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@example.com 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.
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.
Mia is in your freezer. Those nights when you creep down to your kitchen to grab a spoonful of smooth Häagen-Dazs, she’s in there. Day and night. When a box of frozen imperial rolls goes missing, it’s her. She’s not trying to steal from you. Mia’s making sure you keep your trans fat down. You know it won’t make you feel good. Really, it’s a favour. You should be grateful. If you want to thank her, chuck an apple behind those stacked boxes of frozen dumplings and samosas. It’s been a while since she’s had a fruit.
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!
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.
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
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
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.
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Jill is a second year social science student who hopes to pursue a career in photography, marketing, or a related field. When she’s not photographing concerts around Montreal, she’s probably hanging out with her dog, online shopping, making a Pinterest board or curating a playlist.
MATTEO DI GIOVANNI
ARTS & CULTURE EDITOR
Matteo is a second year cinema communications student who gets passionate about the most random things that are generally arts, creativity & media related. He is a fan of visual driven storytelling in movies as well as being a bit of a comic book geek. Hobbies: Projecting Super8 film and collecting physical media.
Favorite genres: Mystery, Satire, Horror, Sci-Fi & Sitcom
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
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.
CREATIVE WRITING EDITOR
Mayan is a third-year literature student just coasting on through. He loves to gather occult knowledge, write irrationally, and observe life. He especially loves the words “penchant”, “unfurl”, and “rampant”. Their philosophy on life can probably be summed up as, simply, “everything exists”. Favourite tarot card: Temperance.
Kim is a second-year graphic design student who has a weird obsession with monkeys, especially Japanese macaques. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to super “underground” music you probably wouldn’t know like Mac Demarco and Tyler, the Creator. She loves to watch movies that traumatize her each time just to finally feel something.
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.
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.
The first thing you should know is that Noe’s name is not “No”—it’s like Zoe but with the Z flipped, ok? Now let’s get to the good stuff: Noe has big dreams. By this, she means that her life’s purpose is to time travel to the Regency Era and marry a 19th century version of Timothée Chalamet. Heck, she has already achieved this in the alternate reality she lives in during chemistry class (because um, chemistry is such a bore—no offense). Among other things, Noe loves thrifting, the poetry of Lord Byron, and playing mediocre renditions of Chopin nocturnes despite her 11 years of classical music training. Currently, she is trying to recover from the negative repercussions of being antisocial in high school.