Every morning I roll over and check Twitter on my phone. Washington, D.C. runs on information, and if you don’t have it, people look right past you. Since I don’t have it, I rely on Twitter. As a reporter for a D.C. political website, it’s my job to generate stories, often by having uncomfortable conversations… Keep Reading
In a House of Commons committee on Monday, a proud legacy of McGill students was crippled. Since 2003, McGill students have been the leading edge of Canadian civil society clamoring for Parliament to allow Canadian generic drug companies to produce low-cost medicines for people in poor countries. This solution would cost taxpayers no money, and… Keep Reading
Last week, in the article “Councillors move to debate QPIRG’s fee,” it was printed that Matt Reid (Management Senator) and I (Management Rep to SSMU) endorsed a referendum question to cancel QPIRG McGill’s 3.75 per semester opt-outable fee. Matt and I believed that (as a democratic institution) students have a right to vote on any… Keep Reading
Thanks for the well-written story about the boycott (“SSMU will support campus food boycott,” October 5). I hope it raises awareness on campus, and as I see from the nice poll on your website, people seem fairly supportive of the SSMU boycott. However, the story credited me with starting the boycott, which is a flattering… Keep Reading
McGill Tribune For most people, the term “human trafficking” conjures up images of women spirited in container ships by organized crime, or distant lands where children are sold to sex tourists. It turns out the problem is a lot closer to home. In 2006, a young Montreal woman that I’ll call Genevieve was thrilled to… Keep Reading
I was pleased to see the Tribune report on the recently approved guidelines for the use of mobile computing and communications devices (MC2) in classrooms at McGill ("Guidelines proposed for laptop ban," September 21). I would encourage interested students to consult the full document, available on the TLS home page (mcgill.ca/tls). However, while the guidelines… Keep Reading
If the Tribune's editors had a point in last week's editorial, entitled "Tribal Frosh and the tone of campus debate", it was certainly lost on me-and surely most other smart McGillians-when it plunged into an utterly juvenile lambasting of the, so -called, "anti-MUS campaign" (sic).
Re: "Sportsophobia" by Brahna Siegelberg (30.03.10) I always wanted to attend a great academic post-secondary institution, and I thought that McGill was the right school. However, after reading "Sportsophobia," written by a fellow McGill student, my impression of the school is somewhat diminished.
Last Thursday, as I sat through Students' Society Legislative Council, I felt like my nails were being pulled out of my fingers. I heard the word "democracy" being thrown around like a hacky sack as councillors took turns accusing others of infringing on their 'democratic right' to speak and then carefully stroking their own and, indeed, everyone's ego with a passionate appeal to the 'democratic process.
Butt out I'm so happy that McGill is enforcing the new anti-smoking legislation by implementing new policies. It's about time that non-smokers had some rights around here. Non-smokers are sick of breathing in second-hand smoke everywhere we go. If people want to smoke, they should do it in places where they are not affecting anyone else's health.