Adam Kovac

  • Money, For Nothing

    How Scientology Tries to Get in Your Head, and Your Wallet

    Imagine a religion with no god. Imagine that they promise you the ability to manipulate matter, to never get sick, to have control over space and time. Now imagine that the only way to get to this state of transcendence is by gradually paying your way.

  • Alleged G20 Conspirator’s Legal Defence ‘Hampered’

    Prosecutors Refusing to Make Copies of Evidence Against Pat Cadorette Available to Him

    Almost four months after the G20 meeting in Toronto culminated in the arrest of over 1,100 activists and bystanders, several alleged conspirators are anxious to present their side of the story to a judge.

  • Two Reporters Undermine the Role of the Monarchy in the Dominion of Canada

    Early on the morning of Oct. 1, David Johnston stepped in front of the Canadian Senate in Ottawa, and was sworn in as Canada’s 28th Governor General.

  • Editorial

    Stop Racial Profiling

    For decades, Montreal has been known as a swinging city, a bastion for people who want to live and let live. The city was considered so open minded, so averse to racism and prejudice that it was chosen as the site where famed black baseball player Jackie Robinson would first play professionally.

  • The Motorcycle Diaries

    Ask an American and they’ll tell you that Canada is a country filled with overly polite hockey players and hasn’t experienced a crime more serious than jay-walking in a dog’s age.

  • Journalists for Human Rights Coming to ConU

    Group will provide training to journalists from war-torn countries

    Canada’s largest media development organization has come to Concordia, as the non-profit group Journalists for Human Rights has taken steps to set up a chapter at the university. The club aims to provide training to journalists from war-torn countries, with a particular emphasis on Africa.

  • Chinese Student Association to Launch Newspaper

    Concordia University’s media outlets will soon be trilingual, as the Concordia Chinese Student Association has announced plans to launch the school’s first Chinese-language newspaper.

  • Lace Up Your Shoes for Africa

    Concordia Students Raise Money for Engineers Without Boarders

    On Sept. 5, students from Concordia University’s engineering faculty got sweaty for a good cause.

  • Collect ‘Em All

    The Obsessive World of Collectors

    Most people put their Pokémon cards in a drawer, never to see the light of day again. Others end up waiting for Hall & Oates outside a concert venue, hoping to add a little ‘rock and soul’ to their autograph stockpile. For lifelong collectors, it’s a thin line between hobby and way of life.

  • Can you dig it?

    History comes alive during Quebec Archeology Month

    Piles of dirt. Small shards of broken pottery. Piecing chunks of mystery objects together like the world’s most complex jigsaw puzzle, but without the luxury of a box cover to show you what the final product should look like.

    Real archeology is a far cry from it’s swashbuckling depictions in popular culture. Indiana Jones spent more time shooting Nazis than cataloguing layers of sediment and Brendan Frasier’s The Mummy dealt more with the supernatural powers of artifacts than their historical context.

  • What’s in that bag?

    The sights and sounds of a G20 protest

    The cop is standing in my way and it’s pretty clear that I’m not getting around him without his say-so. “Do you mind if I take a look inside your bag? I don’t want to search it, I just want to take a look.” He is polite, yet firm. The message is getting through; I am perfectly within my rights to refuse him, but if I do, I won’t be proceeding any further.

  • Sense and censorship

    Alternative media: telling the whole story

    The urge to censor is universal, stemming from our desire to shape reality to fit our worldview, and it can take many forms. The urge to silence a voice can come from many directions: from the government, from advertisers, even from the public whom the media is trying to inform. To complicate matters, censorship doesn’t just come from above.

  • The R-word

    Sexual Assault Awareness month teaches women how to stay safe

    They say you always remember your first time. That is especially true when you lose your virginity — not to a high school sweetheart or some stupid drunken fling — but to a rapist.