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.…

Youtube Premium Student Discount, A New Competitor in the Streaming Wars?

As I’m sure many who are reading this can agree, I love saving money wherever I can. Mostly this means that I get my groceries at Sobeys on a Tuesday for that sweet 10% student discount, but that’s just scratching…

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…

How the Pandemic Gave a New Meaning to the Stereotype “Struggling Artist”

Rachael Currie did not expect to take her classes behind a computer screen when first applying as a vocal major for MUN’s music school. When asked why she chose to enroll in MUN’s music program specifically, her thoughts echoed the…

New gun ban targets local airsoft and paintball business, Frontline Action

New regulations could have serious ramifications for industries like airsoft, laser-tag, paintball and even film/TV props. The vague legislation has left a lot of room for interpretation by authorities, prompting a petition campaign. Following recent advances in the Liberal Party’s…

MUN Mentors Program: Helping New International Students Adjust to Life in St. John’s

The transition from high school to university can be a shock for many new students, even more so if you go to a university outside your home country. Many international students face intense pressure during their stay at Memorial University,…

To drop or not to drop? That is the question.

With the midterm break in our academic rear-view mirror, students have entered the final stretch of the second online winter semester. It’s time for students to put their nose to the grindstone and begin working through remaining coursework for the…

Will Online Learning Continue After COVID-19?

Photo Credit: Scott Graham (via Unsplash) Before the pandemic arose, many of us had never experienced online learning to the extent that we now practice it. The closer we get to the light at the end of this proverbial tunnel,…