The MuseFeed (Issue 2)

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Are there more first-years than usual? If orientation attendance is any indication, this may have been a record year for entry enrolment. Student Leadership Programs Coordinator Holly White confirmed that this year’s orientation was the best attended to date. Roughly 1,500 students attended orientation events this September and staff handed out 1,440 bags of swag. […]

 

Raising the minimum wage: Citizens express anguish over working poverty

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Last Tuesday, the provincial New Democratic Party held a town hall to discuss a proposal likely to be part of their policy platform in 2015: a proposal to raise the minimum wage. In 2010, the Progressive Conservative (PC) government raised minimum wage to $10 per hour, making it the highest in Canada. Four years later, […]

 

MUN students win international ferry design competition

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
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┬áStudents from Memorial University are bringing Newfoundland into the world spotlight after winning an international competition for designing safe and affordable ferries. The Worldwide Ferry Safety Association sponsors the competition in an effort to combat a lack of ferry safety in many places around the world. Many countries rely on ferries for the functioning of […]

 

Political tactics sour convention experience

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
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Bad blood between camps discussed by participants Paul Davis’ victory speech to close out the Progressive Conservative leadership convention focused on party unity and cooperation. Some delegates aren’t buying it. The tactics used during the delegate selection process were hardly cordial and featured accusations of collusion and bribery. These types of confrontations have been common […]

 

Viral kijiji ad revealed to be promotion for entry in CBC contest

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
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It was revealed today that a viral kijiji ad searching for roommates posted earlier this month was actually a promotional stunt by a local comedy group for their upcoming series, the Lease. The series is being entered into CBC’s ComedyCoup competition, the winners of which are given $500,000 to develop content for their show. The […]

 

Governing Tories elect new leader

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Davis becomes Premier-designate in marathon leadership convention Beyond the doors of the St. John’s convention center on the evening of Saturday, September 13, Progressive Conservative delegates could be heard welcoming Paul Davis as Premier designate and the latest in a quick succession of Tory leaders. Paul Davis won his party’s top post in a lengthy […]

 

Advisory: Several cases of potentially deadly feline panleukopenia reported in St. John’s

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

If you love your furry feline friends, you should make sure their immunizations and vaccinations are up to date. That is the message from the Newfoundland and Labrador Veterinary Medical Association (NL VMA), which warns that a recent surge of disease in the capital city is cause for concern for cats and owners. Feline panleukopenia, […]

 

A nation-wide balancing act: work vs. study

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

According to a recent survey, one in every seven students works full-time while in school. Nearly half of the student population in Canada works part-time during their academic terms. Many students need to work to pay for tuition fees and living costs. However, Newfoundland and Labrador students work the lowest number of minimum-wage work hours […]

 

A summary of summery news

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

You may think that student news comes and goes with the fall and winter semesters. Not the case! The Muse was still active online over the summer, following the myriad of crazy summer stories. Luckily, we’ve broken down all you need to know in one quick article to save you from looking terribly ignorant when […]

 

BC University leaves Canadian Federation of Students

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

The openness of dialog within the Canadian Federation of Students was brought into question this June, when Capilano University sought and achieved decertification from the national students’ union group. The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) has had rough relationships with many student unions seeking to decertify; in the past, they have brought the decertification process […]