About Us

ABOUT THE BULL & BEAR

The Bull & Bear is McGill University’s premier student-run magazine. The publication is operated on an unpaid basis by an executive board of 7 members, an editorial team of 12, and a total staff of approximately 75. Semesterly print issues, published via the Management Undergraduate Society, serve as an in-depth and insightful view on the key issues and events on campus. Online, The Bull & Bear publishes on a rolling schedule multiple times per week across five sections: News, Business & Technology, Arts & Culture, Opinion, and Sports.

As of 2012, we offer professional media services, allowing campus groups to hire The Bull & Bear to create promotional material for advertising and sponsorship.

History of The Bull & Bear

Founded in 2003, The Bull & Bear has since served as the voice of the Desautels Faculty of Management on McGill’s campus. Monthly issues combined factual reports, discussion pieces, and entertainment articles in a newspaper format. It served to represent the unique faculty and student body of within Bronfman Building  and maintained a business-oriented theme.

In 2012, The Bull & Bear officially rebranded as a magazine publication and implemented a shift to covering campus-wide news and events. A magazine format  better expressed our content in the best possible means, allowing us to be better suited in exploring matters on a deeper and more meaningful level. Today, we publish one magazine per semester, each with its own distinct theme.

How we operate

The Bull & Bear operates within the Management Undergraduate Society (MUS). As such, the MUS receives all revenues earned by The Bull & Bear, and pays for all expenses incurred by The Bull & Bear. There is no dedicated fee levy for the publication: all undergraduate management students pay a semesterly fee levy to the MUS, and the society uses part of this levy to provide ongoing financial support to all of its organizations. The Bull & Bear submits a budget to the MUS at the beginning of each academic year, including projected revenues and expenses, which are then approved by the MUS. The publication’s revenues are generally received from advertising, sponsorship, and photography services. Expenses may include issue printing, web hosting, and branded materials.

Mission statement

The mission of The Bull & Bear is to deliver knowledge, insight, and inspiration to the whole of the McGill community. As the premier student magazine on campus, we seek to provide reliable reporting on critical events and issues within our school sphere, while also offering commentary on developments on and off campus. Open, engaged and balanced, our ultimate goal is to be a source of both accurate information and vibrant opinion, all created by and for McGill students.

Executive Board 2020-21

Executive Editor

Maya Abramson

Managing Editor – Editorial

Rose Bostwick

Managing Editor – Operations & Business

Clariza-Isabel Castro

Business Director

Megan Abellera

Media Director

Drake Wong

Web Editor

Oliver Habert

Design Director

Erin Sass

Editorial Board 2020-21

News Editor

Claire Chang

News Editor

Andie Habert

Opinion Editor

Linnea Vidger

Opinion Editor

Sarah Sylvester

Business & Technology Editor

Rohan Roychoudhury

Business & Technology Editor

Youcef Sahnoune

Arts & Culture Editor

Sarah Rose Manuszak

Arts & Culture Editor

Sam Shepherd

 

Copy Editors: Avery Franken, Asa Kohn, Olivia Whetstone, Maria Hernandez

 

Business Unit

Finance Officer: Rohaim Khan

General Manager: Alice Guo

Sales Managers: Claudio Cichi, Collin Wang, Diti Jain, Huzbah Jagirdar, Janav Valgi, Joanna Nguyen, Joseph Cressatti, Karist Ng, Yagmur Kucukyavuz, Hope Zhang

 

Operations Team

Anna Marukhnyak, Atussa Kian, Jessica Truax, Melis May Sarfati, Ece Sitki

 

Graphics Team

Athena Paramithiotis, Eden Granovsky, Karen Zhuang

 

Photographers

Melis May Sarfati, Bella Carver, Brian Schatteman, Athena Paramithiotis, Alexandra Makri

 

Podcast Team

Executive Producer: Sarah Farb

Audio Editor: Syndy Shi