Spring showdown: the battle of skirts vs. shorts

Skirts Wind factor: In windy Montreal, the burdensome task of walking to school in a skirt can really ruin your morning. If you have to brave the vast tundra of Jeanne-Mance Park or the inevitable wind tunnel known as Prince Arthur, I would advise against a skirt. In addition to other morningaccoutrements, such[Read More…]

McGill reaches out to students in refugee camps

This August, the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) welcomed 74 refugees from Malawi and Kenya who will attend one of 61 participating universities across Canada this year. Two participants in the program have enrolled at McGill, both in the faculty of engineering. WUSC’s Student Refugee Program (SRP) provides refugees[Read More…]

Kung fu film an action-packed epic

mymovies.ge It’s 690 B.C. in ancient China, on the eve of a coronation that will vest a woman with the power of emperor for the first time in China’s history. Looming in the background is a titanic Buddha, under construction as a tribute to the empress’ power and the witness[Read More…]

Nobel laureate alumnus Jack Szostak speaks at Moyse Hall

Dr. Jack Szostak, one of six McGill alumni who have been awarded with a Nobel Prize in Phisiology or Medicine in 2009, spoke at the university on Friday, delivering the keynote address at the Faculty of Science’s Undergraduate Research Conference. After the conference’s prize ceremony, Szostak was introduced by Dean[Read More…]

The Diary of Gus

McGill Tribune One of the best ways to understand something is to analyze its exact opposite: throw it into a box, shake it around, and see what comes out. Let’s imagine that McGill is our something, this column the box. What follows is a diary entry from Gus, a McGill[Read More…]

Online note service hits U of T

Notesolution, a newly released online points-based service allows students to electronically exchange notes with each other. Students earn virtual “credits” for posting their class notes which they can use to purchase others’ notes.  The service, founded in December 2009 by University of Toronto alumnus Kevin Wu and released at the[Read More…]

NFL PREVIEW: I like it, I love it, I want some more of it

National Football Conference North Chicago Bears (10-6): If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Last year’s division champion will return all its starters from last season. While that’s good news for the defence-finished second in total yards and first in points allowed-it’s less so for the offence.

The Tribune’s 2010 winter referendum endorsements

Eight referenda and a plebiscite question appear on the Students’ Society winter electoral ballot. After careful deliberation, the Tribune editorial board has endorsed a position on each of the questions. Our candidate endorsements appear on pages 10 & 11.

Referendum rundown: what you need to know before voting

Question RE: Bodily Sovereignty This question is a toned-down version of the General Assembly motion concerning discriminatory groups, which sought to amend the Students’ Society constitution to prohibit pro-life clubs from existing. A “Yes” vote would require SSMU to take action against groups that compromise “bodily sovereignty.

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