Special Issue

  • Power of the Handheld

    Battle Lava’s Nintendo Inspiration

    The name Battle Lava brings some pretty pixelated imagery to mind. It sounds like it could be an early ‘90s Nintendo game that pits a young male protagonist against a world of traps, henchmen, and evil bosses, all suspended over vast seas of molten, bright orange magma.

  • Welcome to Concordia

    O, you fresh-faced ones, you newborn babes of university students. You, plucked still wet from the womb of high school; you, led straight out the daycare of cegep. Young or old, university makes uncertain, fumbling toddlers of us all.

  • 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.

  • ConU WTF 101

    There are a lot of things about Concordia’s past you would never find in the glossy, university-issued orientation pamphlet. This school has a long, active and damn crazy record of headline-making (for better or for worse) and inspiring mobilization and conversation from coast to coast.

  • Where’s the Food?

    International Cuisine/Late Night Lifesavers/ Fill Your Fridge

  • Where’s the Party?

    One of the best things about Montreal’s nightlife is that- on any given day of the week, no matter what neighbourhood you’re in, you’re bound to find something to do to get out of town. What we list here is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what’s available, but to start you off, here are The Link’s picks of some of the coolest places around.

  • Where’s the Tech?

    The Link dishes up some quick solves for your digital needs.

  • Where Are the Clubs?

    Associations and Clubs at Concordia represent a hugely important part of student life—and there are so many to choose to match your interests.

  • Where’s the Student Space?

    You might assume, as the university is an institution for educating and enlightening students, that all the space that students occupy on campus would (technically) be considered “student space.” But this is simply not so, my friends. Not so.

  • 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: