Saturday, October 19, 2019

Book ban blocks all non-UNB libraries books from campus (April Fools 2017)

UNBSJ and UNBF have reached an agreement regarding the so-called controversial issue of non-library book sizes. The agreement states that “any book that is not from the library or is owned by a student that is smaller or larger, longer or shorter, thinner or fatter...

SRC holds referendum to add pothole fee (April Fools 2017)

The SRC will allow students to vote on whether a “pothole fee” should be added to student’s tuition and fees. This $50 fee would go towards adding more potholes to the UNB Saint John parking lots and roads. “We feel like it’s our duty as a...

Letter to the Editor: Forget Earth Hour – Earth Week is what we need

The event known as Earth Hour has just occurred. For one whole hour, this past March 25th from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, everyone was encouraged to eschew electrical lighting. As so we didn’t miss it, nor fail to comprehend its importance, Bridget Oland...

Preferential ballots are a damage to New Brunswick’s democracy (opinion)

Last month I had the privilege, during one of my political science classes, to listen to a talk given by two members of a government committee investigating a potential system of proportional representation that could replace first past the post, the current electoral system...

Since when is Sweden fake news? (Opinion)

A couple weeks ago at a Presidential rally in Melbourne, Florida, Donald Trump mentioned something he really should not have. And that's a bit of an understatement, actually. Because 'things you aren't supposed to mention' are on one level, and then there is another...

Letter to the Editor: An open letter from Kjeld-Mizpah Conyers-Steede, student politician

Since arriving at UNB Saint John, I have always wanted to be involved. A mentor of mine once told me: “If something isn't working, or if you feel like that you don’t have proper representation, join the solution by creating a welcoming environment and not...

The New SRC Has Work to Do (Opinion)

Whatever the results of this election, two things are certain: The voter turnout will be low. The new SRC needs to get its act together. Lately, the Students Representative Council has been receiving flack for its Harper-like governing style. Steve Hildebrand previously wrote that...

Can feminism triumph over cultural relativism? (Opinion)

Everybody has that friend who’s in a relationship with someone they are not meant to be. You sit with your other friends and murmur furtively when they’re not around, hoping that they don’t catch you. It’s such a bizarre coupling that you wonder how a...

Is it time to give up on the Raptors? (Opinion)

  Last year, fans of the Toronto Raptors had reasons to cheer. Under the successful guidance of coach Dwane Casey, the Raptors soared to new heights that fans never dreamed possible. The team scored often, won 56 games, and even beat the Cleveland Cavaliers twice in...

Editorial: On letters, our role on campus, and the SRC

This editorial comes as clarification for SRC President Jordan Tracey’s Letter to the Editor titled “We are making a difference”. That letter was a response to another letter published last week by former Editor-in-Chief of the Baron and current student Steve Hildebrand titled “What...