What does it mean to be a fan?

It’s a question that is asked hundreds of times per day: “Are you a real fan?” For everything that can be enjoyed, there are those who scrutinize their fellow fans, and attempt to create a distinction between ‘true fans’ and those who are merely capitalizing on the act’s popularity in[Read More…]

Sun, sports, and snowbird seniors

While the city of Montreal is caught up in the excitement of a dominating start for their Canadiens, I caught up on some Grapefruit League spring training baseball in Florida during reading week. Spring training is a time for seasoned ballplayers to shake off any rust that may have accumulated[Read More…]

Around the Water Cooler

Ryan Reisert FOOTBALL — All hell broke loose south of the border this weekend as Nos. 2, 4, and 5 in the BCS standings lost in stunning fashion. Losses for Oklahoma State, Oregon, and Oklahoma open the door for a rematch between SEC-rivals LSU and Alabama in January’s national championship.[Read More…]

The McGill Tribune’s NHL preview

Eastern Conference Atlantic Division   Pittsburgh Penguins: With Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh can beat anyone. Without him? Who knows. While Sidney Crosby’s health is vital, a good sign is that even without Crosby and Malkin for large chunks of last season and the playoffs, the Penguins finished fourth and pushed Tampa[Read More…]

9/11 – A memoir

Two Sundays ago marked the 10th anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11. I don’t have anything to say that hasn’t already been said. All I can offer is my personal experience. My fifth grade class was in the middle of story time when we heard the terrible bang that[Read More…]

Ex-Mandela cabinet minister Naidoo asks big questions

Alice Walker After a warm introduction, Jay Naidoo, clad in a dress shirt and leather jacket, addressed a collection of about 100 students who gathered in the Bronfman Management Building on Thursday evening. “What do you want to talk about? Well … OK, what does the future hold?” At an[Read More…]

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