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  • Want to Represent The Link at NASH82?

    • File photo Carl Bindman

    Every year, The Link takes part in the Canadian University Press’ annual national conference, also known as NASH. The conference gathers student journalists from across Canada, and Link delegates get the chance to attend workshops about the media from the pros. There’s also an awards ceremony—the JHM Awards, aka the Johnnies—that honour the best student journalism in Canada.

    And once the sun goes down there’s lots of time to party.

    This year, NASH is in Vancouver and takes place from Jan. 9-12. After sending off our applications for the JHM Awards, we’re now ready to pick some delegates through a democratic vote.

    The Link is sending four people to NASH this year. One of those spots is reserved for the editor-in-chief and another spot is reserved for a staff writer. The other two spots can be taken by masthead or staff writers. To be considered a staff writer, you need to have contributed to The Link at least four times this volume. If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact Ireland at editor@thelinknewspaper.ca.

    If you’d like to nominate yourself as a Link delegate you’ll need to write a letter of intent. It should mention what you plan to do at the conference. You should also explain why we should we should select you specifically, your experience with national or regional conferences, and how you plan to contribute to The Link for the remainder of the year. You’ll also need to explain how you plan to bring your newfound knowledge back to The Link once NASH is over.

    Your letters of intent need to be printed, and posted in our office by Friday, Nov. 29 at 5 P.M. Voting for the delegates will happen before our pitch meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5 P.M.

    Good luck and see you in Vancouver!

  • Reminder - Apply for the Doug Leslie Bursary: Editors and Staff Welcome to Apply

    Doug Leslie was The Link’s first editor-in-chief.

    When he passed away in 2012, a bursary fund was set up in his name. Every year $1,000 is distributed in his honour to Linkies in financial need–to either one person or split between two.

    To be eligible you need to have staff status, meaning you’ve contributed at least four separate times to four issues this semester.

    You must also be registered as a student and returning next year.

    To apply, you’ll need to write us a one-to-two page letter, and have it sent to us before Nov. 15. It should describe your level of financial need, how you plan on contributing to The Link in the coming year, and how the bursary will help you do so. You’ll also need to include three of your contributions to the publication.

    Send everything in PDF form to secretary@thelinknewspaper.ca before Nov. 15. Good luck!

    Who’s eligible to apply and vote: Abegail Renaudo, Bree Rockbrand, Caroline Marsh, Cassidy Macdonald, Esteban Cuevas, Olivier Neven, Oseremen Irete, Marcus Bankuti, Ireland Compton, Dustin Kagan-Fleming, Olivier Cadotte, Erika Morris, Victoria Lamas, Nanor Froundjian, Caitlin Yardley, Breea Kobernick, Aysha White, April Tardif Levesque, John Ngala, Elias Grigoriadis, Sheena Macmillan, Alexandre Denis, Rowan Kennedy, Thomas Delbano, Taliesen Herb, Louis Pringle, Maxime Cadotte

    One contribution needed to apply and vote: Max Chorney, Mila Gizli, Stella Mazurek, Theo Radomski, Sheida Shamloo

    Two contributions needed to apply and vote: Gabrielle Mulholland, Jessica Lee, Joey Bruce, Miriam Lafontaine, Samantha Candido, Skye Legault, Keeghan Rouleau, Michelle Malnasi, Aiden Locke, Katharine Amyotte, Chahinez Dib

    Three contributions needed to apply and vote: Ana Lucia Londono Flores, Angelina Kovacic, Betsy-May Smith, Carina Dumais, Chantal Marie, Caroline Tran, Diamanta Lachapelle, Ion Etxebarria, Jessica Barille, Kayleigh Valentine, Lazaros Kalipolidis, Maggie McCutcheon, Marian Rebeiro, Naomi Goldberg, Olivier du Ruisseau, Olivier Laurin, Paul Newcombe, Paulina Dominguez, Valen Mamchur, Zoe Gelfant, Raguvarman Raguparan

  • Apply for the Doug Leslie Bursary: Editors and Staff Welcome to Apply

    • File photo Carl Bindman

    Doug Leslie was The Link’s first editor-in-chief.

    When he passed away in 2012, a bursary fund was set up in his name. Every year $1,000 is distributed in his honour to Linkies in financial need–to either one person or split between two.

    To be eligible you need to have staff status, meaning you’ve contributed at least four separate times to four issues this semester.

    You must also be registered as a student and returning next year.

    To apply, you’ll need to write us a one-to-two page letter, and have it sent to us before Nov. 15. It should describe your level of financial need, how you plan on contributing to The Link in the coming year, and how the bursary will help you do so. You’ll also need to include three of your contributions to the publication.
    Send everything in PDF form to secretary@thelinknewspaper.ca before Nov. 15. Good luck!

    Who’s eligible to apply and vote: Abegail Renaudo, Bree Rockbrand, Caroline Marsh, Cassidy Macdonald, Esteban Cuevas, Olivier Neven, Oseremen Irete, Marcus Bankuti, Ireland Compton, Dustin Kagan-Fleming, Olivier Cadotte, Erika Morris, Victoria Lamas, Nanor Froundjian, Caitlin Yardley, Breea Kobernick, Aysha White, April Tardif Levesque, John Ngala, Elias Grigoriadis, Sheena Macmillan, Alexandre Denis, Rowan Kennedy, Thomas Delbano

    One contribution needed to apply and vote: Max Chorney, Maxime Cadotte, Mila Gizli, Taliesen Herb

    Two contributions needed to apply and vote: Gabrielle Mulholland, Jessica Lee, Joey Bruce, Miriam Lafontaine, Samantha Candido, Skye Legault, Sheida Shamloo, Theo Radomsky, Keeghan Rouleau, Louis Pringle, Michelle Malnasi

    Three contributions needed to apply and vote: Aiden Locke, Ana Lucia Londono Flores, Angelina Kovacic, Betsy-May Smith, Carina Dumais, Chantal Marie, Caroline Tran, Chahinez Dib, Diamanta Lachapelle, Ion Etxebarria, Jessica Barille, Katharine Amyotte, Kayleigh Valentine, Lazaros Kalipolidis, Maggie McCutcheon, Marian Rebeiro, Naomi Goldberg, Olivier du Ruisseau, Olivier Laurin, Paul Newcombe, Paulina Dominguez, Stella Mazurek, Valen Mamchur, Zoe Gelfant, Raguvarman Raguparan

  • Reminder: Volume 40 By-Elections Are Coming Up

    If you would like to apply, drop off a letter explaining what you’ve got to bring to the team and attach three of your best Link articles for us on on the board in our main room, one week before the election at 4 p.m. on Oct. 8.

    Two Co-News Editors
    Direct the news production for our website. Get to know every inch of Concordia and its politics. Write breaking news, hold people accountable and chase the truth.

    Copy Editor
    Keep articles out of synonym hell and catch the mistakes, big and small. Make the dull stories exciting and the exciting stories even better.

    Photo Editor
    Capture Concordia life. Snap photos of Stingers games, protests and everything in between. Manage a team of contributors and kill it on Photoshop.

    To be eligible, individuals must have contributed four times to four separate issues. Questions can be directed to editor@thelinknewspaper.ca

    Who’s eligible to apply and vote: Abegail Renaudo, Bree Rockbrand, Caroline Marsh, Cassidy Macdonald, Esteban Cuevas, Olivier Neven, Oseremen Irete, Marcus Bankuti, Ireland Compton, Dustin Kagan-Fleming, Olivier Cadotte, Erika Morris, Victoria Lamas, Nanor Froundjian, Caitlin Yardley, Breea Kobernick, Aysha White, April Tardif Levesque, John Ngala, Elias Grigoriadis.

    One contribution needed to apply and vote: Max Chorney, Sheena Macmillan, Rowan Kennedy, Alexandre Denis

    Two contributions needed to apply and vote: Gabrielle Mulholland, Maxime Cadotte, Jessica Lee, Joey Bruce, Mila Gizli, Miriam Lafontaine, Samantha Candido, Sheida Shamloo, Theo Radomsky, Keeghan Rouleau

    Three contributions needed to apply and vote: Aiden Locke, Ana Lucia Londono Flores, Angelina Kovacic, Betsy-May Smith, Carina Dumais, Chantal Marie, Caroline Tran, Chahinez Dib, Diamanta Lachapelle, Ion Etxebarria, Jessica Barille, Katharine Amyotte, Kayleigh Valentine, Lazaros Kalipolidis, Louis Pringle, Maggie McCutcheon, Marian Rebeiro, Michelle Malnasi, Naomi Goldberg, Olivier du Ruisseau, Olivier Laurin, Paul Newcombe, Paulina Dominguez, Skye Legault, Stella Mazurek, Taliesen Herb, Valen Mamchur, Zoe Gelfant, Raguvarman Raguparan

  • Reminder: Application and Eligibility for The Link’s By-Election (Vol. 40)

    The Link is looking for looking for passionate journalists and artists to fill our open positions for two co-news editors, a copy editor, and a photo editor, and will be running a by-election on Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. in our office.

    If you would like to apply, drop off a letter explaining what you’ve got to bring to the team and attach three of your best Link articles for us on on the board in our main room, one week before the election at 4 p.m. on Oct. 8.

    Two Co-News Editors
    Direct the news production for our website. Get to know every inch of Concordia and its politics. Write breaking news, hold people accountable and chase the truth.

    Copy Editor
    Keep articles out of synonym hell and catch the mistakes, big and small. Make the dull stories exciting and the exciting stories even better.

    Photo Editor
    Capture Concordia life. Snap photos of Stingers games, protests and everything in between. Manage a team of contributors and kill it on Photoshop.

    To be eligible, individuals must have contributed four times to four separate issues. Questions can be directed to editor@thelinknewspaper.ca

    Who’s eligible to apply and vote: Abegail Renaudo, Bree Rockbrand, Caroline Marsh, Esteban Cuevas, Olivier Neven, Marcus Bankuti, Ireland Compton, Dustin Kagan-Fleming, Olivier Cadotte, Erika Morris, Victoria Lamas, Nanor Froundjian, Caitlin Yardley, Breea Kobernick, Aysha White, April Tardif Levesque, John Ngala, Elias Grigoriadis.

    One contribution needed to apply and vote: Cassidy MacDonald, Max Chorney, Oseremen Irete

    Two contributions needed to apply and vote: Gabrielle Mulholland, Maxime Cadotte, Rowan Kennedy, Jessica Lee, Joey Bruce, Mila Gizli, Miriam Lafontaine, Samantha Candido, Sheena Macmillan, Sheida Shamloo, Theo Radomsky, Alexandre Denis

    Three contributions needed to apply and vote: Aiden Locke, Ana Lucia Londono Flores, Angelina Kovacic, Betsy-May Smith, Carina Dumais, Chantal Marie, Caroline Tran, Chahinez Dib, Diamanta Lachapelle, Ion Etxebarria, Jessica Barille, Katharine Amyotte, Kayleigh Valentine, Lazaros Kalipolidis, Louis Pringle, Maggie McCutcheon, Marian Rebeiro, Michelle Malnasi, Naomi Goldberg, Olivier du Ruisseau, Olivier Laurin, Paul Newcombe, Paulina Dominguez, Skye Legault, Stella Mazurek, Taliesen Herb, Valen Mamchur, Zoe Gelfant