As a student in my final couple months before graduation, I breathe uncertainty. Part of it is refreshing; I live more in the moment now than I ever have in my entire life. But uncertainty has its dark side, one that from time to time rears its ugly head as I toss and turn into the night, unsure of what the future holds for me but ready to face it head on with my head held high.
I’m not alone in my feelings of uncertainty. Uncertainty looms large on the minds of Quebec’s students, professors, and administrators. Having recently been betrayed by the PQ, many students are fearful of what lies ahead for Quebec’s universities. The PQ, elected in part thanks to the student movement it supported, is cutting $250 million in university funding between December 2012 and April 2014. These cuts not only threaten our way of life as students and McGill University as a whole, but threaten to destroy the very foundation of our society: our education system. In our first ever editorial as a magazine, entitled “Come Together,” we delve into why we must unite against the PQ to fight these cuts.
As the spring protests return, I am reminded of a time not so long ago when our city descended into chaos. We at The Bull & Bear look forward to keeping you up-to-date on the events that unfold. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter as we provide live updates.
On behalf of our entire 83-person staff, we hope that you enjoy this issue as much as we enjoyed producing it. With summer just around the corner, live in the moment and be strong McGill. We can do this.
Dan Novick, Executive Editor