Part II: Pandemic Publication Celebration

Part two of the English Faculty’s Pandemic Publication Celebration on November 17th featured readings from ­­­­four new books written by MUNL English professors. Like the first part of this event, the night was a great success. Dr. Joel Deshaye hosted…

Avalon Expo Pop-Culture Convention Sees Excitement and Local Buzz

It was a busy weekend at the Holiday Inn in St John’s as the annual Avalon Expo convention went ahead. Located on Portugal Cove Road, the Holiday Inn hosted the Expo, which saw many excited people from various pop-culture communities…

Pandemic publication celebration: honouring MUN’s faculty writers and editors

The Pandemic Publication Celebration is a brand-new event created by Memorial’s English Department in honour of some of the University’s resident writers and editors.This two-part event, hosted by Dr. Jamie Skidmore, was designed to launch several books written and edited…

BMO 1st ART! Award: Georgia Dawkin

Photo Credit: Georgia Dawkin BMO 1st Art! Competition The NL winner for the BMO 1st ART! Award has officially been announced! This achievement is awarded each year to a student from each province in Canada and to a National winner.…

SJIWFF: What’s to come!

The 33rd annual St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival has officially begun! Thursday’s opening night showing of the film “I Love Movies,” directed and written by Chandler Levack, was an overall success. Audience members were chattering and buzzing with high…

St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival opening night & film review: I Like Movies

St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival (SJIWFF) officially commenced this year’s festival with Opening Night on Wednesday, October 19. The event was held at Cineplex, St. John’s and included a red carpet affair to welcome all attendees before the screening.…

A Guide to Québec Slang

Photo credit: Christian Chomiak (via unsplash) The intro to French-Canadian slang/sayings you never knew you needed! Canada (as I’m sure you already know) is a bilingual country; our two official languages being French and English. Québec is our only official…

Second Shot: An Original Curling Musical

Photo credit: BestKindProductions “Second Shot,” co-written by Kiersten Noel and Timothy Matson, is an original NL musical about curling. It has all the necessary components of any good musical; loss, heartbreak, love, longing, and humour. It gave us a steady…

No waste Halloween: Pumpkin edition 

Photo by Mark Duffel on Unsplash When we talk about Halloween, pumpkin carving is a tradition. Last year only, over 150 million people carved pumpkins. However, this fun activity can sometimes be wasteful. According to the World Economic Forum, in…

The 33rd St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival to make a grand comeback in local theatres

The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival kicked off its 33rd year with a Press Conference on Tuesday, September 20, at Emera Innovation Exchange (Signal Hill Campus). SJIWFF is Canada’s longest-running festival for women. For decades women have been disadvantaged…