Weekly screenings of thought-provoking documentaries highlight Indigenous communities Every Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m., tucked away in the library theatre, a group of ten-odd students and a handful of community members watch a short documentary on Indigenous issues as part of the University’s Year of Indigenous Action. The event has consisted of showings of the […]

What would happen if Adolf Hitler woke up in modern 2014 (so pre-Trump) Berlin? What would he do? How would the German people react? Look Who’s Back, a ground-breaking German-made dramedy, seeks to explore and answer these questions. Initially, Look Who’s Back is as uncomfortable as you would think, a fact of which the film […]

Taylor Crosby is a fourth-year honours student studying in the department of environmental science “I am an environmental science student minoring in political science. I love to play outside and am interested in human impacts on the environment. My honours project looks at microplastics and their export into New Brunswick rivers under the supervision of […]

AGM summarizes projects and services of MASU Students learned more about their rights and their student government’s plan for rest of the 2017-18 academic year at MASU’s Annual General Meeting on Oct. 24 in the Pond. The meeting started off with guest presenter Rob Burroughs, from the New Brunswick Student Alliance (NBSA/AENB), speaking on the […]

Lorise Simon hosts open discussion of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous people Indigenous women are 2.7 times more likely to fall victim to violence than their non-indigenous counterparts. Between between 2001 and 2015, almost six times more Indigenous women were murdered than non-Indigenous women. On Wednesday Oct. 25, red dresses were hung from trees around […]

Politics professor and former student’s work gets picked up by U.S. right-wing media When Prof. Dave Thomas and former Mount Allison student Zoe Luba published their article in the Canadian Journal of Development Studies, they did not expect a large reaction. On Sept. 25, their article, White Fragility and the White Student Abroad: Using Critical […]

Sackville festivals and trusts make their case for why town council should fund them this year Limited funds may mean tough choices for the Sackville town council in the upcoming year. On Tuesday, Oct. 24, the town council listened to suggestions from the public about where they should prioritize funding in the 2018 budget. The […]

Faculty council debates if the University should release a statement on freedom of expression for its students On Oct. 24, faculty council met to address academic issues. There were not 25 faculty members present, which meant that quorum was not achieved and no motions could be passed. However, constructive discussion still took place. Around 10 […]

Indigenous studies program can be developed without sacrificing anthropology department A proposal to close the anthropology department and eliminate anthropology programs at Mount Allison is now under consideration by the University. Budgetary considerations are clearly an important factor. Another suggestion is that the termination of the anthropology department could enable development of Indigenous studies at […]