Julian McKenzie

  • Jahlani of All Trades

    Jahlani Gilbert-Knorren’s Story and His Struggles Being a Canadian Quarterback

    Standing at six foot one and 205 pounds, Jahlani Gilbert-Knorren could be seen as a jack-of-all trades type of football player. Throughout his football career, from his elementary school days in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, his ventures out in Western Canada, to the present day as a member of the Concordia Stingers, he has spent time as a quarterback, wide receiver, slotback and even as a safety.

  • What A Time To Be Alive: The Review

    What A Time to Be Alive will go down as one of the most noteworthy projects of 2015, as the two hottest names in hip hop this minute, Drake and Future, blessed Twitter timelines and Apple Music subscribers with their collab on Sunday, Sept. 20.

  • David Samson Will No Longer Be At JMSM Conference

    John Molson Sports Marketing Committee Removes Controversial Former Montreal Expos VP From Event Lineup

    Concordia University’s John Molson Sports Marketing group will no longer host former Montreal Expos executive vice-president David Samson at their upcoming JMSM Business Conference in November.

  • A Guide to Life in N.D.G.

    So you’re away from the lively, yet hectic downtown area and have opted for the greener, calmer Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. Here are some places to check out that should make your life in NDG all the better.

  • Women’s Basketball Preview: “Effort is Non-Negotiable”

    Stingers Have New Coach, But How Will They Fare Without Star Player?

    The winds of change have passed through many a Concordia Stingers team, and the women’s basketball squad is no exception.

  • Stingers Rebranded

    New Logo, New Uniforms, New Brand for Concordia Stingers Revealed at Press Conference

    The buzz is back at Concordia University. Classes are back in session, students have returned to their familiar confines downtown or at Loyola, and Concordia’s sports team will all be back in action. The Stingers brand, however, will look noticeably different the next time you get to see them on the field, ice or court.

  • Nightmare At The Hive

    Concordia Stingers Shutout in Football Season Opener Against Sherbrooke

    Just days after unveiling their new uniforms, the Concordia Stingers football team looked to begin their new era with a victory over the Sherbrooke Vert et Or. A packed Concordia Stadium filled with froshers and alumni seemed to provide the perfect setting for ConU. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be.

  • Football Team Preview: Who Will Lead?

    Questions Abound At Quarterback As Team Enters Year Two Of The Donovan Era

    This year, with brand-spanking new uniforms to boot, the Stingers will try to move upward in their division while having to fend off the always mighty Laval Rouge et Or, as well as the reigning Vanier Cup champions, the Université de Montréal Carabins.

  • To Be Frank

    Ex-ConU Starting Quarterback Opens Up On Why He Left Team

    It’s a scorching hot Monday morning that will surely get hotter and more humid as the hours go by. It’s the type of day that would make anybody want to wear the least amount of clothing possible. Instead, dozens of Concordia Stingers football players are in full gear at training camp, running drills on the brand new turf installed at Concordia Stadium. There is, however, a notable absentee at this year’s camp.

  • Les Lawton Takes Leave

    Stingers Announce Women’s Hockey Head Coach Will Take Medical Leave of Absence

    The Concordia Stingers announced late Friday night that women’s hockey head coach Les Lawton will be taking an immediate and “indefinite medical leave of absence”. Women’s hockey team assistants Julie Chu and Mike McGrath will take over head coaching duties in Lawton’s absence.

  • ConU Gold Shines Brighter

    Stingers Defeat Golden Gaels in Pre-Season Game

    The Concordia Stingers won a preseason battle by a score of 21-18 against Queen’s Golden Gaels on Sunday afternoon at Concordia Stadium. Despite trailing for most of the game, the Stingers managed to score the go-ahead touchdown with under three minutes to play in the fourth quarter.

  • The Ciamp Is Here

    Memorial Cup Champion Luca Ciampini Continues Hockey Journey As Concordia Stinger

    There’s a trophy and memorabilia room in Luca Ciampini’s home. Hockey medals, pucks, framed photos and jerseys can be found in almost every corner. There are a few soccer trophies as well—the 21-year-old began playing soccer in his youth around the same time he took up hockey—but those days are behind him now.

  • Happy Birthday! Shut Up!

    Legendary Rapper Yasiin Bey Begins Stand Up Comedy Career in Montreal

    Montreal producer Kaytranada provided the soundtrack to an evening at the Phi Centre while Yasiin Bey made his way to the stage. He held a handful of rose petals and casually threw them into the crowd as a peace offering.

  • With A Cherry Bomb On Top

    Osheaga 2015 concludes strong with the likes of Tyler the Creator, Gary Clark Jr., and Toro y Moi.

  • The New Queen of the Hive

    Tenicha Gittens Set to Usher in New Era of Concordia Women’s Basketball

    Eight years before she accepted the title as head coach of Concordia women’s basketball team, Tenicha Gittens was five months into a 9-to-5 desk-job-type internship in the U.S. when a thought crossed her mind. “I can’t do this,”

  • 2015 Is The Year for Women In Sport

    We’ve only passed the halfway point of the year with many sporting events still to be covered, but I can’t think of another year in modern history where female athletes have stood out as much as they have this year.

  • Kevin Figsby Leaves Concordia

    Longtime Men’s Hockey Team Head Coach Departs Program After 15 Seasons

    The Concordia Stingers announced that Kevin Figsby will not be returning as the head coach of their men’s hockey team for the upcoming 2015-16 season today. Figsby had held his position for the last 15 seasons.

  • GoldLink Brings The Bounce To Newspeak

    Ever since his debut EP The God Complex seemingly fell out of the sky, Washington, D.C-native rapper GoldLink has delighted listeners, including myself, with his musical style of “future bounce” while keeping an air of mystique regarding his physical appearance.

  • Why Can’t People Accept That LeBron Could Be Better Than Jordan?

    If you ask people who the greatest basketball player of all time is, you’re more than likely to hear the most famous double first name of all-time, “Michael Jordan.”

  • East Is Beast at CIS East-West Bowl

    Team East Wins 13th Annual CIS Prospects Football Game 29-21

    Led by Queen’s Golden Gaels receiver Doug Corby, Team East defeated Team West 29-21 at the 2015 Canadian Interuniversity East-West Bowl, a showcase for the best university football players across Canada, at Percival Molson Stadium on Saturday.