The Plant Newspaper

The Plant is Dawson’s student newspaper, fully funded by the DSU. It is an accredited student-run service that offers monthly publications to the Dawson community. As a student, it’s your go-to place for info on the latest events in the college and Montreal. The Plant has been active since Dawson’s foundation in 1969 and is part of the Canadian University Press. Asides from monthly issues, the Plant is also online! The Plant is always looking for talented contributors, artists, and photographers to join the team. 

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The Plant, founded in 1969, is Dawson College’s only student-run newspaper. We are a platform for students to share their writing, voice their opinions, and gain experience in the field of journalism. 

Any Dawson student can submit articles, creative writing, or visual art to The Plant. We welcome student perspectives on all topics, but we particularly encourage Montreal or Dawson-specific content. What is happening on campus? What should fellow students know about?

Contributor articles are reviewed and edited in collaboration with our section editors before publication. Contributions are accepted at any time during the Fall and Winter semesters. We publish an issue monthly, four months a semester.

Meet the Team

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Can I contribute to The Plant?

Yes, of course! All Dawson students (part time or full time) are allowed and even encouraged to contribute to The Plant whether it be written articles or pieces of artwork.

How can I contribute to The Plant?

Send us an email at [email protected] with your article or artwork and an Editor will be in touch to consider it for publication. 

What do you take as submissions?

Articles (500-800 words)

Poetry (haikus, sonnets, elegies, ballads, etc)

Art (photography, paintings, drawings, Illustration of all kinds, etc)

How many pieces can I submit? 

Each contributor can only submit 1 piece to be published in the monthly publication. There are no limit for pieces that will be published online.

I don’t know what to write about…

No worries! We send out a weekly newsletter with topic ideas for contributors here.

Does The Plant have monthly themes?

Not at all. Contributors are encouraged to send in articles and art with subjects and themes of their own choosing. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by email at [email protected] or on instagram @theplantnews. 

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