Single-minded determination

Ryan Reisert / McGill Tribune Ryan Reisert / McGill Tribune Last summer at McGill, a crew of players met regularly to play pickup. Week in and week out, you’d see the same people on the court. Of the regulars, there was one figure who stood out from the crowd. He[Read More…]

Why I started celebrating Christmas in November

all the fun, none of the drama. I hate people who celebrate Christmas too early. I would usually hesitate to use such a strong word in such a mild context, but no other adjective is strong enough to express my loathing. Christmas is the crown jewel in the holiday calendar[Read More…]

Harold and Kumar, rehashed On the all-time stoner comedy list, A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas doesn’t sniff any of the classics—Up In Smoke and Half Baked are safe—nor does it approach the charm of its White Castle predecessor; however, no one’s going to argue that this movie isn’t a good time.[Read More…]

Another bright flame snuffed out

For a week, boxing was alive and well in the memory of its fans. Like George Foreman in 1994, when the then 45-year-old won the heavyweight championship, boxing beat back father time and became relevant, even central, to sport for a few short days. This renewed interest was set off[Read More…]

Valérie Grand’Maison, McGill’s unsung Beijing hero Valérie Grand’Maison, a 23-year-old double major in history and psychology at McGill, won six medals in Beijing in 2008, three of which were gold. But you’ve probably never heard of her. That’s because Grand’Maison won her medals at the Paralympics. She competes in the S13 category, which, according to[Read More…]

Invincible no more, Martlet winning streak ends at 107

Ryan Reisert It’s tough to write a story about the unthinkable, but that’s exactly what happened this past Saturday afternoon: the Martlets lost a Quebec conference game to the Montreal Carabins, 3-2. The loss capped the Martlets’ RSEQ win streak at 107 games. It was their first defeat since falling[Read More…]

Wolfe calls it quits midway through season

Sam Reynolds Sonny Wolfe, who took over from Chuck McMann as the McGill football program’s head coach in April of 2007, has stepped down from his post. Wolfe announced the decision to his team after practice on Oct. 11. Earl Zukerman, Communications and Publications Officer for the Department of Athletics[Read More…]

The Red Rocket takes flight in Montreal

  After his appearance at the POP versus Jock Charity Basketball Game, held at McGill’s Love Competition Hall on Saturday Sept. 24, the Tribune had the privilege of speaking to current NBA player and former Toronto Raptor Matt Bonner. Bonner has been with the San Antonio Spurs organization since 2006,[Read More…]

Martlets survive scare, keep streak alive in opener

Sam Reynolds Sam Reynolds One hundred and six consecutive wins against Quebec conference opponents. Thirty-eight straight wins over rival Concordia. Three hundred and one career victories for Head Coach Peter Smith. But who’s counting? The defending national champions kicked off yet another promising season in front of a sparse McConnell[Read More…]

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