Mar.
5
2015

Top Stories

  • Yellow emergency phones can be found around campus that provide a direct line to emergency services.
    Dealing with sexual assault on campus
    by Willa McCaffrey-Noviss - 2 weeks 1 day ago

    A recent CBC article revealed Mount Allison had 14 sexual assault complaints in the last five years and sparked a discussion in the Mt. A community about what that really means.

    In response to the CBC article, which reported that Mt. A had the second- highest number of sexual assaults per capita, university vice-president Ron Byrne sent an email to students that said the report drew “unsubstantiated conclusions.” It also stated the article provided an opportunity... read more

  • Lauren Latour, one of Divest MTA’s co-ordinators, talks to protestors at their Feb. 13 demonstration outside of Centennial Hall.  Chris Donovan/Argosy
    Global Divestment Day reaches Mount Allison
    by Jean-Sébastien Comeau - 2 weeks 1 day ago

    Divest MTA participated in Global Divestment Day for the second year in a row. The initiative aims to pressure institutions to remove their investments from the fossil fuel industry. Divest MTA organized initiatives to foster support, build awareness and send a clear message to the university that they want to make fossil fuel divestment a reality at Mount Allison.

    Last year, the bulk of the initiatives focused on building awareness around the issue, said one of... read more

  • 90 per cent called the provided education ‘inadequate.’ Adrian Kiva/Argosy.
    Local garbage system causes confusion for Mt. A students
    by Tyler Stuart - 2 weeks 1 day ago

    If Sackville’s blue-green garbage system confuses you, a new study shows you may not be alone. Eco-Action conducted a study suggesting many Mount Allison students do not understand the waste management system used on campus.

    Of the 236 students surveyed, 38 per cent “simply do not understand” the system, and 90 per cent said the university’s provision of education was “inadequate.”

    “I sort of understand the general idea of it, but I don’t really... read more

  • More than a month after nominations opened, Wooley-Berry was elected MASU president. Chris Donovan/Argosy.
    Wooley-Berry elected in yes/no vote
    by Jean-Sébastien Comeau - 2 weeks 1 day ago

    After a drawn-out election cycle, Mount Allison students elected Dylan Wooley-Berry as the Mount Allison Students’ Union’s president for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    An error in the ballot setup, omitting the option for voters to abstain in the second round, made the results of the first election invalid. According to MASU bylaws, voting must be held under a preferential voting system, which entails that voters should be able to vote for one candidate and abstain... read more

  • Fourth-year student Haley Shaw focuses her creative writing on the bisexual experience. Chris Donovon/Argosy.
    Shaw explores queer identity through short stories
    by Amanda Cormier - 2 weeks 1 day ago

    An ongoing creative writing project by Haley Shaw consists of short stories involving queer identity and representation.

    Shaw, a fourth-year honours English student at Mount Allison, has a strong interest in creative writing and is currently working on a cycle of short stories while finishing her degree.

    Though Shaw takes interest in all kinds of queer literature and issues within the queer community, the cycle of stories she is currently... read more