Sep.
23
2014

Top Stories

  • Photos: Shoppers and vendors gather on Bridge Street to buy and sell fresh local food and catch up with one another. Founded in 1978, the market has grown over time. (Chris Donovan/Argosy)
    The economics of Sackville’s Saturday mornings
    by Tyler Stuart - 6 days 6 hours ago

    Every Saturday morning from May to October, pedestrians forego the sidewalks of one of downtown’s busiest blocks to stock up on local groceries and crafts, grab a bite from a specialty food vendor, and catch up with friends. This is the Sackville farmers’ market.

    A recent study conducted by Norma Jean Worden-Rogers attempts to measure the market’s impact on Sackville’s economy. Worden-Rogers, who graduated in May from Mount Allison University with a degree in... read more

  • The Mounties have now been ranked eighth in the CIS top-ten after an unbelievable comeback against the X-Men on Sept. 13 at Antigonish. The Mounties face the Huskies Sept. 20. (Erica Roberts/St.FX Athletics)
    Mounties crash homecoming at St. FX
    by Benjamin Foster - 6 days 6 hours ago

    The Mount Allison Mounties football team faced a crowd of 2,000 X-Men supporters and a tough St. FX team to pull off a dramatic comeback victory on Saturday at Oland Stadium in Antigonish. The game was played on Sept. 13 as part of St. FX’s homecoming weekend, and for most of the game it looked as if the X-Men would give their students and alumni what they wanted. 

    Early in the fourth quarter, Mt. A receiver Dakota Brush took a big hit that put him down on the... read more

  • MASU President Heather Webster delivers her assessment of the union’s performance last year. (Chris Donovan/Argosy)
    MASU calls for students’ feedback at first AGM
    by Willa McCaffrey-Noviss - 6 days 7 hours ago

    The Mount Allison Students’ Union kicked off the new school year with their first annual general meeting. On Thursday, Sept. 11, MASU provided an opportunity for students to hear from this year’s executive on their plans for the year and participate in smaller focus group discussions concerning issues of mental health services, elections, and more. There were approximately 60 people in attendance, most of whom were students, including many first- years.

    MASU... read more

  • Peter Higham utilized innovative guitar techniques; here he is shown using a crystal goblet as a slide. (Chris Donovan/Argosy)
    Faculty recital honours Beckwith
    by Amanda Cormier - 6 days 8 hours ago

    Experimentation and cutting- edge creativity are some of the hallmarks of contemporary Canadian music, and Victoria- born composer John Beckwith handles these themes comfortably and skillfully. Last Saturday, Mount Allison University’s faculty members helped push the limits of musical expression by presenting an acoustic recital that showcased intriguing new works by Beckwith and other contemporary Canadian composers.

    The recital featured some of Beckwith’s... read more

  • Ventilation in the Flemington Building. (Chris Donovan/Argosy)
    Flemington finally gets ventilation overhaul
    by Clay Steell - 6 days 8 hours ago

    Mount Allison has committed funds to fix long-standing issues with the fume hood and ventilation systems in the Flemington Building. This year’s university budget set aside approximately $1-million for the installation of spot-ventilation and for the replacement of a faulty fume hood in the building.

    Renovations began Aug. 1 and are expected to be complete by Jan. 1, in time for winter labs and classes.

    “Some of the ugly stuff has already been... read more