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Getting your head in the game

In a 1987 interview with Wilt Chamberlain, Roy Firestone asked the legendary big man about the secret behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s unparalleled ability to score. What made him so fundamentally different than all the other freakishly athletic seven-footers who couldn’t cut it in the NBA?  “I believe they have athletic ability, [but] they don’t use this… Keep Reading

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Healthy McGill hosts the #SelfCareChallenge 2015

There’s no avoiding the fact that university students today are stressed. According to a 2013 study conducted by the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS), 85 per cent of students reported feeling overwhelmed by their work Of the study’s 30,000 respondents, 91.5 per cent admitted to feeling tired or drained in the… Keep Reading

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Editorial: Debating divestment – Editorial and dissent

Divest McGill, a student group that attempts to lobby the university to divest its financial holdings in fossil fuel companies, recently submitted a proposal to the McGill Board of Governors (BoG) Committee to Advise on Matters of Social Responsibility (CAMSR). This proposal specifically targets the estimated five per cent of McGill’s nearly $1 billion endowment… Keep Reading

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Campus Spotlight: MASS

McGill is an acclaimed institution that attracts students from all over the globe, as evidenced by the number of cultural associations present at the university. However, the international identity of the university has not always been present. Anne-Sophie Tzeuton, U3 Political Science student and VP External for the McGill African Students Society (MASS), explained the… Keep Reading

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Fire breaks out in Royal Victoria College residence

A fire broke out on Feb. 10 in an upper floor of the Royal Victoria College (RVC) residence and firefighters were called to the scene just after 11:00 a.m. The fire was contained and extinguished shortly after arrival, according to Montreal fire department Chief Gordon Routley. “There was a fire at the very highest part of… Keep Reading

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Martlets dispatch lowly Stingers

  McGill Redmen 65     Concordia Stingers 54   How do you stop the Martlets’ junior centre Alex Kiss-Rusk? The Concordia Stingers (4-8) certainly didn’t have an answer to that question Thursday night, as the McGill Martlets (11-1) downed their opponents 65-54 in Love Competition Hall. While their 11-point home victory wasn’t enough to… Keep Reading

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AMUSE General Meeting approves union merger with MUNACA

The Association of McGill University Support Employees (AMUSE) members voted to approve a merger with McGill University Non-Academic Certified Association (MUNACA) in their General Meeting (GM) on Feb. 2. The approval confirms that the merger will be going forward, as MUNACA members approved the same proposal at their December GM.  President of AMUSE Amber Gross… Keep Reading

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Editorial: Bridging the gap between students and mental health resources

Rates of stress, anxiety, and depression among university students have been increasing, as seen in recent studies conducted by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program, prompting the need for increased access to mental health services on campuses. Although financial constraints have put a damper on increasing mental health support, university-offered resources and student-run services are still… Keep Reading

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From the Cheap Seats: Red Bull Power 5

Montreal’s top university intramural hockey programs gathered on McGill’s lower field skating rink Thursday night beneath the downtown skyline to play their annual tournament. The stakes were high as teams from McGill, Concordia, Université de Montréal, UQÀM, École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), and HEC Montréal’s respective intramural leagues faced off in an eight-team, double elimination… Keep Reading

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