The Plant, founded in 1969, is Dawson's student run newspaper. It is a platform for students to voice their opinions on what matters to them, to explore the field of journalism, and to publish their work.
The vast majority of articles published by The Plant are those written by contributors. Any Dawson student, studying in any program, can send in an article they think should be published. For each section, there are editor(s) available to talk to contributors to help them with their stories. Their jobs are to look over the articles, correct them, and give the writers feedback on how to improve their writing before it is finally published. If contributors have any questions related to their article even before they’ve started writing, they are more than welcome to contact us for help.
Each section publishes articles online and in print, and the quality of the articles do not differ. Nevertheless, we try our best to keep our content Dawson related – What is happening on campus? Why would students be interested in reading this story? Contributors should keep these questions in mind when writing.
MEET THE TEAM
Eva is a second-year student in Cinema Communications. She loves to search Instagram and fashion magazines for inspiration and easily gets lost in her music. After CEGEP, she dreams of pursuing a career in journalism.
EDITOR IN CHIEF
Esme is a second-year student in Liberal Arts. She spends her days dyeing her hair, suddenly dancing in a grocery store, watching 30 Rock, double texting, petting cats, and freaking out about growing up. After CÉGEP, she would love to pursue a career in screenwriting or journalism.
Briahna is a second-year Literature student. She is passionate about self expression through both music and writing, and believes in the importance of fostering unity through storytelling. She loves spending time with her dog, and drinks more tea than one person should.
Julia is a second-year Literature student. She has extensive knowledge of Disney movies, and will talk your ear off whenever given the chance. Passionate about writing, she is excited to spend the next years of her life learning as much as she can. In her eyes, there is no such thing as too many commas.
Talia is a second-year student in Literature. She is passionate about eating chocolate desserts, reading outside, and skiing. While she’s not entirely sure what her future holds, she hopes to pursue something that involves writing!
SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENT EDITOR
Solmaz is a second-year literature student. she loves dogs and really appreciates receiving pictures of them. she has been to way too many coffee shops and loves chocolate ice cream while trying to figure out what to do with the rest her life.
Eleanor is a second-year Literature student with too much time on her hands. When she's not drivin' the ol' rock down the court, she can be found writing short stories and stressing over what to wear in the morning. Lover of art films, sports, and excessively sweet coffee.
ARTS & CULTURE EDITOR
Chelsea is a second-year student in Literature. She adores summer sun, patterned pants and spending every spare minute writing. The future is unclear, but her goal is to continue to develop her skills as a writer while discovering her passions.
CREATIVE WRITING EDITOR
Marina is a second year Visual arts student. She likes asian food as much as she likes art (which is a lot). Her favorite past times include spending time with f.r.i.e.n.d.s and her dog. She is curious to see what the future holds and wishes to pursue a career in art.
Miriam is a second year Liberal Arts Student. She watches extensive amounts of Stephen Colbert and rom-coms. Her favourite animal is the elephant seal and her favourite tea is Earl Grey. She plans to pursue a career involving writing and she hopes to have fun with it!
VISUAL ARTS EDITOR
Mariana is a second-year literature student. On her free time, she enjoys writing, thrifting and making music. She also loves sushi and bbq ribs...and her dog. After CEGEP she wants to pursue a career in the arts.
HEAD STAFF WRITER