If you watched Frozen II, you know from Olaf that a good strategy for dealing with your anxiety in the face of a situation you don’t necessarily want to be in is to “Control what you can when things feel out of control.” Although it may feel as though we have no control over the […]

​Hi everyone, there are a couple of things I want to chat about this week in the midst of what seems like the world turning upside down due to the COVID-19 panic. I understand that this situation is very stressful and I want to give you some information about what’s happening and what you need […]

Life as a university student can be difficult, even overwhelming at times. From deadlines to relationship issues, it can be a lot for anyone to handle on their own. You don’t have to be in the middle of a crisis or meltdown to benefit from seeing a counsellor to voice your frustrations, concerns or future […]

One of the main misconceptions about a plant-based diet is that it involves completely giving up meat or animal products. In reality, it focuses on eating mostly plants. This type of diet is good for both your body and the environment, and there are many different types of plant-based diets. For example, plant-based eaters eat […]

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 was a big day for Mount Allison students, who saw a collective agreement reached between the University faculty and the University administration. I have to say I was very relieved this disruption only lasted five days. The way this strike was dealt with and the lack of clarity for many students […]

Merriam-Webster defines mindfulness as “the practice of maintaining a non-judgemental state of heightened or complete awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis.” In simpler terms, a mindful person is aware of and in control of their own experience, acting with intention rather than simply reacting to the world around them. Practising […]

MAFA strike negatively affects music department On Friday, Jan. 24, the Mount Allison Faculty Association (MAFA) confirmed its collective vote in favour of a possible strike, to take place at the set strike deadline of Monday, Jan. 27. With no agreement reached by the deadline, MAFA went ahead with a part-time and full-time faculty strike […]

Physicist and author Michio Kaku said, “Today, your cell phone has more computer power than all of NASA back in 1969 when it placed two astronauts on the moon.” Smartphones are extraordinarily advanced and have changed the way we communicate. However, despite the positives of advancing technology, there are also drawbacks, such as the development […]

As a new term started at Mount Allison, no one expected strike action to be so severe, despite the tensions brewing. Ongoing discussions between the faculty union and the university administration have failed and the strike has gone ahead. This is not the first time I have seen strike action and from my time seeing […]