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Huawei Funding universities is a national security issue
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Funding universities is a national security issue

While the Chinese telecommunications manufacturer Huawei may be most famous in Canada for the Vancouver arrest of chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, the company’s influence is much closer to McGill than that event might suggest.  Despite security experts’ concerns that the company may be operating as an intelligence asset for the Chinese government, Canadian universities,… Keep Reading

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Let Muslim women wear whatever they want

Newly-elected Premier and leader of the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) François Legault recently shuffled his cabinet, naming Isabelle Charest the new Minister responsible for the Status of Women. Charest sparked controversy in early February for insisting that the “hijab is a symbol of female oppression.” When criticized for her comments, she refused to apologize or… Keep Reading

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Subject: Guide to #ChangeTheName

Re: Next steps regarding the name / Étapes à venir dans le dossier relatif au nom Dear McGill, I hope this email finds you well, and thanks for the snow day! I got your email, but it left me a little confused. It’s about time you noticed that no one likes the men’s varsity team… Keep Reading

The war on Valentine's Day
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St. Valentine’s Capitalist Manifesto

It seems that, every year, the public outcry against Valentine’s Day threatens to overwhelm the holiday itself. Browsing through the opinion sections of online publications, it is impossible to escape the feeling that a war is unfolding against the holiday. According to recent trends, the percentage of the population celebrating Valentine’s Day has been declining in… Keep Reading

Inkless, employable personas
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Employable, inkless personas

Whether by feigning confidence in an interview or embellishing responsibilities on a resumé, people often present an enhanced version of themselves to prospective employers. Many industries, like law and finance, maintain conservative hiring practices that pressure prospective employees to craft an inauthentic personal presentation by covering tattoos or piercings and keeping hair dyed a traditional… Keep Reading

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The lasting hangover of McGill’s drinking events

With midterms right around the corner and classes proceeding at full pace, events like Carnival, E-week, and Science Games seem distant. While your onesie might be neatly stored away and the lingering smell of beer washed off of your clothes, the impacts of these events on participants’ health can linger. Following periods of intense drinking,… Keep Reading

AVEQ’s
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Learning from the successes and failures of AVEQ

Following years of apathy and disengagement, the announcement that the Association for the Voice for Education in Quebec (AVEQ), a provincial student union, had dissolved generated little attention on McGill’s campus. While students are passionate advocates for causes like greater access to mental health services at McGill and the upcoming changes to McGill’s sexual violence… Keep Reading

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Becoming a Canadian in Canada

Before I went on exchange last winter, my mum sewed a small Canadian flag to my backpack. I was apprehensive: It felt like a a bold, definitive declaration of my nationality. As an anonymous traveller, your country of origin comes to define you, and I wasn’t sure I was ready to become the ‘Canadian girl.’… Keep Reading

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