Should We Be Wearing Masks? – Government of NL Lifts Mask Mandate

Photo Credit: Engin Akyurt (via Unsplash)             As of August 10th, 2021, wearing a mask in public spaces is no longer mandated by the government. As a result, students and staff are no longer required to wear masks on campus…

A Fond Farewell to the Mount Pearl Theatres

Photo Credit: Hayley Whelan            The Mount Pearl Theatre, which resided in Mount Pearl Square (more commonly referred to as Sobeys Square) on Topsail Road has permanently closed as of June 1st, 2021. The theatres’ story began in 1981 when…

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…

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Now Available for Ages 12+

Photo Credit: CDC (via Unsplash)              Most university students are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. According to the government of Newfoundland and Labrador website, you can now make an appointment to get your vaccine if you are age…

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,…

Retail Versus COVID

The population of retail and service workers is made up mostly of high school to university aged students, and while the COVID-19 pandemic has deemed them as essential workers, the verbal and even physical abuse against them has increased. The…

COVID-19 has taken its toll on St. John’s. Here is how The Gathering Place has been faring.

A brief drive or walk in downtown St. John’s will bring one’s attention to an increasing presence of people suffering without housing and those who are otherwise in need. The pandemic has increased homelessness across Canada as more and more…