Maritime universities come together to discuss mental health initiatives According to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), in any given year one in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness. The stigma surrounding mental health – which everyone has – is something Jack.org is working hard to change. According to the organization’s […]

Wellness Centre offering flu vaccinations on campus Many people who don’t get their flu shot don’t realize how they are putting others, as well as themselves, at risk. Some people might be scared of needles, while others do not see the importance of the flu shot. Others may want to understand what they are putting […]

Why is it so difficult to stay on top of your grades and your mental health? Mount Allison is consistently ranked as the top university for undergraduate studies and students come here from all over the world. At any university, however, students’ success can be challenging as assignments, tests and due dates pile up in […]

Fans should expect to see Alumni Field filled with garnet, gold and purple this Saturday. The Mount Allison football team is playing Acadia for the chance to gain a playoff spot, but to also show their support of those affected by pancreatic cancer. Matt Zwicker, a Mt. A alumnus and former football player for the […]

Anti-doping regulations are unaffected by legalization As cannabis becomes legalized in Canada on Oct. 17, the national governing body for university sports’ anti-doping policy remains unchanged – prohibiting athletes from its use. The upcoming legalization of cannabis makes the substance one of many legal drugs present on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) prohibited list. According […]

Debunking the health benefits of the increasingly popular drink kombucha Across the Mount Allison campus, the fermented, slightly alcoholic tea known as kombucha has been continuously rising in prevalence. According to Live Science, kombucha’s origin dates back to 2,000 years ago in China – which leads to curiosity about how it became a modern, trendy […]

We know that having sex with someone after they’ve said “No” is sexual assault. We know that you have to hear an enthusiastic “Yes” before engaging in any type of sexual activity. But what are some situations where a “Yes” really isn’t consent? Let’s think about the acronym FRIES: Freely given, Reversible, Informed, Enthusiastic, Specific. […]