“Pharm parties” growing topic of concern

Friday, April 4th, 2014
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Growing up, kids are often taught the dangers of illicit drugs, but oftentimes the danger of prescription drugs is overlooked. March is Pharmacist Awareness Month and MUN’s School of Pharmacy used the time to raise awareness about pharmacy-related topics in the community, including the abuse of prescription drugs. The average age of teens beginning drug-use […]

 

Ladies Learning Code launches NL chapter

Friday, April 4th, 2014

In recent years, there has been significant promotion of the importance of learning how to code and understanding computer programming. Even U.S. President Barack Obama stressed the importance of coding skills in support of the “Hour of Code” campaign in December 2013. This has coincided with the launch of organizations that serves the purpose of promoting […]

 

MUN students head to youth sustainability conference

Friday, April 4th, 2014
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A dozen MUN students from various faculties will be among the 175 attendees chosen from more than 700 applicants from across Canada to participate in “IMPACT! The Co-operators Youth Program for Sustainability Leadership,” a nation-wide conference taking place May 23-26, 2014 in Guelph, ON. The keynote speaker at the conference will be none other than […]

 

Investigating the oft-misunderstood furry fandom

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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Furry: for some people, the term may be foreign. For others, it may conjure up a range of connotations, from the positive to the downright disturbing. In recent weeks, furry fandom has been a topic of discussion for MUN students, as posters calling for the convergence of furries in the university have been plastered around […]

 

Vote on discarding Director at Large election ends in tie

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

In lieu of the controversy surrounding disqualified candidate Chris Russell, the last MUNSU board meeting featured a heated debate as to whether or not the newly elected directors at large should be ratified. Chris Russell, a candidate for Director at Large in the 2014 MUNSU election, was disqualified for slating on the first day of […]

 

Editor’s Desk: Thanks that was fun

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

And so ends my time as Editor-in-Chief at the Muse. I want to thank each and every one of you. Thank you for reading, for writing letters, for writing articles, and for making these two years fantastic. Most EICs do only a one-year term, due to the stress associated with the job, and needing to […]

 

Student loans replaced with non-repayable grants

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
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The 2014 provincial budget brings good news for debt-conscious students: student loans will be replaced with upfront, need-based, non-repayable grants. This decision, which requires a $14.7 million investment over two years and $50.6 million over five years, makes Newfoundland and Labrador the first province in Canada to completely eliminate the student loan system. Although the […]

 

Head of German and Russian Department steps down

Monday, March 31st, 2014
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The head of the German and Russian department at MUN has resigned. Erwin Warkentin, who is also coordinator of MUN’s Communications Studies (CMST) Program, stepped down from the position last week. He says he resigned so that he could focus more time and energy on the Communications program, instead of stretching himself thin by fulfilling […]

 

Burton’s Pond Resident solicits ad space in dorm window

Monday, March 31st, 2014

A MUN student living in residence has come up with an interesting use for his dorm room’s window: using it as ad space. Jonathan Mankow, a student living in Gilbert house in Burton’s Pond, decided to rent out his window, which faces the Elizabeth Avenue entrance to Memorial main campus, as prime real-estate for students […]

 

Students across country take action against the Fair Elections Act

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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The Canadian Federation of Students and Lead Now recently spearheaded a countrywide day of action against the Fair Elections Act. On March 25, students across Canada participated in the event, including several from MUN’s St. John’s and Grenfell campuses. The day was dedicated to raising awareness about the new Fair Elections Act, Bill C-23 that […]