“Me? No, I’ve never smashed a kneecap”– Tonya Harding, potential kneecap smasher Early in the film, Tonya’s mother LaVona (a delightfully nasty Allison Janney) compares Tonya to a flower; herself she calls a gardener. With the right gardener, a flower can bloom into someone special. But Tonya, played by a pitch perfect Margot Robbie, needs […]

Exploring Sackville’s industrial history through the arts Ten years ago, it was commonplace to see Mount Allison fine arts students traipsing down Lorne Street with 35-mm cameras around their necks. They would pass the train station and approach the Enterprise Foundry with captivated caution, attracted to the long brick buildings with high windows where men […]

On Friday March 16, I had the pleasure of hearing yet another outstanding student recital performed by two students from the department of music. Third-year soprano Emily Steers and third-year flutist Lucie Bauby performed a combined recital that not only evoked emotion through the music, but also sparked interest in an intellectual idea about female […]

Chapter 9: Old Love Ralph lay back against the hood of Ms. Fannon’s red sedan. The metal was hot in the mid-morning sun, and sweat gathered between the skin of his bare arms and the car’s metal casing. He checked his watch for the seventh time in ten minutes and anxiously glanced toward the main […]

Motyer-Fancy Theatre to host Theatre New Brunswick’s latest groundbreaking tour On Monday, March 26, Mount Allison’s Year of Indigenous Action will come to life onstage in Theatre New Brunswick’s (TNB) touring production of Finding Wolastoq Voice. This show marks the first time TNB has staged work written by an Indigenous New Brunswicker, as well as […]

by anonymous I have a list Thirty-six names long Curated over one week It’s called “bad men” You can only fucking imagine. The innocuous The powerful Boys down the hall. This list burns a hole in my heart For all the people Who had to add someone For all the people Who’ve never read it […]

Final student production hits the Motyer-Fancy Theatre with a dark look at our future On March 21, Jonathan Sienen’s ice land hit the Motyer-Fancy Theatre, hard. Set in a bunker in the radioactive wasteland once called Saskatchewan, Jena McLean’s directorial debut explores themes of group power dynamics and the conflict between pragmatism and idealism. In […]

Sackville families take part in event sponsored by Mount Allison University The New Brunswick Book Design Exhibit continues to attract people to the R.P. Bell Library, most recently with a reading of children’s books. The event, held midmorning on Saturday, March 17, was very well attended and hosted a total of five local authors. Laura […]

In 2000, two children – a six-year-old and a nine-year-old – arrived with their aunt as refugees in Halifax from war-torn Somalia. Without having received adequate assistance to help them adjust to the predominantly English-speaking society, the two children were taken from their aunt by the government and put in foster care. Separated from his […]