Orientation is a chance to expose new students to life at Mount Allison. But what does the orientation committee, commonly known as “white shirts,” offer them? We teach them how to look cool twerking in tight and bright clothing and the words to our uncreative school cheers. Maybe they will hear a couple grumbles about […]

Friday, Sept. 16 Phil Dwyer Trio (8 p.m.) Jazz Brunton Auditorium $17.50 Advance (Tidewater Books) $20 Door $8 Student Walrus (10 p.m.) Neo-psychedelic pop Main Street Tent Free entrance Plants and Animals (11 p.m.) Indie rock Main Street Tent Free entrance Saturday, Sept. 17 Artist TBA (12 a.m.) T&L $5 cover Lonely Parade (1 a.m.) […]

This year marks the centennial anniversary of the convention that led to Canada’s passage of the Migratory Bird Convention Act. To commemorate this achievement, the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) commissioned Mount Allison fine arts students to create representations of species protected under the act. The collaboration is the first between the CWS and Mt. A’s […]

Orientation week has drawn to a close. While the purpose of orientation is to welcome students to the community with informative seminars and engaging activities, for many, orientation conjures up an image of one big, red solo cup. Many anticipate getting drunk, especially if they would like to make friends. “I thought I was going […]

  To refrigerate Sackville’s blistering back-to-school heat, local bar Thunder and Lightning (T&L) offered a refreshing three-band set on Friday, Sept. 8. Local artists Steve Haley and Devarrow opened with lustrous sounds that came directly from the heart of the Sackville marsh. The third and final act was Vancouver-based artist David Simard. Haley took to […]

Few experiences define us as human quite like our food practices. To sustain ourselves as living beings, we are required to eat. Cooking is one of the most basic and ancient labours sustaining humanity – perhaps even dating back to pre-Homo sapiens times. Over the last millennia, food practices have evolved from a culture of […]

Fourth-year fine arts student Savannah Mileen Harris’s art installation is unlike anything you have seen before. In her own words, “‘Disintegrating’ explores the destruction of land mass due to rising sea levels through abstraction, layering, materiality, mark-making and memory.” The stunning use of spray paints, glitter and neon colours is initially captivating, but the collection […]

With a new head coach and a rookie quarterback, the Mounties started their season against the defending champs in the most competitive conference in Canadian College Football. At the end of last year’s season, Mount Allison hosted St. FX in the AUS final. The X-Men took a final 14-12 lead off a 41-yard field goal […]

A committee made up of students, staff and faculty has been working on updating Mount Allison’s campus racism policy. The current version was last updated in 1999. This committee was formed in response to a recommendation made by the organizing committee for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD). In addition to […]

The Government of New Brunswick’s new Tuition Access Bursary (TAB) is taking effect this academic year. New Brunswick students from families with a gross income of $60,000 or less will be given an upfront bursary to cover the cost of tuition and fees. Despite this, some students and graduates are concerned about the changes that […]