Academic Autonomy and the Azrieli Institute
Concordia University’s recent announcement that it will be forming the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies—courtesy of a $5 million donation from the Azrieli Foundation—raises some interesting questions. Specifically, it raises questions pertaining to the idea of the university being bought by those with personal wealth and an interest in backing their favourite cause.
The CSU Weighs in on Board Breakdown
As it stands, undergraduate students control 10 per cent of 40 seats on the Board of Governors—the highest governing body at Concordia—and certain parties are interested in seeing this wholly inadequate number decrease even further.
To Strike or Not to Strike?
Tuition fees are on the rise, so we thought we’d ask students how far they’d go to stop them from going up. We roamed the halls of ConU to see if students would support going on strike for the sake of affordable education. Here’s what they had to say about it.
In All (Post-Orientation) Seriousness
Whether you did so by dragging your feet, scurrying in confusedly or eagerly rushing through the doors, when you returned to school two weeks ago you were welcomed to (or back to) Concordia with barbeques, tabling fairs, music, food, free-flowing booze and friendly faces. And you have your student union to thank for that.
So, your class just finished and it’s time for you to head to the next one. Unfortunately, it’s located on the other campus. But you figure, “Hey, this isn’t so bad, I have 40 minutes to get there.”
Not Feeling the Feet
I’ve been seeing a guy for a couple of months now, and we’re getting to the point where the “everything is awesome” stage turns into the part where you really get to know each other. Good news is, I still feel that we’re super-compatible—except for one small (or maybe not?) thing: I recently found out he has a foot fetish, and well, I don’t. I know this seems trivial, but I think sexuality is a really important part of who we are—and if this is a big part of his sexuality then, well, are we fundamentally doomed? If so, I’d like to find out before I get more invested…
HEC & A Lesson in Race Relations
The group of white Hautes Études Commerciales students that were caught on camera last week donning blackface—in the name of ‘school spirit’—displayed mindboggling ignorance by claiming that they ‘did not want to offend anyone.’
Russian Roulette on the Road
Picture this: you’re plodding along in the shuttle bus, inching your way through our city’s notoriously bad traffic, on your way to your class at Loyola, and you’re stuck under an overpass. Suddenly, you hear a large cracking sound, and a massive chunk of concrete falls from an aging roadway structure onto the bus, killing you instantly.
So, You’re Into Girls?
I’ve always liked and dated guys, but I met this girl and I think I have a crush on her. I don’t think it’s weird to like girls, but if I’m gay I think I’d know it by now. I’m still definitely into guys and I can’t imagine doing anything with a girl, but thinking about it really makes me hot.
The Secrets of Suck
The word “suck” gets tossed about a lot these days. It’s almost as versatile as the word “fuck,” and almost as much fun, too. However, there is one context where the word “suck” just isn’t cutting it—and that is in describing the shittiness of awful music.