Julia Jones

  • Editorial

    Russian Roulette on the Road

    Picture this: you’re plodding along in the shuttle bus, inching your way through our city’s notoriously bad traffic, on your way to your class at Loyola, and you’re stuck under an overpass. Suddenly, you hear a large cracking sound, and a massive chunk of concrete falls from an aging roadway structure onto the bus, killing you instantly.

  • Where’s the Ride?

    As a student in Montreal, even if you live downtown, you will probably be a commuter as well. Whether it’s a class at Loyola, there’s a party in the Plateau or you just want an adventure around the island, the city has a wide range of options to choose from that will get you where you need to go.

  • Where’s the Green Space?

    If you want to get some green downtown, your best bet is to leave. That’s right, get out of Centre Ville. Climb the mountain, take the shuttle to the green pastures of Loyola, or—fuck it—go visit McGill.

    Or, if going to McGill would hurt your pride and Loyola seems too far away, here are some slices of nature in an otherwise concrete jungle:

  • SWARMing the Field

    Stinger Student Group Aims for a Culture Change

    Stinger pride is on the rise at Concordia. At least that’s the goal of a new student-run group founded this summer on campus.

  • Catch The Room 22’s Wave

    “Art Is Art Because We Say So”

    On Sept. 10, The Room 22, a Montreal art collective, will have their first formal reading and the launch of the third issue of their zine, We Send the Wave to Find the Wave, at the newly resuscitated Friendship Cove.

  • Cash Business

    McGill Gets OK to Up Tuition for MBA Program

    After a summer of controversy, McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management got the okay from the Quebec Ministry of Education, Recreation and Sports to hike up the price of their MBA program on Aug. 19.

  • Bike Reels

    Cycle-Centric Film Fest Rolls Into Town

    In 2001, Brendt Barbur was hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York City. Instead of protesting or starting an advocacy group, he founded the Bicycle Film Festival, a channel for cycle lovers to exchange their experiences through music, art and film.

  • Student Union Opposes Conflict Minerals

    Minerals Used in Phones, Electronics Often Come From War Torn Congo

    The Concordia Student Union passed a motion supporting a petition to make Concordia a conflict-metal-free campus last Wednesday.

  • Cultural Calendar

    This year on March 8, The Link joins community groups across the city, country and world to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.

  • Confess To Your iPhone

    ‘$1.99 Is a Small Price to Pay for Redemption’

    Are you leading an overwhelmingly busy yet deliciously sinful lifestyle?

  • Dirty Art: An Era of Imagery and Technology

    JP King Exposes the Dirty Side of his Artistic Process

    “I’m a scavenger and a thief,” said J.P. King. “And I take my position as a thief very proudly.”
    King is a collage artist who dives into old magazines searching for interesting pictures and a writer that relies on other people’s anecdotes for the content of his stories. As such, his raw material is more often than not someone else’s finished work.

  • Donations Plummet with University Crisis

    Donors Fall by up to 80 per cent: Employees

    After Concordia’s Board of Governors dismissed President Judith Woodsworth on Dec. 22, the student callers at the Alumni Relations office found unwelcoming ears and little enthusiasm as they solicited donations.

  • Lit Writ: Chinatown

    I want to walk around chinatown at dusk

    and see the lanterns and go into a tea house,


  • Turn It Down

    Concordia has implemented a policy on social networking that grants students the right to not submit their work to a third party website in an academic context.

  • Editorial

    No one watching

    The Montreal Police Force has twice made the headlines this week; by finally admitting to assigning traffic-ticket quotas, and by scheduling the long-awaited inquiry of Mohamed Anas Bennis’ death.

  • Femme ‘Stache

    New ‘Zine Will Put Hair on Your Lady Chest

    Two Concordia students are throwing away the razor to express their own ideas on facial hair and launching ‘Stache in January, a magazine studying how facial and body hair represent gender presentation, identity and sexuality.

  • Shattered Glass

    Police Shut Down de Maisonneuve After Window Breaks in the MB Building

    The damage was caused by what police are calling “projectiles thrown with the intention to cause mischief.” No one was hurt and no suspects have been found so far.

  • The Indies

    As traditional news outlets suffer from decreases in readership and advertising revenue, other models are springing up to take their place. Whether it be for a strike tactic or simply a place to experiment with alternative forms of generating revenue, the Internet has provided a whole new, cheap-to-produce world for independent media. Here are a few examples of the organizations that are shaking up the news landscape.

  • We Live Here

    Raising Money for the Homeless Transgendered and Transexual Community

    We Live Here! is a fundraiser that benefits people who have been kicked out of their homes because of their sexual identity or orientation. On Oct. 16, We Live Here! brought together different groups from Montreal’s transsexual and transgender communities at Café Cleopatra.

  • Yarn Wars

    Local Artist Transforms With Colour

    If you have recently wandered around the Mile End or Plateau, you may already be familiar with Heather Utah’s yarn bombs.