Opinion

The (Milton) Gates of Hell

The (Milton) Gates of Hell

The Berlin Wall. The U.S.-Mexico border. The thick layer of insect repellent that lines the…

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The Media’s Worrisome Crack Addiction

For those who may have spent the last month hiding from the authorities in a remote cabin north of Whitehorse, or building houses for the disenfranchised in Sub-Saharan Africa (for which I commend you), Toronto has a crack-smoking mayor. Indeed, Rob Ford has ended months of speculation, coming…

20 Dec 6:07 PM 8 Read More...

Letters: Lamenting is Not Enough

Guest submission by Tom Zheng

This piece is a response to the December 6th article in The Bull and Bear, “McGill University: Can I Get a Refund?”

Adam Banks is right; McGill isn’t perfect. I hate the fact that we have to walk all the way around campus to…

17 Dec 5:27 PM 1 Read More...

Participation Marks: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

While participation marks are a common feature of the modern classroom, do they always encourage genuine discussion? Here, four of our Opinion writers speak up on where participation marks go wrong and how to make them better.

Speak Different, Alex Petralia (Faculty of Arts, U3)
Here’s to the introverts…

11 Dec 3:00 PM 29 Read More...

McGill University: Can I Get a Refund?

I’ve been reading books since I decoded the concept of words at the ripe old age of three, and as of May 2014, I will be graduating with a BA in English Literature from McGill University. Dear world: I will have successfully completed my degree. Hurray! I’ve learned…

06 Dec 2:19 PM 18 Read More...

A for Effort... Or Adderall

One day left until the final exam, and she wasn’t prepared – at all. With the stream of final papers, exams, and responsibilities that she had already crossed off her list, she had exhausted all of her energy, focus, and time. Feeling trapped and overwhelmed, she knew she was going…

02 Dec 1:55 PM 66 Read More...