ABOUT US
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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.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by email at theplantnewspaper@gmail.com or on instagram @theplantnews. 

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

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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.

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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.

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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

MIA KENNEDY

SPORTS EDITOR

Mia Kennedy doesn’t like being put in a box, but you could call her an art hoe, a jock, a nerd, a gamer… the list goes on. She’s usually found with her nose tucked in a book, singing along to Patti Smith or baking a vegan dessert. When this first-year Arts and Culture student isn’t writing articles for our Sports section, she’s daydreaming about publishing her first novel and drooling over cottage core mansions.

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!

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JILL GOLDENBERG

VISUAL ARTS EDITOR

Jill is a first year general social science student. She combines her passion for photography and music as a concert photographer. She’s always binging a Netflix show, or cooking and baking cool Pinterest recipes. In the future, she hopes to have a career that allows her to globetrot!

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.

ARWEN LOW

STAFF WRITER

Arwen is a first-year student in Liberal Arts. Her interest in community dynamics often has her polling the student body with a trusty Google Forms in hand. Arwen’s pastimes include making lavish breakfasts, getting overly invested in the tragic romances of Antiquity, and inventing increasingly ridiculous nicknames for her dog. She hopes to stop taking board games so seriously one day.