My ever-changing relationship with horror

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

When I was a kid, I was a fiend for horror. It didn’t matter if it was horror comics, novels, television shows or films, I was into it. From kid-friendly TV shows and novels like Goosebumps and Are You Afraid of the Dark? to campy and gruesome horror films from the 70s, 80s and 90s […]


Why English degrees aren’t respected

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

“I completely bombed that test. My math prof just hates me.” Think of this statement’s absurdity. If your friend said that she failed a math test because the professor objected to her existence, would you believe her? Probably not. But replace “math” with “English” and you get a statement that has been uttered by innumerable […]


Letter: In response to “MUN should help lower textbook costs”

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

By David M. Tulett, Ph.D Associate Professor Faculty of Business Read original article here I read with interest Michael Sullivan’s piece in the Muse about textbooks. I think that the prices are very high, and I’ve done something about it. As you have suggested, I have searched the web for free books. For some courses, […]


Halloween candy that sucks

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Junk food makes Halloween awesome, but we all know that some candy just doesn’t make the grade. In all seriousness, I’m still going to fill my face with it until my tongue is a raw and covered with tiny sores – but let’s take a look at some of the treats that you just don’t […]


Social media “shaming” is improving our lives

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
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Almost all drivers have parked awfully once or twice. As punishment, they may have received passing grumbles from other drivers or notes on their windshields. These methods of venting, however, are quickly being supplanted by social media shaming on websites such as Facebook and Twitter. Groups and pages like “Spotted at MUN”, “Spotted on George”, […]


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

Monday, October 27th, 2014

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 […]


Pop Explosion Diary: Day 3

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Our Science Editor Andrew Sampson is in Halifax this week, covering the annual music festival Halifax Pop Explosion. I started my night by heading back to The Company House for the Strange Adventures Comedy Showcase The real highlight of this show for me was Cheryl Hann’s opening set. Based out of Halifax, and formerly of […]


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. […]