Not a seat was empty in Avard Dixon 118 when the department of religious studies hosted a panel on Islam, orientalism, and representation. The Nov. 12 event attracted professors, Sackville citizens, and Mount Allison students. James Devine, a political science professor at Mt. A, discussed the political causes and effects of “othering,” a cultural device […]

Students, locals, and visitors bustled around the streets of downtown Sackville for Midnight Madness. The event, hosted twice a year in the two months before Christmas, was host to a shopping frenzy with numerous sales and promotions from local businesses. This year, Midnight Madness took place on Friday, Nov. 14, and is scheduled again for […]

A different approach to budget development had members of the Mount Allison community discuss the technology, lab, and ensemble fees imposed on students in last year’s budget. The Nov. 17 session stood in contrast to last year’s budgeting process, when the administration imposed a technology fee on students without consultation of the university community. The […]

Mount Allison students are working together to change the discourse surrounding sexual assault. Students coming in and out of Gracie’s on Nov. 14 participated in the Erasing Excuses campaign supported by Mt. A’s Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education service, more commonly known as SHARE. Students took their picture with an “excuse” for sexual […]

This Halloween, some students decided to dress offensively. There are two categories of relevance here: ignorance and willful ignorance. I could have written about the history of blackface and the value of African lives, but this is just one incident among many of unrelenting willful ignorance on this campus. Explaining the history of blackface and […]

The Vancouver School Board recently released a new policy that would allow transgender students to use the washrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identity. This policy seems to be one of the most progressive policies regarding the support of transgender students. However, a group of parents have started to take legal action […]

Luka Magnotta, on trial since late September for the murder and dismemberment of Concordia student Jun Lin, has admitted his guilt for the crime. His defence claims that, while he confessed to physically committing the crime, Magnotta might have been suffering from “a schizophrenia-induced psychosis” at the time of the murder. This conclusion has raised […]

Nolan’s sci-fi is dazzling yet shallow. Nolan’s venture into deep space lacks deep emotion. Interstellar is sure to be one of the biggest box-office draws of the year and a probable Oscar nominee. As you’d expect, Christopher Nolan’s effects team does stunning work, advancing classic images and tropes of science fiction into a new era. […]

Indie bands take the rickety stage. Last Saturday night, around 40 people made the trek to the outskirts of town to cram themselves into the infamous Shed behind the now defunct George’s Roadhouse. The Shed would soon fill up for a night of sloppy indie rock from local bands West Ave and Mister Fister and […]