Good plot held back by redundancy. Although Atom Egoyan’s newest film promised to deliver a terrifying ride from start to finish, it left much room for improvement. Starring Ryan Reynolds and Rosario Dawson, the Sackville Film Society screened the much-anticipated The Captive by the acclaimed Canadian filmmaker. Set against the backdrop of a wintery Niagara […]

After a night of electoral confusion, Brian Gallant’s Liberal Party won a clear majority in the New Brunswick Legislature. The Liberal Party now holds 27 seats across the province and the Progressive Conservative Party holds 21. Green Party Leader David Coon won a seat in Fredericton South. While out-going Premier David Alward kept his seat, […]

The latest results of a series of water tests conducted across Mount Allison are in. According to the report, 26 locations in 12 buildings on campus contained more lead than the recommended safe limits for consumption. The testing was conducted by a “specialized firm experienced in water testing,” and the samples were “analysed by a […]

Last week’s cover story, “Mounties crash homecoming at St. FX,” inaccurately referred to X-Men’s first home game of the season as St. Francis Xavier’s homecoming. Homecoming at St. FX is scheduled for Oct. 3-5. The Argosy apologizes for these and any other errors. Suspected errors and requests for correction can be brought to the attention […]

For the first time during a provincial election, Mount Allison hosted advance polling stations. Located in Tweedie Hall, the stations provided an avenue for Mt. A students to vote in the provincial election. The polls ran for three days from Sept. 15 to Sept. 17, opening at 10 a.m. and closing at 7 p.m. Across […]

Last week, largely through social media sources, I learned that the latest album from U2, “Songs of Innocence,” was available through a free download for users of Apple devices. I say “became available” loosely – the album was automatically downloaded to the devices without the user being aware of the process. Who would not want the […]

A federal appeals court in the United States has permitted the requirement that voters in the state of Wisconsin provide photo identification before they are allowed to fill out their ballots. According to the fifteenth amendment of the American constitution, voting rights cannot be denied or abridged on the grounds of “Race, color, or previous […]

This fall, about 750 first-year students arrived at Mount Allison – an increase of 74 from last year. Many of these students were likely enticed to attend this university because of its size, reputation and its ranking as the ‘number one’ undergraduate university in Canada. Mount Allison’s president, Robert Campbell, sums it up by writing, […]

The chiefs from 10 Mi’kmaq and Maliseet First Nations in New Brunswick, along with the Assembly of First Nations Chiefs in New Brunswick Inc. are seeking a temporary injunction against outgoing Premier David Alward’s new Crown forestry plan. This appeal is a part of a larger and consistent narrative of environmental degradation, disregard of First […]

It is refreshing to hear of measures that are being taken to handling sexual assault on university and college campuses, rather than endorsing and supporting the rape culture that is seemingly endemic within them. Pioneering the way in which campuses deal with sexual assault allegations, the state of California has introduced law SB967, or the […]