Why South Asian representation matters & how Bridgerton perfected it

South Asians are one of the most overlooked minorities in mainstream media. South Asia is a vast region. It consists of the following nations: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, the Maldives and Sri Lanka. However, South Asians are exhausted…

How Tiktok’s “BookTok” Revived Reading

BookTok is a rising book community on Tiktok in which readers share their book recommendations and reviews and their reactions to books using the hashtag: #booktok. BookTok has been praised for renewing interest in reading, especially among Gen Z’s and…

The Reid Theatre: a decade later, curtains remain closed

If any students have wandered through the Arts and Administration building, they have likely passed the Reid Theatre. The Reid theatre was dedicated to Robert G Reid III: a Scottish man who arrived in Canada from Scotland in the 1880s…

“Curse those two years at Memorial in heaps” – Ray Guy: Portrait of a Rebel Book Review

Photo Courtesy of Boulder Books A graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland and accomplished journalist with the Evening Telegram and CBC, Ron Crocker recounts the life of treasured Newfoundland individualist Ray Guy. In his second book, titled “Ray Guy: Portrait…

Have You Ever Thought About St. Patrick’s Day Around the World?

Photo Credit: Benjamin Rascoe (via Unsplash) Originally, St. Patrick’s Day was an incredibly religious celebration or was treated as one before the drinking and merriment started in earnest. You can access a sermon from the Memorial University library by a…

Heritage NL Reveals Four New Historical Properties

The Gillespie/Ballard Home in Fortune Harbour, NL, courtesy of Dale Jarvis via ICH Blog

BLMNL Hosts “Redefining Our Standards of Beauty” Events to Educate on Black Hair and the Importance of Shifting Beauty Standards

February, Black History Month, is a month to celebrate Black lives and bring further awareness to Black history and culture. As a Black person, this month is very impactful as I learn more about my history. Last Saturday, Black Lives…

A new kind of ‘hands on’ learning

New experiential opportunities are available for those individuals who are not only crafty but excited about learning in unique areas outside of traditional MUN classrooms. Heritage NL has funded new programs for the learning of disappearing crafts such as bagpipe…

David Leask Celebrates the Beauty of Labradorite With New Song “Fire & Ice”

Photo Credit: @leaskexpected on Instagram Singer/Songwriter David Leask wrote his album Voyageur in Song using a veritable piece of Canadian history. On December 2nd of 2021, David Leask, a Scottish Canadian musician, released a single titled “Fire & Ice” from…

‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Making Dreams or Fogging Them?

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