Students Withhold Funds From The Void and CJLO, Reward Queer Concordia
Three groups appealed to the student body for more funding during last week’s Concordia Student Union elections, but only one got what it was hoping for.
Montrealers Battle Bedroom-Style on International Pillow Fight Day
Most street fights are brutal affairs, but on April 2, Philips Square saw combat get a lot fluffier as downtown Montreal bore witness to International Pillow Fight Day.
Electoral Focus Shifts as the Graduate Students’ Association Heads to the Polls
The Graduate Students’ Association is hoping to raise awareness and get more students involved in its upcoming elections—generally an event of low interest for most graduate students.
Slate Wins Executive, Sweeps Arts & Science Councilorships
The next Concordia Student Union executive will be manned by the Your Concordia slate, headed by president-elect Lex Gill. The victory was by roughly 350 votes, a slim margin of victory considering the larger-than-normal turnout.
Some Voters Given Several Copies of Ballots
As polling stations closed on the last day of voting for the Concordia Student Union election, several students have stepped forward claiming that they were given too many ballots.
Students Show Up in Large Numbers for Concordia Student Union Election
There is still one day left to vote in the 2011 Concordia Student Union election, but the polling stations are already seeing potentially record numbers of students participating in the democratic process.
Another Budget Protest Turns Ugly
For the second week in a row, students clashed with riot police in downtown Montreal during a protest against Quebec’s new austerity budget. On March 31, thousands of CEGEP students blocked traffic, chanted in favour of a general strike and marched on Premier Charest’s office protesting tuition hikes and increases in user fees outlined in the Liberals’ 2011-2012 budget.
Alleged Action Campaign Violations Surface on First Day of Voting
The Concordia Student Union election, which has already seen accusations of dirty campaign tricks, got even more controversial on Tuesday, as several allegations were made against members of Action, including presidential candidate Khalil Haddad.
Protesters at Norman Bethune Square showed support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is facing increasing opposition at home. Across the street, a smaller group held a quiet counter-protest.
Who Wants Your Money and Why?
Since 2008, when CJLO took to the city’s AM airwaves, the student-run radio station has been named one of North America’s best by The Huffington Post.