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 […]

 

New cell phone case designed to prevent sexual assault

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
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 A Kickstarter campaign has recently been launched for a new cell phone case called Whistl. The case works in tandem with a smartphone app and is designed to protect users from potential security threats and sexual assaults. The design is simple: if a user feels like they are in danger, they can click two buttons […]

 

The MuseFeed: Issue 4

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

It’s election season…again! Missed the MUNSU boat last Spring? Several students’ union positions are up for grabs in the upcoming by-election, including a director-at-large position, arts rep, science rep, Aboriginal student rep, and East/West tower rep (are they going to change that to Macpherson Rep now?), among others. The nomination period is between October 17 […]

 

Run for the Cure deemed a success

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

The streets of St. John’s was peppered in pink on Sunday, October 5 as hundreds of people came out to run in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation as part of their Run for the Cure. For over 25 years, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation has been raising funds for breast cancer research, education, […]

 

St. John’s Pride elects new leadership

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

St. John’s Pride has elected a new board of directors for 2014-2015. The new board is comprised of three co-chairs and six directors-at-large. Taylor Stocks, Matt Caravan,and  Kyra Rees have been reelected as co-chairs. New to the board, Tj Jones, Christina Mallay, Perin Squires, Sarah Downey, and Melanie Stewart join incumbent Charlie Murphy as directors-at-large. […]

 

MUN student challenges premier for PC nomination (UPDATED)

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
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MUN student Jordan Lester has declared he is challenging premier Paul Davis for the PC nomination in the district of Topsail. Davis has held this seat since 2010. Lester, 26, is currently in his final year of the Communications Studies program at Memorial University. He says he is running in order to force discussion around […]

 

New name for New Res

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
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Freshest residence named in honour of First World War heroes After a year without identity, the complex affectionately known as New Residence is finally getting a real name. MUN President and Vice-Chancellor Gary Kachanoski, announced today that the residence will now be known as Macpherson College. The complex’s West and East wings were named Shiwak […]

 

Mental Health Matters campaign kicks off at MUN

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
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The Canadian Federation for Students – NL launched Mental Health Matters Wednesday morning, a campaign that aims to promote a better understanding of mental health issues, and more accessible, better-funded mental health services for students. The launch coincided with National Mental Awareness Week, and brought students and staff together to sign a declaration to protect […]

 

Economist speaks on homelessness in Calgary

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Memorial University recently played host to Ron Kneebone, a visiting professor from the University of Calgary who presented his work on homelessness in Calgary. According to the Calgary Homeless Foundation, while Calgary is one of the richest cities in Canada, it also holds one of the highest rates of homelessness. An average of 2,000 people […]

 

The MuseFeed: Issue 3

Monday, October 6th, 2014

MUNSU launches grocery shuttle Campus residents will no longer have to face long winter walks for groceries; MUN Students’ Union has just launched a service that will shuttle on-campus residents to and from the grocery store. The weekly service starts October 7 will run on Tuesdays from 6pm to 9pm from the front of Corte […]