Geuss’s winning maxim

Last October, philosopher Raymond Geuss stood in a graveyard in Cambridge, England for a mysterious filmed interview. In an eery setting, Geuss communicated an inspired statement: knowing the historical context of what you stand for “will change your attitude toward the world and toward yourself … It will prevent you[Read More…]

A McGillian Gone South

Elisha Lerner Elisha Lerner Tall, stern, and with a prominent scar on his right cheek, Guy Boucher looks like the prototypical hockey coach. He speaks in short, to-the-point sentences, yells at his players and uses phrases like “all piss and vinegar”—things you could only hear in a hockey dressing room.[Read More…]

Carmelo Apple

Some sports’ trade deadlines arrive with a ton of hype and coverage, but rarely a trade that’s actually interesting, *cough* NHL *cough*. The NBA trade deadline is not one of those lame ducks, and 2011 was no exception. In fact, the 2011 deadline was one of the craziest in recent[Read More…]

NBA Preview – Atlantic Division

Boston Celtics: They looked like world-beaters for the first 12 minutes of the season, holding the Heat to a paltry nine points (prorated, that’d be 36 a game, a point more than Kobe averaged in 05-06). Then they were underwhelming against the Knicks and the Cavs. This team is too[Read More…]

NBA Preview – Southeast Division

Miami Heat: What hasn’t already been said about this team? Miami ended up with all the spoils in one of the most intensely scrutinized off-seasons in sports history when they signed Lebron James and Chris Bosh to play alongside Dwyane Wade. Questions of whose team this is and who will[Read More…]

All motions pass at sparsely attended GA

Last Thursday, the student body passed all six resolutions proposed at a sparsely attended Fall General Assembly. The resolutions regarding the Students’ Society liquor licence, gender parity, and liability were passed with few or no amendments. The resolutions regarding the volume in Gert’s, the Arts Undergraduate Society fundraiser, and the[Read More…]

Talking to Quebec’s delegate to New York

John Parisella, Quebec’s delegate-general to New York and a McGill alumnus, recently spoke to the Tribune about the Tea Party, U.S. congressional elections, and the prospects for high-speed rail travel between Montreal and New York. Parisella was kind enough to answer some questions before heading having dinner at his home[Read More…]

REDMEN HOCKEY PREVIEW: Redmen have CIS title in the crosshairs

Despite key personnel losses, the McGill Redmen hockey team is set to make a run at their third straight OUA East division title. More importantly, the Redmen hope to get another shot at the CIS Nationals after last year’s campaign ended in heartbreak. Although the loss of star forward Doug Orr and last year’s captain Pierre-Antoine Paquet stings, Head Coach Martin Raymond remains optimistic.

McGill gears up for Nationals

Fresh off of winning their second Queen’s Cup in three years, the McGill men’s hockey team is primed and ready to challenge for a National Championship. The OUA East champions received a number-two seed in the six-team tournament last week, and will butt heads against the Manitoba Bisons and the Saint Mary’s Huskies in pool play.

Police arrest 100 during March Against Police Brutality

The 14th annual March Against Police Brutality was declared unlawful shortly after beginning yesterday evening, as police used mass arrests to quell the demonstration in Montreal’s Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood. The Montreal Police Department (SPVM) arrested 100 protestors.

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