Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Accessibility or lack there of

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When one thinks of accessibility on campus it is hard to negate the elaborate tunnel system that links Oland, Hazen, Ganong and Irving. There are many elevators in the buildings and adjacent ramps which portray a very accessible campus for individuals with special needs. “Generally,...

A car for a cruise

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It was at first class bash that Matt Greene was awarded King Mazda’s Frosh Cruise give-a-way. Laurenne “La Reine” Foley was master of ceremonies that night and called Greene’s name in the early hours of Sept. 15. According to Foley there were approximately six-hundred...

Leaky Pipes

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Students walking through the tunnel system beneath the Ward Chipman Library may have noticed a syrupy yellow substance sleazing its way out of the ceiling tiles above the Promise Partnership office. “Facilities management reported that they are aware of the water issue…This has been an...

Take Back the Night: Taking a stand against sexual assault

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Walking around uptown in the rain isn’t an uncommon activity on a Friday night in Saint John, but the experience of several Saint John women last Friday night wasn’t the typical stumble from the Boardwalk to O’Leary’s. These women chose to spend part of Friday...

Gettin’ sh*t done, Quebec protest style: UNBSJ students get first-hand account of organizing the Quebec student protests

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In an ideal world, all students in Canada want “a virtually free education.” UNB students pay some of the highest tuition fees in the country. Quebec students pay much less, but this is the result of several hard-fought battles to keep tuition low in...

Student Representative Council first meeting called to order: SRC over budget, plans for budget cuts in place

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On Sept. 25 the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) held their first meeting of the year. A wide range of topics were discussed, including amendments to university bi-laws, club budget cuts and the last of September’s events. SRC President, Brad Trecartin, began the meeting with the...

Shinetember: students shine on

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SHINEtember took place on Friday, Sept. 21, uptown at the Canterbury Lounge. It was an evening of drinks and live entertainment, all in support of Shinerama; the number one student fundraiser in Canada. All proceeds go towards research to cure Canada’s number one fatal...

Behind closed doors: asbestos at UNBSJ

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Many students wandering the tunnel system may have taken notice of the doors marked “Danger, asbestos” under both Hazen Hall and the Ward Chipman Library. Asbestos is a known carcinogen that causes rare types of cancer such as mesothelioma and chronic diseases like asbestosis. So...

Orientation week round up

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Orientation week is run by the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) and is a great way for new students to meet their first year peers and get involved in some fun activities. For the 2012-2013 school year, Orientation week kicked off on Monday, Sept. 3...

Blackboard vs Desire2Learn–the low-down on the new learning module

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For new students at UNBSJ, Desire2Learn is all that they’ll ever know. For the returning students, it’s a brand new online learning resource quite different from the former program, Blackboard. Whether you love it or hate it, Desire2Learn is here to stay and how...