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What’s in the name of a newspaper?
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What’s in the name of a newspaper?

When I decided on the name for this paper I was 35. Now I am 67, going on 35.

Goldbloom award winner Miriam Green, in NDG. (Photo: Irwin Block)
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Community activist Miriam Green moved to action by childhood experiences

“If you don’t stand up for people in trouble, one day you’ll be in trouble and there’ll be nobody there.”

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Juan Rodriguez on the mystique and the memories of the ‘60s

Why do the 1960s, their spirit and substance, have such a unique aura for Baby Boomers and Millennials alike?

The unexpected joys of learning a new language later in life
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The unexpected joys of learning a new language later in life

I’m not saying it’s easy. I’ve been at it for seven years now and I’m still learning my third/fourth language — Spanish.

“Never Again” means human rights for all, Cotler tells men’s club. Photo: Charles Eklove
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Irwin Cotler founds Raoul Wallenberg Center for Human Rights

You might think that after a distinguished career as a human-rights crusader, Irwin Cotler might settle into a comfortable retirement.

Anna Markarova plays Aida in an Opéra de Montréal production. Photo: Courtesy of Opéra de Montréal
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Opéra de Montréal’s Aida should not be missed

Montreal may be a hockey town, but there is much happening culturally that deserves equal attention, the Opéra de Montréal among them.

Dawson College marks 10 years since shooting tragedy
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Dawson College marks 10 years since shooting tragedy

On September 13, Dawson College will mark the 10th anniversary of the shooting that took the life of first-semester student Anastasia De Sousa, injured 16 others, and traumatized an entire learning community.

Archie Fineberg has run an academic marathon
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Archie Fineberg has run an academic marathon

If the International Olympic Committee were to award medals for academic achievement in the face of obstacles, Archie Fineberg would have his place on the podium.

Concordia prof calls for release of colleague Homa Hoodfar from Iranian jail
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Concordia prof calls for release of colleague Homa Hoodfar from Iranian jail

It is imperative to keep Homa Hoodfar’s story alive even when there is no breaking news, says Marguerite Mendell, a close friend and colleague of the a respected Concordia professor detained in Iran

Men in the Kitchen give a boost to caregivers
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Men in the Kitchen give a boost to caregivers

Discovering international cuisines is just one of the activities Jack Schiess enjoys at his cooking class.