Letter: Celebrating a monumental goal

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Tens of thousands of signatures on petitions, post-cards, and emails; countless lobby meetings; days of action and rallies; sound research; and politicians that are willing to work with youth and turn our recommendations into policy. The recipe for the most accessible system of post-secondary education in Canada isn’t an easy one. It takes years of […]

 

Letter: Drover is wrong when it comes to the freeze

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Newfoundlanders and Labradorians should be proud to have the lowest tuition fees in Canada. The rest of country should take note of the benefits the policy has had on your province and our governments should follow suit. Where I live, in Nova Scotia, students pay some of the highest tuition fees in the country and […]

 

Letters: Yes, Newfoundland and Labrador does need the tuition freeze

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

It seems inconceivable that anyone looking at the available research would question the benefit of a tuition freeze in Newfoundland and Labrador. The idea that the taxpayers of Newfoundland and Labrador are subsidizing the education of individuals from other provinces or countries with no benefit to this province, and that tuition fees do not act […]

 

Letter to the Editor: Sullivan is wrong when it comes to copyright

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Copyright ownership and the licensing of intellectual property is an economic benefit to any writer. Not all writers have their necessities of life covered off by what Mr. Sullivan would consider “gainful” employment, or by marrying well. Even if they all had other jobs, or married well, writers deserve more than a “thank you, sir” […]

 

Letter: “Tell Us Your #DarkNL story.”

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

I arrived in St. John’s on December 31. It was 12:30am. As soon as I came outside of the airport, I found everywhere was white mountains. There was no one in the street, and it very silent—even no dogs around. I was just surprised and a bit scared. The next morning, the power was gone […]

 

Letter: Liberal Leadership Process a Success for Democracy

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

It is undeniable that contributors of the Muse often speak of engaging individuals and speaking about democracy within the province. It is in my role of as President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Young Liberals, that I have seen great engagement over the last few months. Here’s a brief story on how. On November 17, […]

 

Letter: Fracking and Energy Policy in Newfoundland and Labrador

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Katie White’s article “What Exactly is Fracking?” from November 11, 2013, offers a brief, superficial explanation of an oil and gas extraction method which has raised serious global alarms from many prominent independent scientists. The permanent contamination of both the fracking waste water, and the groundwater in the areas where the hydraulic fracturing process is […]

 

Letter: Student Media That Works?

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

After reading Mr. Sullivan’s article “Solidarity That Works,” (Vol 64 Iss 9) I couldn’t help but notice that I have the same sentiments about our student newspaper as he has about our students union. Each semester I am forced to pay a media fee that goes to the paper (which I am fine with by […]

 

Letter: Student response to “Education is not a right.”

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Two weeks ago, Michael Sullivan wrote an opinion piece entitled “Education is not a right.” First thing to point out, which was clearly demonstrated by Canadian Federation of Students-NL representative Michael Walsh in his response the following week, is that this piece holds no merit beyond the walls of the author’s skull. It is exclusively […]

 

Letter: A Brief Response to Education is not a right

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

This letter is in response to “Education is not a right”, an opinion piece published in Vol 64, Iss 7 by Term Writer Michael Sullivan. There is overwhelming evidence that tuition fees are a barrier to accessing education and contribute to student debt. According to Statistics Canada’s Youth in Transition survey, 70 percent of those […]