Julian McKenzie

  • Football Team Preview: Who Will Lead?

    Questions Abound At Quarterback As Team Enters Year Two Of The Donovan Era

    This year, with brand-spanking new uniforms to boot, the Stingers will try to move upward in their division while having to fend off the always mighty Laval Rouge et Or, as well as the reigning Vanier Cup champions, the Université de Montréal Carabins.

  • To Be Frank

    Ex-ConU Starting Quarterback Opens Up On Why He Left Team

    It’s a scorching hot Monday morning that will surely get hotter and more humid as the hours go by. It’s the type of day that would make anybody want to wear the least amount of clothing possible. Instead, dozens of Concordia Stingers football players are in full gear at training camp, running drills on the brand new turf installed at Concordia Stadium. There is, however, a notable absentee at this year’s camp.

  • Les Lawton Takes Leave

    Stingers Announce Women’s Hockey Head Coach Will Take Medical Leave of Absence

    The Concordia Stingers announced late Friday night that women’s hockey head coach Les Lawton will be taking an immediate and “indefinite medical leave of absence”. Women’s hockey team assistants Julie Chu and Mike McGrath will take over head coaching duties in Lawton’s absence.

  • ConU Gold Shines Brighter

    Stingers Defeat Golden Gaels in Pre-Season Game

    The Concordia Stingers won a preseason battle by a score of 21-18 against Queen’s Golden Gaels on Sunday afternoon at Concordia Stadium. Despite trailing for most of the game, the Stingers managed to score the go-ahead touchdown with under three minutes to play in the fourth quarter.

  • The Ciamp Is Here

    Memorial Cup Champion Luca Ciampini Continues Hockey Journey As Concordia Stinger

    There’s a trophy and memorabilia room in Luca Ciampini’s home. Hockey medals, pucks, framed photos and jerseys can be found in almost every corner. There are a few soccer trophies as well—the 21-year-old began playing soccer in his youth around the same time he took up hockey—but those days are behind him now.

  • Happy Birthday! Shut Up!

    Legendary Rapper Yasiin Bey Begins Stand Up Comedy Career in Montreal

    Montreal producer Kaytranada provided the soundtrack to an evening at the Phi Centre while Yasiin Bey made his way to the stage. He held a handful of rose petals and casually threw them into the crowd as a peace offering.

  • Osheaga 2015: With A Cherry Bomb On Top

    Osheaga festival’s 2015 edition concludes strong with the likes of Tyler, The Creator, Gary Clark Jr., and Toro Y Moi.

  • The New Queen of the Hive

    Tenicha Gittens Set to Usher in New Era of Concordia Women’s Basketball

    Eight years before she accepted the title as head coach of Concordia women’s basketball team, Tenicha Gittens was five months into a 9-to-5 desk-job-type internship in the U.S. when a thought crossed her mind. “I can’t do this,”

  • 2015 Is The Year for Women In Sport

    We’ve only passed the halfway point of the year with many sporting events still to be covered, but I can’t think of another year in modern history where female athletes have stood out as much as they have this year.

  • Kevin Figsby Leaves Concordia

    Longtime Men’s Hockey Team Head Coach Departs Program After 15 Seasons

    The Concordia Stingers announced that Kevin Figsby will not be returning as the head coach of their men’s hockey team for the upcoming 2015-16 season today. Figsby had held his position for the last 15 seasons.

  • GoldLink Brings The Bounce To Newspeak

    Ever since his debut EP The God Complex seemingly fell out of the sky, Washington, D.C-native rapper GoldLink has delighted listeners, including myself, with his musical style of “future bounce” while keeping an air of mystique regarding his physical appearance.

  • Why Can’t People Accept That LeBron Could Be Better Than Jordan?

    If you ask people who the greatest basketball player of all time is, you’re more than likely to hear the most famous double first name of all-time, “Michael Jordan.”

  • East Is Beast at CIS East-West Bowl

    Team East Wins 13th Annual CIS Prospects Football Game 29-21

    Led by Queen’s Golden Gaels receiver Doug Corby, Team East defeated Team West 29-21 at the 2015 Canadian Interuniversity East-West Bowl, a showcase for the best university football players across Canada, at Percival Molson Stadium on Saturday.

  • Popovic Named Head Coach of ConU Men’s Basketball

    Former Player and Assistant Coach Lands ‘Dream’ Job

    The assistant has finally become the master.

  • A Swift Crackdown

    SPVM Impose Force After Protest Declared Illegal In Record Time

    It took all of three minutes for last night’s protest against austerity to be declared illegal by Montreal police for violating the P-6 bylaw.

  • One Protester Arrested As Easter Protest Stifled by Police

    A protest against austerity measures ended in under an hour after police intervened with tear gas and arrested one person Monday night.

  • Leaving the Nest?

    Men’s Soccer Journeyman Odaine Demar Prepares to Leave ConU

    Concordia men’s soccer player Odaine Demar can be compared to a nomadic traveler. He’s constantly on the move from place to place, never staying too long, and like a nomad, his destination isn’t always defined.

  • Monday Night Protest

    Thousands Continue to Walk Streets Combatting Austerity Measures

    The Printemps 2015 collective gathered once again at Parc Emilie-Gamelin to protest against austerity measures set by the Quebec government Monday night.

  • Four Arrested as Spring 2015 Takes a Violent Turn

    Rubber bullets, pepper spray and tear gas were some of the lasting images of a protest organized by the Printemps 2015 collective on Tuesday night.

  • 1st & Done

    The Joys and Dangers of Playing Football Through the Eyes of Former Players

    Liam Mahoney was once the face of Concordia Stingers football. The former star quarterback, league all-star and All-Canadian loved dodging players with his speed and fought for every yard on the field. He took a number of hits and suffered numerous concussions, but he still managed to reach the Canadian Football League, fulfilling his lifetime aspiration of playing professional football.