A panel hosted by the Centre for International Studies (CIS) and Mount Allison’s chapter of Global Brigades sparked a passionate discussion about the problems with international volunteer trips. After a brief period of opening remarks, the panel answered questions from an audience of more than 150 people for the remaining time. “I thought it was […]

Following this spring’s election, council will consist of six executive members, six senators, one board of regents’ representative, one first-year representative and five councillors at large. Currently, council boasts six executive members, six senators, six on-campus (three north, three south), one board of regents representative and six off-campus councillors. This motion is the latest in […]

Town council voted to support in principle the construction of a pedway over the Trans-Canada Highway connecting Waterfowl Park to the Wetlands Centre. The Sackville Pedway Project, consisting of a group of local volunteers, has been pushing the idea of a pedway since 1999. Now they have the town’s support. “In order for them to […]

Retrial set for Egyptian-Canadian journalist imprisoned in Egypt Mohamed Fahmy will begin a retrial in Egyptian courts on Feb. 12, according to sources close to the journalist. After being imprisoned since Dec. 2013 on charges connected to spreading lies and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, Fahmy was sentenced to a seven to ten-year term alongside his […]

The Mount Allison student body is headed back to the polls. A run-off election featuring a yes/no ballot to elect Dylan Wooley-Berry as MASU president was approved by the student’s administrative council. The campaigning began Feb. 6 with voting to be held on Feb. 13 and 14. The run-off election was prompted by a complaint […]

In September, seven Mount Allison students, including myself, joined 400,000 other divestment supporters in New York City to demand action on climate change. We were seven students among 50,000, marching under a banner that read, “Our Future. Our Choice.” In reality, taking action on climate change at the institutional level isn’t our choice, at least […]

I would like to start by apologizing for the offensive words, actions and behaviors by some student-athletes and by the varsity football team in particular. The events and allegations of racism and sexism among student athletes has simply gone too far. As a student-athlete myself, it is hard to deny the fact that the closed […]

Last Thursday, the Centre for International Studies (CIS) and Global Brigades co-hosted a panel discussion on the efficacy of global volunteer trips. As it has become commonly known, voluntourism is a term that refers to the growing trend of humanitarian volunteer trips taking place in “developing’’ or “underdeveloped’’ countries. These trips are organized through a […]