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  • 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.

  • By-Elections: Photo, Graphics and Copy Editors!

    Do you have a passion for photography? Are you a visual artist? When you read an article, do you pick it apart and think of ways to improve it? If any of those things describe you, then we’ve got some good news for you! The Link is looking for a new Photo Editor, Graphics Editor, and Copy Editor. What does that mean? Here’s a basic job description for each position.

    Photo Editor: Your job will be to coordinate with section editors to make sure that all the stories that need photos will have a photographer. You’ll look to recruit a team of photographers and work with them constantly to improve their skills. You’ll also edit photos sent by contributors, and be the photographer yourself when no contributors are available.

    Graphics Editor: Similar to photo editor, but for stories that require graphics instead of, or in addition to, photos. Your job will be to recruit and manage a team of artists and assign them stories to make graphics for.

    Copy Editor: Your job is to look over every story that we publish and fix it up. That means you’ll be making sure that articles abide by our style guide and mandate, are meticulously fact-checked, and that the writing style is readable and compelling.

    The by-elections will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 5 p.m. in our office in H-649, just before our regular pitch meeting.

    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, Jan. 16 at 4 p.m., along with a portfolio of three relevant contributions to The Link. The letter must be posted on the wall of The Link office. Please email editor@thelinknewspaper.ca with any questions.

    Eligible staff: Mark Di Franco, Dustin Kagan-Fleming, Erika Morris, Eric Beaudoin, Daren Zomerman, Elias Grigoriadis, Shreya Biswas, Ireland Compton, Marissa Ramnanan, Penina Simon, Elisa Barbier, Deanna Hewitt, Aiden Locke, Elaine Genest.

    One more contribution to be eligible: Ion Etxebarria, Olivier Cadotte, Victoria Lamas, Fatima Dia, Aysha White, Amely Coulombe, Jeremie Gauthier-Caron.

    Two more contributions to be eligible: Gabor Bata, Natalia Blasser, Aakruti Patel, Cailin Woodward, Evelyn Hansen-Gillis, James Betz-Gray, Ninon Scotto Di Uccio, Simon New, Jeffrey Muntu, Caisse Doubleday, Matt Garies, Jillian Reynolds, Shakti Langlois-Ortega, Sarah Jesmer, Samantha Stevens, Victoria Lewin, Wala Amara.

  • Launch Party #3: Health Issue Panel

    • Anne-Marie Rivard (left), Trenton Miller (middle) and Dana Schnitzer (right) speaking on the panel. Photo Daren Zomerman.

    • Fringe arts editor Shannon Carranco (left) and creative director Carl Bindman (right) moderated the panel. Photo Daren Zomerman.

    For our third magazine launch party of the volume, we held another panel, this time on the theme of health. Speaking on the panel are:

    Anne-Marie Rivard is writing her doctoral thesis on access to abortion in Canada, and how it varies from region to region. She’ll be discussing how Canada still has much work to do to make abortion accessible.

    Trenton Miller was a quarterback for the Concordia Stingers, who was permanently sidelined due to a concussion that he suffered after a hit. He’ll be talking about his experience with physical injury, and how it relates to sports.

    Dana Schnitzer is an art therapist, whose practice helps patients deal with mental health issues—especially anxiety, depression, and ADHD. She will be describing how the creative process can help people deal with different mental health issues.