Closing or Moving: What is Going to Happen to Downtown Fredericton?

Read’s Newsstand Café, Second Spin Records, Damda Restaurant, and Owl’s Nest Bookstore have all closed this year in downtown Fredericton, while Aitkens Pewter moved outside of the city centre. In August, Aitkens Pewter moved its shop and its store into a single location on MacLeod Avenue. The five-decade old business had its shop in the…

Historic stained glass windows restored

After over 2000 hours of meticulous work, UNB artist in residence Ned Bowes has restored the almost 100-year-old stained glass windows in memorial hall. The reveal happened on Oct. 11. Situated in the Gothic Revival auditorium, the windows tell stories and feature family crests, symbols and images. “All of these windows are just oozing with…

Poetry Meeting

A gathering for poetry lovers took place at the Grad House, at UNB. Opened to the public, the meeting was created by Irish language professor Dean Farrell. People of all ages and cultures gathered at the bar, allowing everyone to share poems in a variety of idioms, such as English, Irish, Spanish and Arabic. Diana…

Fall Festivities

As fall weather begins to set upon Fredericton, fall festivities have begun. The Fredericton Fall craft show, that ran from the 28th to the 30th of September, welcomed over 100 stall vendors to the Capital exhibition grounds to show off their hand-crafted work. With stalls selling a range of items such as woodwork, sewn and…

Festival Fever

Fredericton was the host of the Harvest Jazz and Blues festival last week with musical performances and food stalls being the highlight of the event. Many business owners opened portable food stalls downtown and were greeted by large amounts of customers. With the Fredericton Harvest Jazz and Blues festivities beginning on Tuesday, businesses have noticed…

Harvest buskers

The Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival has been a Fredericton staple every September in the downtown area for the past 28 years. In a span of just six days, Harvest turns Fredericton into a lively city, jam packed with 150 performances. “I wish it would happen more often,” said Justine Koroscil, a Fredericton musician. Out…

Open Mic

The International Students’ Association of Saint Thomas University, STUISA, will host an open mic event on mental health and its consequences this semester. STUISAS’s president, 3rd year Economics student Manuel Garcia, came up with the idea. “The idea of why I wanted to do an event of this matter was because, through the panic attacks…

The Basement Files

Frédéric Cammarano and Daniel Dairo-Singerr host the first show of the 2018-19 season!

Fiona Steele

Hi! My name is Fiona Steele and I’m double majoring in Journalism and Communications, with minors in Criminology and Human Rights. I’m originally from Summerside, Prince Edward Island and my interests include reading, local history, and climbing trees

Sofia Paura

Sofia Paura is an international student from Brazil double majoring in Journalism and Communications and double minoring in Psychology and Human Rights at St. Thomas University. Filled with stories on why she loves to read and write, she hopes to, one day, be able to do both things for a living. In love with traveling,…

Rachel Morros

Rachel Morros is an Australian studying Journalism and Politics at STU.  Born and raised in Melbourne, she has been surrounded by a vast range of people and culture which drove her desire to explore and share stories. She has experience in photography and videography and has been studying media and digital journalism for the past…

Bruna Porto

Oi! My name is Bruna Porto. I am an international student from Brazil, majoring in Journalism and double-minoring in International Relations and Political Science at Saint Thomas University. I enjoy reading and writing a lot on my free time, and I hope someday I can become a passionate storyteller through the books I’ll create.

Alishya Weiland

My name is Alishya Weiland, and I recently took the walk up the hill from UNB to STU in order to pursue my love of journalism. I came to Fredericton from Grande-Prairie Alberta to visit family three years ago, and never used my return ticket. I am a mom, writer, and American politics addict.  I…

George Woodworth: The Epitome of Hope

For those who have never met George Woodworth, his unassuming demeanor endears him to many, like a magnet attracts metal components. Very witty, and sometimes irritable to a degree when he wants things done on the fly, it is not hard to fathom the dogged determination that has seen him forge ahead in life. George…

Students Tackling the Indigenous Water Crisis

A small group of students at the University of New Brunswick are taking on the task of providing Indigenous communities with clean water. The UNB Water Project was researched and founded by a first year engineering student named Nathan McNally.  “There are over 150 water advisories in Indigenous communities in Canada. Which means there are…

Washburn 2018: A Game Changer

St. Thomas University’s annual Washburn Cup took a turn this year as a new ‘no fighting’ rule was set in place. The Washburn Cup is a tradition held at STU where upper and lower campus residences form rag tag hockey teams and battle it out for the glory of the Washburn title. Students come with…

Fredericton Master Plan

Fredericton Transit is researching ways to improve the quality of transit services and increase the ridership on its fleet of buses. Through a new strategic master plan, focus will be on a range of options which include developing new routes. There is room for expansion. Suburbs in Springhill and New Maryland are developing new apartment…

UNB’s Tuition Hike

The news broke on the 28th of February, that the University of New Brunswick’s tuition prices would be raising, depending on the faculty.   Hit the hardest, was the Law School, whose tuition rose a whopping 51 percent. Nursing, Engineering, Business, and the Renaissance College rose by 22 percent.   The Education program, Kinesiology, and Computer Science program increased by 17 percent. Forestry and…

Mental Illness in Film and Television.

TV and Film companies have started incorporating mental illness into their shows and films. And the public have been beginning to notice. Then again, some of the content that television and film has been producing has been so raw and uncensored that it has forced people to notice. Television and TV talking about mental health…