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A sit-down interview with Matt Barter

Heading Photo via Matt Barter Twitter With classes having returned to in-person learning (since January 31st) the conflict between Matthew Barter and MUN’s administration has yet to be resolved.  Barter, a 25-year-old MUN student pursuing a degree in political science,…

Campus Stabbing Following Anonymous Online Threat 

Heading Photo by Michael Förtsch on Unsplash Prior to being deleted after January 30th, students were left concerned after an Instagram page, munlconfessions, posted a confession stating, “Something horrible is gonna happen oncampus [sic] on Thursday, i.e. 3rd Feb 2022.” While the…

MUN’s Master Plan Envisions Ice Skating Rink and Indigenous House

Editor’s note: Featured image found at MUN’s “Campus Planning at Memorial” site. On October 11th, Memorial University’s official Twitter page shared a survey regarding a potential skating trail on campus.  The trail is one of the many recommendations for Memorial…

Climate Change is Not a Trend: A MUN Student’s Perspective on the Global Climate Strike

Image from the Fridays for Future St. John’s twitter account (@fffstjohns). On Friday, September 24th, the non-profit organization Fridays for Future organized another one of their annual Global Climate Strike events, where students were urged to not attend classes for…

“Fangirl” Doesn’t Take Mental Illness Too Seriously: Here’s Why That’s A Good Thing.

The young adult novel Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is one of the ultimate comfort books of all time.  Following the protagonist Cather Avery as she navigates being a freshman in university, college dating, and being apart from her twin sister…

Rethinking Residence: Student Housing in a Barely Post-Pandemic Province

Many students have a certain notion of how their move-in day will go. (Think: parents begrudgingly moving suitcases up flights of stairs, tearful goodbyes, the excitement of meeting your roommate for the first time, etcetera.) However, with the threat of…

“We Were Children”: vandalism vs. counter-monumentality

In protest of the 751 unmarked graves discovered at a former residential school in Saskatchewan, on June 24th, the doors of St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral in Saskatoon were painted red with the words “We Were Children.”  Despite being since removed, this…

From Police Studies to Criminology: a conversation in social awareness

On the 24th of June, Memorial University’s Sociology Department announced they were swapping their Major of Police Studies to Criminology from this upcoming September. The day following the announcement, ex-police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 years in prison…

Muslim Student Association Feature

Anna Philpott from The Muse had the pleasure of reaching out to MUN’s Muslim Student Association (MSA). Then, she connected with Ghazia Azam, the VP of Internal Affairs at the MSA, to discuss Azam’s personal experiences in the society, her…

Unearthing Canada’s dark history with ethnic cleansing: 215 Indigenous children’s remains found buried in BC

Featured image by Erik Mclean on Unsplash. Article written by Anna Philpott and Hayley Whelan. A Note from the Editor: Newfoundland and Labrador’s museum The Rooms has enacted the Healing and Commemoration Collection, featuring interviews with residential school survivors of the province. The…