8 Key Online Learning Tips For Students, From Students

Photo Credit: Kelly Sikkema (via Unsplash) Memorial University announced that students will be returning to an online learning environment until January 31st, 2022. With only one successful in-person semester under the university’s belt since Fall 2019, many students dread returning…

From One International Student to Another

Photo by Elisa Ventur on Unsplash People often take students for granted, let alone those students who leave home to board a plane and settle in a completely different country to pursue an academic degree. While there may be numerous…

The Sugary Drink Tax – Who Does it Hurt?

Photo Credit: Caspar Rae (via Unsplash).           A sugar-sweetened beverage tax is being put into effect in Newfoundland on April 1st, 2022. The tax is 20 cents per litre of sugary beverage. This tax represents an attempt by the government…

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…