Opinions

  • Editorial: Making the Case for a Student Housing Co-op

    The pressures of finding an apartment in a new city, visiting it, negotiating numbers and signing a lease are taxing enough, but doing so with so little time leaves most first-years out of luck when it comes to finding a good deal.

  • Unwittingly Becoming an Agent of Gentrification

    Landlords in Montreal are Putting Students in Competition with Long-Term Residents

    But, we have two incomes that together can pay more in rent than the single parent we displaced by moving into this apartment and it still feels like we got a good deal. But is it a good deal for the neighbourhood?

  • Plateau Snow - Winter Nightmareland

    Who Should Answer the Questions on Clean Up Ops: Ferrandez or Coderre?

    The mayor’s office of the Plateau-Mont-Royal, a Montreal borough located on the east side of Mount-Royal, has been under the city’s microscope in recent weeks for certain decisions made regarding snow removal services.

  • How to Shed Those Poutine Week Pounds

    Don’t Let The Snow Deter You From Your Resolution

    It’s not anything new—Montreal is cold in the winter. It gets dark by 4:30 p.m. and leaving the house is often an impossible task unless it’s for food or much-needed companionship.

  • Ritalin: The Key to Academic Success?

    A Look at the Popularity of ADD Meds as Study Aids

    Juggling school, work and the gym – and still having time for a social life – isn’t easy. Students resort to different strategies to cope with the pressure. Some don’t work during the school year and possibly accumulate debt. Others take fewer classes and prolong their stay.

  • Editorial: Working Towards Better Food Services at Concordia

    The Link would like to endorse the consortium bid or any other potential alternative over a multinational or national corporation like Chartwells, Aramark or Sodexo. This isn’t simple anti-corporation sentiment; Chartwells and companies like them have repeatedly demonstrated incompetence and corporate irresponsibility.

  • Nah’msayin?

    Pizza and Ice Cream: Mix. Them.

    People don’t enjoy victuals anymore. They only eat to nourish their empty stomachs. Nobody makes time to get a second helping. I often dream of days past, when people would have those communal Friday food orgies. Gastric satisfaction has never been the same since.

  • Poutine Week Pandemonium

    Last Week Montreal Celebrated Gravy, Curds and Frites

    What characterizes Montreal? Many say it’s a city of romance or that it’s far too cold and windy. Some like the city; others not so much. There is one unmistakable Montreal trait, however, that makes romance better and the weather bearable—Quebec’s comfort food, poutine.

  • The Global Movement to Divest from Fossil Fuels Gains Momentum

    International support from the UN, political attacks from Jean Charest and a looming day of global action scheduled for Feb. 13.

    Academic institutions speaking out and divesting from fossil fuels makes it more difficult for elected officials to continue taking us down a road that many scientists argue will lead to our extinction. Although the actions taken by the Concordia admin to date are superficial, they will become significant if and only if the admin moves towards 100 per cent divestment from fossil fuels.

  • The Fine Line Between Education and Exploitation

    Why Are Unpaid Internships Such a Culturally Accepted Norm?

    Unless you intend to become a one-hit-wonder, like Rick Astley, you’ll probably have to supplement your studies with an internship before you can live a comfortable life with a Peugeot and a labrador. You won’t often be paid for this in Canada, nor will you be protected by federal legislation.