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SSMU considers switching to kegs for on-campus events

The Students’ Society is looking into the possibility of substituting kegs for bottles at campus events such as Frosh and OAP. SSMU President Zach Newburgh said that the recently proposed alternative has several benefits over the use of beer bottles, including sustainability, safety, and ease of use. “By using kegs we are avoiding the process… Keep Reading

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Maclean’s cover story angers Quebecers

In the weeks since its publication, the Maclean’s magazine cover story that branded Quebec with the title of “Most Corrupt Province in Canada” has aroused strong reactions throughout the province. In the article, which appeared in the October 4 issue, Martin Patriquin examined Quebec’s political culture, which he called “perpetually rife with scandal.” Patriquin cited … Keep Reading

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Business rises at student-run food outlets on campus

In the wake of the administration’s closure of the Architecture Café and subsequent Students’ Society-supported boycott of McGill Food and Dining Services, some of McGill’s student-run food services have seen an increase in business this semester. Over the summer, the McGill administration closed the Architecture Café, a popular student-managed eatery in the Macdonald-Harrington Building. Students… Keep Reading

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Councillors move to debate QPIRG’s fee

Several Students’ Society councillors took the first step on Monday toward introducing a referendum question asking undergraduates to abolish the student fee that support McGill’s chapter of the Quebec Public Interest Research Group, a student-run environmental and social justice organization on campus. The proposed motion, if approved first by SSMU Council and then by undergraduates… Keep Reading

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Celebrating its fifth year, Culture Shock reaches out

Logan Smith Logan Smith McGill students joined Montreal residents to venture beyond the McGill Ghetto during Culture Shock Week, an event co-organized by the Quebec Public Interest Research Group and the Students’ Society that runs through October 15. QPIRG, a student-run organization that focuses on research, action, and education on environmental and social justice issues,… Keep Reading

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Online note service hits U of T

Notesolution, a newly released online points-based service allows students to electronically exchange notes with each other. Students earn virtual “credits” for posting their class notes which they can use to purchase others’ notes.  The service, founded in December 2009 by University of Toronto alumnus Kevin Wu and released at the start of this academic year,… Keep Reading

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At Green Drinks, Mehdi discusses climate change’s effects

Jessica Batalitzky Last Tuesday night, another Green Drinks Montreal Chapter  event took place at Thomson House. Bano Mehdi, a PhD candidate in the department of geography, presented a talk titled “Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture in Canada.” Mehdi addressed the small but attentive crowd and attempted to dispell the common belief that climate change is… Keep Reading

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McGill grad wins Emmy with UBC documentary team

Blake Sifton, a McGill graduate, along with nine other University of British Columbia journalism students,  became the first group of students ever to win an Emmy Award last week. The group produced the documentary: Ghana: Digital Dumping Ground as part of an international reporting class at UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism. The film picked up… Keep Reading

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SSMU will support campus food boycott

In an effort to pressure the McGill administration to reopen the Architecture Café, the McGill Students’ Society Council voted to support a student boycott of McGill Food and Dining Services at its meeting on Thursday, despite the vocal opposition of several councillors. The motion, brought to council by Arts Senator Tyler Lawson and Arts Representative… Keep Reading

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