Published Work

The McGill Tribune

Interviews

Shad: rapper and host of CBC’s q program
Leonard Dick: writer for Lost
Jay Malinowski: frontman of Bedouin Soundclash
Busty and the Bass: Montreal-based band, winners of CBC’s 2014 Rock Your Campus contest
Hugh Christopher Brown: founder of a musical mentorship program for prison inmates
Peter Kirby: crime novelist

Features

The long-term potential of Tinder
Life in Montreal after McGill

Entertainment Commentary

The rise of awkward comedy
Woody Allen and the difficulty of separating disgraced artists from their art
The resiliency of Community
Cereal killer: why Usher’s promotion is wrecking his image
The divergent careers of Neil Young and Bruce Cockburn

Sports Commentary

When real in-game narratives feel scripted
The NBA turns a corner

Album Reviews

Dark Bird is Home The Tallest Man on Earth
Carrie and Lowell Sufjan Stevens
Scavenger Fleece
Second Sight Hey Rosetta!
Let’s Be Still The Head and the Heart
At Least There’s Commotion Hilotrons

Film and TV Reviews

Blue Jasmine
Sound City
Palo Alto
House of Cards Season 2
House of Cards Season 2 (with spoilers)

Event Coverage

Win Butler’s Pop vs. Jock Charity Basketball Game
Pop Montreal festival superlatives
McGill Drama Festival presented by Players’ Theatre
24 Hour Playwriting Competition presented by TNC Theatre
Fridge Door Gallery vernissage

News

Professors, students defend value of studying the humanities
Students’ Society of McGill University council meeting

BALLnROLL

Basketball at TIFF
NBA reactions to Kaepernick
Highlights from the 2016 Hall of Fame induction ceremony
NBA players at New York Fashion Week
Steph and Ayesha dish out relationship trivia
Hot NBA tech
New alternate uniforms released
NBA coming to PRO-LINE

Ride The Tempo

Album Reviews

Javelin Jordan Klassen
A Taller Us FOXTROTT
They Killed Us Will Currie and the Country French
Vieux Loup The Acorn

Interviews

Sounds of Stories

Concert Reviews

Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers

RantSports

NBA

Ranking The Top 10 NBA Jerseys
Cleveland Cavaliers’ Title Chances Hinge On Wing Players Stepping Up

The McTavish Radish

Articles

Activities Night confirms freshman’s desire to get really high all year
Arts student scores internship at local dep
TA has entire conference convinced he’s done the reading
Student visits McGill counselor to be reassured she isn’t Regina George after reading suggestive Buzzfeed article
Student still working on witty Facebook event description during his party
IRC hosts workshop on how to end a long-distance relationship over Thanksgiving
Hipster students regularly attending underground event called football game
Faculty of Management to move New City Gas into McGill bookstore
Evil spirits underneath McTavish taking longer to exorcise than previously expected
Depraved student reading for pleasure every chance he gets
Mature student struggles to have ‘the real university experience’
SSMU recruits Liam Neeson for dangerous Walksafe/Drivesafe requests
McGill to open Plateau Campus for artsiest departments by 2016
Friend not even remotely aware he picked worst fucking time to visit
Graduating student uncharacteristically sentimental about school he constantly criticized
Student announces plans to kill it this semester
Suzanne Fortier vandalizes downtown Concordia campus with eggs
RVC Music student emerges from burrow and sees shadow; long winter still ahead
Student plans to grind up on random girls more romantically tonight
International Development student to visit developing country over Reading Week
Depleted Parti Québécois to run candidate in VP External by-election
Floor Fellows uncomfortably complete Cards Against Humanity game
SSMU offering discounted Frosh packages to McGill ghetto families
Scholarship student a massive bust, declares administration

Headlines

NO END IN SIGHT FOR SCHOOL OF CONTINUING STUDIES

ANTHRO-PSYCH DOUBLE MAJOR DISCOVERS ANCIENT RACE OF SKELETONS IN HER CLOSET

EMBELLISHED HIGH SCHOOL STORIES MAKING FIRST-YEAR TONS OF NEW FRIENDS IN REZ

CLASS FRIEND UPGRADED TO REAL FRIEND

COMP-SCI MAJOR DEVELOPS APP THAT INTIMIDATES OTHER STUDENTS IN CLASS UNTIL A SPOT OPENS UP

FROSHIE REGRETS BRINGING BOOK TO BEACH DAY

“STILL LOOKING FOR A DEALER” EXCUSE NO LONGER WORKING FOR THIRD-YEAR WEED MOOCH

STUDENT SPIRALS INTO ALCOHOLISM AFTER PROMISING TO ONLY SMOKE WHEN SHE DRINKS

POLI SCI STUDENT WRONG

HUNGRY SECOND-YEAR STARTING TO REGRET LAST YEAR’S 200 VITAMIN WATER PURCHASES

U3 STUDENT NO LONGER FEELING PRESSURE TO SAY HI TO THAT GUY HE MET IN REZ

SPITEFUL PROFESSOR STARTS “RATE MY STUDENTS” WEBSITE

MCGILL TO CONVERT FOUR OF ITS MORE HOUSES INTO HOTELS AFTER REZ LIFE MONOPOLY GAME

UPPER REZ RACCOONS SICK OF BMH FOOD, CONSIDER RELOCATING TO NEW REZ

IRONY LOST ON STUDENT WHO SKIPS CLASS TO PLAY CALL OF DUTY

ENTIRE SECTION OF MCLENNAN STOPS WHAT THEY’RE DOING TO WATCH PERSON WALK BY

RELIGIOUS STUDIES STUDENT TURNS TO GOD FOR SUMMER INTERNSHIP

OVERWHELMED STUDENT CONSIDERS DROPPING OUT AND TAKING GAP YEAR AT CONCORDIA

ARTS UNDERGRADUATE SOCIETY DRUNKENLY PROTESTS PROVINCIAL POLICY AT BAR DES AUS-TERITY EVENT

PROSPECTIVE LANDLORD JEOPARDIZES LEASE SIGNING BY ASKING STUDENT COUPLE IF THEY KNOW WHAT THE FUCK THEY’RE DOING BY MOVING IN TOGETHER

NEW EVIDENCE POINTS TO EVO STARTING RVC FIRE TO INCREASE TENANT NUMBERS WITH RELOCATED STUDENTS

STUDENT WON’T PROBE ANY FURTHER AFTER FRIEND SAYS “I’VE BEEN REALLY BUSY”

PHILOSOPHY STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION PUSHES FOR QUESTION REGARDING MANKIND’S EXISTENCE IN UPCOMING SSMU WINTER REFERENDUM

REPORT: VINH’S CAFE NO LONGER UNDERRATED

HIP PROFESSOR BEGINS POP QUIZ INSTRUCTIONS WITH “IF YOU’RE READING THIS IT’S TOO LATE”

CANADIAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT APOLOGIZES EXCESSIVELY FOR HAVING TO CUT COURSES IN UPCOMING YEAR

PROFESSOR PROMISES TO LEARN EVERY STUDENT’S NAME ONCE THEY HAVE ACADEMIC ACCOMPLISHMENT WORTHY OF HIS ATTENTION

UNIVERSITY’S BROS DEMAND TO CONTINUE DOMINATING FITNESS CENTRE

COST OF ACCIDENTALLY LEAVING HEATING ON DURING DURING READING WEEK MORE THAN WHAT STUDENT PAID FOR WARM VACATION

EASILY-DISTRACTED STUDENT ACCIDENTALLY BINGE-WATCHES ADVENTURE TIME WHILE ATTEMPTING TO BINGE-WATCH HOUSE OF CARDS

STUDENT FEELING BOTH UPLIFTED AND DEMORALIZED AFTER MELTED SNOW REVEALS HUNDREDS OF CIGARETTE BUTTS ON BALCONY

GUILT-RIDDEN ENGLISH LIT MAJOR CLEARS BROWSER HISTORY AFTER USING SPARKNOTES

STUDENT DID IT FOR REALLY SUB-PAR STORY, REPORTS FRIEND

TERM PAPER ON ANCIENT ROME SADLY WASN’T WRITTEN IN A DAY

SUPER SANDWICH, SUPER DEP, AND SUPER SEXE DISCUSS SUPER MERGER

SIMAKOV CAMPAIGN TEAM UNEARTHS SHOCKING EVIDENCE THAT CANDIDATE IBRAHIM HAS UNPAID UPRINT BILL

SSMU PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES WONDERING IF EXTREME CAMPAIGN STRESS AND SCRUTINY WORTH IT FOR ENTRY-LEVEL JOB

SSMU WINS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION; FENDS OFF OUTSIDER WITH 52% OF VOTE

HYPOCRITICAL ADVISOR ENCOURAGES STUDENT TO DO WHAT SHE LOVES FOR A LIVING

STUDENT WHO FINDS SELF EARLY ON EXCHANGE NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WITH NEXT TWO MONTHS

GARDNER HALL WEED BUSINESS OPENS SECOND LOCATION IN DAVE’S ROOM

STUDENT COMPLAINING LIKE SHE’S TAKING FIVE COURSES OR SOMETHING

STUDENT LOOKING FOR A NIGHT STAND IN FREE & FOR SALE GROUP HOPES PEOPLE CAN READ BETWEEN THE LINES

GRADUATING STUDENT ANNOUNCES PLANS TO CONTINUE ON PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE

SENIORITIS RE-DIAGNOSED AS JUNIORITIS AFTER FAILED COURSE DELAYS STUDENT’S GRADUATION

STUDENT USING LONG-WEEKEND TO CATCH UP ON 10-MINUTE YOUTUBE VIDEO FRIEND POSTED ON WALL

CHEMISTRY STUDENT COULDN’T EVEN TELL THAT MIXING DRINKS WOULD BE THIS ROUGH

MOTHER NOT AWARE SON IS ON MDMA IN FACEBOOK PHOTO SHE JUST LIKED

U2 STUDENT SETS TONE FOR UPCOMING SEMESTER BY DROPPING BALL ON COURSE SELECTION

MCGILL FOOD & DINING SERVICES LETTING UNEARNED FRESHMAN 15 POUNDS ROLL OVER TO NEXT YEAR

SHITTY PROFESSOR UNDER IMPRESSION THAT APPLAUSE IN FINAL CLASS MORE THAN JUST COMMON COURTESY

DISNEY SUES OAP OVER ‘HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH’ CLAIM

MONTREAL SUMMER SQUAD BRACES FOR RETURN OF ACTUAL FRIENDS

MCGILL EVERYMAN BUYS PULP FICTION POSTER

STUDENT CONVINCED THIS COULD BE THE NIGHT CLUBBING ACTUALLY FUN

HIPSTER IMMUNOLOGY STUDENT ONLY WILLING TO DO RESEARCH ON UNCOMMON COLDS

ADMINISTRATION PRETENDING DIVESTMENT DEMONSTRATIONS JUST MCGILL OUTDOORS CLUB

COURSE LECTURER STICKING OUT LIKE SORE THUMB AT FACULTY CLUB

FIRST-YEAR THINKING MORE CRITICALLY ABOUT CHOOSING BEER PONG TOURNEY PARTNER THAN FUTURE ROOMMATES

JUSTIN TRUDEAU ATTEMPTS TO SECURE YOUTH VOTE BY RIPPING BONG OUTSIDE UPPER REZ

BITTER MONTREAL EXPOS FANS THANKFUL BLUE JAYS BANDWAGON CONTAINED TO MCGILL CAMPUS

MCGILL FRAT HOUSE SICK OF HAVING TO TELL APARTMENT OF ENGINEERS NEXT STORE TO KEEP IT DOWN

UNEXPECTED LSD FLASHBACK TO OSHEAGA BRIGHTENS STUDENT’S OTHERWISE DREARY DAY

THEATRE STUDENT TAKING ON ROOMMATE DRAMA AS EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY

MIDTERM BEER NOT AS EFFECTIVE AS STUDY BEER HABIT

STUDENT REPORTED MISSING AFTER FAILING TO SIGN OUT OF LAW LIBRARY

PHILOSOPHY MAJOR BLAMES DETERMINISM FOR HIS MONTHS-LONG DRY STREAK

AMBITIOUS NINE-YEAR OLD CREATES “MCGILL CLASS OF 2025” FACEBOOK GROUP

STUDENT BRINGS CONDOM TO CLASS JUST IN CASE

UNIVERSITY BED & BREAKFAST OFFERING LAST-MINUTE DEALS TO STUDENTS WITH LITERALLY NO ALTERNATIVE

IMPROVING QUALITY OF MCGILL-RELATED PUNS THE MAIN FOCUS OF COURTNEY AYUKAWA’S STATE OF THE SSMU-NION ADDRESS

GRAD PHOTO COMPANY OFFERING DELUXE PACKAGE THAT UPDATES PICTURE DIRECTLY TO FACEBOOK WITH 100 COMPLEMENTARY LIKES

ENGINEERING STUDENT REALLY PISSED AT UTILITIES COMPANY HE WILL ONE DAY WORK FOR

TENURED PROFESSOR APATHETIC ABOUT ALTERING CURRICULUM AFTER MAJOR SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGH

IGNORANT STUDENT STILL HASN’T FOUND TIME TO WATCH “THAT NEW EMMA WATSON TRAILER EVERYONE’S BEEN TALKING ABOUT”

PUMPKIN SPICE JUNGLE JUICE SERVED AT UPSCALE AUTUMN-THEMED PARTY

STUDENT DISAPPOINTED IN HIMSELF FOR USING ENTIRE ADDERALL SUPPLY AT PARTY

OVERWHELMED STUDENT WONDERING WHICH OF HIS 22 INTERESTED FRIENDS HE SHOULD LET STAY WITH HIM FOR HALLOWEEN

HISTORY MAJOR GATHERING TOGETHER PRIMARY SOURCES TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED LAST NIGHT

SCIENCE UNDERGRADUATE SOCIETY BRIEFLY CONSIDERS HOSTING THURSDAY AFTERNOON DRINKING EVENT BEFORE REMEMBERING ITS PLACE

SUZANNE FORTIER FRIGHTENS COLLEAGUES, UPPER-YEAR STUDENTS BY DRESSING UP AS HMB FOR HALLOWEEN

YOUNG POLICEMAN GETS COMPLIMENTED ON “SEXY COP COSTUME,” DECIDES NOT TO TICKET STUDENTS FOR PUBLIC DRINKING

POLITICAL SCIENCE STUDENT MORE STRESSED ABOUT MIDTERMS THAN OBAMA

ENTIRE CLASS JUST GOING TO ACT LIKE PROFESSOR’S QUESTION RHETORICAL

HUNDREDS OF PASSERSBY WONDERING WHAT STUDENT SITTING ON ARTS BUILDING STEPS THINKING ABOUT

NATURAL DISASTERS STUDENT WORRIED HE CARING TOO MUCH ABOUT COURSE MATERIAL

HEALTHY MCGILL ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO TRANSFER

MCGILL HEALTH SERVICES ADDRESSES CONCERNS ABOUT LONG LINEUPS BY INCREASING MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS

STUDENT-RUN CAFE THE NEST USING STOLEN DISHWARE FROM BMH CAFETERIA

WELL-ADJUSTED FIRST-YEAR CAN BARELY REMEMBER WHAT PARENTS LOOK LIKE

LEONARD COHEN PERFORMS “SUZANNE” AT BIRTHDAY GALA FOR PRINCIPAL FORTIER; EXPERTS ALREADY CALLING IT THE MOST MCGILL THING TO EVER HAPPEN

SLEEP-DEPRIVED UPPER REZ AND DOUGLAS HALL RESIDENTS ECSTATICALLY CELEBRATING THE END OF ALOUETTES HOME GAMES

U1 STUDENT SWITCHES MAJORS AFTER REALIZING REQUIRED COURSE AT 8:35 NEXT SEMESTER

DIRECTIONLESS STUDENT DECIDES TO GIVE CHILDHOOD DREAM ANOTHER SHOT

PROFESSOR BRINGS IN TUPAC TO DELIVER LECTURE IN POP MUSIC AFTER 1945 CLASS

DEMILITARIZE MCGILL PREEMPTIVELY CONDEMNING ALLEGED GUN SHOW AT CAMPUS GYM

STUDENT ORGANIZES LIBRARY CRAWL TO SPICE UP STUDY ROUTINE

OFFICE HOURS VISIT VALIDATES STUDENT’S SUSPICION SHE ON RIGHT TRACK TO WRITING B- ESSAY

AMERICAN U0 STUDENT’S CONSERVATIVE GRANDFATHER CURIOUS TO FIND OUT OVER THANKSGIVING IF “THOSE SOCIALIST BASTARDS” HAVE BRAINWASHED HIS BOY YET

U1 STUDENT MAKES POSTSECONDARY HISTORY BY BECOMING FIRST PERSON TO REGISTER FOR STATISTICS CLASS AS ELECTIVE

STUDY OF MONTREAL ALCOHOL RETAILERS REVEALS 15-17 DEMOGRAPHIC TO BE MOST FREQUENT PURCHASERS

PROFESSOR REACHES AGREEMENT WITH STUDENTS IN FINAL CLASS TO GIVE PERFECT PARTICIPATION GRADES IN REUTRN FOR GLOWING COURSE EVALUATIONS

DRAMA AND THEATRE/POLI SCI DOUBLE MAJOR ACCIDENTALLY WRITES POLI 231 TERM PAPER AS FIRST-PERSON JOHN LOQUE SOLILOQUY

ENTIRE PHILOSOPHY CLASS RUNS INTO EACH OTHER ON CONTEMPLATIVE MOUNTAIN WALK DURING EXAM STUDY BREAK

“NEVER HAVE I EVER” GAME REVEALS FRIEND GROUP FAR LAMER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT

EXAM-RIDDEN STUDENT RENTS OUT ENTIRE SIXTH FLOOR OF MCLENNAN TO CELEBRATE BIRTHDAY AMONG FRIENDS

STUDENT READY TO CRACK DOWN AND START BUGGING PEERS FOR NOTES AFTER LONG DAY OF PROCRASTINATION

UNIVERSITY’S KEENERS HOLDING SYLLABUS RELEASE PARTY IN LEACOCK

STUDENT FILLS ENTIRE WINDOWSILL WITH EMPTY LIQUOR BOTTLES, NOT SURE WHAT TO DO NEXT

INTRAMURAL TEAM REUNITES FOR ONE MORE SEMESTER OF THOROUGH DEMORALIZATION

PROFESSOR GIVES MARKETING MAJOR C+ ON PROFILE PICTURE

POTENTIAL EMPLOYER HAS NO PROBLEM TRACKING DOWN FORMER STUDENT USING MIDDLE NAME AS LAST NAME ON FACEBOOK

ADD/DROP DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR STUDENTS TO FINALIZE REZ CLIQUES

PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIAL ANNOUNCES “THE WORLD’S AS GOOD AS DEAD IF EBOLA VIRUS HITS KOROVA’S”

OVERCOMMITTED STUDENT WORKING ON ESSAY DURING YOGA CLASS

MCGILL HEALTH SERVICES AND QUESADA LINES MERGE ON MCTAVISH; FLU-STRICKEN STUDENT SETTLES FOR BIG-ASS BURRITO

GHETTO RESIDENT CALLS IN NOISE COMPLAINT TO NEIGHBOURS’ PARTY, FINED FOR BEING A HUMONGOUS BUZZKILL

STUDENT SANDWICHED BETWEEN TWO MOVING BOOKSHELVES ON FIFTH FLOOR OF MCLENNAN; IN CRITICAL CONDITION, BUT ENJOYING GULLIVER’S TRAVELS

MCGILL APPEASES STUDENTS ANGRY ABOUT COURSE CUTS WITH WELL-EXECUTED WINE AND CHEESE EVENT

NOTE FROM SHIPWRECKED SAILOR FOUND IN LOLA ROSA DRAWER

WEST ISLAND STUDENT LOSES HIS SHIT IN 8:45 LECTURE AFTER CLASSMATE COMPLAINS ABOUT MORNING WALK FROM JEAN MANCE

REZ WARS 2013-2014 ENDS IN ARMISTICE, TRIPLE HOTEL ENTENTE RESOLVES TO END BMH SEIGE

NFL-DRAFTED REDMEN LINEMAN LAURENT DUVERNAY-TARDIF SAYS HE’S “EXCITED TO PLAY IN FRONT OF MORE THAN 100 FANS FOR THE FIRST TIME”

“WE’RE ALSO DOING IT FOR THE MONEY,” CLARIFIES JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL ORGANIZER