Women in sports journalism

Mar 25, 2014

In November 2013, a San Francisco sports radio host made a number of misogynistic statements on air, arguing that women did not belong in the world of sports journalism. The resulting uproar shone a spotlight on some of the barriers preventing women from...

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Sports holiday wishlist

Zikomo Smith, Elie Waitzer, Johnathan Lin, Joshua Schulman, Mayaz Alam, Ben Carter-Whitney, Osama Haque, Rebecca Babcock & Jacqueline GalbraithNov 27, 2013

I want  Lebron James  to three-peat and win another MVP award along the way; all hail the King. I would also love for Lebron’s football team, Liverpool, to finish in the top four of the Barclays Premier League while avoiding any Luis Suarez mishaps. —Zikomo Smith, Contributor This holiday season, I wish for the speedy recovery of Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia who seemed to have lost the...

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Point counterpoint

Rebecca Babcock & Zikomo SmithNov 27, 2013

The modern Olympics were created after Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee in 1894. De Coubertin had envisioned the Olympic Games as an international stage for amateur athletes to showcase their skills, but through the years, professional athletes have slowly been integrated into the Games. Two contributors weigh in on whether professionals should be allowed to...

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One man’s TRH is another man’s treasure

Rebecca BabcockNov 12, 2013

Word of a skateboard park inside a bar often elicits stares of disbelief. TRH Bar (pronounced ‘trash’) is a near-mythic bar that no one ever really believes exists until they’ve been there. You may never have heard of TRH or even noticed it in passing,...

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Fighting depression in sports

Rebecca BabcockNov 12, 2013

Sports culture dictates a very specific image of what an athlete should be. In the worst cases, this can cause emotional trauma in those who play sports, preventing them from expressing their emotions or asking for help when they feel overwhelmed. Neither...

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Rebecca BabcockOct 29, 2013

Take part in the autumn festivities by saving your seeds from your pumpkin for a Halloween treat! 1) Rinse seeds until you’ve got rid of pumpkin fibres. 2) Dry them with paper towel or a tea towel and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper...

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Five classes you won’t regret choosing as ele...

Rebecca BabcockSep 4, 2013

Students spend the majority of their time in university in classes that will propel them towards a future career. Many don’t have electives and the few who do sometimes waste them on so-called ‘bird courses.’ If you’re looking for a new approach, try choosing courses that are worth your while—either subjects that interest you, or courses that provide a fresh look at your field and will give you a new spark that will help keep you excited about studying in that department. Here are five courses for students, across the board, that either have great professors, interesting material, or—if you are really lucky—both.

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Point counterpoint

Wyatt Fine-Gagné & Rebecca BabcockSep 4, 2013

In July 2013, Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin signed a law which gave police officers the right to make arrests on the grounds of disseminating “gay propaganda.” A number of other anti-gay laws have since followed under Putin, creating a whirlwind of controversy. Two contributors weigh in on whether a boycott by athletes and nations of the 2014 Sochi Olympics would be a good idea.

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Contributors from this year

Apr 9, 2013

Our contributors make this paper possible. Thank you! We love you. Mayaz Alam Rebecca Alter Mido Assran Emilio Assuncao Rebecca Babcock Hrant Bardakjian Max Berger Justin Berot-Burns Anand Bery Priyanka Biljani Ilia Blinderman Matt Bobkin Anna Bock Tara...

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Top 8 things we can learn from our Kiwi count...

Rebecca BabcockApr 8, 2013

I have been in New Zealand on a student exchange for just over a month now. It’s interesting to notice the small things that are different from your home university, but that add up to make a hugely different and amazing environment, which makes being a student, shockingly, quite enjoyable.   They eat in the library without shame: Can you imagine not having to hide your food while you...

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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

Nicole RainteauNov 26, 2012

Fear of the feminine captured by an entirely female cast, McGill English department’s production of The Revenger’s Tragedy by Thomas Middleton adds a layer of gendered irony to the Jacobean-era tragedy. This directorial choice by Patrick Neilson...

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Nilufar offers exotic fare on a budget

Rebecca BabcockNov 26, 2012

Shawarmas and pitas are among  McGill students’ favourite foods. With their special sauces and spices, they make for comforting, savoury, and yummy choices. While it’s not all that hard to find a place that serves Middle Eastern food in Montreal, if you...

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