Kaitlyn Woodley
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Online Academics, Extracurriculars, and MUN’s Finances: An Interview with Provost Dr. Mark Abrahams

This week, the Muse had the opportunity to speak with Provost Dr. Mark Abrahams to discuss online academics, the value of extracurriculars (and what we have lost from them in a digital space), and Memorial University’s financial situation. Online education…

SJIWFF wins the 2020 Board of Trade award for Business Resilience

The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected the arts industry as demonstrated by the many films that have been delayed so far this year. While St. John’s arts programs have also taken a hit, the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival…

My Experience at the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre

This past year, I have done a lot of self-reflection on my mental health and wellbeing. Frankly, it has been a hard year for everyone, and we students are no exception. I am currently in my fourth year at MUN,…

A Love Letter to Jiggs Dinner

Growing up in Newfoundland, I am a proud consumer of Jiggs dinner. I would argue that my Nanny Earle makes the best Jiggs, but every other Newfoundlander would likely argue that their Nanny also makes the best Jiggs. Jiggs dinner,…

COVID-19 has taken its toll on St. John’s. Here is how The Gathering Place has been faring.

A brief drive or walk in downtown St. John’s will bring one’s attention to an increasing presence of people suffering without housing and those who are otherwise in need. The pandemic has increased homelessness across Canada as more and more…

OPINION: The postponement of CEQs is unfair to students and professors

In June, Memorial released this statement regarding the suspension of CEQs (Course Evaluation Questionnaires) until after winter 2021. The Senate Community for Course Evaluation (SCCE) “recommended a new purpose statement for the CEQ and the need to revisit the CEQ…

BOOK REVIEW: “Self-Love” by Dr. Devi B. Dillard-Wright

At its core, self-love is an unconditional acceptance of andvalue for yourself—body, mind, and soul. Confidence in your decisions, appreciation for your strengths and weaknesses, and care for your physical and mental needs are all part of loving yourself. Self…

“We Will Remember Them”: Remembrance Day in Newfoundland

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. Excerpt from “For the…

$25-a-day childcare: What it means for daycare operators

Newfoundland Labrador Premier Andrew Furey released a province-wide plan for $25-a-day childcare within the 2020 budget. Starting in January 2021, the province’s already existing Operating Grant Program (OGP) will update, further subsidizing daycares to reduce the cost of childcare for…

Labrador MHA Perry Trimper and his history of anti-Indigenous racism

Calls for the resignation of Perry Trimper, the Liberal MHA for the district of Lake Melville, Labrador, have come about once again in the past few weeks. The demands are emerging after he claimed “[i]n an interview with CBC News…