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  • An Update From The Link Regarding Our Final Print Issue

    • Graphic Carl Bindman

    The Link will be cancelling the printing of its final magazine of Volume 40, the Mental Health issue. This wasn’t a quick or easy decision, but ultimately, it was the one to make in the extreme circumstances presented to us by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

    However, if you were already writing an article for the magazine, the plan is to publish these on our website.

    As for our regular online content, we will try to keep you up to speed on what’s happening around the city and with Concordia as the COVID-19 situation progresses. We will be publishing at a reduced rate to allow our masthead and contributors the time and energy they need in this extreme situation. If you have pitches or questions, please still contact the appropriate section head.

    We’re really excited to show you what we still have in store for the end of Volume 40, and we’ll be back in print for Volume 41.

  • By-Election for Volume 41 Postponed Indefinetly

    • Graphic Carl Bindman

    The Link had previously scheduled a by-election for the positions of Fringe Editor and Copy Editor on March 31. Due to the circumstances regarding COVID-19, the by-election will be postponed indefinetly. We will provide an updated date when we can.

  • Application and Eligibility for The Link’s By-Election (Vol. 41)

    • Graphic Carl Bindman

    The Link is looking for passionate journalists to fill the positions of Copy Editor and Fringe Editor for it’s 41st Volume.

    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 5 p.m. on March 24. The election will be held in our office at H-511 at 5 p.m. on March 31.

    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.

    Fringe Arts Editor

    Expose all that’s cool and underground in the Montreal art scene. From gallery openings to bands with three name changes, you’re the go-to person for what’s up-and-coming in Montreal’s art scene.

    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 Ranaudo, 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, Nicholas Dundorf, Maxime Cadotte, Michelle Malnasi, Louis Pringle, Noemi Stella Mazurek, Rowan Kennedy, Joey Bruce, Theo Radomsky, Chahinez Dib, Sheida Shamloo, Sheena Macmillan, Alexandre Denis, Autumn Darey, Stephanie Ricci

    One contribution needed to apply and vote: Max Chorney, Jessica Lee, Lumina Kitaura, Aiden Locke, Skye Legault, Mzwandile Poncana

    Two contributions needed to apply and vote: Gabrielle Mulholland, Mila Gizli, Miriam Lafontaine, Samantha Candido, Keeghan Rouleau, Ana Lucia Londono Flores,

    Three contributions needed to apply and vote: Angelina Kovacic, Betsy-May Smith, Carina Dumais, Chantal Marie, Caroline Tran, 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, Taliesen Herb, Valen Mamchur, Zoe Gelfant, Raguvarman Raguparan

  • The Link Volume 41 General Elections Are Coming Up

    • Graphic Carl Bindman

    The Link will be running our general annual election on March 10 at 5 p.m., in our office located in room H-511 of the Hall Building (1455 de Maisonneuve W.).

    Those interested must submit a one-page cover letter explaining why they think they’d be a good fit for the position they’re applying for. This letter must be submitted no later than March 3 at 5 p.m., along with a portfolio of three contributions to The Link. Those running for editor-in-chief must submit eight samples from at least three sections.

    The letter must be posted on the poster board in the main room of our office. Interested candidates are encouraged to read the job description for the position they want before applying. Copies can be found in our main room.

    To be eligible, students must have contributed four times to four separate issues. Any questions about the process can be directed to Ireland Compton at editor@thelinknewspaper.ca.

    Editor-in-Chief

    Make the big calls and represent the paper. Through rain, snow and sleepless nights, you lead the troops of this publication to greatness.

    Coordinating Editor

    Direct the paper’s online content and stay on top of the news, fringe, sports and opinions production cycles. Conquer the Internet with a cunning social media strategy and innovative ideas for the treatment of our online articles.

    Features Editor

    Put your magnifying glass to whatever is happening right now on campus and dig deeper. Curate in-depth features and give context to what’s happening here and around Montreal.

    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.

    Opinions Editor

    Separate the crazy from the coherent and put together one killer commentary section. Hunt down the strong debaters and columnists and give them a page to fill. Make sure that our columns—Sex Ed(itorial), Peoples’ History of Canada, and Don’t @ Me—are filled regularly.

    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.

    Fringe Arts Editor

    Expose all that’s cool and underground in the Montreal art scene. From gallery openings to bands with three name changes, you’re the go-to person for what’s up-and-coming in Montreal’s art scene.

    Sports Editor

    Find the story behind the game. Give a voice to the athletes and highlight the great wins and tough times for all of Concordia’s teams. Be the ultimate source of knowledge for all things Stingers. Fast stats, game recaps, video and podcast work are your wheelhouse.

    Creative Director

    Design the visual layout of the magazine. Lay it out, make it pretty and don’t be afraid to break the rules.

    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.

    Video Editor

    Gather video every week for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and _The Link_’s website. Work with the coordinating editor to organize live sessions with bands, and capture on-the-spot news when it happens.

    Graphics Editor

    You’re the illustrator extraordinaire. Find a way to visualize the tough stories and the easy stories, with the help of some great contributors.

    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, Nicholas Dundorf, Maxime Cadotte, Michelle Malnasi, Louis Pringle, Noemi Stella Mazurek, Rowan Kennedy, Joey Bruce, Theo Radomsky, Chahinez Dib, Sheida Shamloo, Sheena Macmillan, Alexandre Denis

    One contribution needed to apply and vote: Max Chorney, Jessica Lee, Lumina Kitaura, Aiden Locke, Skye Legault, Mzwandile Poncana

    Two contributions needed to apply and vote: Gabrielle Mulholland, Mila Gizli, Miriam Lafontaine, Samantha Candido, Keeghan Rouleau, Ana Lucia Londono Flores,Autumn Darey

    Three contributions needed to apply and vote: Angelina Kovacic, Betsy-May Smith, Carina Dumais, Chantal Marie, Caroline Tran, 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, Taliesen Herb, Valen Mamchur, Zoe Gelfant, Raguvarman Raguparan

  • Call-Out: The Link’s February By-Election (Vol. 40)

    If you would like to apply, drop off a letter explaining what you’ve got to bring to the team and attach samples of your best work for us on on the board in our main room, one week before the election at 4 p.m. on Feb. 4. The election will be held in our offices at 5 p.m. on Feb. 11.

    Graphics Editor

    Our magazine’s visual style relies heavily on the illustrations and graphic art we receive from Concordia artists. Our Graphics Editor will help in producing artwork for our magazine and articles for the web, and will also oversee a team of artists who will do the same.

    Applicants who want to stay in their positions after March will need to run for re-election in the first week of March, when The Link will hold our annual general election.

    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, Nicolas Dundorf, Maxime Cadotte, Michelle Malnasi, Louis Pringle, Noemi Stella Mazurek, Rowan Kennedy, Joey Bruce

    One contribution needed to apply and vote: Max Chorney, Jessica Lee,

    Two contributions needed to apply and vote: Gabrielle Mulholland, Mila Gizli, Miriam Lafontaine, Samantha Candido, Sheida Shamloo, Theo Radomsky, Keeghan Rouleau, Aiden Locke

    Three contributions needed to apply and vote: 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, Skye Legault, Taliesen Herb, Valen Mamchur, Zoe Gelfant, Raguvarman Raguparan

    For more information on the by-election or eligibility, please contact Ireland Compton at editor@thelinknewspaper.ca.