Annual Christmas market hits Fredericton

It’s that time of year again. When the air begins to get chilly, bright lights line handrails, Christmas trees pop up in living rooms, and the Christmas market arrives in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The Annual ‘Christmas at the Market’ took place in Fredericton on November 16th and 17th. The Fredericton Boyce Farmer’s Market was transformed…

Remembering Victims of Anti-Trans Violence

Over 325 Transgender people have been murdered since last November.

Christmas decoration controversy

A debate that returns every year, is decorating for Christmas before Remembrance Day disrespectful, or does our freedom allow us to decorate whenever we want? November 11th marks Remembrance Day in Canada every year. A day that pays respects to soldiers and veterans who are fighting and have fought for our freedoms. Some think decorating…

Differing Views on Harrington Renovations

Harrington Hall has been a hot topic at the university since the beginning of the year. The renovations to the residence are a multi-million-dollar project which began before the summer. The building was constructed in 1964, and was formerly the all boys residence. Over the summer the building was gutted, despite the age of the residence making…

Cassidy Chisholm

Hello everyone! My name is Cassidy Chisholm and I am a third-year journalism student. I am from the small village of Chipman, New Brunswick but I moved to Fredericton to go to school at St. Thomas University. Alongside working at Sobeys for the past two years, I work at my hometown’s paper the Grand Lake…

Giving some insight into the world of cosplay

It’s not uncommon to see a few people walking the streets of downtown Fredericton dressed up in detailed or odd costumes during the summer. No, it’s not Halloween, it’s something called cosplay.   For people who do not know, cosplay can be described as dressing up in a costume of your favourite character from a…

Breaking the binary; gender in today’s society

The concept gender is different now than it was even 10 years ago. Today, the concept of gender is moving away from the typical binary – something made up of two parts, in this case male and female. More and more transgender people are coming out every day. With resources and educational tools constantly improving,…

Students overwhelmed with end-of-semester stress

Ancient student proverb: everything is due at once. It’s the end of the semester and assignment due dates, final papers and exam season are fast approaching. Some students are feeling overwhelmed, and say that their health has been compromised due to unrealistic course loads. Ayla Poitras is a third-year STU student, and says that she’s…

Mactaquac dam decision expected later this year

NB Power has a huge decision to make by the end of 2016. The Crown utility has to decide what to do with the Mactaquac dam, located almost 20 kilometres up the St. John River from Fredericton. The hydroelectric dam came online in 1968. It cost roughly $100 million to build, and it was expected…

Students at UNB and STU warned about drink spiking

Have you ever gone out to the bar and left your drink unintended? Or perhaps you just looked away for a second? Three female students were hospitalized after they suspected their drinks had been spiked. An email was sent to students on March 4, nightlife safety and drink spike was the subject line. The communications…

Unplug with your love this Valentine’s Day

Flowers, chocolates, dinner and a movie – these are all of the essentials of Valentine’s Day. One local shop, however, is pushing the envelope on this day filled with love letters. Unplugged, a board game cafe located on Queen Street, developed their own spin on a romantic getaway: game night for two. They called it…