Julian McKenzie

  • Four Arrested as Spring 2015 Takes a Violent Turn

    Rubber bullets, pepper spray and tear gas were some of the lasting images of a protest organized by the Printemps 2015 collective on Tuesday night.

  • 1st & Done

    The Joys and Dangers of Playing Football Through the Eyes of Former Players

    Liam Mahoney was once the face of Concordia Stingers football. The former star quarterback, league all-star and All-Canadian loved dodging players with his speed and fought for every yard on the field. He took a number of hits and suffered numerous concussions, but he still managed to reach the Canadian Football League, fulfilling his lifetime aspiration of playing professional football.

  • #EmbraceTheTank

    Whether we like it or not, some of our favourite teams aren’t good enough to play in the post-season and should probably just call it a season. Teams shouldn’t be discouraged but encouraged(!) to lose games on purpose for a better chance at landing a top pick in your upcoming draft.

  • Step Into the Oval

    A Look Into the Women’s Roller Derby Scene in Montreal

    It’s Saturday night in Montreal and sports fans are making their way to the arena. With a packed parking lot and long lines for tickets, the prospect of fast skating and hip checks is clearly enticing. It sounds like an average night at a Montreal Canadiens game, but it’s nowhere near as conventional.

  • State of the Rivalry

    A Glimpse At the Storied Concordia-McGill Rivalry In the Present Day

    Stingers, Redmen and Martlets haven’t gotten along since the dawn of man, or so we’ve been led to believe. In the world of university athletics, there is no shortage of history between “Concordians” and “McGillionaires.”

  • Trounced!

    Women’s Basketball Team Gets Blown Out in Loss to McGill Martlets

    The Concordia Stingers women’s basketball team lost 72-48 to the McGill Martlets this past Saturday, and the term bad would be an understatement. Stingers were held to under 10 points in a quarter twice during the game, giving them their fifth loss in their last six games.

  • Running Down the Redmen

    Stingers Avenge Thursday Night Loss to McGill University

    The Concordia Stingers wrapped up a home-and-home series against the McGill Redmen this past Saturday, edging McGill 51-44. ConU was led by guard Mukiya Post’s 12 points in the victory. McGill’s Francois Bourque led his team with 13 points in the loss.

  • Pressbox Hat Trick: The Podcast EP1

    The first episode of Pressbox Hat Trick: The Podcast. Julian McKenzie, Tristan D’amours, and Vince Morello tackle different topics from the CIS, to the NHL, to the NFL, and more.

  • “Monster Gamer, Quiet Guy”

    A Look into Men’s Basketball Dunking Phenom Ken Beaulieu

    On the court, Stingers rookie Ken Beaulieu makes his presence felt through his play. As top scorer, the team relies on him, and when the opportunity presents itself, he will raise the roof with a slam-dunk, celebrated with a jubilatory roar.

  • The One That Got Away

    Stingers Lose In Dying Seconds Against Laval Rouge et Or

    The Concordia Stingers dropped their most recent contest to the Laval Rouge et Or this past Thursday night, losing 79-77 at the Concordia Gymnasium. The Stingers failed to keep pace in the standings, and allowed Laval to jump to second in the RSEQ.

  • CBC President Hubert Lacroix Comes To Concordia

    The future of the public broadcasting corporation in Canada is in trouble, according to CBC president Hubert Lacroix. He discussed his views of the industry and other recent controversies to Concordia’s Journalism department last Wednesday evening.

  • Dodging and Fundraising

    Concordia Dodgeball League Holds Tournament For Galapagos Project

    It is natural for the heartbeat to hasten in a game of dodgeball, as staying alive as long as possible is the primary objective. Conceptually, it’s a simple game but still a novelty for some Concordia University students, even if they don’t completely understand the concept.

  • Let The Gaelic Games Begin

    Visiting Irish Scholar Set to Begin First-Ever Gaelic Athletic Association Club at Concordia

    Formed in the 19th century, the Gaelic Athletic Association has over one million participants worldwide and features numerous Irish sports, including Gaelic football and hurling. Both sports are huge hits in their native country of Ireland and games are played in front of tens of thousands of fans.

  • Welcome To The (Battle) War

    Battlewar Brings the Ruckus to Foufounes Électriques

    Standing at five-foot-ten and 140 pounds in the confines of Foufounes Électriques, James McGee, better known as Twiggy, isn’t your prototypical wrestler. Donning shades, a Michael Jackson jacket from the “Thriller” music video, a red headband and red, white and black chaps, he resembles a trick-or-treater more than your average wrestler.

  • Au Revoir Le Gros Bill: A Goodbye to Legendary Montreal Canadien Jean Beliveau

    In sports, fans and analysts always evaluate a player based on stats on the ice. The legendary Jean Beliveau will be remembered for what he did off the ice as much as what he did on it.

  • Les Bleus Sont Victorieux

    Université de Montréal Carabins Clinch First-Ever Vanier Cup Trophy After Heart-Stopping Ending

    There’s a new top dog in Quebec football. After years of the Laval Rouge et Or dominating the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec conference and the Canadian Interuniversity Sport, there is, finally, a new champion from the conference.

  • UdeM Carabins Are Vanier Cup Champions

    Carabins Clinch First Ever Vanier Cup After Heart-Stopping Ending

    The UdeM Carabins captured their first ever Vanier Cup title in a thrilling 20-19 victory over the McMaster Marauders at the Percival Molson Stadium this past Saturday afternoon.

  • Rugby Canada Wants You!

    Athletes Seek to Be on Rugby Canada Radar at Try 4 Gold Talent Camp

    Rugby is two years away from making its Olympic debut at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, but Rugby Canada is wasting no time identifying potential prospects that may be worthy of representing their country overseas—whether they’re knowledgeable of the game or not.

  • From Stinger To Gaiter

    Former League MVP Kyle Desmarais Returns to Concordia—But This Time as an Opponent

    The Concordia Gymnasium is no longer Kyle Desmarais’s home. It is no longer a place where Stingers fans can celebrate his three-point shots and athletic plays. When he falls to the ground after being fouled, Concordia’s coaches will no longer plead his case. Instead, they’ll defend their own players.

  • Men’s Basketball: Stingers Stall versus Bishop’s

    Former Stinger Kyle Desmarais Scores 18 Points For Bishop’s In Return to Concordia

    Despite outscoring the Bishop’s Gaiters in both quarters of the second half, the Stingers were unable to overcome and surpass the Gaiters lead, losing 76-69 at the Concordia Gymnasium this past Thursday night.