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  • The Link’s Volume 39 Masthead Elections Are Here

    H: The Link’s Volume 39 Masthead Elections Are Here
    S: Come Vote for Next Year’s Editorial Team

    Tuesday night at 5 p.m., The Link will elect its editorial team for Volume 39.

    Staff members—those who have contributed at least four times during four separate weeks—are eligible to vote. If you’re not able to make it tonight, feel free to stop by our office (1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd., H-649) before 5 p.m. to submit an advanced ballot. Questions can be directed to editor@thelinknewspaper.ca.

    Here’s who you’re voting for.

    Editor-in-Chief
    Miriam Lafontaine
    Shannon Carranco

    Coordinating Editor
    Savannah Stewart

    Managing Editor
    Franca G. Mignacca

    Current Affairs Editor
    Savanna Craig

    Two Co-News Editors
    Elaine Genest
    Alexander Perez

    Opinions Editor
    Jon Milton

    Copy Editor
    Victoria Lamas

    Fringe Arts Editor
    Aysha White

    Fringe Arts Online
    Marissa Ramnanan

    Sports Editor
    Dustin Kagan-Fleming

    Sports Online
    Ireland Compton

    Photo Editor
    Elisa Barbier

    Graphics Editor
    Aiden Locke

    Who’s Eligible to Vote

    All staff members are eligible to vote. To be considered a staff member, a person must have contributed to at least four separate issues this volume. The following people are staff:

    Kelsey Litwin, Tristan D’amours, Jon Milton, Carl Bindman, Vince Morello, Franca Mignacca, Miriam Lafontaine, Shannon Carranco, Julia Miele, Alexander Perez, Harrison Milo-Rahajason, Savannah Stewart, Elisa Barbier, Brian Lapuz, Aiden Locke, Daren Zomerman, Ireland Compton, Dustin Kagan-Fleming, Elias Gigoriadis, Mark Di Franco, Erika Morris, Marissa Ramnanan, Deanna Hewitt, Elaine Genest, Eric Beaudouin, Penina Simon, Shreya Biswas, Aysha White, Jeremie Gauthier-Caron, Victoria Lamas, Shakti Langlois Ortega, Simon New, Wala Amara, Jillian Reynolds, Julian Bata, Paulina Dominguez, Jordan Stoopler, Morag Rahn Campbell, Nikolas Litzenberger, Ocean Derouchie, Savanna Craig

    See you next volume!

  • Come to The Link Publication Society’s Annual General Assembly!

    The Link Publication Society Annual General Assembly Thursday, March 22, 2018, 4 p.m.

    Agenda
    1. Call to order
    2. Election of a secretary
    3. Reading and approval of the agenda
    4. Reading and approval of the minutes of the 2017 AGM
    5. Reading and approval of the minutes of the 2017 Special General Meeting
    6. By-law amendments
    7. Board of directors report for 2017-2018
    8. Presentation of the 2016-2017 financial statements
    9. Appointment of the auditor
    10. Financial statements as of the last day of February 2018
    11. Presentation of the preliminary budget 2018-2019
    12. Election of the Board of Directors
    13. Other business
    14. End of the assembly

    Election for Members-at-Large and Community Representatives
    Concordia undergraduate students who are members in good standing are eligible to attend, vote at the meeting and run for a position on The Link’s board. Two (2) positions are open to members at large (paying fees) and two (2) positions are open to members of the community who have had Link staff status within the last three (3) years. candidates for the board must present a letter of intent by Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 4 p.m. to the secretary of the Board of Directors by email to secretary@thelinknewspaper.ca.

    Election of 3 (three) Staff Representatives on The Link’s Board of Directors
    Eligibility: You are a member of The Link (paying fees) and you have the staff status with four (4) or more contributions and not a masthead member of The Link. candidates must present a letter of intent by Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 4 p.m. to the Secretary of the Board of Directors by email to secretary@thelinknewspaper.ca

    Election of the staff representatives will be held Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 4 p.m. in The Link’s office (1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd W. Room H-649).

  • The Link Volume 39 General Elections Are Almost Here

    • Graphic Carl Bindman

    On Tuesday, March 6 at 5 p.m. in The Link’s office, in the Hall Building in room H-649 (1455 de Maisonneuve W.).

    Those interested in the positions 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 Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 5 p.m., along with a portfolio of three relevant 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 wall of The Link office.

    To be eligible, individuals must have contributed four times to four separate issues. Questions can be directed to 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 news, fringe, sports and opinions content cycles. Conquer the Internet with cunning social media strategy and innovative ideas.

    Managing Editor
    Journalism works because deadlines are enforced. Oversee the paper’s print production, keep editors and staff on their game, and make sure the magazine comes out on time.

    Current Affairs Editor
    Put your magnifying glass to the week’s happenings and dig deeper. Curate in-depth features and give context to news around Concordia.

    Two Co-News Editors
    Direct the online news content. Get to know every inch of Concordia and its politics. Recite acronyms and chase the truth. Repeat after me: BoG, CSU, ASFA.

    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 regular columns—Sex Ed(itorial), Peoples’ History of Canada, and Nahmsayin—get filled regularly.

    Copy Editor
    Keep articles out of synonym hell and catch the mistakes, big and small. Make the boring 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-up in arts.

    Fringe Arts Online
    As the online, regular counterpart to the fringe arts editor, you tell Concordia what’s worth seeing and what to avoid. You are also in charge of our popular fringe calendar.

    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.

    Sports Online
    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 language of the magazine. Lay it out, make it pretty and break design boundaries.

    Photo Editor
    Capture Concordia life. Snap photos of Stingers games, protests and everything in between. Manage a list of contributors and become adept at Photoshop.

    Video Editor
    Capture 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.

    Eligible to run: Kelsey Litwin, Tristan D’Amours, Jon Milton, Carl Bindman, Elisa Barbier, Aiden Locke, Savannah Stewart, Shannon Carranco, Julia Miele, Harrison Milo-Rahajason, Alexander Perez, Brian Lapuz, Franca Mignacca, Miriam Lafontaine, Vince Morello, Ocean Derouchie, Morag Rahn-Campbell, Nikolas Litzenberger, Daren Zomerman, Ireland Compton, Aysha White, Dustin Kagan-Fleming, Savanna Craig, Elias Grigoriadis, Mark Di Franco, Erika Morris, Marissa Ramnanan, Deanna Hewitt, Elaine Genest, Eric Beaudouin, Penina Simon, Shreya Biswas, Jeremie Gauthier-Caron, Victoria Lamas, Wala Amara, Jordan Stoopler, Shakti Langlois-Ortega.

    One contribution to be eligible: Amely Coulombe, Fatima Dia, Olivier Cadotte, Jillian Reynolds, Paulina Dominguez, Simon New, Maya Lach Applebaum.

    Two contributions to be eligible: Caisse Doubleday, Caitlin Yardley, Evelyn Hansen-Gillis, Gabor Bata, James Betz-Gray, Jeffrey Muntu, Matt Garies, Natalia Blasser, Ninon Scotto Di Uccio, Sarah Jesmer, Victoria Lewin.

  • The Link’s 2018 Doug Leslie Bursary

    Congratulation to Alexander Perez, the recipient of this year’s Doug Leslie Bursary!

    This bursary was created in memory of Leslie, who served as The Link’s first Editor-in-Chief. Through organization troubles and a shortage of staff, Leslie overcame financial struggles to successfully guide the merger of two campus papers, all while ensuring the publication’s independence.

    Working in student media is a labour of love. This annual bursary acknowledges the long hours The Link’s contributors put it by awarding one recipient with $1,000 or two with $500, based on their contributions to the publication and their financial need.

    A very special thank you is due to our committee: former Linkies Michelle Pucci, CBC Nunavut, Phil Authier, Montreal Gazette, and Colin Harris, Montreal Gazette, representative from Concordia’s Dean of Students office, Paul Groubko, and Julian McKenzie, representative from The Link’s Board of Directors. Your time, effort, and constant support are endlessly appreciated.

  • Launch Panel #4: Gender and Sexuality Panel

    Recorded from The Link’s Gender and Sexuality launch party at Kafein Bar, Fringe Arts Editor Shannon Carranco and staff writer Ireland Compton welcome Kelly Holzmulle, also known as Will Charmer, and Lisa Morrison, also known as Lizzy Strange.

    The two drag performers, Holzmulle a drag king and Morrison a hyperqueen, who were featured in an article from the Gender and Sexuality special issue written by Erika Morris, add to what they shared in the piece. They talk about their starts in drag, what it takes to transform into their characters, their relationship with gender and advice for people who are interested in the drag scene but don’t know how to get in.