The Bowring Park Labyrinth – How Effective is it as a ‘Mental Health Space’?

Photo Credit: Meghan Power October saw the completion of a $200,000 labyrinth in Bowring Park. No, it is not a labyrinth in the traditional sense – you won’t feel like Jennifer Connolly in a Jim Henson movie, Jack Nicholson in…

How to Fall Back in Love with Reading this Semester

For many university students, reading for pleasure is a habit that gets lost during their first year of post-secondary. With heavy course loads that include required textbook readings, labs, group projects, hours of research for assignments, and extensive studying for tests, sitting down and reading a book may be the last thing on anyone’s mind.

Economical Textbook-Buying in 2021

Photo Credit: Pauline Loroy (via Unsplash)             A close second to the financial blow of paying a semester’s tuition fees is the ritual of purchasing textbooks. Some course-required textbooks can cost more than $100 at their cheapest price point. Textbook…

Climate Change is Not a Trend: A MUN Student’s Perspective on the Global Climate Strike

Image from the Fridays for Future St. John’s twitter account (@fffstjohns). On Friday, September 24th, the non-profit organization Fridays for Future organized another one of their annual Global Climate Strike events, where students were urged to not attend classes for…

Rainbow Rowell – “Carry On”, “Wayward Son”, and “Any Way The Wind Blows”: Book Series Review

Photo Credit: Hayley Whelan            For any readers looking for a break from heavy and convoluted material, Rainbow Rowell’s Simon Snow series provides a lighthearted, diverse twist on a saturated genre. The series contains three books, Carry On, Wayward Son,…

Students Vs. Technology – The Rising Cost of University Mandatory Electronics

 Photo Credit: Dogherine (via Unsplash)            Electronics such as mobile phones and computers have gradually become more and more necessary for university students to complete their degrees. During 2020 and part of 2021, we completed our courses entirely online and…

Beat Your Boredom: Entertain Yourself Right Here At Home

Following the winter months spent in our snowy Newfoundland bubble, the opportunity to take advantage of the long-awaited warm weather is amplified with the excitement of provincial plans to begin lifting COVID-19 restrictions by reopening the borders to vaccinated Canadians…

A History of Amateur Radio in Newfoundland

Photo Credit: Leonard Laub via Unsplash          Amateur or “ham” radio has a rich history in Newfoundland and Labrador. It gives us the ability to transmit messages over long distances without wires or the internet. In 1901, Guglielmo Marconi received…

Several Fees Waived for Fall 2021 Residence Applications

Photo Credit: Christopher Le (via Unsplash)             As we prepare to settle back onto Memorial University’s campuses for the first time in over a year, we remain cautious. To make the transition back to residences and campus life easier, MUN…

The Path to Finding Happiness – Yogic Incentive

Photo Credit: Simon Rae (via Unsplash) As university students, we all struggle with finding a balance in our lives that allows us to be happy and productive. Our mental health often takes a backseat to exam dates and assignment deadlines.…