This weekend students flooded their hometowns, cozying up to missed loved ones and indulging in the typical Thanksgiving rituals of overeating and sleeping in. However, not all students planned to obliterate multiple servings of mashed potatoes. For second-year student Veronica Kerrigan, the holiday evokes a mixture of feelings. “I am excited [to go home] for […]

“It’s okay to laugh,” filmmaker Liss Platt assured the audience before screening her documentary, Dark Horse Candidate. These reassuring words were important because, while extremely funny, the feature-length film offers an often uncomfortable and highly personal exploration of the relationship between Platt and her father. Platt is working as the current artist-in-residence at Struts Gallery, […]

Writer and director Jake Planinc, a graduate of Mount Allison’s drama program from southern Ontario, accurately portrays working-class and student life in the Maritimes in his newest play “Going West.” Last Monday and Tuesday evening, students and Sackville community members could catch the one-act play at Ducky’s bar, giving the theatre performance a real Maritime […]

The Mount Allison lacrosse team boasts the smallest roster in its league. But last year a combination of injuries and bad luck threatened not only the season but the entire program. “We had a hard time getting numbers out, and there were a lot of injuries as well,” fourth-year player Jerica Leblanc said. “I remember […]

Leadership, sustainability and free food were all ingredients incorporated into Sackville’s latest Lettuce Eat community meal. Lettuce Eat is an initiative led by Mount Allison-based sustainability group Eco-Action. At each meal, students and community members are invited to stop by the Manning Room in the basement of the campus chapel for a free vegetarian or […]

“Go to school, get a job!” This lesson, delivered by high school guidance counselors across the country, lingers in and haunts my unemployable-English-major psyche. Though I’m capable of completing the first half of the command, the second is sure to prove a problem. This is why I decided to go to Mount Allison’s career fair, […]

The recent influx of breaking and entering (B&E) incidents in Sackville has left community members worried. Since July, approximately 11 B&Es have been reported to the Sackville RCMP and more have occurred without being reported. RCMP Sergeant Paul Gagné said most B&Es have occurred in a similar fashion, with a single perpetrator wandering through lawns […]

Funding gap hurting First Nations schools In New Brunswick, the funding gap between the federal government’s provisions for education in band-run schools and provincial schools puts First Nations schools at a significant disadvantage. Every child who attends a school in the provincial education system receives more than $11,000, whereas those who attend band-run schools are […]

As the Vogue Cinema on Bridge Street prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary, the Sackville landmark faces a pressing financial threat. The Vogue Cinema was built in 1946 by local businessman M.E. Coates. Since then, the single-screen, art deco theatre has passed through the hands of seven different owners and has upheld its old-fashioned charm. […]