Julian McKenzie

  • Sports

    Women’s Basketball: Stumble at the First Block

    Down 8-3 in the first quarter, Concordia Stingers head coach Tenicha Gittens looked visibly frustrated at her players.

  • Sports

    Football: Lost in Blue

    Twice the Concordia Stingers tried to compete with the reigning Vanier Cup champions, the Université de Montréal Carabins. Twice the Concordia Stingers failed. But it didn’t stop Stingers quarterback Trenton Miller from vowing that the Stingers would get another chance at defeating UdeM following Saturday’s game.

  • Les Frères Celestin: Two Brothers On Opposite Edges of the Montreal Hip-Hop Spectrum

    Similar to numerous hip-hop artists in Montreal, neighbouring Laval, the West Island, and the South Shore, Louie P is clamouring for attention. While he has opened for up-and-coming rappers such as GoldLink and Skepta, and has been featured on rap blogs such as Hypetrak and HotNewHipHop.com, it hasn’t turned him into a household name, unlike the older brother he still shares a room with.

  • Fringe Arts

    So You’re Saying There’s a Chance (the Rapper)

    “Everybody was like, wait, timeout,” said Chance. “This is great. This is like the best fart to ever come out. This is the best fart to come out in 2013.”

  • CJ Flemings: Achieved Status

    Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, Jay Z, or Nas are some of the common influences cited by many rappers as their reason for getting into the hip-hop genre. In contrast, Montreal rapper CJ Flemings, who started making music at the age of 13, points to the sounds of Atlanta rapper Young Dro and T.I., specifically their work on one-hit wonder Yung L.A.’s “Ain’t I” from 2008.

  • Sports

    Football: Kick It to Win It

    With crosstown bragging rights, a trophy and a potential playoff berth on the line, Concordia Stingers kicker Keegan Treloar was called on to kick a 30-yard field goal to win the game. However, prior to the game-winning kick, Treloar’s kicking practice net was broken and the fifth-year marketing student couldn’t warm up.

  • Chance the Rapper Comes to Concordia

    Chancelor Bennett aka Chance the Rapper was a special guest at Concordia University’s Hip-Hop: Past, Present, Future class, taught by hip-hop artist and professor Yassin Alsalman.

  • Feeling The Vibes: Chance the Rapper Performs at Olympia Theatre

    Hours after being interviewed by Montreal rapper The Narcicyst aka Narcy in front of hundreds of students at Concordia University, the Chicago rapper delighted fans with a performance at the Olympia Theatre as part of his Family Matters Tour with fellow rappers D.R.A.M, Towkio, and producer Metro Boomin.

  • Sports

    Paying It Forward

    Concordia Stingers slotback Jamal Henry has played a grand total of one game this season, as he’s been sidelined due to injury. Yet, he provided a significant contribution for his team, albeit after they defeated the Bishop’s Gaiters 63-0 on Saturday afternoon at Concordia Stadium.

  • Sports

    The New Guard

    Months ago, newly minted Concordia Stingers women’s basketball coach Tenicha Gittens had just celebrated her new job as Stingers head coach, similar to how most would do in the digital age—via Facebook post.

  • Sports

    Football: Miller Time

    The Concordia Stingers embarrassed the Bishop’s Gaiters 63-0 this past Saturday afternoon at Concordia Stadium, improving their record to 3-3 on the season. The win sets up a crucial matchup versus the McGill Redmen next Saturday in the Shaughnessy Cup, where a defeat over their crosstown rivals will give them a playoff berth.

  • Sports

    Women’s Basketball: (Pre-Season) Upset!

    The Concordia Stingers women’s basketball team defeated the five-time defending national champions, the Windsor Lancers 70-63, at the Concordia Gymnasium this past Friday evening.

  • Sports

    Men’s Basketball: Golden Hawk Down

    Concordia’s men’s basketball team won 79-60 over the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks this past Friday evening during their annual pre-season Concordia Classic Tournament at the Concordia Gymnasium.

  • Sports

    Jahlani of All Trades

    Standing at six foot one and 205 pounds, Jahlani Gilbert-Knorren could be seen as a jack-of-all trades type of football player. Throughout his football career, from his elementary school days in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, his ventures out in Western Canada, to the present day as a member of the Concordia Stingers, he has spent time as a quarterback, wide receiver, slotback and even as a safety.

  • What A Time To Be Alive: The Review

    What A Time to Be Alive will go down as one of the most noteworthy projects of 2015, as the two hottest names in hip hop this minute, Drake and Future, blessed Twitter timelines and Apple Music subscribers with their collab on Sunday, Sept. 20.

  • Sports

    David Samson Will No Longer Be At JMSM Conference

    Concordia University’s John Molson Sports Marketing group will no longer host former Montreal Expos executive vice-president David Samson at their upcoming JMSM Business Conference in November.

  • Special Issue

    A Guide to Life in N.D.G.

    So you’re away from the lively, yet hectic downtown area and have opted for the greener, calmer Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. Here are some places to check out that should make your life in NDG all the better.

  • Sports

    Women’s Basketball Preview: “Effort is Non-Negotiable”

    The winds of change have passed through many a Concordia Stingers team, and the women’s basketball squad is no exception.

  • Sports

    Stingers Rebranded

    The buzz is back at Concordia University. Classes are back in session, students have returned to their familiar confines downtown or at Loyola, and Concordia’s sports team will all be back in action. The Stingers brand, however, will look noticeably different the next time you get to see them on the field, ice or court.

  • Sports

    Nightmare At The Hive

    Just days after unveiling their new uniforms, the Concordia Stingers football team looked to begin their new era with a victory over the Sherbrooke Vert et Or. A packed Concordia Stadium filled with froshers and alumni seemed to provide the perfect setting for ConU. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be.