Filling in the gaps: Why we need international students to stay and why they won’t

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
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Newfoundland is dying. As of 2014, 17.7% of our population is above the age of 65, while youth aged 18 to 24 make up only 8.1% of our population. Newfoundland and Labrador has the lowest fertility rates in the country, and the natural growth rate has turned negative in the past few years. Despite the […]

 

The Muse Year in Review: 2014-2015

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
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2014-15 was a great year for news. Provincial government got rid of the Dale but still managed to dunder on. Harper became a swear word in some parts of the country, and MUN managed to get national notoriety for poisoning its students.The school year is coming to a close so lets sit back and enjoy […]

 

International Perspectives

Monday, March 30th, 2015

International students who have immigrated to Newfoundland arrive with the same intentions as their fellow classmates. They are seeking an opportunity to improve their lives, with the hopes that higher education will benefit them in the future. However, immigrating to a new place can come with a few difficulties.  Immigration means starting fresh in a […]

 

Association for New Canadians, But Not Necessarily New Students

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
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The Association for New Canadians is an organization mandated to assist refugees and other permanent residents in settling into Newfoundland. They offer an array of services such as resettlement assistance, language training, and career advising. “Programs are critically important to help people adjust to a new community and to a new country,” emphasized Executive Director, […]

 

Period.

Saturday, March 7th, 2015
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No tax on tampons–we really need those things

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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Ever try getting through your period without using feminine hygiene products? Me neither. In fact, braving the flow without them seems next to impossible. For the millions of menstruating women in Canada, buying pads and tampons each month is non-negotiable. They are crucial to maintaining basic comfort and functioning normally in daily life. So why […]

 

Relationship status: Celebrating singlehood

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
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Visiting my hometown for family functions is often less than enjoyable, and not just because of preferably forgotten yearbook photos. Time and time again, I’m asked “where’s da misses?” or, for those who know me better, “do you have a new friend these days?” My extended family mean well, but their pressing question annoyingly reiterates […]

 

Reclaiming “Slut”

Monday, February 9th, 2015
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“It’s time to take the word back. ‘Slut’ is now a compliment: a sexy ass female who running shit and confident. Lady who on top of it, a female with a sex drive” The ‘freaky princess,’ Brooke Candy, celebrates the word slut in her hit single, “Das Me.” In her song, Candy discusses the systematic […]

 

More to love: Understanding polyamory

Monday, February 9th, 2015
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We are brought up to believe in the “soul mate” — the one person who will fulfil our heart, satisfy our hopes and dreams, and make us eternally and inexplicably happy. Some of us are lucky enough to find this person, but as rising divorce rates will attest, most of us are not. So instead […]

 

Grease Street (Feature)

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

George St is often highlighted as an key experience in Newfoundland culture and a go-to attraction for any tourist. While most appreciate the idea of a street filled with bars, George Street is often a negative experience. Walking through a crowd of drunks as one gets catcalled, avoids fights, and watches drunken girls get carried […]