Sep.
30
2014

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  • Student places their vote in the advanced poll of the provincial election at a polling station in Tweedie Hall. (Chris Donovan/Argosy)
    Student voters head to the polls
    by Jean-Sébastien Comeau - 6 days 3 hours ago

    For the first time during a provincial election, Mount Allison hosted advance polling stations. Located in Tweedie Hall, the stations provided an avenue for Mt. A students to vote in the provincial election. The polls ran for three days from Sept. 15 to Sept. 17, opening at 10 a.m. and closing at 7 p.m.

    Across the province, 13 on-campus polling stations collected 2833 votes over the week leading up to the election. The number shows a slight increase over the 2665... read more

  • Brandon Leyh throws the ball during Homecoming 2014. He has led Mt. A to a ranking of eighth-best in the CIS, having not lost to an AUS opponent since October 12, 2013, a streak lasting eight games. (Sarah Richardson/Argosy)
    Mounties dismantle Huskies to take third straight win
    by Benjamin Foster - 6 days 3 hours ago

    No one expected the final score of the Mounties’ Homecoming game against the Saint Mary’s Huskies to emulate the 1984 team’s dominating performances. The Mounties crushed the visiting Huskies in a performance that rivals anything seen on MacAulay Field in twenty years.

    The win is the Mounties’ fourth straight over the Huskies, leaving Mt. A undefeated at 3-0 this season. SMU has been a dominating force in the AUS for almost twenty years. The Huskies have gone to... read more

  • Jim Tierney and Larry Oglesby hold the Atlantic Bowl after beating Queen’s 29-17 (Archival photo/Mount Allison);
    Mt. A’s Vanier Cup appearance, thirty years on
    by Benjamin Foster - 6 days 3 hours ago

    The champions of the 1984 Mitchell Bowl came home to Sackville last weekend to celebrate their thirty-year anniversary. The team was treated to a dominating performance from the 2014 Mounties squad against the Saint Mary’s Huskies. 

    The feeling of a blowout victory on Saturday must have felt sweet to the 1984 squad. Former kicker and assistant special teams coach Jeff Paikan compared being able to finally get over the “SMU hump” to what they experienced against... read more

  • Garrett Mason’s four-piece group set the bar high for Blues Society with their lively performance. (Matt Pryde/Submitted)
    Local blues favourites rock Fall Fair
    by Daniel Marcotte - 6 days 4 hours ago

    A tantalizing double-dose of soothing folk and energetic blues-rock lit up Bridge Street last weekend as Ray Legere’s Kitchen Party and the Garrett Mason Band delivered powerful back-to-back performances. Kicking off this year’s Tantramarsh Blues Society lineup, both groups brought their own array of sounds and selections that had audience members cheering and dancing long into the night.

    Originating from Truro, NS, the... read more

  • The talented members of Constantinople showcase a variety of Middle Eastern instruments and influences. (Jennifer McKelvay/Submitted)
    Constantinople takes centre stage
    by Chad Morash - 6 days 4 hours ago

    The city of Constantinople is remembered for its long history of preserving culture in literature and in music, and its inhabitants also helped to disperse and exchange ideas between the East and the West. This tradition was reignited in Montreal in 1998, when an ensemble called Constantinople was founded and served as a crossing point for musicians to explore new connections in pieces ranging from medieval manuscripts to pieces with Middle-Eastern flair.

    Kiya... read more