Although the eastern grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) is native to eastern North American regions such as Montreal, their adaptive traits allow them to thrive elsewhere, like British Columbia or Europe, where they are categorized as an invasive species. Despite their name, some have dark brown or black coats. But common[Read More…]
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Some may call this narcissistic or self-absorbed, but I’m constantly taking selfies: In class, at work, at home, in the kitchen, and before I go to sleep. For me, this process is not self-destructive, but therapeutic: It is a physical and digital manifestation of my confidence, self-esteem, and respect for[Read More…]
The leader in the polls to be the Republican Presidential nominee was Donald Trump, previously most famous for his role hosting The Apprentice. Trump mentions or tweets his polling statistics approximately every five minutes; it is like he has a chip in his brain constantly feeding him the latest results.[Read More…]
Last week, as federal parties continued to court the youth vote, students at the University of Calgary got a strange surprise. Photos quickly surfaced online of a controversial Conservative pamphlet being handed out on campus: “Let the lefties run your campus. Help the Conservatives run the country,” boasted one side.[Read More…]
Fourth-year students, best friends, and Tonal Ecstasy lifers Tanja Nachtigall and Eleanore Catenaro—musical director and president respectively of McGill’s oldest a cappella group—are part of an eclectic singing crew. They describe Tonal Ecstasy—fondly referred to as TX—as the place where the “most random assortment of students” has grown into “a[Read More…]
Over Reading Week, I was lucky enough to get a break from this bizarre Montreal spring, and spend a few days in Orlando. During my time there, I visited the town of Celebration, Florida — a master-planned community originally built and owned by Disney. Although the corporation has divested in[Read More…]
Walking into Thomas Demand’s Embassy (2007), it is easy to empathize with the uneasiness the artist must have felt when visiting the titular Embassy of the Republic of Niger in Rome to prepare for this series. Frameless, life-size prints, appearing as part of the wall they are mounted on, depict[Read More…]
Alice Walker Alice Walker Last week, the Omni Hotel on Sherbrooke hosted the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada’s annual conference, this year titled, “Canada and the United States: Conversations and Relations.” The conference brought together high-ranking decision-makers from the U.S. and Canada to engage in conversation with the[Read More…]
I liked George W. Bush. I know this is a blasphemous thing to admit nowadays. The anti-Bush faith continues to flourish. Indeed, I didn’t like every single thing he did. But with the release of his new memoir Decision Points, it’s timely to elaborate my defence of him and his[Read More…]
On Saturday, October 30, Jon Stewart hosted his Rally to Restore Sanity
on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Today, two Tribune editors face off on whether
Jon Stewart has anything important to contribute to American political debate.