Hayley Whelan
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Hayley Whelan is a 4th-year psychology (B.Sc.) student at MUN. She is passionate about mental health awareness and the well-being of her fellow students. Her hobbies include reading K. A. Tucker novels and going for walks on sunny winter days. She can be reached at hayleyw@mun.ca.

Frank Herbert’s “Dune” Is Still Relevant 56 Years Later

Photo Credit: Francesco Ungaro (via Unsplash) The first Dune novel was originally published in 1965, making it 56 years old this year. Although society has gone through many changes over the past five decades, namely technological advancements, the dystopian perspective…

Economical Textbook-Buying in 2021

Photo Credit: Pauline Loroy (via Unsplash)             A close second to the financial blow of paying a semester’s tuition fees is the ritual of purchasing textbooks. Some course-required textbooks can cost more than $100 at their cheapest price point. Textbook…

Rainbow Rowell – “Carry On”, “Wayward Son”, and “Any Way The Wind Blows”: Book Series Review

Photo Credit: Hayley Whelan            For any readers looking for a break from heavy and convoluted material, Rainbow Rowell’s Simon Snow series provides a lighthearted, diverse twist on a saturated genre. The series contains three books, Carry On, Wayward Son,…

Clean St. John’s Launches New Initiative #buttfreeyyt

Photo Credit: Andres Siimon (via Unsplash)             Anyone who has ventured downtown this summer has probably noticed some new installations. Clean St. John’s has launched an initiative designed to keep cigarette butts off the ground in downtown St. John’s.            …

Students Vs. Technology – The Rising Cost of University Mandatory Electronics

 Photo Credit: Dogherine (via Unsplash)            Electronics such as mobile phones and computers have gradually become more and more necessary for university students to complete their degrees. During 2020 and part of 2021, we completed our courses entirely online and…

Should We Be Wearing Masks? – Government of NL Lifts Mask Mandate

Photo Credit: Engin Akyurt (via Unsplash)             As of August 10th, 2021, wearing a mask in public spaces is no longer mandated by the government. As a result, students and staff are no longer required to wear masks on campus…

CBS Granted $25,000 To Improve Its Green Spaces – MUN Geography Student Gives Her Opinion

Photo Credit: Hayley Whelan In recognition of Arbor Day, the town of CBS will be receiving a grant of $25,000 to improve upon its green spaces. This grant will be awarded as a part of the TD Green Space Grant.…

2021 Mel Woodward Cup Winners

  Photo Credit: Annie Spratt (via Unsplash) The Mel Woodward Cup is a memorial competition that carries on the values and ambition of Dr. Mel Woodward, who founded the Woodward Group of Companies. Dr. Woodward began his journey as the…

A History of Amateur Radio in Newfoundland

Photo Credit: Leonard Laub via Unsplash          Amateur or “ham” radio has a rich history in Newfoundland and Labrador. It gives us the ability to transmit messages over long distances without wires or the internet. In 1901, Guglielmo Marconi received…

A Fond Farewell to the Mount Pearl Theatres

Photo Credit: Hayley Whelan            The Mount Pearl Theatre, which resided in Mount Pearl Square (more commonly referred to as Sobeys Square) on Topsail Road has permanently closed as of June 1st, 2021. The theatres’ story began in 1981 when…