Improving campus wifi “top priority,” says administration

Friday, November 21st, 2014
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Students aren’t the only ones having problems with stu—one of Memorial University’s top administrators agrees the campus wireless network is inadequate, and says changes are on the way. The unreliability of MUN’s primary wifi network, stu, is no secret; recently, students have started an online petition demanding improved Internet services (Story here). Over the past […]

 

4,000 shoes and no signs of slowing down

Thursday, November 13th, 2014
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Student surpasses goal for self-made organization, looks toward national expansion MUN student Bethany Downer, founder and current president of One Step Shoe Recycling, is celebrating the success of her non-profit organization as it soars beyond its projected goal in only a matter of months. One Step Shoe Recycling collects donations of shoes for those in […]

 

Brutal weather does not hinder CIS Cross Country Championships

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
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This past weekend, Memorial welcomed some of the top athletes in Canada to St. John’s for the CIS Cross Country Championships. Although over two hundred competitors from across the country arrived on November 6, little did anyone know at that time that the weather would end up being one of the most aggressive competitors of […]

 

Women’s soccer team bows out of national championships in overtime thriller

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
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Against unfamiliar opposition in unfamiliar territory, the dominating season of the Memorial University Sea-Hawks women’s soccer team came at last to a close—but not without a ferocious effort from each and every player on the pitch. On November 6, Memorial lost their Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) quarterfinal match against Canada West runners-up, the University of […]

 

MUN drops back to sixth place in Macleans rankings

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Poor showing in grants, reputation; most expensive school to operate in category Memorial University has suffered a loss in the 2015 Maclean’s Magazine university rankings. MUN dropped from last year’s fifth place to tie with Carlton University for sixth in its category, sitting behind Simon Fraser, Victoria, Waterloo, UNB, and Guelph. Memorial placed seventh in […]

 

Enactus Memorial returns home victorious

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

This October, Memorial’s Enactus team traveled to Beijing to compete in the Enactus World Cup, where they ranked in the top eight out of 1,600 teams from 36 countries. Enactus Memorial is a student-run volunteer group that works to identify needs with our community and create solutions through entrepreneurial projects. The team has been successful […]

 

ORIGINAL STORY: The Fate of Toto

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

This week, the Muse is publishing students’ original Halloween-themed creative writing. To submit a story/poem/essay, email chief@themuse.ca. There are so many to choose from. Slutty Little Red Riding Hood, Slutty Alice, Slutty Queen of Hearts, Tinkerbell. You, of course, choose Slutty Dorothy. The costumes don’t come with wigs, despite costing more than your electricity bill, […]

 

The best chillers and thrillers of yesteryear

Monday, October 27th, 2014
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Old horror movies, I feel, are often overlooked when most people create lists of the classic, must-see movies of all time. Somewhere among all the painted sets, cheesy effects, rubber monsters, and dark and stormy nights is something worth enjoying. Some of my favorite films are the old black and white movies of the 1930’s; […]

 

Students’ union formulates work term equity action plan

Sunday, October 26th, 2014
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On Thursday, October 23 the students’ union held the first “Work is Work” action team meeting to discuss work term equity for MUN students. MUNSU board members discussed of the problems they believe exist with mandatory work terms and outlined their goals for this year’s “Work is Work” campaign. The students’ union is concerned that […]

 

Game Review: Smash Bros. 4 for 3DS

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
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Nintendo continues smashing out hits in 2014 Mario, Pac Man, Mega Man, and Sonic get into a fight. Who wins? The real question is, who could possibly lose? It may bear repeating, but 2014 has proven to be the year that Nintendo reminds the world why they are the gaming super-giants they are. Not only […]