Owens gallery celebrates Canadian art. To define a country and a people as diverse as contemporary Canada seems like a daunting task, but Denise Markonish, a curator for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, was up for the challenge. Over three years, Markonish visited studios from coast to coast, crafting a diverse exhibition of contemporary […]

Mix of comedy, drama and Oscar-bait films. With the release of their fall lineup, this week marks the beginning of another promising semester for the Sackville Film Society. Going on thirty-six years under the leadership of photography professor Thaddeus Holownia, the society continues to promise something new each Thursday at Sackville’s Vogue Cinema. Each season, […]

Scott Jones makes guest appearance. Last Friday, Mount Allison’s music department kicked off the semester with the Faculty Gala Concert, an annual showcase of the diverse abilities of the department’s distinguished faculty. Featuring a wide variety of instruments, sounds and selections, students and Sackville community members alike gathered in Brunton to enjoy an overview of […]

Students from the Mount Allison community once again participated in Shinerama, Canada’s largest post-secondary fundraiser and a cornerstone of the activities surrounding the arrival of first year students to Sackville. It took students as far as Amherst and Moncton to raise money by shining shoes, busking, washing cars, or just asking for donations. Held annually […]

“No off-campus parties. Don’t put your first years in danger,” were the words on the whiteboard as the residence executive teams strolled in on their last day of training. Director of Student Life Gayle Churchill urged the teams to cancel the secret tradition of orientation. Last year, the night resulted in at least five hospitalized […]

An unprecedented number of Mount Allison’s incoming students are forgoing residence by choosing to live off-campus. Sources from the students’ union suggested roughly 180 first-years are living off campus. The university would not confirm the estimates. Off-campus students constituted the single largest group of first years, said Jeff Counsell, this year’s orientation chair – more […]

Mount Allison’s long-awaited fine arts and performing arts building is nearing completion despite delays in construction. Classes in the Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts began on schedule while work  on the building continues. A significant portion of this work is to repair the damage the Moyter-Fancy theatre sustained in a flood. “There were deadlines […]

34 mineworkers trapped underground When a 3.5 magnitude earthquake struck the town of Zenica, Bosnia on Sept. 4, the nearby Raspotocje mine suffered a minor gas explosion, trapping 34 workers underground for over 16 hours. A rescue mission the following day saved 29 of the workers, but five workers remain trapped and are presumed dead. […]

A look at Alex Colville’s life and legacy. Goose Lane, 168 Pages, $45.00 Alex Colville’s popularity is not some sort of accident. He laboured over each one of his iconic paintings and prints for months, in an attempt to answer the question “What is life like?” In a way of commemorating Colville’s artistic legacy, Goose […]