Pop Explosion Diary: Day Two

Friday, October 24th, 2014
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Our Science Editor Andrew Sampson is in Halifax this week, covering the city’s annual music fest, Halifax Pop Explosion. DAY TWO! I WAS EXCITED! NOT THAT TIRED OR HUNGOVER! A BUNDLE OF ENERGY AND VITAMIN C! CKDU LOBBY SHOW: Soft Spot I started my day at Dalhousie University to see a free show at CKDU. […]


A call to get involved in MUNSU

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Brendon Dixon is a Director at Large on MUN’s Students’ Union board of directors Coming from outside the province, I know firsthand how difficult it is to adapt to a new set of surroundings. Attending a post-secondary school for the first time isn’t always the easiest transition to make. Maybe you have made tons of […]


My call to the Mental Health Crisis Line was not helpful

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Increased awareness of mental illness must be followed up with service improvement October 6 to 10 was Mental Illness Awareness Week at MUN. Events such as those held during the week are important in building awareness and acceptance of mental health conditions, which make sufferers feel more comfortable in seeking help when they need it. […]


Point/Counterpoint: Was our government’s decision to attack ISIL a mistake?

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Every edition in Point/Counterpoint, you’ll hear from a proponent and an opponent of a relevant issue. This week, we debate Canada’s new war. Was the Canadian government’s decision to attack ISIL a mistake? If you have an idea for a future Point/Counterpoint topic, please email opinions@themuse.ca. Point – Kerri Neil  On October 7, Parliament voted in […]


First they came for the celebrities…

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

iCloud Photo Leaks represent turning point in how we look at online security and privacy The two dominant mobile operating systems now in use are Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. Starting around the time the iPhone was released in 2007, devices have begun to hold more and more of our personal information. The phones we […]


Five tips to make straight As in only two hours a day

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Simple steps you can take to both succeed in school and enjoy university life I made it! Life is good, I’m making new friends, and high school is a thing of the past. It’s all about fun, freedom and fiestas. Yup, life is great.   And then wham! Midterms come around.  But I have everything under control. […]


If you want to go on Buzzfeed, just leave class

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Unnecessary use of technology in class is inconsiderate It’s Monday morning, and you’re running late for class. Short of breath, you enter the classroom, and scan the area for an empty desk. Only one remains, and it’s at the very back. You hesitantly sit down at the only desk available, and look up at the […]


A brief introduction to tattoo etiquette

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Tattoo culture is arguably more popular now than ever. Tattoos don’t carry the same stigma that they once did, and are commonly accepted by the general public. With that being said, someone’s tattoos should not be mistaken as invitations to touch that person, invade their personal space, or interrogate and lecture them about their life […]


Point/Counterpoint: Should the minimum wage be higher? Should it even exist it all?

Monday, October 6th, 2014

In the first-ever edition of Point/Counterpoint, you’ll hear from a proponent and an opponent of expanding the minimum wage. Future issues of the Muse will contain these sorts of debates on other topics relevant to MUN, our province, our country, and our world. If you have an idea for a Point/Counterpoint topic, please email opinions@themuse.ca. […]


Taking back the night: a participant’s experience

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

 Take Back the Night, the annual St. John’s march protesting violence against women, took place on Friday, September 21. Hundreds gathered at Bannerman Park at 7:00 pm to prepare for the evening. Armed with signs and noisemakers, we stood together as the NL Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre (NLSACPC) inspired us for the march […]