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 […]



Friday, November 7th, 2014
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There are over 13,000 students at Memorial University, all unique and from vastly different backgrounds. But what does the average MUN student look like? What is their average age? What is his or her average in school? How often do they drink? What issues do they deal with?  Demographics and statistics are often used to […]


DEAR SCIENCE: Why am I so afraid of clowns?

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Every human being experiences fear in one way or another. Fears can be totally subjective: they range from clowns, to dark hallways, to abandoned buildings, and even to different foods that touch each other on your dinner plate (the horror). But getting to the bottom of why humans respond with fear to different stimuli is […]


What’s Halloween like in Germany?

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Marina Schmidt is an international student from Germany studying at Memorial University of Newfoundland. When I grew up, I didn’t really know about Halloween, besides an occasional mention in American movies and TV shows. October 31 is a Protestant holiday in Germany, known as Reformation Day. It is also only celebrated in the provinces of […]