ve passed another monument honouring a completely different side of the university’s history. In fact, lying beneath… Keep Reading

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