The fifth screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 magnum opus The Great Gatsby didn’t stray too far from the original plot of the classic American novel. This was both the movie’s greatest flaw and asset.
The name Marie-Héléne Tokar, resident of the small Laurentian town of St. Hippolyte, Quebec probably means nothing to you. But to those of us who follow stories of pit bull atrocities, the name fairly leaps from the page.
Karissa Donkin, in a Toronto Star article published January 11th, discusses the rapid spread of the #IdleNoMore movement through social media. She explains, “...anyone — no matter how physically isolated they are — can participate in discussion and follow news if they have an Internet connection or smartphone.” That’s how we became aware of this issue - as students constantly plugged into social media sites, #IdleNoMore was very accessible to us. Which got us thinking, which voices were strongest in Idle No More, and which voices were being excluded?
Margaret Thatcher's courage, both personal and political, shone like a diamond held up to firelight, naturally emphasized in countless tributes since her death. But few of these tributes really looked at the singular way her character and actions played out in the wider story of British and world politics in the last third of the 20th Century.
James Howard Kunstler's latest book, Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology and the Fate of the Nation, is required reading for anyone starting out with their life ahead of them. This is his long-awaited follow-up to his 2005 book The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century, the book that started me thinking much more seriously about communities and what would be needed to maintain good places to live even as our society changes around us.
On Wednesday April 3rd, the McGill Office of Sustainability hosted its third annual Catalyst Awards, recognizing students and staff for their contributions to sustainability at McGill. The nominations featured a diverse range of projects and initiatives from around the campus. This year, the Awards ceremony celebrated the following winners
As I was sipping my grande skinny vanilla latte one mild afternoon, I noticed all the happy, flirtatious couples around me. So, I couldn’t help but wonder; are they in a relationship or are they actually just friends with benefits? I started thinking about the infamous “friends with benefits” term. Countless books and movies often illustrate the same stereotype: Two friends, who are physically attracted to one and other, decide to engage in a merely physical relationship. But, I ask, is a friend with benefits sustainable?
I recently had the opportunity to travel to Moscow and St. Petersburg with Professor Karl Moore and 42 other McGill students as part of the Hot Cities of the World Tour. Each year, the tour aims to bring McGill students to various cities which will likely rise to prominence and become global centers of economic activity in the coming years. While representing McGill University, students travelling with the Hot Cities tour have visited Tel Aviv, Dubai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Johannesburg and many other cities.