Shine bright like a Griswold

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
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Ever wonder what goes into creating and maintaining an insane Christmas display? Most neighbourhoods don’t feature the thoroughly over-the-top gamesmanship that happens in Whoville, where families compete with one another at Christmas for the most fabulous display of holiday spirit. But almost every city or town has at least one Clark Griswold; someone desperately trying […]

 

T’was weeks before Christmas…

Monday, December 1st, 2014
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T’was weeks before Christmas, and all across MUN Every student, from building to building, did run Dropping papers at offices, hoping not to see All the profs whose classes they skipped all this week For the writing and reading and thinking piled high Til they stood by the clock tower reaching for sky And though […]

 

Pumpkingate: What’s behind the pumpkin hate?

Saturday, November 8th, 2014
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Can we talk about pumpkins for a minute? Recently John Oliver took a dig at pumpkin spice lattes on his show. Yes, John Oliver has his own show now. Don’t ask me what it’s about. I don’t know but one could assume that it’s the kind of menial pop culture shtick where pretending that seasonal […]

 

Halloween candy that sucks

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
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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 […]

 

DIY MUN-themed Halloween costumes

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Not sure what you’re going to go as this Halloween? Why not base your costume off the most fun and sexy place around: your university! With costumes this cool, you’ll be the hit of every party in town. STU: Cover yourself in garbage and randomly stop speaking in the middle of conversations. Not recommended for […]

 

Unpaid interns now being paid [In peanuts] (Humour)

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
Peanuts_CMYK_Silas Pritchard

Overworked and unpaid interns can now rest easy as their hard work is no longer going unrewarded A hot topic of debate in recent years has been the concept of the unpaid internship: a trial that students in many faculties must face at least once in their academic career.  Many students find the idea of […]

 

New Residence is getting older: How long before the name is a lie? (Humour)

Thursday, September 11th, 2014
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September 2014 marks an exciting anniversary for Memorial University’s aptly titled “New Residence,” which celebrates its second anniversary of being open to students this year. However, with the unceasing forward march of time, the New Residence will continue to grow older until it is no longer, as its name implies, “new.” But how long does […]

 

Rotten Tomatoes consensuses of my childhood home movies (Humour)

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Birth (1992): Raw, visceral, and uncompromising, Birth is a fearless and in-your-face piece of filmmaking, as well as a promising debut for its young star. 89% First Steps (1993): Boasting a confident narrative and a wholly captivating performance from its lead, this is an assured sequel with few missteps. 94% Opening Birthday Presents (1996): The […]

 

Delusions of Adequacy: An important statement from city council candidate Richard Thornton

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

My name is Richard Thornton, and as many of you know I am currently running for a seat on your city council in the upcoming municipal election. Over the past month I’ve been hard at work campaigning for your votes, and while the campaign has been a predominantly rewarding experience, it has also been fraught […]

 

A year in wisecracks 2013-2014

Friday, April 4th, 2014
YearInReview_CMYK_JeffSmyth

Talking about how quickly time passes is a bit like opening a conversation with an unoriginal comment about the weather. Although clichés like this make for bland writing, they usually only become clichés because they represent almost universally-felt sentiments. Indeed, the 2013-2014 academic year seemed to come and go before we could blink. But looking […]