McGill runners climb to respectable finish on Mt. Royal

The McGill Martlets ran their first meet this past weekend, taking to Mount Royal to begin the 2013-2014 cross-country season. Third-year runner Jessica Porfilio topped the leaderboard for the Martlets, coming in 11th place with a final time of 14:57. McGill finished in third place overall among 21 teams.

SSMU Winter GA features clickers

For the first time in McGill history, students used clickers at the General Assembly (GA) held by the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) on Feb. 27. Although the GA did not reach quorum of 100 students, the gathering was a consultative forum that passed motions to support the Social[Read More…]

Picks for the 2013 Oscar Winners

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a reputation as tame, dust-covered fossils that shirk from innovation and gravitate towards the crowd-pleaser. This was true for the Best Picture winners of the last two years—both The Artist and The King’s Speech are fine, but not spectacular, eulogies for[Read More…]

Records fall at biggest indoor track meet in Canada

Famous Canadian sprinters Bruny Surin, Nick Macrozonaris, and current Olympian pentathlete Jessica Zelinka hold all-time records in the Tomlinson Fieldhouse in their respective events. Over the past weekend, further history was made, as McGill played host to the 18th Annual McGill Team Challenge Meet—the largest indoor track meet in Canada.[Read More…]

Students attending the teach-in learn about the nationwide Idle No More movement. (Michael Paolucci / McGill Tribune)

First Idle No More teach-in at McGill fosters discussion

McGill’s Thomson House Ballroom was filled to capacity on Friday afternoon during McGill’s first Idle No More teach-in. The event focused on educating attendees about the Idle No More movement, which draws attention to the socio-economic, political, and cultural relationships between Indigenous peoples and the Canadian government. Friday’s teach-in represented[Read More…]

Scott Loong’s breakaway to win the race, Ville Saint Laurent May 2011. (Jonathan Villemaire-Krajden)

FEATURE: Playing in the Shadows

Preparing for one of its biggest weekends of the year, McGill’s women’s lacrosse team woke up for a 6 a.m. to practice at Molson Stadium. An hour into the two-hour session, members of the Redmen football team took over the field, and the women were forced to cut their practice[Read More…]

Guelph’s men and women teams claim their seventh and eighth straight CIS championship, respectively. (Geoff Robins)

McGill runs to respectable finish at Nationals

On Saturday, members of McGill men’s and women’s cross country teams participated in the 2012 national championships at Western University. The event featured 17 female and 18 male teams from across the country. When the dust settled, the Martlets had finished seventh overall in their 5km race, while the Redmen,[Read More…]

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