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Spiral (2021) Review

Content Warnings: human & animal death, torture, gore/blood, drugs, jumpscares, flashing lights/images, gun violence. Featured image from IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10342730/) Hitting the theatres mid-May, Bousman and Stolberg’s Spiral brought the ninth instalment of the Saw series. Starring Chris Rock, Samuel L.…

Support Local: Student Art Edition!

The new year has started and with it comes new resolutions, a new semester, and new creations. Student-run small businesses have been up and coming over the last few years, and especially flourished over quarantine when many had nothing to…

Covid-19 Cineplex & The Empty Man: A Review

With the new guidelines for social distancing, each theatre can only fit a small number of people. Buying multiple tickets at once ensures sitting with your desired group, but the nearest person will be at least 6 seats away. Honestly,…

Students’ response to the online semester, and how we can make the next one better

In September, I asked students how they were feeling about the online Fall semester. To recap, students reported an increase in class content, assignments, and stress.  In October, MUN released a survey to students, asking about the challenges they have…

Christmas Movies To Get You In The Holiday Spirit

It’s finally December, and with that, comes the routine of settling down to write final papers, study for exams, and finally catch up on those dreaded discussion posts. This Christmas is surely a different one (with some people even calling…

Freaky (2020) Review

In a more murderous take on the Freaky Friday trope, Christopher Landon’s 2020 film Freaky starring Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton tells the story of a teenage girl, Millie (Newton), who swaps bodies with the town’s serial killer. In this…

A Pandemic Friendly Halloween

With an ongoing pandemic around every corner, and a requirement to wear masks every time we leave the house, it can be pretty hard to get into the holiday spirit. Here are a few ways to spend this Halloween! Carve…

Sipekne’katik Mi’kmaq Fisheries Teach-In

Thursday afternoon, I joined Memorial University’s Arn Keeling and Dean Bavington for an online Teach-In about the Sipekne’katik Mi’kmaq Fisheries. Mid-September, the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs declared a State of Emergency as a response to the violence occurring…

How Students Are Adapting To Online Learning

Following an incredibly tough winter semester consisting of the chaotic “Snowmageddon” and the rise of a global pandemic, students are back to classes after a restriction-filled summer – and having to adapt quickly to an entirely online education. For some,…

Students Can’t Afford Scholarships

One of the most prominent causes of student stress is undoubtedly student debt. Between rent, tuition, basic living expenses, and transportation, students are consistently worried about the money they’re spending. Yes, we get the option of scholarships, but for how…