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McGill Martlets rugby resilient in loss to Carleton

On Sept. 30, a sunny fall day, the McGill Martlets women's rugby team (0-5) took on the visiting Carleton Ravens (3-1). Carleton took an early lead, but the Martlets rallied in a losing cause to finish the game with a 33-21 scoreline. Carleton pulled ahead with a dominant first half: They scored two tries in… Keep Reading

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Citius, altius, fortius: The cost of hosting the Olympic games

Hosting the Olympic games can be an expensive, corrupt, and unpredictable business. It is a very high-risk but potentially high-reward proposition: Effective hosts see their cities enjoy substantial economic boosts and an upgraded image, while poor hosts risk wasting just as much money and tarnishing their reputation. The Olympic games should only be assigned to… Keep Reading

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Lack of players dissappoints Team Canada

For Canadian hockey players, wearing the Maple Leaf is one of the highest honours in sports. For the chosen men and women, it signifies that he or she is amongs the world’s best. Unlike league play, representing one’s country is a patriotic duty, demonstrating pride in unparalleled ways. Keep Reading

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Know Your Athlete: Melodie Daoust

“I’m going to miss being part of a big family,” McGill Martlet Hockey captain and centre Mélodie Daoust said, looking back on her five years with the team. Daoust hasn’t always seen McGill this way. She knew she wanted to pursue higher education at a top Canadian school, but coming from Valleyfield, QC, the transition to living in Montreal was tough. Keep Reading

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In conversation with McGill Olympian Dori Yeats

After just missing out on a bronze medal in the women’s 69 kg wrestling at the Rio Olympic Games last month, Canadian wrestler Dori Yeats is back at McGill, proud of her fifth place finish. She’s now eyeing the finish line of her civil engineering degree as well as looking forward to continuing her ascent… Keep Reading

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Interview with McGill Olympian Joseph Polossifakis

“I was more of a full-time athlete and did part-time school,” 2014 McGill Management graduate Joseph Polossifakis said, laughing. “[At McGill] my schedule was: Ten to 12 practice, one to four school, five thirty to seven thirty [practice]. After getting home [...] that day of work, I just wanted to sleep, but of course I had to then start homework and studying. It was a tough couple of years.” Keep Reading

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10 Things: McGill in the Olympics

121 McGill students and alumni have competed in the Olympics. The first was Percival Molson, who represented Canada in track and field at the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis, MO. McGill athletes have been mainstays at the Olympics since the 1988 Seoul Winter Games. In the past 28 years, McGill has captured over half… Keep Reading

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The Zika virus, explained

News headlines are swarming with concern over outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. First discovered in 1947, the Zika virus is part of the flavivirus family and was believed to pose no threat to humans; however, this virus is the recent cause of over 4,000 cases of microcephaly in infants—an illness causing underdevelopment of the… Keep Reading

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