Julian McKenzie

  • 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.

  • Popovic Named Head Coach of ConU Men’s Basketball

    Former Player and Assistant Coach Lands ‘Dream’ Job

    The assistant has finally become the master.

  • A Swift Crackdown

    SPVM Impose Force After Protest Declared Illegal In Record Time

    It took all of three minutes for last night’s protest against austerity to be declared illegal by Montreal police for violating the P-6 bylaw.

  • One Protester Arrested As Easter Protest Stifled by Police

    A protest against austerity measures ended in under an hour after police intervened with tear gas and arrested one person Monday night.

  • Leaving the Nest?

    Men’s Soccer Journeyman Odaine Demar Prepares to Leave ConU

    Concordia men’s soccer player Odaine Demar can be compared to a nomadic traveler. He’s constantly on the move from place to place, never staying too long, and like a nomad, his destination isn’t always defined.

  • Monday Night Protest

    Thousands Continue to Walk Streets Combatting Austerity Measures

    The Printemps 2015 collective gathered once again at Parc Emilie-Gamelin to protest against austerity measures set by the Quebec government Monday night.

  • 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.