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Student community is more than McGill once, McGill twice

As the add/drop period comes to an end, McLennan gets a little more crowded. School work picks up and routine begins to set in. Yet our McGill spirit remains at a high. At this time last semester, Open Air Pub (OAP) was an overcrowded mess of people, sharing drinks and laughs in the late summer… Keep Reading

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The social hangover of McGill’s drinking culture

I  was at a café the other week, trying to decide between one croissant or two croissants, when I found myself confronted with an all-too-frequent crisis—I was faced with a familiar face, but no name to put to it. Luckily, she seemed to be in the same dilemma. We locked eyes, and without any immediately… Keep Reading

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New policy against discrimination implemented in Mercury Course Evaluations

On Nov. 2, McGill Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) announced the introduction of a formal protocol which enabled professors and teaching assistants (TAs) to report hateful or discriminatory comments left on Mercury Course Evaluations. According to TLS Director Laura Winer, comments that are deemed inappropriate will result in the removal of the entire evaluation response… Keep Reading

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Kahnawake Tutoring Program enters fourth year

The Ronteweiénstha Tehontatia'takéhnhen tutoring and separate mentorship programs at the Kahnawake Survival School (KSS), both run by the Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office at McGill, held their first sessions of the year on Oct. 5 and Oct. 17 respectively.  KSS is a community-run middle and high school serving students from the Kahnawake reservation… Keep Reading

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SSMU hosts second Student annual Academic Summit

On Oct. 15, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) held its second annual Student Academic Summit to educate students on how to effect change on campus through university governance systems. The summit consisted of discussions focused on university advocacy and addressing upcoming initiatives, including faculty-based mental health programming, McGill’s Draft Policy Against Sexual Violence,… Keep Reading

Word on the Y: How do you take care of yourself during midterms?

As midterm season takes over, many McGill students fall victim to stress, putting self-care on the back burner. In a new column titled Word on the Y, in which students passing by the Y-intersection voice their perspective on a question, The McGill Tribune heard from students on how they take care of themselves during midterm season.… Keep Reading

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Putting career anxiety to rest at CaPS

I thought I had it all figured out coming into university. Despite life constantly changing, I thought my career choices wouldn’t. However, two years into my bachelor’s degree, I realized that my career plans weren’t exactly what I wanted or could achieve. I originally had two paths: Becoming a published author or an editor. Soon… Keep Reading

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A safe academic setting need not stifle free speech

As the semester began at the University of Chicago, incoming students received a letter from Dean of Students John “Jay” Elison stating the administration’s staunch opposition to safe spaces and trigger warnings. The letter, and its ensuing criticism, is another example of the polarizing debate surrounding these terms. As the new semester commences at McGill,… Keep Reading

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Student/Soldier: The Experience of Students in the Military

At McGill, Remembrance Day creates a tense atmosphere. Social media wars are waged on whether disrespect is justified in combating revisionism and oppression. We discuss the glorification of war, selective memory, profiteering, and imperialism. It’s a politicized holiday on campus: There is a group of decorated old men on Lower Field with their hands clasped… Keep Reading

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Fighting Ebola: Prevention, progress, perspectives

In an effort to raise awareness about the impact Ebolavirus disease (EVD) has had on thousands, McGill Students Fight Ebola hosted a conference last Wednesday, Feb. 18, featuring a panel of Ebola experts. The aim was to inform those interested in the problems and perspectives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) during the latest EVD epidemic, and… Keep Reading

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