New internship grant program for undergrads

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Students looking to grow within their field of study have been granted a new opportunity. Memorial will roll out its University Student Summer Internship Program (USSIP) in 2015, which allows students to engage in research projects as a work term during the spring semester. The program is a direct result of the university’s Strategic Research […]

 

MUN hosts Canadian Engineering Competition

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

On March 5th, 170 students from across the country will travel to Memorial University to take part in the 2015 Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC). The students have all earned the right to come to Memorial by participating and placing in four regional competitions across the country. With seven categories, including Extemporaneous Debate, Senior Team Design, […]

 

Mario can have feelings too?

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

“Itsa me, Mario” now more true than ever  Computer controlled video game characters have only increased in intelligence since the advent of the medium.  Now, one university in Germany seeks to push the sophistication of artificial intelligence (AI) even further, as they have created a Mario that can play his own game, with little in […]

 

Should you make the switch from a laptop to a tablet?

Thursday, February 5th, 2015
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Reviewing the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 In a desperate bid to toss away my ageing laptop that was starting to make most 80s computers look modern, I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. As a first year science student, my primary uses for my laptop were simply completing online assignments in-between classes, and […]

 

The power of nostalgia

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
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How music is helping a new generation of Alzheimer’s patients Picture this: you’re driving to work on a cold winter morning and you’re rapidly turning the radio dial, trying to find the one station playing a song that isn’t by Taylor Swift. Finally, you settle on an old classic rock channel. “Razor Love” by Neil […]

 

The year in leaks

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
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2014 was the year the faucet finally broke If 2013 was the year of Wikileaks and Edward Snowden forcing powerful governments to acknowledge that much of their classified information wasn’t safe, then 2014 was the year that the information theft became personal, with corporations like Sony finding their inner workings scrutinized and private citizens targeted […]

 

New year, new you, new apps?

Saturday, January 10th, 2015
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Welcome to the new semester. You’re probably still slightly hungover from a holiday break spent binge drinking in your high school pals’ basements and a diet that consisted mainly of cans of Pepsi, pieces of coconut cream pie and your grandma’s leftovers. But hey, it’s not too late to start your new year off right […]

 

MUN updates its app

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
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Memorial University quietly updated its mobile app with a newly updated and functional design earlier this semester. The app allows students to check course schedules, view important dates and information and see a university map. It is mostly just a mobile portal for the university’s webpage, full of little bits of information that you may […]

 

When in doubt, “Holla”

Monday, December 1st, 2014
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New app created by MUN Students aims to take the social media scene by storm. This past month, Holla was launched in St. John’s—an app that aims to take the anonymity of a page like Spotted at Mun and match it with location awareness. The app was initially developed over the course of a marathon […]

 

Are fitness orientated video games the future?

Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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Five years in, the jury is still out on the efficacy of fitness video games. When people think of exercising, they tend to think of running on a treadmill, going to the gym, or taking part in various sporting activities and organizations. Usually when mentioned, people wouldn’t think of playing a video game to get […]