ABOUT US

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
EXECUTIVE TEAM

Daylen is a third year Graphic Design student excited to graduate. They are most likely on their 3rd coffee procrastinating on their assignments pursuing their own personal art endeavours instead. When not dead asleep they can be found talking about homoerotic subtexts and reasons why Hello Kitty is a superior being. 

DAYLEN CONSERVE

EDITOR IN CHIEF

Benjamin is a second-year Liberals Arts student. He loves to read, write, and bike around the city. You can find him in the kitchen, making peanut butter pineapple kale tofu (seriously, try it). Whatever his future holds, he’s confident that it comes next.

BENJAMIN WEXLER

COPY EDITOR

JULIE JACQUES

MANAGING EDITOR

Julie is a second-year Literature student. She is a feline enthusiast first, and person second. As well as being the local cat lady, she enjoys baking, and playing guitar. Whether it be for school or just for pleasure, Julie adores writing and its creative process. In the future, Julie would love to live in the Spanish countryside with her significant other and many cats, while pursuing a career in creative writing.

EDITORIAL STAFF

JESSICA GEAREY

NEWS EDITOR

Jessica is a 2nd year Literature student. She’s a bookworm with a serious caffeine addiction and you probably won’t catch her without coffee in her hand. When she’s not having a nervous breakdown, she likes to spend her time exercising and focusing on self care. In the future she hopes to pursue a career in teaching and hopefully living in Europe.

DINU MAHAPATUNA

VOICES EDITOR

Yaani Dinu Mahapatuna, or as she prefers to be called, “Dinu” is a second-year Liberal Arts student. In her free time, she likes to rant about classics and write restaurant reviews. She is also a diagnosed workaholic, but she views it as a fun bonus in a very chaotic package. Dinu’s life goal is to use the term “spring chicken” in a casual conversation. However, she is certainly no spring chicken when it comes to writing bios. !

LAURA GERVAIS

SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENT EDITOR

Laura is a second-year student in Enriched Pure & Applied Science. She enjoys painting in her free time, loves all things Halloween & autumn, and spends too much time on TikTok. Always with a good ol’ cup of coffee in hand, she’s just out here trying to live her best life.

BEATRIZ NEVES

ARTS & CULTURE EDITOR

Beatriz is a second-year in Literature. She is passionate about 80’s and 90’s movies, and will talk your ear off about Back to the Future if you ever give her a chance. Born and raised in Brazil, she adores summertime and really misses a good real ocean bath on the beach. She wants to pursue a career in journalism after CEGEP and dreams about the day she won’t need coffee to get out of bed.

MAYAN GODMAIRE

CREATIVE WRITING EDITOR

Mayan is a second-year Literature student. They are first and foremost an avid reader and a loyal friend. Being a combination of outgoing and not going, they enjoy parties curled up in a corner with a pen and notebook. What their future holds they have no idea because the future has no hands, and the only time is Now.

PIPA JONES

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Pipa is a first year Graphic Design student with a degree in Photography. Their main achievements include embroidering during class, watching Howl’s Moving Castle six times, and kind of going viral on TikTok. In the future, Pipa hopes to work in the graphic design industry while pursuing creative photography on the side

DONTE KYDD-RICHMOND

SPORTS EDITOR

Donté is a second year general social science student. Student of, but more importantly fan of basketball, music and general artsy stuff. He’s a little lost as to where he wants to go in life (who isn’t?) but whatever it is, he hopes to make his mark on the world and in turn directly and indirectly help and inspire everyone in his life!

TOMAS OYARZUN

COVER ARTIST

During the day, Tomas is a second year student in Cinema & Communications with a slim will to live. During the night, he’s a passionate graphic designer for The Plant & and aspiring photographer. Tomas loves long walks at the beach and listening to Lana Del Rey while talking in third person.

ADELA PIRILLO

CURIOSITIES EDITOR

Adela is a second-year Liberal Arts student. She spends her days listening to music, painting, reading, and drinking tea. As Curiosities Editor, she writes horoscopes, draws comics, and keeps you entertained with all sorts of fun games for the newspaper. Whatever the future holds, she hopes to do something she loves as much as the work she’s doing now!

FREDERIC GUILLETTE

VISUAL ARTS EDITOR

Frédéric is a third-year Cinema & Communications student. He loves music and most things music related. If he's not locked up in his room working on his next musical endeavor, you're likely to find him watching anime, reading manga or playing with his husky (who happens to be one of his favorite beings, second only to Daylen Conserve). He does not have any precise plans for the future but he is aiming for a career in the music industry.

STAFF WRITERS

Julia is a second-year Cinema Communications student. She’s obsessed with picnics, matcha lattes, and all Asian food; she’s even willing to fight you on the fact that Asian cuisine is truly superior. When she’s not watching a new K-Drama, or studying, she’s busy catching up on long-lost sleep. She recently moved to Montreal from Singapore, and would love to become a journalist. 

JULIA QUYNH

STAFF WRITER

MAIJA BARONI

STAFF WRITER

Maija is a second-year Arts & Culture student who always wakes up early, sips on her daily coffee and watches her many plants catch the morning sunlight. In her free time, she loves to sketch, dance, and watch Netflix while eating ice cream. Even though she doesn’t know what she wants to do in the future, she’s excited to see where it’ll take her, and hopes she’ll be able to afford a beach house.

Benjamin is a second-year Liberals Arts student. He loves to read, write, and bike around the city. You can find him in the kitchen, making peanut butter pineapple kale tofu (seriously, try it). Whatever his future holds, he’s confident that it comes next.

ALESSANDRO MORTELLARO

STAFF WRITER

Alessandro is a second year Literature student. He loves to write creatively and enjoys a good book. He’s also starting to become a movie buff. He is very ambitious and loves to have meaningful conversations with likeminded people. He hopes to succeed in a writing career in a way that would allow him to share his thoughts, ideas, and whatever compelling stories he manages to whip up. He also hopes that his work can make some kind of a positive difference, big or small.

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SINCE 1969