Thursday, December 1, 2022

Large crowd turnout for the announcement of The Joyce Family Foundation donation  

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On Friday, Oct. 21, at the HWK Commons, the University of New Brunswick Saint John announced a commitment of $1.25 million from the Joyce Family Foundation in support of The Promise Partnership. With this gift comes the intention to expand the program to reach other...

Diwali: the Indian Festival of Lights

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Diwali or Deepawali is one of the main Hindu festivals celebrated by Indians all over the world. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects them from spiritual darkness. This festival...

Weekly clubs and societies series: UNB Saint John Global Brigades

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The Baron is hosting a weekly series introducing readers to the clubs and societies on campus here at UNB. The Global Medical Brigades aims to recruit students for volunteer, fundraisers and, if possible, their volunteering trip to Honduras. Club’s activities The UNBSJ Global Medical Brigade is...

Op-Ed: Let’s talk about trickle down taxation

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Things aren’t great in New Brunswick. I’m sure many of you are feeling the stress of rising inflation, gas prices, housing costs, groceries, and the list could probably stretch to exceed the intended length of this article. The simple fact of life currently, is...

How the closure of a small island bank left community members stranded

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After months of fighting, residents of the remote island of Grand Manan said goodbye to their only bank on August 24. For most people, the impending closure of a local bank branch means that some community members will have to drive a few extra...

Opioid overdose awareness for students

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International opioid overdose awareness day took place on August 31. According to the Government of Canada, 1883 people have died from opioid overdose in the first three months of 2022 alone. Furthermore, according to a report from public health, from 2016 to September 2020,...

Letter from the Editor: September 2022

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Hello everyone and welcome my first Letter from the Editor! I wanted to start writing these on a monthly basis to create journalistic transparency within our student press. After all, we are your newspaper and we answer to students. I've had an amazing time in...

Second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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The Baron wishes to acknowledge that the land on which we work, study, and live is the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik peoples, who have been here since time immemorial.  The second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will be commemorated by New Brunswick's on September...

Weekly Clubs and Societies series: Campus Rec Volleyball Club

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The Baron is hosting a weekly series introducing readers to the clubs and societies on campus here at UNB. The Volleyball Club aims to create a safe and welcoming environment to allow students to develop their volleyball skills. Club's activities and events The club is currently...

Op-Ed: let’s talk about parking

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“I came to the university two hours before I normally would, and I still couldn’t find a spot anywhere close to the campus.” “I can’t ever get a parking spot.” “I drove around the parking lot for 30 minutes looking for a place to park" These have...