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 […]

As of Jan. 28, the coronavirus outbreak in China has infected approximately 4,500 people and killed 106. The disease causes pneumonia-like symptoms such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing and is reportedly transmitted through human contact. This particular coronavirus is believed to have originated in a seafood market in the city of Wuhan in China. […]

Picture this: it’s well past midnight the night before your biggest midterm of the semester. Odds are that when you’re hit with a snack craving. Instead of having a balanced and nutrient-rich meal, you’re digging into a bag of chips (or animal crackers, my personal favourite). Well, you’re not the only one inclined to make […]

With 2020 starting on not so much of a positive note, let me try and lift everyone up and suggest a fantastic idea. That is, to do an exchange abroad! In my honest and biased opinion, my past few months here at Mount Allison cannot be described in just a few words – it has […]

An update from the MASU executive Since the executive took office on May 1, we have been working hard to make sure that your student experience is extraordinary. Here’s a short update on just some of the things we have accomplished thus far. President, Emelyana Titarenko (masupresident@mta.ca) Since the start of my term, I introduced […]

Happy New Year, Mounties! I hope you all had a wonderful and restful winter break and are feeling refreshed and ready to tackle whatever this semester throws at you. Did you know that about 80 per cent of people lose their motivation by mid-February and fail to achieve their New Year’s resolutions? The numbers are […]