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 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 […]


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 […]


A Frenchie in Newfoundland Part 2: My encounter with the police

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

You might be hungry for the continuation of my story since my last post. As I’m direct from France, I don’t yet know all the things you can or can’t (or are not supposed to) do. So, a few days after my arrival, I decided to go for a little run around Long Pond. It […]


Greek life and MUNSU’s contradictions

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Students’ union needs to decide whether exclusivity is necessarily bad in clubs and societies  What makes a student club or society exclusionary? That depends, according to MUN Students’ Union. Although its by-laws state it will not ratify any student groups that are exclusionary, the students’ union adherence to this rule seems selective; it ratifies certain […]