MUN updates its app

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
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Memorial University quietly updated its mobile app with a newly updated and functional design earlier this semester. The app allows students to check course schedules, view important dates and information and see a university map. It is mostly just a mobile portal for the university’s webpage, full of little bits of information that you may […]

 

When in doubt, “Holla”

Monday, December 1st, 2014
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New app created by MUN Students aims to take the social media scene by storm. This past month, Holla was launched in St. John’s—an app that aims to take the anonymity of a page like Spotted at Mun and match it with location awareness. The app was initially developed over the course of a marathon […]

 

Program allows local families to celebrate the holidays with international students

Friday, November 28th, 2014
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Being surrounded by the people you love is the best part of the holidays, but what do you do if you can’t make it home? This was the unfortunate case for Raja Rajeshwari Sreenivasan last December. “I was here alone … and my roommates were not there and I was terribly missing home,” said Sreenivasan. […]

 

Transphobic violence big issue on campus, students say

Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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Students take visible action, call for gender neutral washrooms You may have been confused going to the bathroom this November, if a generic symbol of a toilet was covering up the ‘male’ or ‘female’ symbol outside the facility. But this discomfort is marginal compared to the harassment and abuse some students say they face on […]

 

The MuseFeed Issue 7

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Our nation’s greatest betrayal Next week when you ask for your morning breakfast from Tim Horton’s, prepare for a hike in your prices. Effective November 26, Tim Horton’s is raising their prices of coffee and breakfast sandwiches by 10 cents across Canada (expect Ontario). Breakfast sandwiches with be priced at $2.99 before tax while coffee […]

 

Used bookstore coming to MUN

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
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Students will no longer have to rely on Facebook to buy and sell their textbooks; a used bookstore in coming soon to the Attic. The student union-run store in the University Centre is installing a new point of sales system with consignment sales capabilities. Once installed, students will be able to drop off their used […]

 

An introspective look at controversial coach, Doug Partridge

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
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Doug Partridge’s career accolades are impressive. In 20 plus years of coaching women’s basketball, and five-time coach of the year, Partridge has delivered no less than seven Atlantic University Sport (AUS) conference championships to Memorial University. He has produced all-stars and academic All-Canadians, Euro League quality talent, and been ‘part of the furniture’ for Memorial […]

 

MUNSU releases operating budget

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

MUN’s student union has released its operating budget for 2014/2015, revealing an increased emphasis on elections, funding for an audit, and lost revenue at this year’s Welcome Weeks. The new budget includes a substantial raise for the Chief Returning Officer. Their salary increased from $800 to $1,400 for the general election, and from $600 to […]

 

Former Habs player brings multi-campus course to Memorial

Friday, November 21st, 2014
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This winter semester, Memorial will take part in a unique experiment, as a prominent Canadian teaches a course that simultaneously engages students across the country. Politician and former NHL goaltender Ken Dryden will teach “Making the Future,” next term—not just at MUN, but at five universities across Canada. Dryden will move from campus to campus […]

 

Improving campus wifi “top priority,” says administration

Friday, November 21st, 2014
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Students aren’t the only ones having problems with stu—one of Memorial University’s top administrators agrees the campus wireless network is inadequate, and says changes are on the way. The unreliability of MUN’s primary wifi network, stu, is no secret; recently, students have started an online petition demanding improved Internet services (Story here). Over the past […]