Snow and extreme cold awaited students travelling back to Sackville after the holidays. The university decided to open residences on Saturday, Jan. 3, a day early, providing students with a window to beat the storm. A group of students contacted the administration concerning the possibility of an early opening, but the administration had already considered […]

With January’s return to classes comes a flurry of banners adorning the atria of the student centre and meal hall. Nominations for the presidential position, as well as the positions of vice-president of academic affairs, vice-president external affairs, and vice-president campus life, opened Jan. 6. Nominations close Jan. 19 at 4:30 p.m. Students elect four […]

Senate made history in December by enacting a fall study break for the first time in Mount Allison history. Students will have a week-long break from class in November. When the motion passed, it ended an almost two-year process. Since Feb. of 2013, an ad hoc committee had been researching the possibility of and reasons […]

A hastily called meeting of the Students’ Administrative Council saw councillors approve $5,000 for a survey of its members. Some councillors were left in the dark by the short notice given by MASU’s executives. The event has thrown ambiguities in the bylaws, concerning the ability to call special Students’ Administrative Council meetings, into sharp relief. […]

German newspaper attacked after publishing Charlie Hebdo cartoons Two men have been arrested in Hamburg, Germany in connection with an arson attack on the tabloid newspaper Hamburger Morgenpost that reprinted satirical cartoons from the French publication Charlie Hebdo. According to police, the assailants threw rocks and an incendiary device into the basement of the offices […]

Mt. A students across disciplines gathered in Tweedy Hall to for this year’s Atlantic International Studies Organization conference, which spanned the weekend with speeches, discussions, and social events. Founded in 2003, ATLIS is a student-run organization based at Mt. A that seeks to address international issues. The theme of the conference was, “Challenges to Future […]

To the Mount Allison community: This past Halloween, Oct. 31, 2014, we dressed up as the Jamaican bobsled team. However, out of our group, two of us used blackface. We have realized that this is both unacceptable and wrong. Since the incident, we have attended an educational session on the history behind blackface and why […]

For the past week, I have been crossing my fingers in the hopes of getting off a forty-person waitlist and into a forty-person upper-year sociology class. While this problem is not unusual in sociology, it is nevertheless frustrating to deal with. In a department consisting of four professors, and where non-sociology students often take sociology […]

Fredericton (CUP) — New Year’s 2015 will go down in the history books as a moment of triumph for New Brunswick’s low-income earners – that’s all the workers throughout our province who make minimum wage. From the 16 year old starting his first job at Tim Hortons to the 50+ father forced back out to […]