Jasmine Papillon-Smith

  • Secret Trials, Blackmail and Other Adventures

    Panel Investigates the Human Rights Cost of National Security

    Secret trials, blackmail and other “dirty tricks” were on the table at “CSIS: Who needs them?” an event held at Concordia’s Hall Building over the weekend.

  • Disliking Facebook’s Environmental Status

    Why The Social Networking Site Is Polluting More Than Minds

    The thought of quitting has occurred to everyone at least once.
    Suffice to say that the time wasted updating statuses, ‘‘liking’‘ trivial commentary and declining invitations to cringe-worthy events is ample ground on which to leave the social networking scene.

  • South Shore Hit With Transit Hikes

    Price of Passes to Jump by 59 Per Cent as All Off-Island Suburbs to Pay Same Price

    Philippe Johnson, a 21-year-old Université de Montréal student, moved to the apartment building adjacent to the Longueil Metro station to avoid taking the bus—and to avoid the hassle of paying for an expensive bus pass.

  • Seville Comes Down

    Montreal Theatre to be Replaced by Condos

    Montreal’s Seville Theatre was torn down on Oct. 7.
    The theatre, which decayed on the city’s western edge for the last 25 years, was destroyed to make room for three condo towers to be built by Montreal developer Prével, a project estimated at $112 million.

  • Suncor Oil Spills Into St. Lawrence River

    Thirty-Five Barrels of Oil Leak From East Montreal Refinery

    Thousands of litres of oil spilled into the St. Lawrence River from the Suncor-Petro Canada refinery at Marien Avenue and Notre Dame Street on Sept. 28, but the source of the leak remains unknown.

  • Open to Question

    Concordia President Blames Swelling Classroom Sizes on Lack of Funding

    On Sept. 17, Concordia President Judith Woodsworth said that her university’s reputation is on the rise.

  • Open Season on International Students

    Complaints Against Predatory Landlords are Rising

    Faced with a strange city, a new language and unique laws, Concordia’s international students are falling victim to harassment and exploitation from landlords.

  • ‘I have to fight this’

    Concordia Student Goes Out and Walks for a Cure Against Leukemia

    Alyssa Brandone was 11 when she was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, a disease she fought with everything she had and ultimately defeated.

  • McGill Closes Portion of McTavish Street to Traffic

    McGill students are sheepish about stepping onto the campus’ new pedestrian street. Although the southern half of McTavish Street has been closed to motorists and cyclists since May 28, pedestrians are still clinging to the sidewalk.