World Autism Acceptance Day: Autism in the Media

Photo Credit: Rafael Garcin (via Unsplash) This article was written with the support and guidance of an autistic student of Memorial University of Newfoundland. The way that autism is portrayed by the media is often not accurate and it presents…

No More Free Parking in Churchill Square? – Concept Design Released

Photo Credit: Hafidh Satyanto (via Unsplash) The Churchill Square shopping centre is located less than a 15-minute walk from the Memorial University campus, making it an ideal location for students to take advantage of the free parking, banking, post office…

It’s Time for Politics to Take Fishing Seriously: the Neglect of Fisheries in (International) Politics

Fishing is highly political. Just because fishing isn’t as appealing as talking about the WE Charity scandal, doesn’t mean we should pay any less attention. For a few years now, I’ve worked in seafood restaurants to pay for tuition. Sometimes…

MUNSU 2021 GENERAL ELECTION: Executive Position Candidate Biographies

The upcoming MUNSU elections will be taking place from 9 a.m. on Monday March 15th until 9 p.m. Tuesday March 16th, 2021 on the Memorial University self service website. In preparation for the election, candidates running for executive positions were…

Mask Up for Coffee and Fries

The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the community binding together to support essentials workers. Sunday evenings in downtown St. John’s were an eruption of noise in support of those serving the front lines against the new and…

MUNSU Election Nominations Now Open

It’s that time of year again: the nomination period for the MUNSU General Election has arrived. Any student is able to nominate themselves for a Faculty, Constituency Representative, or Executive Director Position.  For students who wish to join MUN’s Student…

CERB or Universal Basic Income? Election looms, legislators consider options.

As politicians consider redefining “fiscal responsibility”, those in need may benefit from recent UBI and CERB discussions. As unemployment becomes a main issue of the provincial election, the effects of the pandemic have been felt widely. However, with the beginning…

Donald Trump is Impeached for the Second Time

In a historic move from the United States House of Representatives today Donald Trump has been impeached for the second time.  The Republican president was charged on Wednesday with “incitement of insurrection” and the House voted 232 to 197 in…

MUN Creates New Program to Assist Instructors with Remote Learning

Following the transition of classes to online-remote format in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Memorial University through the Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning has created a new program to assist instructors with the transition in preparation for the…

Students’ response to the online semester, and how we can make the next one better

In September, I asked students how they were feeling about the online Fall semester. To recap, students reported an increase in class content, assignments, and stress.  In October, MUN released a survey to students, asking about the challenges they have…