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10 Things: Synchronized swimming

1 The first official synchronized swimming competition was held in 1891 in Berlin. Many synchronized swimming clubs were formed around this time, and Canada began developing swimming teams to compete in similar events in North America. These performances would soon be incorporated into music hall events, with theatres in London and Glasgow featuring massive water tanks… Keep Reading

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Album Review: Art Angels – Grimes

Grimes (the stage name of ex-McGill student, Claire Boucher) is not your dream girl. In a music industry that wants to turn performers into a unified brand, Grimes falls into an odd position. She defies easy characterization: She is too weird to be a true pop artist, but is too connected to the genre to… Keep Reading

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Remembrance Day ceremony met with protest by Demilitarize McGill

On Wednesday Nov. 11, students active in the Demilitarize McGill campaign unravelled a banner from the roof of the McLennan-Redpath Library Complex during the Remembrance Day Ceremony held by the Royal Canadian Legion on McGill’s Lower Field. “Canada kills: Colonialism here, imperialism abroad. End occupation, resist Canada,” read the banner, which failed to completely unfurl,… Keep Reading

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QPIRG Culture Shock event series promotes anti-racism, indigenous solidarity

From Nov. 5 to Nov. 8, the Quebec Public Interest Research Group McGill (QPIRG) and the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) co-presented an annual event series entitled, Culture Shock: Envisioning alternative futures, with panels, writing workshops, and speakers discussing issues of racial justice, LGBTQ rights, and radical organizing.   “The theme, ‘envisioning alternative futures’… Keep Reading

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One week on: The Impact of WUSC’s mock refugee camp controversy

Controversy stirred last week after the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) announced an event called, “Mock Refugee Camp on Campus.” While  similar events have been held at other Canadian universities, some members of the McGill community saw the event as an insensitive way to portray and trivialize a very complex and serious issue. In… Keep Reading

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SNAX may resume sandwich sales pending MoA negotiations with McGill

After a six month ban, students may once again be able purchase sandwiches from SNAX. Ongoing Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) negotiations between the McGill administration and the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) concerning the future of the AUS student-run business, appear to be coming to a conclusion. These negotiations follow the McGill administration’s decision in Winter… Keep Reading

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McGill researchers expand possibilities for future cancer treatment

Researchers from McGill University, in cooperation with the University of Bristol, Washington University in St. Louis, and ITMO University, have revealed an important alternative metabolic pathway used by cancer cells. The study, published in the journal Molecular Cell on Oct. 15, outlined the process by which cancer cells attempt to propagate in an environment lacking… Keep Reading

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This month in student research: Yarden Arane

Most engineering students  take on a year-long project during their final year at McGill, where students must work with a professor or in an industry position. When Yarden Arane, U3 Software Engineering, had to pick his, he chose Professor Jeremy Cooperstock, the director of the Shared Reality Lab at McGill.  “[I] approached Professor Cooperstock and… Keep Reading

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