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September 1, 2011 Exploiting frosh exuberance since 1875 Vol. 141 Iss. 2
Mount Allison’s Independent Student Newspaper
Shinerama campaign expands
Carly Levy
News Writer
Another Shinerama campaign is upon
us, and this year the ambitious Mount
Allison team is expanding its reach.
Last year, nearly 500 Mt. A students
took to the streets of Sackville and the
greater Moncton area to wash cars,
show of their talents, and canvass for
donations in support of the Canadian
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Tis
year’s ‘Shine Day’ takes place on
September 10, and will see students
travelling as far as Salisbury, an hour
away from campus, bolstering the
Mt. A campaign which already has a
reputation for success.
“Sackville is always really busy,”
said Shinerama chair Beth Whitfeld, STUDENTS, page 3
steeped in
A new beginning and a new perspective
Te band Semisonic once said,
“Every new beginning comes from
some other beginning’s end.” Here
at Mount Allison, we not only agree
with this sentiment, but embrace it
For nearly twenty years, Mt. A
has conducted a Commencement
ceremony to welcome new students
to the university community. Tis
year’s ceremony will be attended by
the CBC’s news anchor and Mt.
A’s Chancellor, Peter Mansbridge.
Te University will also confer an
honorary degree on Governor General
David Johnston. Tough names
may lend themselves to the fame of
Commencement, the focus and reason
of the ceremony, is students.
Reverend John Perkin, the
University’s chaplain, was instrumental
in organizing the frst Commencement
ceremony in 1993. Perkin saw it as an
opportunity to give students a “right
of entry in the tradition of learning.”
Te twofold purpose of the ceremony
is to frst, introduce students into
the community of learning that a
university represents, and second,
introduce students to the unique
heritage and traditions of Mt A.
Symbols and certain objects are
used to describe the characteristics
of Mt. A. Convocation hall a ftting
venue as it will be in this building,
four years from now, that you will
be graduating. As the faculty and
administrators take their positions on
the stage, it becomes flled with the
brilliant colours of academic robes.
Teir elaborate garb comes from
multiple degrees at the master’s and
doctorate. Tis is countered by the
robes that the frst year class wear: the
plain, black, baccalaureate robe.
Te ceremony also includes the
presentation of torches, representing
the light of learning, and three books,
representing the three branches of
learning: Littera, Scientia, Religio.
Te ‘Alma Mater Song’ of Mt. A,
written in the late 19th century, is
also performed. Te striking chorus
features the haunting lines, ‘Mount
Allison so fair / beyond the marshes
For some, Commencement is also
a wake-up call. “University is not
just the step one takes after high
school,” Rev. Perkin stated. “[First-
John A.W. Brannen
JOHNSTON, page 8
Tod Whitfeld
Carly Levy
optimistic after
a successful
News Writer
speaking about the many students who
crowd the streets for Shine Day. Tis
year, Whitfeld hopes to see upwards
of 800 people out. In order to make
better use of these numbers, not
only has the committee added a new
location in Salisbury, but the team
has also partnered with the Town of
Sackville to host a barbeque and craft
activity at the bandstand park on Main
Street. Whitfeld hopes these changes
will allow the campaign to reach this
Memorial Library
to be demolished
Te Minister of Wellness, Culture,
and Sport has determined that the
Mount Allison Memorial Library
is not a Provincial Heritage Place.
In a letter from Minister Trevor
Holder dated August 10th, 2011, the
Minister  informed the Tantramar
Heritage Trust that, “though the
building exhibits heritage value, it
has been determined not to be at a
provincial level of signifcance.
Te Trust, at the behest of “concerned
alumni and townspeople,” had drawn
up an application to designate the
building as a heritage place. Te
legislation permits appeals, and the
ofcials from Mt. A appealed the
intention to designate the Memorial
Library a provincial heritage place, as
did another unnamed party. Tis news
ends any chance of provincial heritage
place designation for the Memorial
Te tudor style Memorial Library
was opened on 8 June 1927, and
was, according to the Mt. A website,
“dedicated  to those Allisonians who
lost their lives in World War One.”
Te occasion concluded with the
reading of the names of the war dead.
Te building, after major renovations,
became the University Centre.
With the opening of the Wallace
McCain Student Centre in 2008, all
but a handful of ofces and services,
including Windsor Teatre, migrated
from the now former University
Te University reacted positively
to Minister Holder’s decision. “[Te
minister] maintained that [the
Memorial Library] did not meet the
criteria for heritage designation,”
stated Vice President Student Afairs
Ron Byrne. “We are pleased and will
move forward with the new Fine and
Performing Arts Center.” Byrne noted
that there is not a strict timeline as
to the demolition of the Memorial
Library. “We will be acting quickly, not
hastily.” Not all are pleased, however.
“[Te decision] is very
disappointing,” says Bruce Coates, a
Mt. A graduate, ’69 and member of
the Save the Mount Allison Memorial
Library Committee. Te group,
composed of several concerned alumni,
created an online petition to ‘save the
Memorial Library’ which has garnered
almost 1,500 signatures. “Te reasons
given by the minister [against heritage
place designation] were, at best,
nebulous,” Coates remarked. Among
the reasons, that the architect Andrew
Cobb was not a New Brunswick native.
Coates feels that the extra $5 million
to renovate and retain the Memorial
Library could have come from Alumni.
“Tey are generous at Mt. A... Tere is
every reason to believe that the money
would have been raised,” Coates
argued. In his opinion, the proposed
John A.W. Brannen
Minister denies
heritage status
Mount Allison has had great success in Shinerama campaigns and this year looks to be no different.
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FM will leave the Ryerson University campus
on Aug. 27.
Last January, the station lost its license due
to breaches of Canadian Radio-Television and
Telecommunications (CRTC) standards.
Te station received letters of default from the
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licensing because of ongoing lawsuits involving
former board members and volunteers. Follow-
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nounced that it will sell part of its extensive vinyl
archive along with a selection of CDs, books and
memorabilia due to a lack of space at their new
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Students work in the new Mt. A vegetable garden. Vegetables will
be harvested for Jennings meal hall and on ‘U-Pick’ days.
Rosanna Hempel
Tis fall, for the frst time, students
and staf will have the opportunity
to eat food grown on Mount
Allison’s newly cultivated vegetable
farm at Jennings Hall. As the
summer comes to a close, students
will soon reap the benefts of the
Mount Allison farm feeds
Future of Mt.A
farm looks bright
despite wet
Carly Levy
News Writer
inaugural season of the Mt. A Farm
Project, which planted its frst crops
this past spring.
Te twenty-two acre farm is
located between York, King, and
Kirk streets. Michelle Strain,
Director of Administrative Services,
said she hopes the farm “will create
connections between students
and food where it is lacking in an
increasingly urbanized world.”
“Tis summer is our frst year and
the intent was to invest in soil health
and fertility rather than concentrate
on planting and food production,”
says Strain. Tird-year student Heidi
Goodine has been hard at work this
summer planting test crops in order
to determine the soil quality and
which vegetables will grow best in
what areas. “We had a few successes,”
says Goodine, who listed potatoes,
corn, beans, peas, and lettuce among
those vegetables that made the cut.
Te potatoes will be used in the
dining hall this fall, and Strain says
they should supply meals for up to
ffteen weeks.
Tere will be ‘pick-your-own,’ or
U-Pick, days every Saturday from
10 am to 1:30 pm, for students
and staf who wish to harvest fresh
potatoes out of the feld. Volunteers
will also be working through the fall,
harvesting vegetables from the felds
to Jennings meal hall.
“After the farm work is done in
the fall, we will take time to assess
the year and the future viability
of the operation,” says Strain. Te
fnancial hopes for the farm is to
have it break even over a three-year
period. Goodine is optimistic as the
summer comes to a close. “Overall,
the garden has been quite successful
considering the poor weather we’ve
had this summer,” she said.
Te initial proposal for the farm
project included plans to eventually
prepare eight acres for production.
Tis plot would be divided into two
gardens of approximately four acres
each, one farmed using organic
methods, and the other farmed using
a balance between organic and non-
organic fertilizers. While there are
many examples of campus farms in
Canada and the US, the Mt. A farm
will be unique as a demonstration
farm with two gardens farmed by
diferent methods.
Te proposal also describes
intentions to allocate an additional
acre for fruit trees, an herb bed,
berries, a garlic bed, rhubarb, and
fowers, as well as the possible
development of a bee farm to help
with pollination.If the project goes
according to plan, all eight acres
will be in food production next
summer, with the majority of the
space allocated to root crops such as
potatoes, beets, and turnips along
with other food items, including
corn, onions, tomatoes, lettuces,
peppers and cucumbers, all of which
are consumed in large quantities in
the dining hall.
Another Shinerama campaign is
upon us, and this year the ambitious
Mount Allison team is expanding
its reach. Last year, nearly 500 Mt.
A students took to the streets of
Sackville and the greater Moncton
area to wash cars, show of their
talents, and canvass for donations
in support of the Canadian Cystic
Fibrosis Foundation. Tis year’s
‘Shine Day’ takes place on September
10, and will see students travelling
as far as Salisbury, an hour away
from campus, bolstering the Mt.
A campaign which already has a
reputation for success.
“Sackville is always really busy,”
said Shinerama chair Beth Whitfeld,
speaking about the many students
who crowd the streets for Shine Day.
Tis year, Whitfeld hopes to see
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upwards of 800 people out. In order
to make better use of these numbers,
not only has the committee added
a new location in Salisbury, but the
team has also partnered with the
Town of Sackville to host a barbeque
and craft activity at the bandstand
park on Main Street. Whitfeld
hopes these changes will allow the
campaign to reach this year’s goal of
In working towards this,
Shinerama’s summer committee
has held several events, including
several bar blitz nights in Moncton,
a pub crawl in Sackville, a beer pong
tournament, and a garden party and
silent auction. In total, these events
have helped the team surpass its
summer goal of $10,000.
However, the summer squad in
Sackville hasn’t been the only one
hard at work raising funds for the Mt.
A Campaign. In addition to being the
leader of Harper Hall’s campaign on
campus, second-year student Joshua
Carr has personally raised almost
$1,300 on his own through online
donations and a bake sale that raised
$628. “It’s amazing to be a part of
such a rewarding and successful
campaign,” says Carr. “Students are
a powerful and dynamic body. You
can see that Shinerama is making a
diference and how much the efort
is appreciated.”
Shinerama is Canada’s largest
post-secondary fundraiser involving
students at almost sixty university
and college campuses across
Canada, raising money for Cystic
Fibrosis research. “It’s a wonderful
fundraising experience that is pretty
unique,” commented fourth-year
student Ian Black, now participating
in his third Shinerama campaign.
“It’s unlikely that you will ever be
part of an event like this outside of
university. To have close to 1,000
people involved all at once across the
Moncton and Sackville area is pretty
phenomenal,” said Black.
Black stressed the important social
aspect of the Shinerama campaign.
“It really is the frst opportunity for
of-campus students to get to know
the new students,” comments Black.
“You get to be with your friends while
getting the chance to raise money
and be a part of all the wonderful
and fun activities that take place.”
Carr expressed similar sentiments.
“Shine Day is a fantastic opportunity
for frosh, upperclassmen, and other
volunteers to get out and make a
diference - what could be better
than that?”
On Shine Day, ‘Shiners’ get
free breakfast and supper from
Jennings dining hall as well as
snacks throughout the day. Students
wishing to participate can register at
Jennings by 8 am on September 10.
University unsure what form ‘echo’ will take
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building resembles “three fat, non-
pitched lego blocks.”
One issue of contention is the ‘echo’
that the new Fine and Performing
Arts Centre will produce. Te Mt.
A website states, “Architects have
designed the Centre’s exterior with
an ‘echo’ of the former University
Centre/Memorial Library, which
will be removed...” Just what that
‘echo’ represents is uncertain. “We’re
still trying to fgure out what means,”
Byrne stated. “Tere’s lots of details
to work out.” Te proposed outdoor
amphitheatre would use stones
from the Memorial Library in its
construction. Coates is unimpressed:
“I appreciate the gesture, but the
best route would be to retain and
refurbish one the most majestic and
hearty buildings on campus.”
Perhaps the most contentious part
of the debate is whether or not the
Memorial Library represents a war
memorial. For Byrne, the answer
is clear: “It has no status [as a war
memorial]. Mt. A takes great strides
to respect and honour memorials,”
citing the movement of the brass
plaques with the names of the war
dead from the Memorial Library to
the Wallace McCain Student Centre
and the University’s Remembrance
Day service. Coates disagrees
vehemently, stating, “It is apparent
that people and organizations were
donating money to build the library
in honour of those lost in war.” He
produces a fundraising document
from the 1920s that states, “an efort
should be made to erect a library as a
memorial to the loyalty and heroism
of Mt. A men and women in war. ”
As stated, the University will
be “moving forward” with the
demolition and will construct a new
Fine and Performing Arts Centre.
As of now, the fate of the Memorial
Library is all but sealed.
April 7, 2011 NEWS
At the beginning of August, the NB
provincial government announced
that it would increase back-to-school
support for families receiving social
assistance or who have an annual
income of less than $20,000. Several
concerns were raised to this increase,
both from families who received
the support unexpectedly and from
charitable groups who are still
concerned that the increase is not
Te school supplement program
will be allocated more than
quadruple the amount of money that
the program had just the previous
year – from $600,000 to $2.6
million. Families that qualify for this
program now receive a $100 cheque
for each child, up from $50, to help
buy new back-to-school supplies for
their children.
In total, 13,500 cheques have
been sent out to support low-income
Concerns raised over NB budget increases to
low-income families
families, although some families
have raised concerns that they do
not need the cheques that were sent
to them. “It stated very clearly at the
top that this money is designated for
low-income families and although
we are not rich, we would be very
surprised if we ft into that category,”
said Holly Johnson, a Saint Andrews
resident, in a recent CBC article.
However, Mary Astle, a
consultant for the Department
of Social Development’s income
support programs, is confdent
that the cheques were sent to the
right families. Te department
used data sent by Revenue Canada
from the 2009-2010 tax flings to
confrm which families qualifed
for the program. “I did speak
cheques arrive
for families while
charities question
Vanessa Million
Political Beat Writer
with representation from Revenue
Canada this afternoon and they are
very confdent with the data they
shared with us,” commented Astle
in a CBC article. Tose families
are, however, permitted to return
the cheques to the provincial
government if they are not needed.
Social development advocators
have further views on the budget
increase, asserting that an increase of
$50 to these families is a Band-Aid
solution to a bigger problem. Te
issue may lie, instead, with the lower
wages that workers are being paid
and the New Brunswick economy.
“Te cause of the problem seems to
be inability for the economic situation
to employ people at an adequate
wage,” comments Dan Weston, co-
ordinator of the Fredericton Anti-
Poverty Organization in a recent
Daily Gleaner article. “Because
it can’t do that, more and more
people are sufering and the poverty
situation just gets bigger.”
Elizabeth Crawford Turber,
executive director of the Fredericton
Food Bank, has suggested that a
better long-term solution would
be to have the teacher buy the
supplies for students - in bulk so it
is less expensive - and the parents
reimburse the teacher. “Te teacher
does the shopping, buys things in
bulk and gets the discount with their
teacher number and it seems to be
more efcient,” comments Crawford
Premier David Alward promoted
this budget increase as he
campaigned for the change in last
year’s election. Tis initiative is part
of the province’s poverty reduction
plan – Overcoming Poverty
Together: Te New Brunswick
Economic and Social Inclusion Plan
– which was presented in May 2010
and has a main goal of reducing
income poverty in New Brunswick
by twenty-fve percent and deep
income poverty by ffty percent.
Te Tobique First Nations won
a great victory this August when
the New Brunswick government
agreed to pay more than $3 million
in tobacco and fuel taxes collected
from the band members. Tese taxes
were in violation of Section 87 of the
Indian Act, which states that any
good bought by First Nations people
on a reserve will not be taxed.
“It has been more than twelve
years that the band has been fghting
for this,” says council member Paul
Pyres, who led negotiations with
the province, in a recent article
in the Telegraph Journal. “Te
province was charging tax when they
shouldn’t have been.”
It was only in 2003 that the
province allowed First Nations band
members to show status cards to
retailers to be exempt from the tax.
Te retailer would then incur the cost
of taxes, and be
refunded by the
province. While
the Tobique
First Nation
originally sought
$11 million for
taxes collected
as far back as
1954, a provincial
statutory limit
of six years
restricted the
time limit to that
collected between
1998 and 2003,
an amount equal to $3.3 million.
“We could have fought it in court
but we would have ended up with
the same outcome we have now after
lawyer bills and the time that the
legal argument takes,” commented
Te compensation of roughly
$2500 to $3000 per band member
comes as a great relief to the tribe,
who currently sufers from sky-
rocketing unemployment and
poverty. “Tis is something our
people need; our unemployment rate
is above eighty percent, and a lot of
people need it for
school, clothes
and just simple
things like that,”
said Pyres to
the Telegraph
Since word
of the legal
success of the
Tobique First
Nation, both
the Fort Folly
First Nations
community and
St. Mary’s First
Nation community have discussed
the possibility of pursuing a similar
refund of the past levies collected
by the province. “It will be brought
to the next council meeting for
discussion,” said Fort Folly Nations
fnancial administration Tina Milner
to the Telegraph Journal. “I believe
it will also be brought up at a chiefs’
Tobique Band refunded $3.3 million
from NB Government
compensates for
levies collected
on tobacco and
Rachel Gardner
News Editor
Internet Photo/Inquiry Project, 2007
The New Brunswick Goverment recently raised back-to-school support for low-income families to
$100 per child. This money will assist families with the purchases of school supplies and educational
forum in the future to see if there can
be a collaborative approach.”
However, despite the legal
precedent set by the Tobique, not all
of the 15 First Nations communities
qualify for such a tax refund.
“Madawaska only started selling
tobacco and gas in 1995, but we had
a tax agreement in place with the
province at the time,” comments
Chief Joanna Bernard of Madawaska
This is something our
people need; our
unemployment rate is
above eighty percent, and
a lot of people need it for
school, clothes and just
simple things like that.
Paul Pyres
Tobique First Nation
First Nation to the Telegraph. “It
does not afect the Madawaska
Maliseet.” Indeed, with few First
Nations communities possessing fuel
stations prior to the agreement, and
with several of the bands holding
separate tax agreements with the
province at diferent times, it is
difcult to judge how many of the
First Nations communities would be
able to pursue similar legal action.
Internet Photo/Panoramio
Te Argosy
Lea Foy
As university students faced high job
scarcity and summer unemployment,
student debt and loans continued
to pile high. Tis past summer,
Statistics Canada reported that 17.4
percent of students aged ffteen to
twenty-four were unemployed as of
July 2011.
“We are reaching the end of the
summer and many students have
still not found work,” said Roxanne
Dubois, National Chairperson of
the Canadian Federation of Students
in an August news release. “Students
who have been unlucky in their job
hunt this summer will face difcult
choices this September given record-
high tuition fees.”
While the unemployment rate
remains lower than that observed in
July 2009, which saw rates of 20.8
percent, students are also faced with
growing tuition fees due to reduced
government funding. “Te federal
government has failed to provide
necessary student employment
support, and with tuition fees
continuing to rise because of lack of
funding, student debt will continue
to increase substantially,” comments
Tese concerns remain visible at
the provincial level as well. Te New
Brunswick government announced
in March 2011 that the provincial
government would commit a two per
cent increase in the government grant
to universities, a increase just over
current interest rates, while allowing
universities to simultaneously
increase the annual tuition cost by
up to $200 per student.
New Brunswick students are
also faced with the second-highest
average tuition cost in the country,
with an average fee of $5,516 per
student. Mount Allison has the
highest tuition in New Brunswick,
and one of the highest in all of
Canada. With substantial student
unemployment, paying these
additional costs poses an even
Students face
high Summertime
confronted with
loans and debt
Rachel Gardner
News Editor
Students faced a dire job market this summer, with average
unemWlo`ment rates of Wercent for students aged Äfteen to
greater burden on student wallets,
particularly right here at Mt. A.
Fourth-year student, Judith
Keefe, was forced to move back
home to Alberta in her search for
employment. “I found that either the
jobs I was hoping to get weren’t well
publicized or there were too many
applicants to hope to be hired for
the summer,” said Keefe. “All in all,
it made more sense for me to move
home for the summer even though
I’m still paying summer rent for my
twelve-month lease, rather than stay
and home for a minimum wage job
for two months of the summer in
One third-year student, Bri
Miller, faced unemployment this
summer due to her desire to pursue
summer studies for half the summer,
leaving her without much needed
employment during her summer
vacation. “I handed out over thirty
resumes for various types of jobs,
mainly part-time,” comments Miller.
“No one would hire me even for
April or May because they asked if
I had any prior commitments, and
being honest, I had to say during
July and August I had a course, but
was available all other hours.” Miller
also comments that employers would
not accept her applications due to
the fact that she studied outside of
her home province where she was
pursuing employment.
Currently, undergraduate students
in NB facing an average debt load of
$37 013 upon graduating, over $10
000 more than the national average.
With higher unemployment and
rising tuition costs, this debt load
may well increase even higher as
students scrounge their pocketbooks
this Fall upon returning to classes.
Te Argosy is redefning what it
means to be environmentally relevant
and sustainable in the newspaper
business. Mount Allison University’s
independent student newspaper
has switched its entire printing
operations from a standard paper
to new Ecopaque paper produced
by AbitibiBowater of Montreal.
Ecopaque paper uses less wood pulp,
is produced at a low carbon emission
mill, and is manufactured carbon
Te Argosy’s printer, Acadie
Presse of Caraquet, New Brunswick,
introduced Ecopaque to then
Editor-in-Chief Noah Kowalski,
who embraced the idea of ‘going
Introducing an
eco-friendly Argosy
newsprint has
in mind
green.’ Normand Dupuis, Acadie
Presse’s Printing Consultant stated
that a newspaper’s reliance on trees
is not a problem as long as it is done
sustainably. “Computers and other
equipment are made with materials
that last for centuries,” noting that
news outlets who have switched
to paperless web formats still face
recycling problems. An Ecopaque
trial run occurred in spring of 2011,
in which Te Argosy introduced the
environmentally friendly paper for
one issue. It was a great success:
the paper was brighter, stayed white
longer, and was of a thicker quality
than the previous news print. Ever
conscious that our readers expect
the best, Te Argosy determined
that switching all upcoming issues
to Ecopaque was the best course of
John A. W. Brannen
Internet Photo/Knock on Wood
The Argosy is now printing on Ecopaque paper, which uses less
wood pulp and is produced at a low carbon emission mill.
Ecopaque paper uses ffty per
cent less wood fbre than traditional
papers, which means fewer trees are
used. Unlike the traditional kraft
wood pulping process, the unique
thermo-mechanical pulping process
retains more wood fbres. Te
benefts are twofold: not only does is
take less trees to make the paper, but
it makes it thicker and more opaque
with little to no show through.
Finally, the fbre itself comes from
sawmill residue, which is a by-
product of lumber production.
Another breakthrough with
Ecopaque is its whiteness and
brightness. Never before has a
mechanical pulp paper reached these
levels of whiteness and brightness,
which allow for higher quality
graphics, photos, and text. Tis is
accomplished without the use of
any chlorine, which is often used
to bleach other less naturally white
newsprint. Over time, the paper
barely shows any signs of ageing
or yellowing. Take a look at a
Convocation issue of Te Argosy,
which was printed on Ecopaque;
you’ll notice it is still as white and
bright as it was on May 12, 2011.
Te production process is also
sustainable. Te Alma Mill in
Quebec that produces Ecopaque uses
hydroelectricity for ninety-eight per
cent of its electricity needs and nearly
a quarter of the remaining two per
cent is fuelled by biomass.
In most cases, switching to an
environmentally sustainable product
comes at a cost: Ecopaque is no
exception. However, Te Argosy has
committed to using it exclusively,
even if that means reorganizing the
budget to accommodate an eco-
friendly newspaper. Te Argosy
will still continue to use its newly
revamped website, Facebook page,
and Twitter account to deliver
the news to Mt. A and Sackville.
Te newspaper will continue to be
relevant and insightful in 2011 as it
was at its conception in 1875.
Student Summer Employment Facts
17.4 Per centage of student unemployment for 15-24 year olds
Average student debt upon graduation in New Brunswick
The increase in tuition at Mt. A for 2011-2012
September 1, 2011
At Mount Allison, we often do not
often think about issues regarding the
independence or autonomy of campus
organizations. Te Argosy, though
long separate from the Students’
Administrative Council (SAC) and
University Administration, became
fully incorporated in 1977. Since
then, it has been our privy to write
about and cover events that we feel
are important to the students of Mt.
A and the citizens of Sackville. Te
Argosy has often been critical of the
SAC and Administration’s policies
and actions, but has never truly been
fearful that the student levy, collected
by the University, would not be
distributed. Nor have we anticipated
the cessation of production for
our newspaper. Sadly, this is not
always the case for some university
Te Runner, the independent
student newspaper of Kwantlen
Polytechnic University in British
Columbia, relies on their student
union to forward the student levy
collected by the university. Recently,
Te Runner has published articles
that point to controversy, corruption,
and cover-up by the Kwantlen
Student Association. Consequently,
Te Runner received confrmation
that the Student Association had
instructed accounting staf to
withhold the student levy from the
newspaper. Staf wages, newspaper
production, and Te Runner’s ability
to function as a source of information
have been undermined.
Te Argus, Lakehead University’s
student newspaper, does not have full
autonomy either. In the Lakehead
University Student Union (LUSU)
constitution, it states that “All
members of the Argus Editorial
Board are subject to ratifcation
by the LUSU Board of Directors,”
meaning that Te Argus does not
have the ability to independently
select staf. In a situation similar to
Te Runner, Te Argus became aware
of voting irregularities in a LUSU
election and dutifully reported on the
situation. When they attempted to
run a front-page story on the issue,
the LUSU unilaterally decided to
call their printer and forbade them to
print the piece. Te result was a front
page with one article absent, a blank
space left in its stead.
Tese are only two examples that
come to mind, though there are many
more. Make no mistake: a lack of
autonomy to a student newspaper
means a future of uncertainty.
You may ask yourself: how can
something like this happen? Well, I
hate to be a cynic, but when you control
the purse strings of an organization
like a student newspaper, you
control a great deal. Every decision
that a non-autonomous newspaper
makes requires a consideration
of the consequences – will we
ofend the student government or
administration; will our articles be
censored; will we have funding for
next year, next semester, next issue?
Censorship is wrong. Withholding
funds is wrong. Pressuring and
instructing those who are bound
to report fact is wrong. Te Argosy
stands proudly with its fellow student
journalists and newspapers and
supports them in their hour of need.
We have seen that these student
journalists have the courage to take
risks to pursue facts and truth in the
face of adversity. Te Argosy supports
the free and unfettered student voice
of reason and truth.
For those newspapers struggling to
obtain autonomy or functioning under
suppressive rules and regulations, I
close with the words of our founders
in 1875: “Our courage may well sink;
but we have passed the Rubicon, and
there is no turning back. So our little
Argosy has left the harbour, and will
brave the threatening billows.” Be
courageous. Be brave. Never turn
Autonomy is everything
In defence of
students’ free
and unfettered
John A. W. Brannen
Internet Photo/Te Argus
Lakehead University’s Students’ Union censored an article in the Argus critical of the LUSU election.
As any self-respecting plumber will
tell you, pipes are complicated.
Tere’s hardly a pipe in the world
that is currently as plugged up with
problems as TransCanada’s Keystone
XL: a 36-inch wide, 2700 km long,
$7B pipeline project that, if built,
would span from Alberta to Texas,
eventually taking heavy bitumen
crude oil from the Canadian tar
sands to the refning heartland of the
American Gulf Coast.
TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline
system went operational last year by
converting an old natural gas pipeline
to carry crude oil, and this second
pipeline, the XL, would double the
capacity of the Keystone system to
1.1M barrels of crude each day.
It’s hardly the frst oil pipeline
in North America. And, in fact,
pipelines are generally one of the
safer means of moving oil from one
location to another.
But everything is controversial.
Te pipeline has been slammed
with a myriad of environmental
complaints. First, there is the
possibility of leaks, possibly into
signifcant water resources such as
the Yellowstone River or the Ogallala
Aquifer in the American Midwest.
Second, there’s the source of the oil
itself: the Canadian tar sands, which
are mined, rather than pumped,
and widely considered one of the
more environmentally destructive
sources of oil globally. Tird, there’s
the statement it makes about
America’s continuing commitment
to petroleum, rather than climate-
friendly alternatives.
Tere are other concerns: there
is already signifcant pipeline
infrastructure between Canada and
the USA, and the Keystone may
run at less than full capacity. Local
communities may not receive fair
remuneration (granted, it’s a vague
complaint, but often true in some
sense). And on our side of the border
there’s the sense in the minds of some
that this project provides little beneft
to Canada — only the possibility of a
Keystone XL
The American
(pipe) dream
Martin A. Wightman
Argosy Contributor
Internet Photo/Clean Water Action
Many have attempted to hold up approval of the Keystone XL
pipeline that ^ould deliver Canadian oil to American reÄneries.
few more tar sands jobs.
But there are the arguments for it:
pipeline leaks are usually small and
unlikely to cause excessive ecological
damage, at least compared with
tanker accidents such as the Exxon
Valdez. Tere are an estimated 13,000
jobs available for Americans should
the project proceed; an attractive
proposition when the unemployment
rate hovers close to 10%. It increases
the Canadian percentage of America’s
oil imports, easing America’s
dependence on undemocratic nations
that have less-than-stellar human
rights and environmental records.
And this particular project may have
very little impact on greenhouse gas
emissions: TransCanada has argued
that the tar sands oil will be mined
either way and shipped other places
(read: China) if not to the USA.
I’m not sure what to make of it.
It’s an ugly project, to be sure, but
for all the dystopian misery of the
tar sands, it’s not clear that there are
accessible alternatives — other than
conversely utopian environmentalist
narratives that require investment and
infrastructure shifts on an unrealistic
timescale. My only suggestion is that
perhaps rail transportation for crude
would be a better, more fexible ft
for an uncertain energy future on the
North American continent.
Te pipeline has cleared most
regulatory hurdles but isn’t entirely
out of the woods yet, due to the
conficting goals of the American
Te US Department of State
and President Obama now face the
dilemma of deciding whether the
pipeline is in the national interest (or
not). Approval would create “shovel-
ready” American jobs, but would
alienate Obama’s supporters in the
environmental lobby and undermine
his commitment to clean energy? Is
Obama against jobs for Americans?
Or does Obama hate the Earth?
Apparently he has to choose one of
those options.
I don’t envy his job right now, on a
lot of levels.
A fnal decision is expected by late
November, and approval now appears
to be likely, as the pipeline has passed
a State Department environmental
It seems, in the face of massive
economic and geopolitical realities,
that the goal of making America a
clean energy superstar is, at least for
now, a pipe dream.
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For most faculty, staf and students
the start of a new academic year is a
time of great happiness and optimism
but for those with a sense of heritage
and appreciation for the historic
beauty of the Mt A. campus, this
year it will also be a time of great
sadness. Within a few short weeks the
Administration intends to commence
the demolition of the Memorial
Library, believed by many to be the
most signifcant building on campus.
While classes went on last
Spring, possibly oblivious to the
outside world, a local organization
made application to the provincial
Government of NB to designate the
building as a “Provincial Heritage
Place”. In May, the Hon. Trevor
Holder, Minister of Wellness, Culture
and Sport responded by issuing
a public notice of his intention
to designate the building. Most
institutions, especially those of higher
learning, would be proud to have a
building recognized and honoured in
this important way. Not Mt A. Te
Administration launched an objection
and convinced the Minister that the
building they had previously dubbed
as the “Landmark, historic Alumni
Memorial Library” was really not
that at all. Te Minister acquiesced
and on August 17th issued a notice
that he had withdrawn the intention
to designate the building. It was a sad
day for the future of Mt A, a sad day
for Memorial Library and a sad day
for the new Heritage Conservation
Act of New Brunswick, now rendered
In order to realize how sad that day
really was, it is necessary to remember
why and how the Memorial Library
was created in the frst place. Between
1914 and 1918, proportionally more
students from Mt A left the comfort
and security of their residences and
classrooms to fght in the trenches of
Europe than from any other college
in Canada. By 1916, one-third of the
student population had gone to war.
For those of you who are students,
imagine for a moment what your
thought processes would be if asked
to defend your country in “a world
struggle for liberty against military
despotism” (General Superintendent,
S. D. Chown, Methodist Church).
Would you answer the call to arms
or would you settle for the comfort
and security of the residence and
classroom? Fortunately for us,
between 1914 and 1918 many of
the students chose to fght military
despotism. When the dust fnally
settled, 73 Mt A. students and
Alumni had sacrifced their lives
so that our generations would be
free to make responsible choices
and free to take advantage of the
democratic society that we all take for
granted today. Seventy-three young
Allisonian bodies lay strewn across
the battlefelds of Europe.
In November 1918, the Mount
Allison Board of Regents passed a
motion stating: “…this Board most
heartily endorses the proposition of
erecting a library building as a war
memorial in honor of Mount Allison
students who have made the supreme
sacrifce in behalf of our country….”
(Mt A Record, 1918)
Te Board of Regents, together
with the alumni and alumnae societies
and the Methodist Church (closely
afliated with Mt A in those days)
mounted a fundraising campaign
and worked together tirelessly until
1926 when enough money was
fnally raised (about $80,000) for
construction to start. Funding came
primarily from donations made in
the memory of those who had fallen
during what became known as the
Great War.
Until the wrecking ball fnally
swings and the demolition crews
actually start chipping away at this
solid sandstone structure, it may not
be too late to breathe new life into
this magnifcent building. Allisonians
are coming forward, ofering to
support other options in an attempt
to save this important heritage
building and all that it stands for.
Will the Administration ignore them
too? What has happened to the Mt
Allison commitment to provide a
lasting memorial to the “loyalty and
heroism of Mount Allison men and
women in the war”? (subscription
appeal, 1919)
Bruce Coates (’69)
A call for
Where did
it all go?
John Trafford
Argosy Contributor
Dear Editor,
It’s been brought to my attention
that Mount Allison University
Administration plans to demolish the
Memorial Library.
I’m sure I’m not the frst person
who was attracted to this university
because of the sense of history and
harmony provided by Mt. A’s beautiful
old buildings. Tere is a reason why
people fock to Europe and other
old places around the world by the
millions. We no longer build places
that have a unity of architecture and
yet, the human spirit craves this. Te
Mt. A campus provides (or provided?)
a rare example of this in Canada.
Economic efciency will never make
life feel richer. You may be able to ft
more people in and have a fancier
building, but it won’t satisfy the soul
of the university or the people who
attend it.
If the administration continues
with its demolition plans, know that I
will no longer fnancially support the
Lisanna Sullivan
Class of 2000
Internet Photo/Our Campaigns
The United States Congress has been the battleground for
Democrats and Republicans on the debt crisis this year.
The obstruction of progress
Where due
Alex MacDonald
Opinions Editor
What went wrong with the United
States of America? Tis is a question
that any number of the Founding Fa-
thers would ask if they were still alive
today. Te recent debt ceiling negoti-
ations in Congress ofered a example
of the new political culture that has
found its way into how the country
is governed.
Bills increasing the borrowing
limit of the federal government have
passed through both the House and
the Senate in the past, usually with
very little disagreement. However,
this past summer the debt ceiling dis-
cussions were infuenced by the intro-
duction of the Tea Party Movement
in American politics and increased
ideological partisanship in the US
Congress. What Washington law-
makers couldn’t seem to understand
is that the Republican and Demo-
cratic parties have become so polar-
ized that they are failing to refect the
concerns of moderate Americans. Te
issue that needs to be prominently
discussed in the United States is how
it found itself in such a debt crises in
the frst place.
At this moment in the United
States’ history there is an unprec-
edented amount of federal public
debt, equal to roughly 100,000 dol-
lars for every citizen. Take a minute
and think about how much money
that is; it’s almost as if every Ameri-
can has two mortgages. Was it lack of
foresight that American leaders could
not predict the national debt reach-
ing astronomical levels? Or worse, did
they see it coming but did nothing?
A culture of unrestricted spending
and law-makers with a taste for pork
is what got the United States into its
debt crisis. For decades, what I call a
‘buy now, pay later’ culture has existed
in Washington and it created a num-
ber of problems including the current
disastrous level of debt. It’s cause to
wonder if members of Congress had
ever stopped to wonder what happens
when the American taxpayer can no
longer bear the cost of their vote buy-
ing and spending binges?
One example of the waste in
Washington that contributed to the
debt crisis was the budget of the De-
partment of Defence (DOD). Cur-
rently, the DOD has a budget of over
700 billion dollars; an unnecessarily
huge portion of the national budget.
In 1963, during the height of the
Cold War, the DOD had a budget
of roughly 51 billion dollars, equal to
nearly 350 billion dollars today. How
do American law-makers justify dou-
bling defence spending since 1963
when the USSR no longer poses any
threat to the country? It is this waste
that has delivered this once great re-
public to the fnancial difculties it
now faces. Nothing less than a revolu-
tion in the way business is conducted
in Washington is needed for America
to get out of the hole its elected of-
fcials dug for the country.
Americans have long expected too
much from their government in rela-
tion to the low taxes they pay. Spend-
ing needs to be curtailed while tax
increases also need to be a part of
the solution. If Americans hope to
continue with services like Medicare
and Social Security, they are going to
need to pay for it and also demand
that law-makers produce balanced
budgets that stimulate the economy,
not budgets that put each American
100,000 dollars in the red.
Tere is something to be said for due
process. We live in a world where
there is a rush to deliver results and
ensure that the path to any goal is a
path with no resistance, even if that
means overlooking important steps in
a process.
Last year, the federal government
‘forgot’ to properly consult the Chief
Statistician on signifcant changes
to the national census this year. Te
result will be a less accurate measure
of the state of Canada’s population.
Last year at Mount Allison, the
Students’ Administrative Council
failed to consult the greater student
community beyond the closed doors
of SAC committee meetings on
the needs of students in either their
health plan or their new students’
union constitution. Te result was
that the SAC lost touch with the
realities of the students they claim to
Te latest afront to the spirit
of due process has come directly
from a committee of the university’s
Board of Regents. Tis body of the
university, one that many students are
oblivious to, is quite removed from
the reality that students encounter on
this campus in the 21
I had promised myself not to write
about the historic Memorial Library
issue this year. However individual
regents have expressed a desire to
uncover the opinions of students
about the historic library. Although I
found the drawings for the Fine and
Performing Arts building ofensive to
the architectural style of our campus, I
understood the need for an improved
space for fne art students and drama
enthusiasts on campus. Despite the
fact that my great-uncle Frederick
Lorne Chalmers, (afectionately
known to friends and family as Buster)
was killed during World War II and
was recognized for his contribution to
our freedom from oppression in the
historic Alumni Memorial Library,
I still understood that the university
needed to reconstruct the building
from the ground up.
I recently became discouraged
with the direction the university
was taking on the historic Alumni
Memorial Library last week when I
attended a meeting of the Properties
and Facilities Committee of the
Board of Regents. Te committee
made the decision to recommend that
the Executive Committee pursue the
demolition of the historic library.
I grew jaded as I listened to regents
and university ofcials alike describe
the need to run an intensive public
relations campaign. Te campaigns
goal would be to convince the
university community that tearing
down the building ahead of schedule
was not opportunistic and that they
wanted to be seen as magnanimous
toward their 1,491 opponents
who signed a petition opposing
My discontent grew as I listened
to regents and administrators alike
describe in a negative manner several
alumni of the university who opposed
the demolition of the historic library.
Tere was an attempt to demonize
those who would dare to question
the opinions of some university
administrators. It made me sad that
members of the committee would
regard these alumni and alumnae
as people who don’t have the best
interests of the university in mind,
simply because they do not surrender
to the authoritative decisions the
In the case of the historic Memorial
Library, it seems there is little else any
individual (or even 1,491 individuals)
can do to prevent the demolition.
It is a shame because members of
the Board of Regents seemed quite
unaware that there is a large (and
growing) segment of the student
population that would like to have
the structure of the historic library
remains. Te university will miss
an opportunity to properly consult
the student population because the
replacement the historic building is
being rushed. Te consequences are
yet unknown, but as was the case
with both the SAC and the federal
government, many are apathetic until
the see the consequences of their
My challenge to the students of
Mount Allison is to begin caring. Take
an interest in what is going on around
you. Freely express your discontent
with the closed-door meetings that
fail to acknowledge the meaningful
input students should be providing in
the university community.
September 1, 2011
What started as a fun project in a
Harvard dorm quickly became a
social-networking Goliath. With
a name worth billions and Jesse
Eisenberg to represent him on flm,
Mark Zuckerberg has certainly made
a name for himself and revolutionized
the way that our generation interacts.
Gone are the days of losing touch
with long-distance friends, forgetting
birthdays, and—God forbid—the
inability to stalk the heartbreaker-ex.
Yet as this web of friendly
interaction begins to grow, it’s easy
for things to become tangled. Red
fags pop up to question, for example,
privacy. If a Facebook “friend” tags
an unfattering shot of you chugging
a keg of beer through a funnel,
simply “un-tagging” the evidence
won’t clear your name. On the other
hand, Facebook undoubtedly has
advantages which explains the 750
million users to date.
Te Facebook empire has grown
faster than anyone anticipated. In
2005 Zuckerberg told the Hufngton
post, “I thought [Facebook] was
really cool for awhile, but I don’t
know, I mean, other people are
doing interesting things too.” While
Zuckerman’s entrepreneurial goals
may be modest, he’s drifted into
deeper waters whether he likes it or
not: there are much bigger fsh to fry.
Google tycoons Larry Page and
Sergey Brin are more ambitious
than ever. Despite Google’s many
successes, Page publicly stated that,
“we are still in the very early stages
of what we want to do.” Continuously
revamping themselves, Page and
Brin seek to expand the infuence of
Google and overtake Facebook in
Johnston to
receive degree
-year students] enter a hundred year
scholastic tradition of learning.”
Students who attend this year’s
ceremony will also get to witness a
graduation as well. His Excellency the
Right Honourable David Johnston,
Governor General of Canada, will
be receiving an honorary doctorate
from Mt. A. Johnston is a well known
academic who among numerous
other roles and positions, served as
president of University of Waterloo
before his vice-
regal tenure.
Mt. A’s unique
ceremony is a
great start to a
university career.
It contrasts
the hustle and
bustle of all
the orientation
activities by ofering a time of quiet
refection and contemplation. Most
frst-year students will not know
each other while attending the
Commencement ceremony. However,
Continued from cover
Internet Photo/University of Waterloo
Rev. Perkin
marks the beginning of
the university experience
that culminates with the
Convocation ceremony.”
University Chaplain
Facebook versus the world
competitors are
increasing daily
Anissa Stambouli
Features Editor
their wake.
Google+ is the more exclusive and
developed alternative to Facebook.
While Facebook allows any email
users to join the network, Google+
is partial to Gmail accounts: in other
words, individuals must be invited
by Google members in order to join.
However, Google+ helps to avoid that
tangle of “who sees what” on your
profle by making social organization
easy—just drag and drop.
While Google+ is similar enough to
Facebook to allow
an easy transition
from one social
network to the
other, it also
ofers unique
features. “Circles”
are categories
that users can
create in order to
clearly arrange
their friends.
Create a circle for
the family, hook-
ups you’d like
to avoid, bosses,
best friends, and
whatever else you
can think of. Te
user can easily control which circle
has access to what information. Users
can even drag friends into more than
one circle. In addition, Google+ ofers
“Hangouts” which allow users to
communicate through video with up
to ten friends at the same time. With
“Huddle” users can have a large text
conversation with numerous people
at the same time. Finally, “Sparks”
gathers videos and articles that would
appeal to the individual.
As Google+ threatens the survival
of Facebook on one side, the domestic
“hacktivist” group Anonymous is
announcing literal death threats on
the other. In the spirit of revolution,
Anonymous members wear Guy
Fawkes masks in public, recognizable
accessories from the comic book and
flm V for Vendetta.
“Your medium of communication
you all so dearly adore will be
destroyed,” Anonymous declared to
by: Aphrodisia Hart
Welcome to Mount Allison: a
university where students enjoy a
great deal of sex. While Mounties
do bury themselves in books at
the campus library, they also enjoy
mounting each other on weekends
and burying themselves in their
latest study partner. As you enjoy
(or refrain from) an active sex-life
here at Mt. A, pay attention to the
traditional “dos” and “don’ts” that all
Mounties hold dear to their hearts:
Behold the etiquette ofon-campus
Grow-Up: We’re all adults. Even
if last night’s connection was just
alcohol-inspired, don’t treat your
hook-up like a cootie infested
specimen. Tank them for the
night if it was great and say a polite
goodbye if it was awful.
Smile and Wave: In case you
haven’t noticed, Sackville is small.
You will run into old hook-up
partners and yes, they can tell when
you’re fake texting, hiding behind
passers-by, or staring at the ground
longer than required. Tere’s no
need to be embarrassed or awkward
because seriously, you’ve seen each
other naked. Be nice, say a quick
hello, and then be on your way.
Walk of Shame: Upperclassmen
have been there and soon most
incoming frosh will take that
familiar stroll too. If you’ve just spent
the night in the sack, make sure you
don’t stick out like a dishevelled
Lindsay Lohan lookalike as you
pass through the exposed streets
of Sackville. Ladies, bring a jacket
when going out—you’ll want to
cover up the next morning. Also
consider ftting some fats into your
purse if they ft: nothing says you’ve
been “bow chika wow wow-ing” like
Lea Foy
stilettos at sunrise. Finally, lend a girl
some sweats and a comb when she
heads out boys.
Lips Sealed: Mt. A is a small
network. Whoever you hooked up
with knows someone who knows
someone who will blab to someone
else. If you’re going to spill the beans
about your steamy adventure (and
really, who wouldn’t?), be respectful
and fair when talking about your
partner. After all, you did agree to
sleep with them for a reason, and
even if you have some complaints
about the night, odds are they do too.
Have Fun: Most importantly,
enjoy the night for what it is: a no-
strings-attached good time. “I’ll call
you” lines aren’t necessary unless
you actually intend to do it—your
partner is probably expecting as little
as you are and doesn’t need false
assurance. Remember that hook-ups
hold no promises in the morning
but can ofer a nice memory, so relax
and hold of the drama, Mt. A isn’t
Gossip Girl.
Make it home before dawn hits.
Internet Photo/Hyperborean Vibrations
Hacktivist group Anonymous threatens the future of Facebook from behind the familiar face of a famous
revolutionary, Guy Fawkes.
Facebook on a public YouTube video.
Te hacktivists encouraged others to
join the movement as well: “join the
cause and kill Facebook for the sake
of your own privacy.” Anonymous
intends to activate their plan on the
ffth of November, just as the famous
character V destroyed the government
in V for Vendetta on that very day.
At a frst glance Anonymous may
be hard to take seriously. However the
group has a list of impressive victims.
Anonymous has hacked into emails
of the Iranian
government, News
Corp, Mastercard
and Visa when
the companies
stopped processing
payments to
Wikileaks, and
In a press
release explaining
their reasons
for attacking
F a c e b o o k ,
A n o n y m o u s
s t a t e d ,
“Everything you
do on Facebook
stays on Facebook
regardless of your ‘privacy’ settings . . .
We have the right to not be surveyed,
not be stalked.”
“I’m removing photos, tags of
myself, and more just because I
have a feeling that there’s too much
of my personal information on
Facebook,” Arabelle Sauve, a student
at Université du Quebec à Montreal
told the Argosy. But despite her
eforts, Sauve can’t stop others from
posting pictures of her, nor can she
delete pictures that she has been
tagged previously, though she un-tags
Perhaps people today don’t value
privacy as much as they should.
Maybe Facebook’s time has reached
its end. Will Zuckerberg fght for his
social network? Between Google+
and Anonymous, it’s questionable
whether or not Facebook will survive
the ffth of November and the years
to come.
“I have a feeling
that there’s
too much of
my personal
information on
Arabelle Sauve
Université du
four years of learning and growing
together will result in lifelong
friendships. “Commencement is the
perfect bookend,”
Rev. Perkin
argues. “It marks
the beginning
of the university
experience that
culminates with
the Convocation
Mt. A’s
ceremony will be held on Tursday,
September 1st at Convocation Hall.
Te procession of students, followed
by faculty, administration, and others
begins at 7:00 pm.
Te Argosy
Through Stained Glass
Rev. John C. Perkin
University Chaplain
Te Mount Allison University
Chapel has been the site of a
large number of weddings this
past summer, including those of
graduates, family members of
employees including faculty, staf
and others, and others connected
to Mount Allison. One day we
even had three weddings in a single
afternoon, which keeps the chapel
Te wedding celebrations, of
course, are all diferent. From
small gatherings of two or three
dozen people to large crowds of
almost two hundred, from small
intimate dinners to larger stand-
up receptions, from expensive
menus to backyard barbecues, the
receptions have suggested a variety
of ways to celebrate an important
day. Likewise the wedding services,
in the chapel, have had diferent
elements. Services have had some
very diferent styles of music, there
have been large wedding parties
with fve or six people on each side,
plus children bearing rings and
fowers, and then others with only
two witnesses. I have conducted
full services with hymns and
congregational responses to simpler,
shorter services; some weddings
have included children, some have
had ornate decorations, some have
been bilingual – the list goes on.
And yet, at the heart of each
wedding day is the service, and at the
heart of each service is an exchange
of vows, a promise of commitment.
Tere are many diferent vows that
can be used, and couples choose from
a large selection, but most choose
those that are somewhat traditional
and yet with a contemporary feel:
I take you to be my wife/husband,
to have and to hold
from this day forward:
for better, for worse;
for richer, for poorer;
in sickness and in health;
in joy and in sorrow;
to grow with you in love
and to be faithful to you alone
as long as we both shall
At the heart of the service,
a commitment is made. Te
commitment is to a future together,
despite the recognition that the
times will not always be perfect,
or even easy. As I often point out,
the vows do not say “for better OR
worse, but “for better, for worse”;
there is a comma, which implies that
the commitment is for both/and,
not either/or. One does not get to
choose how the marriage will unfold,
but one makes the commitment to
stand through those times of better
and worse, of challenging fnances
and also having money to meet
the basic needs, through the good
and through the bad, knowing that
together, a couple will share joys
and celebrations, and will also share
some sorrows. Perhaps the Jewish
ceremony has the right idea, in
breaking the wine glass as a reminder
that the temple in Jerusalem has
fallen, that the Jewish identity knows
sorrow, even at the great moment of
Te wedding vows, of course, serve
as a wonderful metaphor for any
beginning: making a commitment,
recognizing the uncertainty of
things to come, knowing there
will be wonderful times of joy and
celebration, being willing to accept
that there will be some challenges,
and holding to that commitment.
Te metaphor, then, serves for all
new students beginning their studies
at Mount Allison, and indeed for
us all as we begin another year. It
is time to pause, take a deep breath,
appreciate the opportunity that
awaits us – to study, to teach, to
support, to enable, to work with
others, whatever our role on campus
– as it is an opportunity to share the
next eight months with other people,
and to learn something about our
community, our world and of course
about ourselves. It is an opportunity
to commit ourselves once more to the
process of learning and sharing over
the next eight months, in the face of
great joys as well as challenges, in the
face of fnancial hardships or being
privileged with a paycheck each
month, to growing in our minds
and spirits and relationships, and to
being the best we can be.
We begin the year with
Commencement, a reminder of
the deep and abiding traditions
not just of Mount Allison, but of
Universities. We look back to fnd
our roots, our meaning, our identity,
even as we look ahead to see what
we will do this year, what our goals
are, and in hope of achieving great
things. As we look back, let us
also look ahead, embracing all that
will come; and let’s hold also to
the commitment of learning, of
community, of growing in life as well
as in knowledge, for better and for
worse, perhaps not till death do us
part, but at least for the next eight
months. And as we celebrate the
last weddings of the season in the
upcoming weeks, we can imagine
that there is always opportunity for a
new beginning, a new commitment,
whether a personal commitment
made in the privacy of our home,
or in the chapel with the fall light
shining softly through stained glass.
Being a Residence Assistant (RA) or
a member of the House Executive
(HE) is a popular way for students to
get involved in their school. However,
as any member of the residence team
will tell you, it is also a lot of work
with very little thanks or fnancial
gain. What exactly motivates so
many students to take on these jobs?
One of the primary motivators of
students that join residence teams is
the desire to help freshmen through
the frst months of university. First
year is a huge milestone, and helping
someone else through a phase that
has been experienced frst-hand is
rewarding. RAs and HE members
greatly impact the residence
experience. Tey can make or break
a freshman’s frst year, which is why
those who desire to lead are drawn to
such opportunities.
For some individuals, being part of
the house team is a way to ensure that
future students get the same amazing
experience that the residence team
once received. Some students even
see it as a chance to improve the
residence experience for frosh.
Frosh week is a very big factor, as
it sets up students for their frst year.
Being on the house team can be a way
Pillars of Res-Life
It’s the people not
just the place
Elise Dolinsky
Features Writer
Internet Photo/MTA
Bennett’s executive team shows House spirit as they welcome frosh.
for students to relive their frosh week,
and personally add to it. However,
many HEs and RAs don’t realize
how much work goes into organizing
and running frosh week. As they take
on their new positions, they come
to appreciate the work that their
predecessors did. But even looking
back on the experience, most RAs
and HEs would say that they would
gladly do it again.
Being an RA or HE is a big
responsibility, but many feel that
this helps them almost as much as it
helps the students for which they are
responsible . Julia Cadney, Bennett’s
Head RA during the 2010-2011 year,
felt the experience pushed her to do
more and taught her how to be a
leader. “Being on the residence house
team is a difcult job,” Cadney stated.
“With long hours and new challenges
cropping up all the time, but this only
make you a stronger person.”
Being on the house team is also a
great way to get to know everyone in
your house better, along with meeting
students from other houses. Many
past RAs have said the experience
taught them how to build strong
relationships with people.
Overall, many students want to
be a member of the residence house
team because while it is challenging
and demanding, it is also a great
opportunity to help students who
really need it, along with helping
the individual themselves reach their
leadership potential. It is the part of
university that you can’t learn in a
book or a classroom.
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September 1, 2011 FEATURES
If you want to help the environment
this year but don’t know where to start,
Mount Allison is the place to be. Mt.
A is committed to becoming Earth-
friendly. Te university ofers courses
that focus on the environment, as
well as Environment MTA which has
many opportunities for students to
get involved.
Environmental awareness seems to
be rapidly increasing at Mt. A. Tis
has not escaped the notice of many
parents and visiting students who
are constantly impressed with the
progress that the university has made.
However, there is still a lot more that
can be done to create an increasingly
sustainable campus.
Environment MTA is a great
way to plug-in. An essential part
of the organization is EcoAction,
a volunteer group that works on
minimizing environmental issues on
campus and in the community. Tey
are also responsible for organizing
the Campus Climate Challenge
every February. Tis competition,
ongoing since 2006, encourages the
whole campus to reduce their energy
consumption, and has even started
to spread to other universities in the
Maritimes. Anyone is welcome to
join ECO-ACTION and attend
Tuesday meetings at six in the
evening at Cuthbertson House.
Cuthbertson House itself is
another important component of
Environment MTA. It is the only
sustainable residence on campus, and
students there strive to minimize their
impact on the planet. Healthy living
and environmental awareness are
emphasized at Cuthbertson. Zanna
Dickinson, a Mt. A student who lived
in the house last year, enjoyed her
Garnet, Gold, & Green
At Mt. A, “going
green” has never
been easier
Features Writer
Elise Dolinsky
When most people think of a leader,
they think of Gandhi, Barack Obama,
Mother Teresa, and other well-
known public fgures. Drew Dudley
is trying to change our conception
of a leader, starting by getting rid
of the defnition aspect altogether.
For Mr. Dudley, the defnitions of
leadership have become restricted
and keep people from believing they
are leaders. Trough workshops and
keynote presentations, Mr. Dudley
has been reaching out to people
across Canada and helping them
to realize that a leader strives to act
in a way that makes their own lives
better, and the lives of people around
them. Te idea of leadership therefore
is not exclusive to the grand idea of
changing the world; it applies to
simple moments we might consider
A Mount Allison Alumni of the
year 2001, Mr. Dudley has been a
leader throughout his university years
and beyond. One of the founding
members of the non-for-proft
corporation Conduct Becoming,
National Chair of the Canadian
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s
fundraiser Shinerama, Coordinator
of the Leadership Development
Program for the University of
Toronto Scarbourgh Campus and
Founder and Chief Catalyst of his
company Nuance Leadership are
all accomplishments he can boast
to. All proof that Mr. Dudley left
Mount Allison with more than just a
degree. A well-rounded education is
something that he encourages when
he speaks to students, “ Work hard to
make your marks extraordinary, and
work twice as hard to make them the
least incredible thing about you.” In
an education system where so much
stress is put on grades, Mr. Dudley is
hoping that students will realize that
grades are not the most important
things in life.
Drew Dudley Returns to Mt. A
our idea of a
Entertainment Editor
Internet Photo/Tumblr
Dudley sharing his insight with fellow Allisonians.
Anna Robertson
“It defnitely made me more
environmentally conscious,” said
Dickinson, “living in Cuthbertson
makes you realize that just talking
about being more eco-friendly isn’t
enough. Having housemates who care
as much as you do teaches you to be
serious about taking action.”
Other ways to get involved include
the Environmental Issues Committee,
which brings together staf, students,
faculty, and community members to
work on environmental initiatives.
Also, the Students’ Administrative
Council (SAC) Environmental
Afairs Committee is comprised of
residence representatives who address
the environmental concerns of the
Mt. A as an institution is also
boarding the green bandwagon.
Te university seems committed
to helping the environment. Te
Sustainability Action Plan is based
of of the 2011 Environmental Audit,
and contains a list of duties and goals
that Mt. A is aspiring towards in
order to become more eco-friendly.
Some examples from the list of
twelve include, “Install[ing] rainwater
collection in all new buildings,”
and hosting “a campus-wide Wet/
Dry educational campaign” to “re-
implement education during frosh
week activities.”
A fairly recent addition to Mt.A’s
environmental initiative is the Green
Investment Fund. Since 2009, each
student enrolled at Mt. A has been
required to contribute $10.00 annually
to this fund. Te money goes towards
environmental projects that students,
staf, and faculty submit, and students
are encouraged to apply for funding
through the SAC. Past projects
include LEAP (Landlord Energy
Assessment Program) in 2010, a
program that provided landlords with
a free assessment of each of their
property’s energy usage, along with
tips for how they could reduce their
energy usage and save money.
For more information on how
to get involved in pro-environment
activities in Sackville and on campus,
along with tips on what you can do
to help the environment visit http://
Less than a month after announcing
a break from federal politics to focus
on cancer treatment, NDP leader Jack
Layton has died at the age of 61.
Layton, who became leader of
the Opposition this spring after the
NDP won a party-best 103 seats in
the House of Commons, died in the
early hours of Aug. 22, according to a
statement from his family.
On July 25, Layton announced that
he was stepping back from leadership
‘I believe in you’
Jack Layton
Emma Godmere
CUP National Bureau Chief
duties to focus on treatment for a new
form of cancer. He said that he was
expecting to return to the House in
the fall.
Despite a prostate cancer diagnosis
in early 2009 and a broken hip
earlier this year, Layton campaigned
relentlessly in the weeks leading up
to the May 2 federal election and
successfully led the NDP to their
historic 103-seat showing.
NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan
is one of the many rookies who
ascended the Hill this year. Te young
Scarborough MP — also the party’s
new post-secondary education critic
— recalled frst meeting Layton as a
volunteer in the 2008 election.
“I remember when I met Jack; it
was as if I was meeting an old friend,”
she said.
“He was so easy to connect with,
easy to have a conversation with …
He was not the important MP that’s
too busy or too big to talk to a new
volunteer on the campaign. Tat’s the
type of politician I wanted to see and
that’s the type of politician I wanted
to emulate.”
Early Monday afternoon, a letter
from Layton and dated Aug. 20
was released. Alongside paragraphs
addressed to his party, his caucus and
all Canadians, Layton had dedicated
an entire section to Canadian youth.
“As my time in political life draws
to a close I want to share with you my
belief in your power to change this
country and this world,” he wrote.
“Tere are great challenges before
you, from the overwhelming nature of
climate change to the unfairness of an
economy that excludes so many from
our collective wealth, and the changes
necessary to build a more inclusive
and generous Canada. I believe in
“Your energy, your vision, your
passion for justice are exactly what
this country needs today,” the letter
Internet Photo/News Digitally
continued. “You need to be at the
heart of our economy, our political
life, and our plans for the present and
the future.”
To Sitsabaiesan, Layton’s words
highlighted perfectly his commitment
to young people.
“He’d say that we, the youth,
were an inspiration for him, but he
probably doesn’t realize how much of
an inspiration he was — or he is —
for us.”
Layton ensured that inspiration
would last by concluding his fnal
message with profound words
dedicated to all Canadians.
“My friends, love is better than
anger. Hope is better than fear.
Optimism is better than despair. So let
us be loving, hopeful and optimistic.
And we’ll change the world.”
After talking to Mr. Dudley, it
is apparent that he believes our
generation is more than capable of
achieving the incredible. Trough
his company Nuance Leadership, he
aims to catalyze the potential within
everyone to be a leader. While his idea
of leadership is based on everyday
actions, he does not dismiss the
power of ‘dreaming big’. If anything,
he encourages people to ‘shoot for
the impossible’. “Somewhere along
the way people believe you have to
start at a place of possibility and work
down; but starting from impossibility
and working down leads to the
most amount of possible. It pushes
the possible further.” According to
Mr. Dudley, one of the downfalls of
today’s education system is that is
does not allow time for students to be
refective. Education truly does open
doors, but by restricting the student’s
mind from wandering and dreaming
it can also limit the number of doors
to go through. “ Te best leaders are
the ones who carve out a time to
think, to allow their mind to wander
and go where it wants.”
For newly arrived Mounties, Mr.
Dudley’s words of wisdom may be
useful in their four years at Mount
Allison, “One of the things I’ve
learned is that the most signifcant
moments of your life often don’t seem
like it when they’re happening and
the biggest moments don’t feel like
it when they’re happening. Tere will
be so many opportunities to change
during university, so be open to those
opportunities. Don’t get beat up over
the big moments, life is a lot longer
than we can imagine when we’re
there.” But perhaps the greatest piece
of advice he has to give it to take a
moment in between midterms, labs
and tutorials to stop and realize how
lucky you are to be here. On September
5th Mr. Dudley will be in Sackville,
prepared to inspire and encourage
students as they embark on their
four-year journey through university.
Be sure not to miss his presentation
at 7 o clock in Convocation Hall. Of
course, like any true Mountie the frst
place where you’ll fnd him is down
at Joey’s enjoying some garlic fnders
with spinach and feta ravioli.
Te Argosy
Top 5: Reasons to be excited that
you’re FINALLY back in Sackville
5. It hasn’t started to snow…yet.
4. Partying for 6 nights a week is actually somewhat socially acceptable here.
Monday is the new Friday.
3. You get to leave the harsh realities and dream destroying, soul-crushing
numbness of the real world for the harsh realities and dream destroying, soul-
crushing numbness of term papers, early morning lectures, seminars and pop
2. Te credit card companies will most likely take much, MUCH longer to
track you all the way here.
1. Your parents AREN’T in Sackville! Well, hopefully.
Geoff Hutchinson
Humour Editor
For those of you beginning your university career this week, and
for those of you who are about the begin experiencing the joys of
renting, the Argosy presents the frst in a series of tips on living with
your soon to be ex-friends. Remember: frustration, is other people.
Tip #1: If you’re moving into a residence room, try to claim your half
of the room unconventionally. Don’t just take one whole bed; take
one half of each bed.

Tip #2: If you’re feeling ambitious, you can move all of the furniture
into one half of the room. Tell your roommate it was like that when
you got there.
Tip #3: For those of you moving into a house or apartment, try to
brighten your roommates day. Literally. Install a foodlight in their
room. Install the controls to this light in your room. Hilarity ensues.
Tip #4: Get yourself some paint, and
give your housemate’s rooms extreme
makeovers! Can I suggest electric pink,
lime green, glossy black and highlighter
Tip#5: Label your food. Warn your
roommates that you will throw out all
food that is not labeled, in the next 5 minutes. Warn them of this
when they’re at class.
Tip #6: Change the locks. Hire a big, hairy man to answer the
door and scream at them in Slovakia. Rename your house “Little
Tip #7: Turn your room into a 24-hour Accordion Instruction
Centre. If your housemates get annoyed, claim that it’s for charity,
and ask them to think of the children.
Tip #8: Hire an accapella group to help move your stuf. Instruct
them to break into renditions of Billy Joel’s “For the Longest Time”
every 5 minutes. Loudly.
Tip #9: Try to claim an entire foor of your new residence as your
own. Insist that all of the other rooms are your walk in closets. Don’t
take no for an answer.
Tip #10: Moving can be strenous. Take a break and relax by setting
up a lawnchair on the quad and ofering advice to all of the other
students. Make yourself a sign that says “Moving Expert”, to lend
yourself some credibility. If someone questions your methods, point
them to the sign.
Fun With Roommates #1: Moving
Geoff Hutchinson
Humour Editor
September 1, 2011 CENTREFOLD
Kraft Celebration Tour and TSN
Robert Murray
Sports Editor
To say that the town of Sackville was
excited to host TSN Sportscentre
anchors Darren Dutchyshen and Kate
Beirness as part of the Kraft Celebration
Tour was an understatement. Te town
and community rallied with 289,000
victory votes compared to Shippagan’s
213,000 in head-to-head online voting
on July 21. Not only did the Swan Pond
take on a carnival-like atmosphere, but
a $25,000 cheque was presented to the
Sackville Curling Club for some much
needed repairs.
Te party began on the mid afternoon
on Friday, August 26th and carried on
into the evening. Kraft and TSN pulled
out all the stops for the event. Booths and
stations were set up all around the Swan
Pond. Food and snacks were plentiful as
were TSN shirts and hats. Te NHL on
TSN interactive set gave all participants
to shoot upon an Andre “Redlight”
Raciot-esque goalie fgure. Te event
also provided entertainment for children.
Jello brought a bouncy castle while
aMOO!za provided a slip n’ slide for
children of all ages. A free BBQ of hot
dogs and hamburgers was served by the
mayor, town councillors, and frefghters.
Besides appearances by Dutchyshen
and Beirness, the Kool-aid man made
the rounds as well. To keep the focus on
curling, 2006 Olympic Gold Medalist
Russ Howard was on site, along with
former Canadian Junior Curling
Champion and Sackville native Heather
Seeing the town bond over an event
such as this meant a lot to Mount
Allison. University President Dr.
Robert Campbell was, “thrilled – and
very satisfed – to be in a position to help
out and partner with Sackville and the
Curling Club at an auspicious event like
this.” He went on to add, “Sackville is a
great community for our students, faculty
and staf, and we are always anxious to
give back and be a partner with that
Town ofcials were also pleased
with the event. Town councilor Merrill
Fullerton commented, “Tere’s a big
element of community pride,” he noted.
“[Sackville] had to vote… so I think
rallying around the Curling Club and
the needs that they have is a big rallying
point for the community.”
Te climax of the night was the flming
of TSN Sportscentre with anchors
Dutchyshen and Beirness. Always
entertaining, they had the crowd’s
attention from the moment they took the
stage; they tossed shirts and hats, and
even broke out some dance moves.
As part of a profle on the town of
Sackville, TSN did a story on Sackville
Rangers goaltender who overcame
unbeatable odds. Nicholas Giroux,
was struck by a bus in May, 2009 and
dragged for nearly ffteen feet. It resulted
in the amputation of his right leg. After
Sackville shines on the national stage as they open
their doors to the country
recovering and learning to walk with a
prosthetic limb, Giroux is not only back
on the ice as a goalie, but includes baseball
in his athletic activities. Troughout the
story, the crowed remained entranced, in
awe of Giroux’s determination. Te Kraft
Celebration Tour aimed to bring the
community together. By the story’s end,
their mission had been accomplished.
In wrap-up ft for a king and Queen,
Dutchyshen and Beirness, were carried
of on chairs by veteran Mountie football
players. Tough it was only for an
hour that the national spotlight was on
Sackville, the fnancial contribution and
personal stories will be remembered for
years to come.
Rosanna Hempel
Left:Sue Seaborn, Right: Lea Foy
President Robert Campbell and Mayor Pat Estabrooks onstage with TSN at the Kraft Celebration Tour.
Te Argosy
N put on an unforgettable show
Students and townspeople, young
and old, were able to enjoy and
take advantage of the carnival like
atmosphere of the Kraft Celebration
(fter Älming, TS5 Sportscentre an-
chors were carried offstage by mem-
bers of the Mt. A Football Team.
Photos: Lea Foy and Sue Seaborn
September 1, 2011
Weathered Ivan
Library Voices
Summer of Lust
Rumble, Shake
and Tumble
“Library Voices Presents, Summer
of Lust.” Te opening track is one
simple phrase (appropriately titled
‘Intro’) and leads into a suite of pop-
inspired rock songs. All are less than
four minutes and can be eagerly
devoured with their sunshine-kissed
melodies and cheeky verse. Just
like a summer romance the lyrics
tease and tantalize, such as those
heard on ‘Generation Handclap’;
‘I’m gonna love you like a cherub,
leave you like a lap dance.’ Some
may be more than just fun and play
however; the track ‘Prime Minister’s
Daughter’ casts a non-fattering light
on the Conservative government’s
treatment of the arts community.
‘Parliament’s making cuts,” rings
out gleefully, but the upbeat melody
cannot hide the somber perspective
of the lyrics. Tis coy and seemingly
innocent seduction of an album
is a perfect end to the summer.
With Cardinal, Weathered Ivan
has succeeded in creating a solid
and consistent album. Waller’s
soulful, smokey sound is matched
perfectly with a mix of King’s pit-
band, instrumental sounds. Te
unpretentious melodies are easy to
sit down and listen to or over which
to have a conversation and beer. Te
sounds alternate between a western,
burlesque feel in ‘Rainy Night’ and
a jazzy, slow dance sensation in ‘Be
Here Tonight.’ Te album is perfect
for a rainy day inside, taking a drive,
and whatever else life throws your way.
Introducing: Whitehorse
McClelland and
Luke Doucet
take their union
to a new level
Prominent Canadian folk-rockers
Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland
have taken the Canadian music scene
by storm, uniting their musical talents
to form their new band, Whitehorse.
Te Hamilton based couple have been
married for fve years and both have
had greatly successful solo careers;
receiving ample recognition in the
form of awards and nominations
from the Juno Awards, the Hamilton
Music Awards, the Independent
Music Awards, Te Polaris Prize, and
the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
Teir music could be described
as being gritty, folksy, lay-it-on-the-
line rock ‘n’ roll, and their combined
song-writing capabilities make
for a raunchy, catchy tune. Both
artists bring completely diferent
qualities to the music, McClelland’s
more bluesy sound mixing together
beautifully with Doucet’s edgier
rock. Teir single “Killing Time is
Murder” is broken into three parts;
each conveying a whole new feeling
and set of emotions. Te song speaks
of anger, hope, and longing, and is
infused with raw emotion that could
only be produced by two people in
Doucet and McClelland are proof
that music is more than sounds made
by instruments, especially with their
cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m
On Fire.” Teir rendition of the old
favourite tells a fresh story and gives
the tune new meaning as a song of
seamless give-and-take. Tey are truly
a musical match made in Heaven,
with voices that compliment each
other fawlessly. Teir new material is
infused with harmonies that display a
fusion of musical genius and evokes
strong imagery in the listener’s mind’s
Whitehorse has already released
impressive recordings, but the
true magic is found in their stage
performance. Teir onstage chemistry
is undeniable, and their powerful
musicianship is softened by a tender
playfulness that has prompted the
Toronto Star to describe the duo
as “Canadian content music’s most
adorable married couple.” Tey
conduct their shows in a manner
that causes the viewer to forget that
there are only two people on stage
by showcasing material from their
respective solo careers, as well as new
co-written pieces.
Whitehorse’s debut CD was
released August 30th with Six Shooter
Records, a label shared by the likes of
Te Good Lovelies and Rheostatic.
Te collaboration is touring through
Canada and the US early this fall,
and will join Stuart McLean and
the Vinyl Café to play shows across
Ontario starting October 11th.
Internet Photo/
Taylor Mooney
Entertainment Writer
Come on down
A new school year at Mount Allison
means new albums, new flms, and
new bands coming to our lovely town
of Sackville. In short, this year means
lots of new entertainment. At the
Argosy, we try to keep Mt. A students
up to date on upcoming shows, our
opinions on music (both favourable
and unfavourable), and what moving
pictures are worth taking a gander at.
Just because Sackville is small doesn’t
mean there isn’t a lot going on.
Whether you’re into electro acid jazz,
heavy metal, blues, rock, or any other
music genre on the face of the planet,
there is guaranteed to be something
to peak your interest while at Mount
Te Tantramarsh Blues Society
brings in a great variety of musicians,
and their events at George’s Fabulous
Roadhouse are not to be missed.
Actually, all events at George’s are a
must see; after all, they were voted
one of the top ten live music clubs in
Canada by CBC Radio 3. And the
wonderful people at the Student’s
Administrative Council (SAC) are
always hard at work to keep you
entertained with shows at Gracie’s
and Te Pond. Last year they
wrangled performers like DJ Bones
and the Great Bloomers, who were a
huge hit on campus.
Two festivals to look forward to in
Sackville are CHMA’s Stereophonic
and SappyFest, the former taking
place during the frigid cold of a
Sackville winter and the latter during
the heat of a maritime summer. So
no matter the season, you can expect
great music within a fve-minute walk
of campus.
But entertainment isn’t all about
music; it’s also about movies. Any
cinephile will fnd a welcome place
at the Argosy. Our local theatre,
Vogue Cinema, brings in not only
big name flms but also lesser-
known independent flms put on
by Te Sackville Film Society. For
those of you in desperate need of
dorm decorations, the Vogue has an
awesome poster sale at the beginning
of the year. So you can cover your
barren walls with your favourite flms.
Most of all entertainment is about
celebrating artists who are fnding
new ways to reach out to an audience
and make them feel like they are a
part of their art. Whether that means
breaking conventions or paying
homage to previous pioneers, relating
to timeless themes of love and loss or
creating entirely new ones.
Did I mention that if you write
for the entertainment section there
are lots of perks like free albums, free
tickets to shows, free movie passes
and the opportunity to interview
artists? Besides the joy of writing and
wanting to be involved in the Mt.
A community, those are defnitely
reasons to submit an article or two.
Just saying.
Tis new album from the Melbourne
based country band Wagons, is a
dynamic collection of songs complete
with heartbreak, exuberance, and a
dash of chaos. No matter the tone of
the music, the deep croon of front man
Henry Wagons’ voice shines through.
Having been compared to numerous
animals on uppers (a horse on PCP
or a Chihuahua on amphetamines
are some comparisons) during their
live shows, it is hardly unexpected
that the album, Rumble, Shake and
Tumble, burns with the same energy.
It’s this energy that overwhelms
and draws you in, particularly in the
band’s gem of a song ‘Willie Nelson’.
For those who love country this
album will be a new favourite, for
those who have not yet forayed into
the genre, it’s a great place to start.
There are uber-
cool things to
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Entertainment Editor
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Arcade Fire rocks Montreal for free
Giving back to
the city they love
Arcade Fire has lived up to its name,
celebrating a hot summer on the stage,
including many notable performances
on the East Coast. Besides opening
up for world-famous rockers U2 in
Moncton, the band put on a show in
Dartmouth and even made a surprise
appearance as “Shark Attack” at
SappyFest here in Sackville. Arcade
Fire has spent the last year touring
the world to promote their record
Te Suburbs and throughout the year
have seen much success, including
awards for album of the year from Te
Junos, Te Brits, and Te Grammys.
Despite the band’s dedication to its
indie roots, Arcade Fire is on the fast
track to Canadian music stardom.
Te band will return to their home
city of Montreal on September 22nd
to treat the city to a free outdoor
concert during the tenth annual
POP Montreal International Music
Festival: a not-for-proft festival
created to support independent
musicians and artists from all over the
world. Arcade Fire’s reasoning behind
their plans for the free concert is to
show the gratifcation that the band
members feel towards Montreal,
Quebec and Canada as a whole.
Band member Regine Chassagne
elaborates: “Our band couldn’t exist
without Montreal. After having
had the chance to tour extensively
around the world, we’re very excited
to fnally come home. And to do so
the Montreal way, we hope to play a
free outside show, on the very last day
Entertainment Writer
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Te Haunting tells the story of Hill House, a place that has a history of unusual deaths and seems more alive than inanimate. Julie
Harris shines as Eleanor Lance, a sheltered woman who seeks to belong and fnds comfort as well as terror with the spirits of Hill
House. Trough her eyes the audience experiences the torment of her fragile soul and subsequent plunge into madness. Te flm
follows the mantra of ‘less is more’ to thrill the audience, a far cry from the shock and gore used in horror flms today. Shadows,
noises, and the slackening of Eleanor’s grip on reality all create the tense atmosphere needed to induce fear in the viewer.
After the disappointment of Cowboys and Aliens, remembering classic westerns like Stagecoach may bring some comfort.
Blending the style of the standard western and the epic western, Stagecoach features the landscape of Monument
Valley in Utah, romance, gunfghts, revenge, and of course, John Wayne. However, all gun-slinging aside, the real
focus of the flm is the character study of the eight passengers making a treacherous journey by stagecoach with the
threat of an attack from Apache natives looming overhead. An examination of social class is also a focal point of the
flm, with the upper crust literally brushing shoulders with criminals and saloon girls over the course of the journey.
Tis Oscar-winning flm draws its title from William Woodsworth’s poem Ode: Intimations of Immortality and recounts
the teenage romance between Bud and Deanie. Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood play the young lovers fawlessly, both
coping with pressure from their parents and from society. Bud tries to suppress his desires against the fear of ‘spoiling’
Deanie with sex, while Deanie must weigh her morals and dignity against her desire to keep Bud from straying. As
America changes from the roaring twenties to the Great Depression, so change the two idealistic youths into realist adults.
Often hailed as ‘the greatest flm of all time’, Citizen Kane follows the life of a newspaper tycoon’s rise to power and his resulting
fall from grace. Te flm was groundbreaking in its cinematography, using techniques that have become commonplace today
but had never been seen before the flm’s release. Te famous line, ‘Rosebud’ leads to exploration of Kane’s loss of childhood, the
empty promises of the American dream and materialism. Te blend of beautiful cinematography with rich thematic devices
is what makes Citizen Kane such a monumental flm. While some have claimed it to be too slow-paced or ‘boring’, it can be
deeply appreciated as a character study (partly autobiographical of Orson Welles) of powerful men who infuence a nation.
The Haunting (1963)
Directed by Richard Wise
Starring: Julie Harris, Claire
)looT, Richard Johnson, Russ
Photo Credit: bloglaggon.
Stagecoach (1939)
Directed by John Ford
Starring: John Wayne, Claire
Trevor, Andy Devine, John
Carradine, ThoTas Mitchell,
Louise Platt, George Bancroft,
Donald Meek
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Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Anna Robertson
Entertainment Editor
Asking people their favorite flm will
usually result in responses of flms
Citizen Kane (1941)
Directed by Elia Kazan
Starring: Warren Beatty, Natalie
Wood, Pat Hingle, Audrey
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produced within the past 20 years,
and it’s a shame really. Tere were so
many fabulous flms produced well
before our generation of cinema,
and they remain mostly unexplored
by the moviegoers of today. Te
infuence of classic movie directors
like John Ford and Orson Welles over
modern flmmakers is undeniable.
With a slew of remakes this summer,
from Fright Night in theatres to Jane
Eyre on DVD, the importance of
revisiting the originals is even more
apparent. Examining the templates
for present day flms allow us to
appreciate them in an entirely new
way. Classics are the rare breed of flm
that transcends trend and time; able
to captivate audiences regardless of
the time period they were made in.
Tey are a window into the history
Directed by Orson Welles
Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph
Cotten, Dorothy CoTingTore,
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of summer as a big ‘thank you’ to the
beautiful city we love so much.”
Te concert will also play a role in
the French release of Tracy Kidder’s
book Mountains Beyond Mountains,
the novel that inspired “Te Sprawl
II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)”,
a song from the band’s album Te
Suburbs. Te book details the life
and story of Paul Farmer, one of
the original founders of Partners
in Health. In light of this, the band
has made a special ofer of two VIP
passes and a copy of Kidder’s book to
the frst 100 people to make a $200
donation to KANPE, a Montreal-
based organization afliated with
Partners in Health.
Te show will also be supporting
several environmental initiatives
within Montreal, as it is taking place
during the In Town, Without My
Car! Event; organized by Agence
metropolitaine de transport and
CAM. Tis event will highlight
Montreal’s downtown core with focus
on Metro transport and walkable
events. Tere will also be free eco-
responsible water stations at the
event, provided by Montreal based
company Aldo.
Te POP Montreal festival will
take place from September 21st-25th,
and will feature over 600 other acts,
including Mozart’s Sister, Forest
City Lovers, East End Radicals,
Dirty Beaches, Te Creepshow, Te
Planet Smashers, and many others.
Montreal-based band and Polaris
Prize winners Karkwa will be opening
for Arcade Fire on the 22nd.
Lea Foy
Arcade Fire during a surprise perforTance at SappyFest under the naTe of ºShark Attack»
and inspiration that brought us the
flms of today. Should you care to take
a glimpse into the flms of yesterday,
here are some that should not go
September 1, 2011 ENTERTAINMENT
Why does my Dad suddenly like Destroyer?
A detailed
dissection of
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alI\T Kaputt
“What did you think of it?” “Was
it... a saxophone?” “Why did he
DO that?” Tese are questions I
would fnd tucked into the corners
of summer parties, being discussed
in earnest by a couple of scrufy,
plaid dudes in wing-tip shoes. Tese
gentlemen, along with the rest of us,
were lucky enough to witness one of
the year’s most anticipated albums go
of with only a single hitch: Bon Iver
closer ‘Beth/Rest’. A Casio-toned
slow jam that would sound more at
home in the closing credits of ‘My
Girl 3’ than as a part of the year’s most
critically acclaimed album, the song
was a bold move - one that left a lot
of indie-fellas scratching their beards
in confusion. After a few minutes of
lively discussion involving the name-
dropping of Lionel Richie, Bruce
Hornsby, or both, the consensus
verdict concerning “Beth/Rest”
usually ended up along the lines of:
“It reminds me of unicorns”.
Well, unbeknownst to these guys,
the 70s cheese-rock bandwagon
is already pretty well populated.
Hell, even the new M83 song has
a sax solo! Tat leaves us in the
uncomfortable position of wanting
to judge Destroyer’s Kaputt as a part
of the aforementioned wagon. And
it’s certainly tempting: Dan Bejar’s
Destroyer project has never been
content to sit with an easily defnable
With an already-distinctive lyrical
and songwriting style, the “feel”
of an album always seemed like
something Bejar enjoyed shufing
from time to time, even if just to
confuse expectations. If you found
the jump between the bizarro MIDI
theatrics of Your Blues and the more
stately art-pop of Destroyer’s Rubies
to be jarring, then chances are Kaputt
could be whiplash-inducing. And
trust me, I’d heard all of this before
even listening to the album. Reading
reviews and reactions, I was prepared
to be ofended and horrifed. Straight
up didn’t happen.
Let’s get this out of the way then:
the distinctive sound of Kaputt isn’t
wink-wink-nudge-nudge irony, nor
is it some overly earnest attempt at
melodrama. Bejar chose to work with
this sound because it fts. Each song
is a tight, baroque web of references,
weird turns of phrase, and usually
imparseable lyrical content.
Listening to Bejar’s bizarre free-
association often feels more like an
archeological dig than a ‘rock’ record
(whatever that even is). What frst
seems foreign and opaque carries tiny
snippets of nostalgia, curled up near-
fractally so that every subsequent
listen suggests something minutely
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is
what separates Bejar from the current
crowd of nostalgia-hucksters: the
seventies soft-rock aesthetic actually
works in favour of his talents, and
occasionally casts them in a new,
more accessible light. On lead track
‘Kaputt’, lines like “Chasing some
girls \ Chasing cocaine through
the backrooms of the world” avoid
their own hedonistic implications,
and become a warm impressionistic
blur from the mind of a seasoned
ladies’ man who sees both the fun
and pain inherent in that lifestyle.
All that; invoked by nothing more
than a certain keyboard tone, some
Chuck Mangione trumpet licks, and
a particular reverb on the snare. Bejar
uses these elements in total synergy
with one another to make songs, each
suggesting a feeling greater than the
sum of their parts.
I’m convinced that ‘Suicide
Demo for Kara Walker’ is the best
song Destroyer has ever recorded.
Opening lazily with prom-night
synths and some weather network
guitar, the song unfolds into a smug,
understated disco groove where Bejar,
as autistically free-associative as ever,
manages to conjure a yearning, wistful
atmosphere that’s strangely afecting,
considering how at odds it is with
what he’s actually singing.
To wrap this up, I’m aware Kaputt
sounds terrible on paper. It shouldn’t
work, but it does; you’ll have to either
trust me or give a listen yourself.
Most of my failed attempts to fgure
out why it works so well boil down to
the overall feel of the record: this is
music that sounds smart and timeless
and oddly relaxed. Bejar is wielding
nostalgia at a higher level than any
of his peers, and that, in my mind, is
what allows this album to sound like
more than just unicorns.
0an 4alcolT
Argosy Contributor
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Te Argosy
Under the direction of physics pro-
fessor Dr. David L. Hornidge, three
Mount Allison physics students spent
over two months in Germany this
summer, partaking in high-energy
physics experiments at the Mainz
Microtron (MAMI) particle ac-
celerator.   Te research was done in
fulfllment of their honours degree
requirements and gave them the op-
portunity to get a feel for high-level
physics research. 
MAMI is located at the University
of Johannes Guttenberg and is one of
very few facilities in the world that al-
low physicists to perform high-energy
experiments. Te particle accelerator
is a multi-million dollar facility that
has received funding by national gov-
ernments and private donors. It is at
accelerators such as the one in Mainz
where high-energy experiments have
led to breakthroughs in some of the
most mysterious and mystifed as-
pects of physics. Physicists hope that
by literally smashing sub-atomic par-
ticles such as protons and electrons
together, they will be able to uncover
answers to some of the long-standing
questions in physics.
Te experiments are signifcant
because their fndings could confrm
the existence of parallel universes,
a fourth dimension, or the Higgs-
Boson particle (commonly referred to
as the “God” particle), which physi-
cists have long speculated to be the
mysterious particle which “holds
things together” at the sub-atomic
level. Regardless, research conducted
at particle accelerators is at the fore-
front of modern scientifc discovery,
and physicists hope that data derived
from these experiments will bring
them one step closer to a one, grand,
unifed “theory of everything.” It is
the dream that generations of physi-
cists have been working towards since
Einstein published his theory of rela-
tivity almost a century ago.
Despite the signifcant advance-
ments physicists made in through-
out the 20th century in felds such
as quantum electrodynamics (QED)
and supergravity theory, and String
theory, many of these theories con-
Students help
physicists smash
sub-atomic particles
tradict each other, and don’t seem to
match up with the laws of physics that
Einstein established almost a century
ago. Experiments and research con-
ducted at facilities such as MAMI
provide physicists with the tools they
need to fnd solutions to these prob-
lems and verify their theories. Tis is
a long process which involves years of
careful data analysis -enter Mount
Allison physics students .
Chris Sherman, Ryan Bennett, and
Ari Silburt are all physics students
going into their fourth year at Mount
Allison University this September.
Tey were among a handful of Ca-
nadian physics students chosen to
partake in research at MAMI, a trip
sponsored by Mount Allison Univer-
sity in conjunction with the Univer-
sity of Regina who received funding
from an organization of Canadian
Sherman, a native of Riverview,
NB, explained that much of the work
they did in Germany involved run-
ning computer simulations based
on “spin polarizabilities”, which are
properties of protons that can be
measured and quantifed. Spin polar-
Students spend
summer at
Science and Technology Writer
izabilities has become a vital tool that
physicists can use to test current the-
ories about how sub-atomic particles
interact with each other. Te simula-
tions performed by our students in
Mainz helped physicists to test and
better understand a theory called
quantum chromodynamics (QCD),
which seeks to understand the force
that holds the diferent components
of an atom together.
Sherman and Silburt both ex-
pressed their gratitude towards the
MTA physics department for pro-
viding them with the opportunity
to work with some of the world’s
most respected physicists. Sher-
man explained that “not many other
students have [the] opportunity” to
perform research at one of the most
technologically advanced facilities in
the world, and that the experience
itself was a real eye-opener because
the students were able to get a feel
of the day-to-day lives of high level
physicists. Silburt added that it was
“defnitely a valuable experience”, and
encourages future students of physics
to take advantage of similar opportu-
nities for research.
In a world of fnancial turmoil, with
sovereign debt crises in Europe and
a ballooning federal defcit in the
United States, many are starting
to lose faith in fat currencies, or
government-backed paper money.
Since the 1970s, the US dollar has
become accepted as the world’s
reserve currency, due to the fact that
staple goods such as oil and gas are
denominated in dollars, which all
countries need. However, many are
starting to lose faith in the dollar,
party because the US have used
their currency to fnance expensive
overseas military endeavours, such
as the invasions of Afghanistan and
Iraq. Te rise of new digital monetary
systems have attracted quite a bit of
attention, and some see it as a viable
alternative to government-issued
money like the US dollar.
Te Bitcoin is an example of one
virtual medium of exchange that some
consider to be a promising alternative.
According to their website, Bitcoin
is “the frst decentralized digital
currency” and bitcoins can be
transferred over the internet directly
from person to person without the
need for fnancial intermediaries
like banks, who have to some degree
monopolized public access to money
for centuries by taking advantage of
information asymmetry. By removing
the “middle man” from the picture,
Bitcoin is able to charge much lower
fees for services, they can be used
in any country, accounts cannot be
frozen and there are “no prerequisites
or arbitrary limits”. As perfect as this
may sound, many commentators
have criticized bitcoin and other
complementary currency systems on
the grounds that they are not reliable
alternatives to the fat money system.
According to Technology Review,
the problem with having a Bitcoin
economy is that it will be dominated by
speculators, who will hoard bitcoins.
Te idea of making a proft from the
bitcoin economy will give people
the incentive to hold their bitcoins
in hope of future profts instead of
spending them, exactly the opposite
of what is needed for an economy
to be successful. Instead of being
used as a currency, most people see
bitcoins as an investment, and trade
them for proft, which has resulted in
hoarding. Te consequence of this
hoarding is that there will be fewer
and fewer bitcoins in circulation,
making them less useful as a medium
of exchange, and therefore less likely
to become accepted as a legitimate
unit of exchange among businesses
and consumers. Only time will tell
whether virtual currencies like the
bitcoin will catch on with the public,
or fail.
Science and Technology Writer
Cryptocurrency: Is
Money going Digital?
Marc-Alexandre Chartrand
Physics students from Mt. A unwind after a day working at the Mainz
Microtron (MAMI), a particle accelerator in Germany.
In this series, I will be teaching you
how to save both money and time by
using the internet to your advantage.
Tis week I will explain how you can
potentially save hundreds of dollars by
using the internet instead of waiting
hours in line to buy textbooks. Here
are 3 invaluable book resources:
Google Books - http://books. (good for arts and
sciences) Google Books is an online
library which currently includes
more than 15 million scanned books,
including rare books that are out of
print or not currently in publication.
Some of the books are available for
"Full View" which means you can
read the whole book, cover to cover,
online. However, the vast majority of
the books are restricted to a "Limited
Preview", which means that you can
only see some of the pages in the
book. Many textbooks teachers use
are in the 4th or 5th edition, and if
you search for this edition on Google
Books, you will be able to see all
the past edition, which usually only
include minor changes.
Project Gutenberg - http://www. (good for arts students)
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which can be downloaded in diferent
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Te Owens Art Gallery, located on
Mount Allison’s campus next to the
R.P Bell Library, has an exciting
fall line up of exhibitions that will
assuredly delight any art lover. Tree
of the exhibits currently on display,
Working Drawings, Take Two, and
Salon Hangings, opened earlier in
the spring and will continue their run
through the fall until the beginning
of October. A new exhibition, Paper
Dolls, will open September 16th, and
run until November 6th. Te exhibit
is curated by Mount Allison professor
of Fine Art History, Anne Koval,
and is sure to be a favourite among
students, particularly those studying
English and Fine Arts.
Working Drawings, which opened
in June, is a collection of unframed
works of art on paper. Te exhibit
showcases the preliminary studies
and preparatory works of various
artists. Te collection presents
an opportunity for the viewer to
understand how the pieces evolve
from beginning to end, and how the
artists’ initial ideas change directions
throughout their creation. It allows
for rare, intimate insight into the
creative process of the artist, exposing
their unique techniques and methods
of production. Artists featured are
Mount Allison alumna Alex Colvill,
Christopher and Mary Pratt, as
well as June Leaf, John Hammond,
, Marla Hlady, Ethel Ogden, Joyce
Wieland, Elizabeth McLeod,
Edward J. Hughes, Aileen Guihan,
Mabel Killam Day, Eunice Dixon
McCormack and Wenda Lyons.
An exercise in juxtaposition,
Take Two, displays two ostensibly
unrelated works side by side, thus
letting their similarities overshadow
their diferences. Deviating from
the norms of curation, the collection
features a variety of diferent
mediums, styles and time periods by
an eclectic mix of artists. Te pairing
of works that would not normally
be seen side by side allows to the
audience to draw parallels betweens
the pieces, thus understanding the
unique relationship between the two.
Te exhibition creates a coherence
between distinct mediums, and
lends an opportunity for interesting
and unexpected resonances to arise
between the works. Featured in
the exhibition are pieces by Jack
Humphrey, Glenn Adams, Mary
Pratt, Lawren P. Harris and Stanley
Salon Hanging is reminiscent
of the Salon de Paris’ brilliant foor
to ceiling arrangement of artwork
by Europe’s elite. Te Owens
exhibition features many pieces
from the gallery’s original collection
initially acquired in 1800. It has
been designed and installed by the
Owens’ preparator, Roxie Ibbitson.
Audiences will be treated to over a
hundred pieces of eighteenth and
nineteenth century European art
and several full-scale plaster copies
of classical Greek sculptures. Tis
collection will be familiar to former
Mount Allison Fine Arts students,
as it was previously used to teach
students through the replication of
the pieces.
Te latest exhibition to be featured
at the Owens is entitled Paper
Dolls and showcases a little known
collection of paper dolls and doll’s
clothing by poet Sylvia Plath. Te use
of paper dolls as an artistic medium
is unusual, yet signifcant, as it plays
on the themes of female domesticity,
celebrity culture and the ephemeral
nature of fashion. Featured alongside
Plath’s works are pieces by seven
contemporary artists, lending an
intriguing mix of past and present to
the exhibition. Included in the show
is a short flm by Cindy Sherman,
an installation by Ed Pien, exquisite
miniatures by Cybèle Young, large
scale steel-cut dresses by Barb Hunt,
the colourful embroideries of Anna
Torma, an installation of cutouts by
Jeannie Tib and paper doll chains
byLynne Yamamoto. Te exhibition
will undoubtably be a feast to the
eyes, and will evoke thoughts of
childhood whimsy. In typical Plath
fashion, her visual art will leave
audiences captivated and intrigued,
and the amalgamation of her work
and the contemporary artists’ will
create a new sort of visual poetry that
only Plath and curator Anne Koval
could accomplish.
Tis is only the beginning of the
Owens line up for the 2011-2012
academic year. Be sure to check into
the gallery frequently throughout the
year to experience world class art, and
keep reading the Argosy for weekly
previews and reviews.
Paper Dolls and
odd pairings at the
Julia McMillan
Arts and Lit Editor
The Owens
Gallery’s exciting
fall line up of
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Dorm Room DIY
Deck out your
dorm room,
laptops and
with funky and
functional fabric
Student budgets can be rough-
especially at this time of year when
your wandering and hopeful eyes
fall upon something that would
absolutely make your dorm room
cooler than anyone else’s. But, don’t
let fnancial gloom get you down
yet. Tis year, the Argosy is going to
profle a weekly DIY to help you deck
out your dorm room or apartment,
get your creative juices fowing, and
save your pennies. DIY to the rescue!
Lately, I’ve been noticing beautiful
Japanese tapes gracing the pages of
Etsy and various craft blogs. Teir
uses seem endless: packaging,
framing, stencilling, collage, letters,
book marks... the list goes on. After
staring longingly at their colourful
patterns and coveting their aesthetic
appeal, I browsed around and nearly
fell of my computer chair when
found the most clever and simple
instructions on how to make your
own pretty tapes. Tough fairly pricey
online, it can cost only a few dollars to
make your own fabric tapes at home-
plus you have the opportunity to
customize your work and add a more
personal touch.
Here is what you’ll need:
· 8rown Papcr Tapc lound at
ofce supply stores
· Fabric Scraps (to bc rcally
thrifty, use fabric from old clothes you
no longer wear)
· Sandpapcr il your
packaging tape has a shiny surface
· Gluc (simplc whitc school
glue will do the job, but feel free the
experiment- you can never go wrong
with super glue)
· Frcczcr or Vax Papcr
· Rotary Cuttcr (or scissors)
· Rulcr
· Cutting Mat, il you arc
using a rotary cutter
Time to get to work. Follow these
simple instructions and unleash your
1. Place a piece of wax paper about
roughly 20 inches on the cutting mat.
2. Get some strips of packaging tape
same length and tape them onto the
wax paper.
3. Cut some fabric strips a little wider
than the tape. You’ll cut of the sides
to give your tape a neater look.
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‘Grow’ artist space
Everyone needs space. With rampant
urbanization, Canadians are now
required to be more creative and
resourceful in the ways they organize
public spaces in their cities. In
neighborhoods across Canada, people
are coming up with ways to thrive in
urban settings.
Two Vancouver based artist’s
collectives are doing just that.
Te Means of Production
Artists Raw Resource Collective
(MOPARRC)  and the ‘Grow’ Art
+ Urban Agriculture Project are two
examples of community organizations
that strive to re-invent the way we
live, work, produce and consume in
post-industrial urban settings.
Originally conceived in 2007 as an
artist-run garden for producing raw
arts materials, MOPARRC has come
to be much more in a short four years.
Artist Sharon Kallis, a sculptor whose
primary sculpting materials change
seasonally (coinciding with what the
land produces), leads talks and other
community events in the collective’s
garden in Central Vancouver. Te
events hosted by MOPARRC range
form community tea parties to short
seminars on how to weave baskets out
of unwanted, invasive plants.
Kallis and the other artists involved
with MOPARRC create installations
made entirely of materials grown in
the park. Te collective’s mission
statement reminds us of the value
art can bring to any community:
“Together, our projects engage the
urban community in creating art
through a living and productive
Grow is a  “public forum, teaching
tool and creative laboratory for
ecological and social sustainability
practices”. Situated just west of
Olympic Village, Grow hosts
workshops that range from urban
beekeeping to food security. Te grow
space has many diferent crops that all
strive to develop sustainable practices
of urban agriculture.
If you are a Mount Allison students
that grew up in an urban area, chances
are that moving to Sackville involved
a dynamic shift in the way you relate
to the space you live in. You can
circumnavigate Sackville on your bike
in a few hours, never loosing sight of
a grain feld. You can walk through
town and never be overwhelmed by
infrastructure and concrete. Tere is
no trafc – chances are you regularly
go many weeks without traveling in
a car.
We are lucky enough to already
have a community garden here
in Sackville. Located by the train
tracks on Charles St, the volunteer
run garden is a “local sustainable,
pesticide- and herbicide-free food
source” for residents of the Tantramar
region. For enquiries about plots, or
to contribute to the garden fund, the
garden’s organizers can be contacted
at sackvillecommunitygarden@gmail.
Julia McMillan
Arts and Lit Editor
Joel Young
Arts and Lit Writer
thriving in
Note: If you have packaging tape
with a shiny surface, you will have
to sand it down, so the glue can grip.
(Otherwise, your fabric will peel right
of.) Smooth out any air bubbles. Tis
is how your tape will look before you
cut it:
4. Go write an essay or something
while you wait for the glue to dry.
5. Cut your tape to your desired
lengths. Be careful when peeling, so
that you only peel of the wax paper
and not your beautiful fabrics!
To be extra creative, use wider sheets
of tape, and cut out diferent shapes
and designs to create adhesive art you
can use anywhere! I suggest you use
your tape to decorate your laptop,
notebooks, and stick love notes on
doors. Te instructions to this DIY
were found at http://annekata. If you have a clever,
crafty project you’d like to share,
email me at

September 1, 2011
advance to the Memorial Cup in
Brandon, Manitoba.
With camp currently
underway, and
the focus on
the youth
mo v e me n t ,
two Moncton
born players
will be
looking to lead
the charge this year.
Alex and Allain Saulnier
will carry the ofensive load
upfront. Both brothers produced
over the ever-elusive point per game
clip with Alex notching 25 goals
and 85 points and Allain chipping
in 31 goals and 71 points in total.
Teir third junior season will fttingly
showcase their two-way ability. Tis
Te Moncton Wildcats will look to
regain their dominant form as they
head into the 2011-2012 Quebec
Major Junior Hockey League
(QMJHL) season with high hopes.
Te team faltered last year to a 33-
25-3-7 record after an impressive
2009-10 season, which saw them,
Montreal Jrs team. Te reason for the
new sense of optimism lies on the
shoulders of Cole Harbour native
Nathan MacKinnon. Te young
player was originally selected frst
overall by
the Baie-
C o m e a u
in this
s u mme r s
Dr a f t .
the team traded three frst round picks,
two of their own in 2012 and 2013
and one that belonged to the Quebec
Saulnier’s and
eager to start
Robert Murray
Sports Editor
coming junior season will see the end of
the Brandon Gormely
era in Moncton
as he looks to
make the jump
to the NHL.
He will be
following in
the footsteps
of former
Wildcat Keith
Yandle as he
heads of to Glendale to
join the Phoenix Coyotes organization.
Meanwhile, the Halifax Mooseheads
have opened up camp with a new sense
of optimism. Much of the same team
that has struggled over the past few years
are now savvy minor hockey veterans
and looking to improve upon their frst
round exit at the hands of a powerhouse
Ramparts in 2013. With MacKinnon
not NHL draft eligible until 2013,
the team will have two years to build
around MacKinnon’s ofensive gift.
Both teams are expecting to improve
upon their previous records
from last season and with
a motived core of players
returning to both
sides, success may
not be far of.
Men’s Rugby ready to tackle new league
Four time ACAA
champs set for
new challenge
Simon Murray
Sports Writer
Sue Seaborn
key starters and will have to rely on
its young blood to fll the ranks. Luc
Boyer was confdent in the team’s
ability to succeed
saying, “I am more
than confdent in
younger players
who are more then
ready to make the
step up”.
Tis season will
see many new faces
don the garnet
and gold. With
some promising
rookie prospects
attending camp,
which starts this
Friday, Team
President Justin Vaughn is optimistic.
He also reassured Mountie fans
Advantage Line
Consecutive ACAA Men’s Championships
Players on 2010-2011 All Conference Team
Final score of Championship game last year
Wildcats, Mooseheads open camp
With the start of a new rugby season
looming, no one is more prepared than
the men’s program at Mount Allison.
Te men steamrolled the ACAA last
season with an undefeated season,
which culminated in a 4th ACAA
title in a row.
From watching the men’s dominant
season last year, one would expect
nothing less than another glorious
season. However, the men will face
fresh meat as they enter a new league,
and stifer competition. In this league
the boys will take on the likes of
Acadia, Dalhousie, St. Mary’s, St. FX,
UNB, UPEI and STU throughout
the regular season.
Mt. A Men’s Rugby Club Captain
Josh Davies was ready to lead the
boys in their new season after being
moved up to the Division 1 ranks but
has unfortunately injured his elbow
and will be forced to watch from
the sidelines for an undetermined
amount of time.
Davies doesn’t plan on take his
injury lying down though. He will
be helping to coach the team while
he recovers. Laying out his strategy,
he commented, “we will focus on
having strength in the forwards with
pace and awareness in the backs”.
League legends, the Mounties are
renowned in their league for speed
and precision. Te men will remain
strong with Luc Boyer taking over
the leadership duties on the feld.
Led by Boyer, returning champions
include Ben Lass, Dave Maxwell,
Stew Miller and NB provincial team
veteran Sean Robertson, who will all
play key roles in the senior leadership
of the team. Te team's strength is
diversifed to ensure that one injury
won’t jeopardize their coming season.
Regardless though, the men’s
team is missing some of its former
that,"the loss of legends such as Chris
Clements, Josh Davies and Trevor
Seely will not be a major setback."
Tis season will
also be highlighted
by the Men’s team
participating in
an exchange to
Bermuda. Justin
Vaughan outline
par of the teams
fundraising options
saying, “…We're
using a points
pledge form to
help raise money
where people
donate money for
every point or try
we score.”
With tons of action on and of the
We will focus on
having strength in the
forwards with pace and
awareness in the backs.

Josh Davies
Men’s Rugby Captain
pitch, Mt. A sports fans will not want
to miss a single second of action this
season. Be sure to support your boys
for their trip to Bermuda as well as
the fact that they’ve earned it! Te
season starts September 9th at home
on the Park St. Field against STU.
Mooseheads logo:
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WIldcats logo:
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Moncton Wildcats
Sean Robertson ( background mid-left) is one of many returning veterans to lead the Men’s Mounties this year.
Te Argosy
Men’s and Women’s Soccer
1he Men’s Soccer Mountíes take on Acadía on Mac Auíey íeíd ín ALS exhíbítíon actíon at 4:00pm
on September 1st. Come on out in your garnet and gold to cheer on our Mounties!
Men’s Football
1he Men’s Football team takes on St. Francis Xavier in ALS preseason action in Antigonish on Sep-
tember 3rd at 2:00pm!
Voices from the Stands - What was your favourite
part of TSN and Kraft event in Sackville?
“I liked
mostly the
games and
how they give
you free stuff”
- Keegan
“I just pretty
much like
getting free
stuff and play-
ing the weird
games they
have here”-
“Food and
the overall
- Carter
Women’s Rugby
Club eyes ACAA
Te Mount Allison Women’s Rugby
team is heading into the 2011 season
with their sights on nothing less
than the ACAA (Atlantic Colleges
Athletic Association) championship.
In order to top the success of last year,
the team will not only have to face
their St. Tomas University rivals,
but deal with a high turnover on this
Feindel to lead
team into 2011
Simon Murray
All Photos: Robert Murray
Mount Allison University
Mount Allison University
year's roster. Among them, the team
captain along with several senior
Te Mounties have established
their place among the ACAA rugby
powerhouses, but will face a familiar
foe in the STU Tommies, who are
looking to repeat their last season's
frst place fnish. Te team made it to
the ACAA fnal last season only to
have their championship aspirations
crushed by the STU Tommies.
Lauren “Bucket” Feindel is taking
the reins of the Mount Allison
Women’s Rugby club this year. Her
passion for rugby has her wanting to
return to the pitch. “Te only other
thing I can really say is that I can’t
wait to be under those lights on Park,"
Feindel stated. "Tere's nothing like
putting it all on the line for the girl
standing next to you.”
Returning players Abby White, a
veteran of club rugby and Bethany
Tockzo, will be revving to start the
season fring on all cylinders. Feindel
noted a few players to watch this
season who are going to 'break out,'
including Callie Bowman (prop);
Lauren Fitch (hooker), and; Laura
Carvell (TBD). Michelle Hutchison
will also be returning this season after
sitting out 2010 with an injury.
Former players Michelle Kidd
and Meghan MacDonald will be
returning to the team on the sidelines
as coaches.
Recruiting for the team is ongoing
and they are eager to capitalize on
new prospects. If you listed rugby as
an interest on your Mount Allison
application, you may have received
an email from Feindel. She cautions
prospective students however, noting
that, “Once we step on that pitch…it
has to be all about the rugby. I expect
every girl to be completely focused
and give 100% when we're on the
feld. Partying can come after the
Tere is no better place to be
part of a team at Mt. A than in the
women’s rugby club. Come out this
season and support the club as they
go for ACAA supremacy.
Madison Downe
Sports Writer
Women’s Rugby Mounties are hoping take their game to the next
level in order to top St. Thomas Tommies for the ACAA title.
Mount Allison University
The female soccer Mounties take on the Axewomen in ALS exhibition soccer action. Come out to
MacAuley Field on Friday September 2nd at 1:00pm.
Thursday Sept. 1st
9:30AM-3:30PM Welcome Kit Pick Up STUDENT CENTRE
10:00AM Residences Open to New Students RESIDENCE
3;30-4:30PM Orientation PUMP-UP! GYM
4:30-6:00PM BBQ Dinner JENNINGS
6:15PM Line up for Commencement GYM
7:00-8:15 PM Commencement Ceremonies CON HALL
9:00PM Mandatory House&Off Campus Meetings RESIDENCE
Friday Sept. 2nd
10:00AM Meet Frosh Group: Carpe Diem & Zumba GROUP MEETING
12:00-1:30 Lunch ft. Surprise Performance JENNINGS
2:00PM The Good the Bad and the Ugly Show CON HALL
First Year Banquet
Sitting 1: Campbell, Harper, Bennett, Edwards &
Sitting 2: Windsor, Bigelow, Hunton & Satellite
9:00PM Mount Alympics and & Mountie Mania FOOTBALL FIELD
OR 9:00PM Silk Screening at the Little Armadillo Print Shop 25 LORNE ST
Saturday Sept. 3rd
11:30AM-1:30PM Town of Sackville Welcome: CORN BOIL BRIDGE STREET
3:00PM Meet Frosh Group: Garnet and Gold Rush GROUP MEETING
5:30PM Karaoke BBQ SWAN POND
9:00PM Cinema Movie Night Deal The Vogue
Sunday Sept. 4th
7:00AM Residence Welcoming Activities RESIDENCE
2:00PM Surprise Event TBA
4:00-11:30PM More Residence & Off Campus Activities RESIDENCE
Monday Sept. 5th
10:00AM Faculty Pump Up TBA
12:45PM Meet Frosh Groups:
You Better Work It -Academics 101 Sessions
7:00PM Keynote Speaker: Drew Dudley! CON HALL
Tuesday Sept. 6th
8:30AM 1st Day of Class! CAMPUS
8:00PM First Class Bash Concert OUTSIDE HESLER
11:00PM Wet/Dry After Party at the Campus Pub PUB/GRACIES
Your Calendar of Orientation
and Back to School Events!
Wednesday Sept. 7th
8:00 PM Comedy Recods Comedians CON HALL
Thursday Sept. 8th
8:00 PM Mentalist Haim Goldenberg
Saturday Sept. 10th
8:00 AM Shinerama Breakfast/Opening
Sackvegas Dance & Casino Casino
Sunday September 11th
SACtivities Fair!
Be sure to stop by and chat with you
student ourmalists - and ‚nd out
how to become one!
Wednesday Sept. 14th
8:00 PM Spirit Night Residence Competition
Thursday Sept. 8th
First Argosy Meeting of the
Argosy Of‚ce 3rd Floor Student Centre
Friday Sept. 16th
5:30 PM SURF - Summer Undergraduate
Research Fair
Saturday Sept. 17th
2:00 PM Homecoming Game: MTA vs Bishops!
Thursday Sept. 8th
First Argosy Meeting of the
Argosy Of‚ce 3rd Floor Student Centre
For more i nformat i on and to regi st er onl i ne,
pl ease vi si t: www. nbhc. c a
Your perspect i ve i s i mportant…please share i t.
Health is worth talking about, and if you’re 18 to 24 years old we want you to join our conversation.
A total of 40 STUDENTS will be invited to join us on Thursday September 29, 2011
starting at 5 p.m. for a conversation that matters. Dinner will be on us
and the session will wrap up at 8:30 p.m. REGISTER EARLY, SPACE IS LIMITED.
www. nbhc. c a
Did you know?
t Over half the population of New Brunswick
has at least one chronic illness; 40% of chronic
illnesses are preventable.
t New Brunswick spends $4,653 per minute on
health costs; that’s 6.7 million dollars per day.
t New Brunswick is the most obese province (per
capita) when compared to the other 13 provinces
and territories in Canada.
So, you’re awesome and love
The Argosy unconditionally...
Ever think to yourself, “Man, The
Argosy should totally write an
article on that!” Well, stop thinking
and start doing. Anyone can write
an article for The Argosy; it all
just starts with an idea.
First, there is an IDEA
General Meeting:
Thursday 5:30 pm
Then, you WRITE
Guess who is in control of this article? You
are big guy. Do some background research
on the topic. Contact people for interviews.
Question the experts. Then sit down at your
computer and write out your very own article.
Once you’ve submitted your article, it goes
to our editorial board. First, a section editor
reads it over and helps to improve the
writing. Then, a copy editor snags it for a
quick grammar check. Finally, the Editor in
Chief reads it over to give it final approval.
Due time for submissions:
Monday 12:00 am
Eventually we EDIT
Once your article has been given the
green light, it’s time for the big show. The
text heads back to the section editor who
places the article on the page and makes
it look sexy with the help of pictures, pull
quotes, and tons of other tricks.
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