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…

Ancient Temple Recordings

Quispamsis is a quiet village on the outskirts of the city of Saint John. It is a peaceful countryside with quiet ocean views. However, there is still one place where you can still find some noise. Ancient Temple Recordings, a small recording studio/record label, operates in the basement of resident Scott Miller. It is not…

Quispamsis resident starts record label

Ancient Temple Recordings, a small recording studio/record label, operates in the basement of resident Scott Miller. It is not your stereotypical studio woth large mixing boards and gigantic speakers, but rather a homemade operation that Miller has been building towards since high-school. “Was doing it [recording] in an apartment for quite a while which obviously…

The Final Is Set for Folly Fest Battle of the Bands

In a growing festival circuit in New Brunswick, FeelsGood Follyfest has become one of the most cultally significant. Their tenth edition includes will see acts such as The Gabriel Palatchi Trio, G-Nome Project, My Son The Hurricane, Old Man Luedecke and Plants and Animals entertain the events unique crowd from June 22nd-24th in Gagetown, NB….

The Road to End Chronic Homelessness in Fredericton

Faith McFarland works across the street from the homeless shelter that houses people she tries to help every day. She became the coordinator of the Community Action Group on Homelessness (CAHG) because she wanted to help more people. She describes it as her dream job. Previously at the YCMA, she helped people on a case-by-case…

Climate Change and New Brunswick’s Maple Industry

Every spring Eastern Canadians make a trip to the sugar bush to eat a stack of steaming hot pancakes, homemade biscuits and all sorts of maple treats. My family and I are no exception. When the snow begins to melt we put on pour rubber boots and brave the mud to get a taste of…

Long Night Against Procrastination

Have you ever had a paper that you had more than a week to work you left it off until the day before? Well, that’s called procrastination. What is Procrastination? Many people have no idea what procrastination is and what it does. If you’re from a different country, well some would know some wouldn’t but……

Champions of Change

Rachel Slipp was always advocated with Human Rights – to be more specific, women’s rights -, always participating in Conferences and Seminars of such. When she joined Plan’s Canada Speakers Bureau, an initiative that promotes change among youth in Canada, she thought it would be a good idea to implant the club Champions of Change…

The Eight Year Old Entrepreneur

Startup Weekend is a global movement that began in 2011. Entrepreneurs across any and all fields meet-up for a 54-hour long intensive workshop style event over a weekend in order to tackle problems by creating the framework for new startup businesses while also competing for prizes. In the last week of February, Startup Weekend came…

The future of the craft beer business

The craft beer business has experienced a boom in the past couple of years. Where before there were the big old brands that we all know, now there is an ever-expanding selection to chose from. But experts are now saying that this may not last forever. Lloyd Chambers, co-founder of the Fredericton Craft Beer Festival, said:…

Director Moore Creates Breakout Indie Horror Film

Imagine going to university for the first time. Meeting new people, making new friends, and keeping up with your new schedule all can take a toll on the average first-year student. Now imagine that the university is controlled by puppet masters who take over students minds and control their every action. Scary, right? This is…

The History of Maple Syrup Through Technology

Maple syrup is a national Canadian symbol that is enjoyed on an international level. The versatile victual can be poured over fresh pancakes, used in coffee, baked into muffins or cooked with salmon. This sweet treat is only available because of the technologies used to produce it. Here is a look at the history of…

Changing campus, changing the world

Three students have started a St. Thomas University chapter of Champions of Change, a group dedicated to championing girls’ rights and gender equality. The president of the group, Rachel Slipp, has been involved with numerous women’s and girl’s rights initiatives. Slipp joined Plan Canada’s Speakers Bureau in January 2017, an initiative that provides 14 to 22-year-olds…

The appeal of craft brewing

In New Brunswick, the selection of small size breweries have increased over past few years. In Fredericton alone, there is around eleven small size breweries and with a high number of bars and pubs offering beers from craft brewers around the province. The latest example is the PEI Gahan House that is opening with a…

Long Night Against Procrastination

When April approaches, most people get excited that spring is just around the corner. But for students, April means exams, deadlines and stress. That’s why on March 15, St. Thomas University hosted the annual Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP) to try and help students get a head start on their school work.  From five to…