Jade Prévost-Manuel is a current Master of Media in Journalism & Communication student at Western University in London, Canada. She previously served as the Science and Technology Editor of The McGill Tribune and as an editorial assistant for IC Axon. With significant copy editing, reporting, editorial, and blog writing experience behind her, she's now looking to build up her freelancing portfolio.
Climate change is a hot topic on the political agenda, with party candidates pushing environment policies to the forefront of their platforms. As election day approaches, London students are wasting no time in demanding a greener Canada - with a good, old-fashioned strike. On Sept. 20, Dufferin Ave.
Just hearing the "C" word is enough to send chills down anyone's spine-and with cancer warnings splashed across everything from cigarette packages to coffee cups, it's difficult to avoid. In 2017, the Canadian Cancer Society amassed over $80 million in donations. According to their 2017 report, 206,200 Canadians are expected to develop cancer within their...
Six years ago, I sat in a computer lab at my rural high school in southwestern Ontario for a mandatory course that the majority of my grade considered mind-numbingly dull: Civics and Careers. This one-credit program instructed 10th graders on ethics, resume-writing, and surviving the post-2008 labour market.
Audience members at the Living Soils Symposium's climate talk on Oct. 15 fell silent when the conference's final speaker, President and Co-Founder of The Carbon Underground Larry Kopald, spoke out on the bleak future of climate change mitigation. "I'd like to start by saying we're not going to save the ...
Any McGill student can argue that everything was better in the '90s. Toys "R" Us was still in business, and Britney-not Kendall-was the queen of Pepsi. In terms of toys, the best have come from that decade and the early 2000s, when Bop It, Mr. Potato Head, and those strange ...
Tucked away in the quiet southwestern borough of Saint-Henri lies Caffè Farina, a new Italian espresso bar and eatery that opened in November 2017. Serving bold coffees and caffès-Italian espresso drinks-alongside traditional sandwich recipes straight from nonna's kitchen, Caffè Farina offers a hip twist on the authentic Italian experience.
In an effort to motivate the scientists and STEM professionals of tomorrow, Let's Talk Science Outreach at McGill (LTSOM) has made it their mission to give back to the local community, by using their experience and knowledge as science students in master's and PhD programs to organize hands-on activities with a fun twist for elementary and secondary students in the greater Montreal area.
When I was six years old, I had a knights-and-princesses-themed birthday party. I remember seeing my mom dressed up as a fortune teller to ensure that my best friend and I would have an authentic and magical medieval experience. As a kid, I wholeheartedly believed that there was some kind of magical future-predicting force out there.
Climate change is altering seasonality as we know it; the average American winter has shrunk by more than one month over the last century. While this has received plenty of attention as a positive phenomenon for sun-starved North Americans, the impact that shorter winter seasons and changing photoperiods-the interval in ...
It's a Friday night, and a midnight deadline looms ahead. At 11:55 p.m., many students race against the clock to submit their assignments. Perhaps they're scolding themselves for having again left homework to the last minute, or reflecting on the countless times this has happened before. More often than not, students are ...
M ontreal is the second largest city in Canada, and is best known for its European charm. Its vibrant summer months host larger-than-life festivals, celebrations, and an influx of tourists that are excited to see what the edgy metropolis has to offer. This cultural capital is actually an island that is surrounded by the St.
On Oct. 19, the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health released a report identifying pollution as the cause of nine million deaths across the world in 2015. The report addressed the costs of water, soil, and air pollution to the global economy and public health, stressing pollution as an underreported and terribly severe contributor to...
In an age where human interplanetary travel is nearing feasibility and our species occupies all corners of the earth, our fragile oceans still remain a mystery. According to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), less than five per cent of the oceans have been explored.
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NOAA delivers Lake Erie's harmful algal blooms (HABs) forecast for 2019 Blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria -the presence of which Lake Erie's patrons dread with each coming summer-vary yearly in their toxicity, spread, concentration, and annual arrival time in the great lake.
3 edible plant varieties you can incorporate into your summer menu from the forest foodscape Today, talks about food are front and center at both the dinner table and on the world stage. We're talking about what to eat, how much to eat, how to make sure everybody has enough to eat, and where to source food from.
Lake Erie Alive Latest news This 5-Metre Tall Reed Is Spelling Disaster For Ontario Wetlands Phragmites has been named Canada's worst invasive plant. Here are a few things that you can do to limit the spread.
Support Daniel and #TeamSwim! In 1954, 16-year old Marilyn Bell swam across Lake Ontario in what was (and still is) considered a timeless athletic feat. The banks of the Great Lakes have long served as launching points for many a swimmer-for those enticed by what awaits them on the other side of those vast expanses of blue.
Three bird species to look for along the Thames River this summer. Year after year, spring's arrival is announced by the hearty calls of well-travelled songbirds signalling the close of another icy Canadian winter. The practice of aesthetically observing our avian friends took flight in the 18th century, thanks to the works of pioneering British naturalists.