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.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by email at [email protected] or on instagram @theplantnews.
MEET THE TEAM
Pipa is a second-year Graphic Design student with a degree in Photography. Their main achievements include baking a damn good loaf of bread, watching Howl’s Moving Castle six times, and collecting books. Their favourite tarot card is The Fool. They also believe that while Pluto may not be a planet scientifically, emotionally, it definitely is.
Alice is a second-year Interactive Media Arts student who would wholeheartedly sell both kidneys for a few classic rock, grunge, punk, alt-indie records. A well-versed music enthusiast, she will gladly argue that Ukrainian folk electro-rave is an underrated genre. Her only other personality trait is that she is on her seventh playthrough of The Office, which enables her to speak only in Dwight Schrute quotes. She will also give you the biggest death stare of your life if you started it, but you haven’t watched more than the first episode. Other than that, she swears she’s a nice person who likes to have lengthy conversations.
Blu is a second-year Psychology student with scattered ambitions and sporadic bursts of drive. While she spends her free time attending cheap concerts, writing erotica, partying and making pretty noise with her vocal cords alongside an ever-shifting band, her heart is set on completing the plethora of high school courses needed to pursue a BSc in Psychology. She believes that all knowledge acquired is useful; with an understanding of neuroscience, she hopes to understand the brain’s ways of learning, which can eventually aid in tailoring an education system that is biologically relevant to and effective for the vast majority of young people.
Jacqueline is a second-year Cinema-Communications student and is working to become a journalist. Jacqueline, also known as “Jac”, has many hobbies such as surfing, slalom skiing, snow skiing, and playing land sports. She loves spending time at her country house and reading a good book. She’s also a great cook and has the best healthy recipes!
ARTS & CULTURE EDITOR
Daria is a second-year Cinema student who genuinely has no idea what she is doing with her life. She is that girl who will pet a 200 lb angry dog, regularly spends all her money on books she won’t ever read and would sell her soul for a bottomless cup of tea. Favourite Authors: Patricia Highsmith, Martin Crimp, Jane Austin and Oscar Wilde
Casey is a second year literature student working to being a journalist despite submitting all her assignments at the last possible second. Her personality revolves around whatever show she’s currently fixated on, Taylor Swift, and having the same best friend since kindergarten. She won’t shut up about how she hates living in the West Island and how it takes her over an hour to get school even though she knew that before even applying. She loves the outdoors but is terrified of bugs and loves reading, rollercoasters and reality tv.
Emmy Rubin is a first year Literature student. She comes from a highschool that nobody’s heard about in a city that known to few (those that have sworn a blood-oath of secrecy). She hopes to one day own a slightly haunted mansion in the States while she writes endless comedy scripts and eats pint after pint of Ben and Jerry’s.
SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENT EDITOR
Robin is a second-year Environmental-Science student. She loves nature, organic chemistry, reading, cooking, doing yoga and eating vegetarian food. She is the classic stereotype of an environmental science student. Favorite season: Fall
Ben is a second-year Cinema and Communications student who can’t seem to stop picking up odd new hobbies. When he’s not reading or writing, he’s doing card flourishes or joining a beatbox competition. As if that wasn’t enough, he also enjoys solving crosswords and running games of D&D. Despite his curiosity, he can only write in the third person for so long without feeling pretentious. Listen, you wouldn’t like it either. It’s weird.
VISUAL ARTS EDITOR
Danaée is a second-year child studies student and is hoping to become an elementary teacher. She loves to sleep and yet can never get enough. She is naturally and unintentionally funny, and often laughs at the wrong times. She has a passion for dance and photography. She also tends to be quite unbothered and brutally honest, which not everyone likes, but oh well! Favorite food group: Chocolate
CREATIVE WRITING EDITOR
Laury is a second-year literature student who has read none of the classics. While she prefers cacti to people, there are a few special humans who hold a place in her heart. Laury owns 245 books and though her to-be-read pile is getting increasingly big, she refuses to stop buying books. She would rather be travelling right now, but apparently, “money” is a “necessity” to do that. She’s working on it.
Alyssa is a second year Arts & Culture student who loves anything creative and buying books just for them to collect dust in her room. She also loves telling people she’s a Virgo but doesn’t really understand astrology. Her hobbies include art, singing, making Pinterest boards, and watching movies.
Alessa is a second-year Graphic Design student.
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Emily is a second year ALC student who loves to travel and is obsessed with bagels. She is a track athlete, always striving to break records. If you offer her mint chocolate ice cream, she’ll feel appreciated. Her whole personality is based on being from the Balkans and idolizing her best friend and older sister Liz (a former Dawsonite herself). Emily cannot grasp a simple Tik Tok dance for the life of her, but can learn traditional Serbian folklore dances. If you see her in public, she probably has her emotional support water bottle in hand because her parents won’t let her have a puppy.
Josephine is a second-year Cinema and Communication student, but that’s not all. She enjoys reading feminist literature and using it against men, baking the best darn scones you’ll ever eat and buying dead grandma clothes at the thrift store and deluding herself into thinking they look good. She has read 65 books so far in 2021 and will not shut up about it. This is funny because we didn’t think she could read. Sure, Josephine is quite the handful, but that’s what makes her an experience you cannot miss.
Emily is a second year Libreal Arts student who loves spending time in nature, biking and reading. She is driven by curiosity and is always ready to learn from new people, experiences and books. She dreams of travelling and eating food from all around the world.
Favourite colours: Pink and Green
Téa is a second-year ALC student in the Literature profile whose hamster brain always leaves her in the middle of doing 10 things at once. She has a passion for all kinds of writing, but nothing beats when the weather makes her want to stay home curled up with a good book. She likes to knit and paint and has re-watched The Office a gross number of times (and may have hidden a reference). She is creative, friendly, and hopes to pursue her passion in a future career.
Kiana is a first-year student in Law, Society, and Justice. She loves staying at home and feasting on cookies and milk while reading a good historical romance or rewatching Brooklyn 99 or Naruto. However, she also likes to revel in the beauties of the outside world, often going skating, running, skiing, and swimming, along with her favorite earthlings. In the future, she is considering a career as a lawyer or politician in the hopes of helping minorities within Quebec and Canada get the justice and equity they deserve.
room 2C.12, Dawson College, Montréal