Getting Beat by Dre
Dear Dr. Dre,
Hi, it’s me again. You may remember me from my rant about how you helped launch 50 Cent’s career.
On Brutal Repression by the SPVM
It began as most Anti-Police Brutality protests do. Demonstrators grew in numbers at a meeting place on March 15, this year facing the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal station at Place-des-Arts.
When I started drinking coffee I’d chew on a teaspoon of my dad’s Taster’s Choice coffee crystals, chase them with a glass of water, and run out the door. Eventually I learned to manage my time well enough to boil the water first and then put the instant coffee in it.
It’s election time again at the Concordia Student Union, and in case you hadn’t heard, all but one of the executive positions are uncontested, as are most of the council and Senate positions.
Arts Students Need to Get Involved, Be Aware
When the Parti Québécois announced cuts to university funding, I knew the Faculty of Fine Arts would get hit. After all, all of Concordia’s faculties were inevitably going to see their budgets cut.
Standing With the Faculty
We’re reaching a breaking point when it comes to labour negotiations at Concordia. Last week, our full-time professors joined the ranks of our part-time faculty and steelworker unions by voting in favour of a strike mandate—a first for the Concordia University Faculty Association.
It’s March already, which means the number of new faces at Concordia’s Le Gym is down significantly from the unrealistic high of the first week of January.
Tuition Is Just the Beginning When It Comes to Belt-Tightening
The voices in favour of austerity—higher tuition fees, reduced government spending, wage freezes and layoffs in the public sector—have failed to articulate where they see this finally ending.
Budget Cuts Put Disproportionate Pressure on Theatre Department
Though not unexpected, the scope of the impending cuts to Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts came as a shock to me and many of my fellow students in the Department of Theatre.
Universities Should Withdraw Funds From Fossil Fuel Companies
During Concordia University’s reading week, I made my way from frozen Montreal to the thawing state of Pennsylvania.