Why I chose sobriety

I decided to go sober a few weeks after I turned 19. Seems like a weird idea, right? Isn’t this supposed to be a time in my life when I let loose – throw back shots with my friends, dance erratically at Ducky’s, let go of my worries for a little while? This was a […]

Small Town, Big Mystery

Chapter 10: Solving the Mystery A note to the readership: Alas, our time together has reached its end. But we’ve yet some distance to cover! To refresh your weary memories, this story has two heroes: the young Ralph and dear old Ms. Fannon. The two live in the little town of Lincolnshire. They have been […]

Paving the Living Road

“It’s one of the longest projects – personal projects – that I’ve ever been involved in,” Adrian Kiva told me as we framed the photographs that would be his – and Cranewood on Main’s –  first art show, The Living Road. It opened on March 29 and will run until May 6. The show is […]

Redefining classical urban planning

Crake postdoctoral fellow Simeon Ehrlich presents his research on cities in late antiquity Simeon Ehrlich, the 2017-18 Crake postdoctoral fellow, made a compelling case for rethinking how we categorize ancient cities at a talk he gave on Wednesday, March 28 in the Wu. “The forms of cities themselves don’t necessarily tell us much about their […]

Motyer Fancy’s resident designer to retire

After 25 years, Decima Mitchell bids farewell to the drama program and Mount Allison Since 1993, Decima Mitchell has been the resident designer for Motyer-Fancy Theatre. She’s designed sets and costumes for faculty shows, directed plays, taught theatre design basics to students and worked at various community theatre companies in Sackville. After 124 productions, Mitchell […]

Library hosts sticker-making workshop

Students design fun souvenirs featuring Library of Congress classification system This past week, the R.P. Bell library hosted its very own unique event. Students were encouraged to interact with an exhibit called Shelfie, which brought Mount Allison’s library classification system to life. Dr. Spurles, head of the anthropology department, and Elizabeth Stregger, systems librarian, helped […]

Another feminist killjoy writing about race and justice

As my time with this column and at Mt. A approaches its end, I think back to several months in September. I was in a meeting with the editors-in-chief of the Argosy, Adrian and Mirelle, about early formulations of the column. They asked me about the intent of my writing and who my audience would […]