Julian McKenzie

  • The Brit and The American Football Dream

    Almost five years ago, Laurent Tshimanga was 19 years old and had never played a down of football in his life.

  • Billy Eff Le Chef: “Recovery”

    Billy Eff Le Chef is a rapper now, but his background is in punk rock, emo, poetry, and expensive sounding food. He’s actually a chef, if you didn’t know. They’re all uncomplicated and happy memories that bring a smile to his face. His eyes light up as he lists off his favourite poets, artists, and potential dishes he could serve to guests if he ever felt compelled to host a party for 20-odd guests.

  • THe LYONZ: Open Space

    The Link sat down with Montreal duo THe LYONZ to talk their origins, music and more in this episode of The Scratch.

  • Selling CIS

    How to Get People to Attend Canadian Interuniversity Sport Games

    It’s the little brother to the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States, and Canadian Interuniversity Sport features the best collegiate athletes that Canadian universities have to offer.

  • Stingers Briefs: Heartbreaking Weekend

    Concordia Basketball and Hockey Teams All Lose During Shoot for the Cure Weekend

    In addition to playing games at the Ed Meagher and Concordia Gymnasium, the Stingers were hard at work fundraising for the Canadian Interuniversity Sport’s Shoot for the Cure weekend.

  • This Is What It’s Like to Be a Black Actor in Canada

    The reality of black actors in Canada.

  • Stingers Briefs: You Get a Win, and You Get a Win!

    Basketball Teams Beat Bishop’s, Men’s Hockey Beats RMC

    This week in Stingers Briefs, Concordia’s basketball and men’s hockey teams all won on the road.

  • Green Hypnotic & High Klassified: LVL Ou Rien

    The Link sat down with the gatekeepers of the Laval hip hop scene, High Klassified and Green Hypnotic

  • Know Your Rights as an Intern in Canada

    Interns who have worked without pay can send in an Employment Standards or a Complaints Registration form to the company they’ve interned for, in order to recoup minimum wages for whatever hours they have worked.

  • Stingers Briefs: Women’s Hockey Wins on the Road

    Concordia Beats Ottawa Gee-Gees for Third Straight Win

    The Concordia Stingers women’s hockey team is on a roll after winning their third straight league game this past Friday night. They won 4-2 over the Ottawa Gee-Gees at the Minto Sports Complex in Ottawa.

  • Stingers Briefs: Saturday Afternoon Rivalries

    Stingers Men’s Basketball Wins Second Straight Over Nationally-Ranked McGill, Women’s Team Loses in OT

    This week in Stingers Briefs, we recap a wild Saturday afternoon of Concordia basketball against McGill University.

  • Men’s Basketball: Schneiders Saves The Day

    Concordia Defeats UQAM At Home, Creates Three-Way Tie for Second Place in Conference

    Concordia Stingers head coach Rastko Popovic had a big smile on his face on Saturday evening as he prepared to answer questions post-game.

  • Women’s Basketball: Sweet Second

    Stingers Get Second Win of the Season After Beating Citadins

    The Concordia Stingers scored 33 points in the third quarter and their bench was loving every minute of it. Shot after shot, the players and coaches would celebrate as if every point was bringing them closer to a championship, and not their second win of the season.

  • Men’s Basketball: This One’s For The Kids in Purple

    Concordia Blows 16-Point Lead to Bishop’s Gaiters

    The Maroon and Gold led for most of the contest, but the Bishop’s Gaiters would not go away.

  • Women’s Basketball: An Ugly Win

    Stingers Finally Earn First Victory With Blowout Win over Bishop’s

    The Bishop’s Gaiters women’s basketball team has fallen on hard times as they haven’t won a league game since the 2011-12 season. They were already shorthanded coming into their contest against the Concordia Stingers on Saturday afternoon, fielding only eight available players.

  • Under the Gunner

    Catching Up with the Former Stingers Running Back

    In Austin, Texas, the capital of the second most populous and second largest state in the U.S., there is a young industrial welder who spends his day building overhead bridge cranes and designing custom parts for oil production.

  • Football: Most Outstanding Miller

    Concordia Stingers Quarterback Given Top Conference, Receiver Lessard Named Most Outstanding Offensive Rookie

    Concordia Stingers quarterback Trenton Miller was given the Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy for being named the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec conference’s most outstanding player during a ceremony in Quebec City on Friday afternoon.

  • Women’s Basketball: Stumble at the First Block

    Stingers Drop Season Opener Versus UQAM Citadins

    Down 8-3 in the first quarter, Concordia Stingers head coach Tenicha Gittens looked visibly frustrated at her players.

  • Football: Lost in Blue

    Stingers Drop Regular Season Finale at UdeM, Will Face Laval Next Week

    Twice the Concordia Stingers tried to compete with the reigning Vanier Cup champions, the Université de Montréal Carabins. Twice the Concordia Stingers failed. But it didn’t stop Stingers quarterback Trenton Miller from vowing that the Stingers would get another chance at defeating UdeM following Saturday’s game.

  • Les Frères Celestin: Two Brothers On Opposite Edges of the Montreal Hip-Hop Spectrum

    Similar to numerous hip-hop artists in Montreal, neighbouring Laval, the West Island, and the South Shore, Louie P is clamouring for attention. While he has opened for up-and-coming rappers such as GoldLink and Skepta, and has been featured on rap blogs such as Hypetrak and HotNewHipHop.com, it hasn’t turned him into a household name, unlike the older brother he still shares a room with.