A faculty recital makes the case for the Trombone’s glory As I sit in Brunton Auditorium, it strikes me that it might be the nicest room on campus. Convocation Hall is too big and impersonal, especially compared to Brunton’s intimacy and soft lighting. It’s early afternoon. Sunlight streaks through wooden blinds and across the theatre. […]

Mount Allison’s Philosophy and English departments co-host thought-provoking poetry reading   Last Thursday in Hart Hall, an intimate gathering with poets Darren Bifford and Amanda Jernigan quickly turned into a discussion on the awkwardness of poetry readings and the difference between passive and active reading of poetry. The poetry reading was co-hosted by Mount Allison’s […]

Last week, Ensemble Made in Canada, an established Canadian piano quartet, made an appearance at Mt. A, their second in recent years. Their visit to Sackville was part of their ambitious project entitled Mosaïque, an idea that began roughly three years ago and the results of which are currently coming to fruition through their cross-country […]

Starry Sackville takes us on a tour through our universe The Milky Way wasn’t visible on my way to Dr. Catherine Lovekin’s first Starry Sackville presentation of the season. The rain had subsided though, as Gore-Tex-clad space enthusiasts filled an intimate classroom in the Dunn Building last Friday evening. Lovekin, an astronomy professor at Mount […]

The end of the undergraduate is nigh In 223 days, including weekends, holidays and breaks, the class of 2019 will walk across the stage and receive their diplomas. The students I talked to are feeling different shades of optimistic. “It’s been a really long time coming,” said Rachael Hanakowski, a sixth-year sociology student. “I’m ready […]

As affecting as it is beautifully constructed, ‘Indian Horse’ is a landmark in Canadian film. At first it seems like it might be a documentary. Cinematographer Yves Bélanger’s beautiful, calm camera work suggests Indian Horse is firmly grounded, entirely occuring in one place over a few years. It’s not. Soon we’ll become unstuck in time […]

In between the laughter and sobs, Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade raises vital questions about social media use in adolescence. The Vogue Theatre was brimming with the hustle and bustle of eager moviegoers last Thursday. This was the second Sackville Film Society showing of the academic year. Eighth Grade, written and directed by Bo Burnham, took […]

The dean of arts Internship provides student Kaye Klapman with skills not covered in the classroom On the top floor of Centennial Hall, you can find the office of the current dean of arts, Dr. Elizabeth Wells. It is rare to see students coming and going as this building is the home of many administration […]