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 […]


Make winter your beach

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

 A guide to enjoying (or at least not absolutely hating) winter in St. John’s. As much as I hate to admit it, we are stumbling into winter, and we all know what that means: the post-Christmas haze, seasonal affective disorder, an arduous walk to school…but wait! Before you give up and barricade yourself in your […]


My first Newfoundland winter: A love story…of sorts

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
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As a native Ontarian, the idea of a harrowing Newfoundland winter seemed romantic and thrilling to me in my first-year—being snowed in with my new best friends, cuddling under blankets, doing quaint things by candlelight. Upon moving here I discovered the true pastime to stave away the cold was drinking. When the first big storm […]


Holiday Recipe: Chewy gingerbread cookies

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

The holiday season is upon us, so what better thing to do then share one of my favourite holiday recipes! These chewy gingerbread cookies are one of my favourite treats, and can also be made gluten free with only a slight adjustment. They are also thee perfect treat for a novice baker or student on […]


Christmas-ify your classic recipes

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Turning that tried-and-true recipe a new holiday treat As the saying goes, cooking is an art and baking is a science. Some people really hate baking because if you mess one thing up, chances are your product is ruined. Because of this, many people tend to stick to baking goods that they have mastered, and […]


Mental Health and the holidays

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Tips from a crisis line worker Hearing “A Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney for the millionth time doesn’t make anyone feel overjoyed. Even out of earshot of public radio, the holidays makes lots of people feel far from wonderful and can sometimes result in depression.  For many students who don’t live at home, the holidays […]


Shine bright like a Griswold

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Ever wonder what goes into creating and maintaining an insane Christmas display? Most neighbourhoods don’t feature the thoroughly over-the-top gamesmanship that happens in Whoville, where families compete with one another at Christmas for the most fabulous display of holiday spirit. But almost every city or town has at least one Clark Griswold; someone desperately trying […]


T’was weeks before Christmas…

Monday, December 1st, 2014

T’was weeks before Christmas, and all across MUN Every student, from building to building, did run Dropping papers at offices, hoping not to see All the profs whose classes they skipped all this week For the writing and reading and thinking piled high Til they stood by the clock tower reaching for sky And though […]


Season’s Christadays: Navigating greetings in the month of December

Monday, December 1st, 2014

“It’s Merry Christmas, not Happy Holidays! Share if you agree!” Once again, this meme has begun to circulate around Facebook and other social media. I don’t share it for two reasons: 1. To each their own, I really don’t care how people greet me this time of year. 2. I think it makes people look […]


A conversation with Elizabeth May

Monday, November 17th, 2014
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Green Party leader talks party politics, environmental policy and terrorism Green Party Leader Elizabeth May was in St. John’s last week to promote her new memoir, Who We Are: Reflections on My Life and Canada. After reading some excerpts and signing copies, she spoke with the Muse about her views, her party, and the upcoming […]