Creative writers now have own space at MUN

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Writers need no longer anguish in solitude—a new creative writing club is now active at Memorial University. English student Caighlan Smith started MUN’s Creative Writing Club this semester, as a place where student writers can get together to share and discuss their work. During their weekly meetings, willing members read their work, after which the […]

 

Thousands of dollars stolen in string of society room break-ins

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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Several rooms hit, two suspects in custody Thousands of dollars worth of cash and alcohol was stolen from student society rooms at MUN over the past few weeks, with two suspects arrested on October 27. Several societies, including MUN’s Geography, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Geek, Classics, and Muslim societies, have been targeted over the past month. […]

 

Communications’ Italy Field School cancelled for 2015

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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Cancellation due to budgetary reasons, department hopes to re-apply for 2016 The Italy Field School, an annual program for the Department of Communication Studies, will not be taking place in the summer of 2015. The program, typically running during the spring semester, has been terminated at this time at the decision of the Dean of […]

 

Three contested positions in MUNSU by-election

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

There will be three choices to make in the upcoming MUNSU by-elections. The majority of positions, however, have been acclaimed, with a few spots being given an extended nomination period. Stephanie Bedo & Jude Cutler will be facing off on the ballot for Aboriginal Students Representative. The East/West Tower Representative position will be between Hillary […]

 

The Ghomeshi affair: Prepare for an ugly situation to get even uglier

Monday, October 27th, 2014
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On Sunday October 26, news broke that Jian Ghomeshi, the host of Q on CBC Radio, had been fired from this position. In a terse and uncommonly worded statement from CBC spokesman Chuck Thompson, the network explained that “information came to our attention recently that in CBC’s judgment precludes us from continuing our relationship with […]

 

Students’ union formulates work term equity action plan

Sunday, October 26th, 2014
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On Thursday, October 23 the students’ union held the first “Work is Work” action team meeting to discuss work term equity for MUN students. MUNSU board members discussed of the problems they believe exist with mandatory work terms and outlined their goals for this year’s “Work is Work” campaign. The students’ union is concerned that […]

 

MUN student loses PC nomination to Davis

Friday, October 24th, 2014

MUN student Jordan Lester was defeated in his bid for the PC nomination in Topsail against current premier, Paul Davis. At last night’s nomination meeting, Davis won with 426 votes to Lester’s 17. Lester says he is disappointed by the low voter turnout. He believes the nomination meeting was not properly promoted by the party, […]

 

Enactus Memorial competing in World Cup in Beijing

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

 Memorial’s Enactus team are now in Beijing, China for the Enactus World Cup, representing Canada from October 22-25. Enactus Memorial, a student-run volunteer group, is a part of an international non-profit organization mobilizing post-secondary students to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life for people in need. Last semester, the St. John’s-based team […]

 

On-campus Subway opens tomorrow

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Students, get excited. You are hours away from discovering what it means to eat fresh. A long-awaited Subway will open in the Engineering Building tomorrow at 8am. Although the restaurant is under the control of Aramark and staffed by Aramark employees, it will still offer the complete Subway menu. A long period of construction and […]

 

CHMR Radio show nominated for MusicNL Award

Monday, October 20th, 2014
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The Party brings the Newfoundland arts scene to radio The Party, a CHMR arts and music show, has been nominated for the MusicNL volunteer of the year award for their service to the Newfoundland and Labrador music scene. The Muse got a chance to sit down with the two hosts of The Party: Social Work […]