Tuition hike for MUNnel repair

Friday, March 27th, 2015
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Memorial University has announced plans to increase tuition fees in order to implement much needed repairs to the school’s underground tunnel system. The cost will amount to an extra $50 per student, and while the unprecedented increase may be alarming to some students, Memorial’s Facilities Management attempted to mitigate the impact of the new fees, […]


Student Stories: Fear and Loathing, and the Apocalypse at the Mall

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

It was October 21, 2006, I was 19, and living with six of my friends, and the Avalon Mall was showing Hunter S Thompson’s 1998 film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. There were about 15 of us congregated at our house prior to the movie. People were showing up with liquor and shrooms, and […]


Missed Connections St. John’s

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Bus-stop at the Village Mall: M4W, 22. Missus, you looked some good walkin’ outta’ da mall there with them pyjama-pants on. Now I’m not sayin I’m ready to take you home to mudder, but I’m sayin we’d have to be quiet because she’s in the room ‘cross the hall. From: -Buddy on tha number 10. […]


Life regrets on the Metrobus

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Alright, things could be worse. You could have missed the bus in the first place, right? Bust still, sitting here with no headphones is less than ideal, because now there’s the fleeting possibility that you may have to actually interact with another human being. Luckily, its only students who take this bus, right? Besides, they […]


My first Newfoundland winter: A love story…of sorts

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
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As a native Ontarian, the idea of a harrowing Newfoundland winter seemed romantic and thrilling to me in my first-year—being snowed in with my new best friends, cuddling under blankets, doing quaint things by candlelight. Upon moving here I discovered the true pastime to stave away the cold was drinking. When the first big storm […]


10 interesting New Year’s resolution ideas to one-up your friends.

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

So, it’s almost the new year. Soon, everyone you know will be making resolutions.  Some of them will be kept, others won’t, but the point is that you need a resolution.  But, you can’t just make any resolution, you need the best resolution. Something better than weight loss. Something that will give you bragging rights […]


Shine bright like a Griswold

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

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

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

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

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 […]