Sunday, September 26, 2021

Examining the Past and Changing the Future: Date Rape Culture

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Date rape is an all too prevalent issue, one that unfortunately warrants caution even today. Many believe that date rape isn’t a ‘thing’ where they live, but rape culture is alive and well in Canada. A quick Google search reveals that our very own...

Don’t Blame Me!

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Headlines have been full of bad news for the fairer sex lately. Women have been fighting for equality and worth for a very long time, while slut-shaming and blaming victims for their own sexual assault is putting us so far behind it's making me...

Faces of UNBSJ: Buddy up to Bill McLeod

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Bill McLeod has been a familiar face on campus for many years now. Some students may know him as the helpful security guard while others may know him as the friendly evening cleaner on campus. McLeod came to UNBSJ in 2006 when he was hired...

The many health benefits of classical music

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While today many music lovers tend to favour a heavy bass and loud drums in their music, there are many benefits of listening to classical music. In fact, it can have several helpful effects such as improving memory, physical health, productivity, and...

Op-Ed: Is UNB doing enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

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With 199 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed over the weekend, public health is in unchartered waters. With vaccination rates so low for the 20-29 year age group, it begs the question, is UNB doing enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on...

EDITORIAL: The Yes/No Dillemma

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Election season is upon us and you may have noted that the Baron published a list of candidates running for Students' Representative Council (SRC) and some of their responses to our questions.  You may have also noticed that there were no questions asked of...

Who the hell am I voting for? – Council + BOG

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Out of 20 councillor and board of governors candidates asking for your vote only 10 took the time and made the effort to let us (and you) know a little more about themselves. We will let you decide who will put in the effort to make your...

Opinion: Expect the PCNB convention hangover to last a while.

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Last weekend was not only bad for Mel Norton, former Saint John mayor and Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick (PCNB) leadership contender, it was also bad for the PCNB party, who elected the wrong leader at the wrong time. Blaine Higgs, a former MLA with...

**SPOOF** UNB Announces tuition changes for Saint John

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On the 29th of March, the student body of UNB Saint John received an email from the Vice President of UNB Saint John stating the following: Dear Students: We are pleased to announce our new and hopefully more equitable tuition plan. We reached the conclusions of...

Ask a Counsellor

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I’m in love with my professor/TA – what should I do??? You would be surprised at how often this comes up. If you are falling head-over-heels for one of your instructors, it is time for a reality check. As with any relationship, there are (at...