• Up for Sale?

    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.

  • ‘Drastic Assault on Student Representation’

    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.

  • Heard in the Hall

    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.

  • Editorial

    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.

  • Nah’msayin?

    Shuttle Bus-ted

    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.”

  • Sex and Pancakes

    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…

  • Black Face, University Space

    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.’

  • Editorial

    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.

  • Sex & Pancakes

    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.

  • Nah’msayin?

    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.