Jacob Laybolt
Jacob Laybolt
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Jake is an undergraduate Political Science student studying international politics and foreign policy. He has reported on local politics, student organizing and campus activism since 2018.

MUNL apologizes for “clerical error” amid “picket line crossing” plagiarism accusations

In a recent communique to Memorial Students, the administration issued a set of suggestions to MUN students who will still be enrolled in courses taught by lecturers and professors not striking due to union affiliation (e.g., per course instructors). However, the university…

MUNL reacts to failing MUNFA negotiations

Last Wednesday (December 14th), the Interim Provost and Vice-President (Academic), Dr. Neil Bose, updated MUNL students through their “Labour Relations Information Hub.”  Before stating that the university had been “engaged in collective bargaining since January 2022” with MUNFA, a labour…

MUNFA could go on strike after negotiations with MUNL stop

Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty Association (MUNFA) is preparing for a strike after bargaining efforts reached a standstill between MUNFA and the MUNL administration.  On Friday (December 2nd, 2022), MUNFA stated the following in a news release:  “After meeting for…

MUNSU delivers pink slip to MUNL President Vianne Timmons

Disclaimer: The Muse was notified of MUNSU’s protest in advance— allowing for planned coverage of the incident. The Muse did not participate in the protest President Vianne Timmons had to abruptly close Memorial’s Report to the Community event yesterday (Friday,…

Reflection: What was ‘All Out Like 99’ really about?

“All Out Like 99” was a special event. On the afternoon of Nov 2nd, several hundred students occupied the front steps of the Confederation Building after having marched nearly two kilometres through multiple lanes of traffic on Prince Phillip Drive.…

MUNSU’s Breezeway kicks off with huge turnout

This Wednesday, MUNSU organized its first event for the much-anticipated return of the Breezeway student bar located in the University Centre.  While the official “Grand Opening” is not slated until September 23rd, this past Wednesday night’s “Open Mic Kick-Off” proved…

Barter says campus ban lifted, MUN denies “complete ban” occurred

Photo retrieved from Matt Barter’s Twitter. NOTE: This article covers a developing story as of Jan 17, further updates to follow. This Sunday, student activist Matt Barter announced the release of his campus ban from Memorial University campus by the…

MUN stands by activist ban, refuses to elaborate on Matt Barter exile

This Tuesday, MUN sent out a short “statement” through NEWSLINE standing by their decision to impose a ban on Matt Barter following the recent incident involving a silent sign holding protest during President Vianne Timmons’ media appearance. The statement maintains…

Student activist banned from campus following silent protest

Featured image: A stop-sign shaped protest sign reading “Stop Vianne! No to tuition hikes and out of control spending!” held by Barter during the protest.             This week many students and spectators have been concerned following the events surrounding Memorial…

New gun ban targets local airsoft and paintball business, Frontline Action

New regulations could have serious ramifications for industries like airsoft, laser-tag, paintball and even film/TV props. The vague legislation has left a lot of room for interpretation by authorities, prompting a petition campaign. Following recent advances in the Liberal Party’s…