Author: r-butler

Cold Nights, Warm Hearts, Can’t Lose

First-ever Cold Nights Festival hosted at Thunder and Lightning This past week, Thunder and Lightning (T&L) became a warm hideaway from the frigid Sackville weather as it hosted the first-ever Cold Nights Festival. Presented by T&L and CHMA’s Stereophonic, the festival provided what they described as “half a week of arts-based entertainment to get [Sackvillians] […]

National chief speaks at Mount Allison

Chief Bellegarde gives lecture on Indigenous rights and the University’s role in reconciliation On Wednesday, Nov. 22 in Convocation Hall, Mount Allison welcomed National Chief  of the Assembly of First Nations Perry Bellegarde to campus. As the third speaker in this year’s President’s Speaker Series on Indigenous Action, Chief Bellegarde shared a powerful speech on […]

Review: Motyer-Fancy Theatre’s Fall One-Acts

Erik Garf’s ‘No Misstakes’ and Justin Green’s ‘In This World’ both provide a heavy dose of sincerity The first show staged in this double bill of performances was Hannah Moscovitch’s In This World, directed by fourth-year drama major Justin Green. The curtain rose on two girls involved in an intense physical altercation, punching and screaming […]

Composing the silenced female voice in ‘Paradoxes’

Highlighting the lack of representation of women in art This past weekend a collaborative project between the music and drama departments amplified the voice of a long silenced artist. Paradoxes: The Life and Music of Fanny Hensel explored the hard reality of women’s experiences in the arts by highlighting the strife and triumphs of censored […]

When self-care becomes self-destruction

I spend most Sundays asleep. After a long week working and a long night partying, I grant myself permission to spend the day locked away napping and snacking with Netflix by my side. I free myself of the guilt that accompanies an unproductive day with the simple excuse that I am exercising self-care. I push […]

Redefining our understandings of mental illness

I have a mental illness – this is something I know as a fact. But for far too long, I lived in the shadow of my own self-doubt. I pushed from my mind the notion that something was wrong beyond my control. I feared I would be met with criticism rather than support if I […]