Taking economy, healthcare, and academia into consideration The upcoming legalization of marijuana has led to somewhat of a divide as to whether or not it is a good thing. I do believe weed is something that may be used responsibly. However, I cannot say that I am completely comfortable with its legalization for recreational use, […]

The power of sharing your story – and listening to those who share theirs With the media frenzy swirling around Kavanaugh and the joke of an investigation performed by the FBI, it is easy to get caught up in this never-ending soap opera. Instead of adding fire to the shitstorm, I want to highlight the […]

New Brunswick election depicts a province divided Another school year begins, and with it another election cycle. The results of the 2018 New Brunswick provincial election brought a rush of emotions all across the province; some were excited, some were disappointed, and many are still unsure about the future of New Brunswick.​ To recap, the […]

The value of contemplation and moral orientation Lately, I have had some interesting conversations on campus around the goals and objectives of the liberal education. I become increasingly aware of the challenges faced by young adults, those aged approximately 18 to 24, and the opportunity we have in the academy to respond to some of […]

Maturation and innovation of technology Watches were invented around the 16th century. Initially, the concept underwent lots of experimentation with design, mechanics and aesthetic. Over time, after sufficient iteration and variation, certain designs were converged upon and became the mainstream notion of the watch. After all, a watch that runs out of battery quickly is […]

This semester I have returned to teaching an upper-level course that explores Biblical themes in Western culture through visual arts and music, although the focus of the course is on literature, including novels, poetry and short stories. Such material has had a popularity across campuses, but that is changing. Overall, courses dealing with religious themes […]

The real repercussions of correspondence course cuts            I read, with building disappointment, the opinion piece on correspondence courses at Mount Allison in the last edition of the Argosy. While the writer was correct in stating that the decision to slash correspondence courses “royally screws over” students, they were wrong in not making that the subject […]

The end of September has snuck up on many of us as we ease into a new academic year. At the Argosy, we’ve been settling into our new roles, too. We’re happy to be back in our dusty old office to bring you the first fall issue of the Argosy’s 148th volume. If you’ve been […]