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Commentary: South Korea needs to face their not-so-hidden sexual abuse problems

Warning: This commentary contains graphic and abusive content and derogatory and misogynistic language. From ...

Commentary: Why you should leave your phone at home

I want you to think back to the last time you went somewhere without ...

A letter from the outgoing 2019-20 Managing Editor

If you told me in my first year at St. Thomas University that when ...

A letter from the incoming 2020-21 Editor-in-Chief

My love story with The Aquinian started as one of those love-at-first-sight moments you ...

A letter from the incoming 2020-21 Managing Editor

I’m student who sits in the front of the class but never says a ...

A letter from the outgoing 2019-20 Editor-in-Chief

Being Editor-in-Chief of The Aquinian during the federal election, rising Indigenous tensions in Canada ...

Commentary: You don’t need to eat less because you’re stuck inside

Content warning: This story discusses an eating disorder. After months of removing all weight-loss-related ...

Commentary: Sex education needs to teach us about porn

A week into self-isolation, I decided to watch a Netflix docuseries about the porn ...

When no one is around: Fredericton during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Government of New Brunswick announced all non-essential services must shut down on March ...

Home: Saturday lunches and family gatherings

When I think of the word home, I think of Saturday lunches with my ...

How to keep sane during COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 and the demand for social distancing has created a mountain of ...

Commentary: A letter for anyone sobering up

To anyone and for everyone. People who get bullied a lot will fuck up ...

Students want out of biannual time changes

Fifth-year St. Thomas University student Lucas Gutiérrez-Robert hates the time change. He wishes New ...

Commentary: Advice and reflections from a fourth-year

The second time I came to Fredericton felt like the first. All the anxiety, ...

Commentary: Here to work, not to wait

I know most of you plan to work this summer. I do as well. ...

STU students bring a taste of Jamaica to Fredericton

For some students who find themselves homesick, a taste of home cuisine can mean ...

Coronavirus: Staying alert, not anxious

Dr. Cristin Muecke, the province’s acting chief medical officer of health, told reporters on ...

Home: Missing the little things

Waking up to snow everyday for half of the year isn’t my normal. Why? I ...

Commentary: Battling toxic positivity

My mum saw me have a panic attack for the first time last winter. ...

Commentary: #SHUTDOWN CANADA: Reconciliation is dead

It’s hard not to laugh about railways shutting down in response to the Royal ...

Commentary: How image controls the mind

Trigger warning: This story discusses an eating disorder.  My appearance is something I can ...

Potential ban on conversion therapy: Is it the beginning of the end?

Content warning: This article discusses conversion therapy. When Mitchell Goodine’s family forced him into ...

Home: ‘There is no other life like that of Spain’

Growing up in Spain, my mom constantly told me, “The way of life [that] ...

Commentary: Being proud of the Black legacy

Growing up Black, I was taught that wearing my natural kinky hair meant I ...

Looking beyond race

Ayoung Jung became skeptical of dating after a Tinder date gone wrong. The former ...

Wedding bells at STU

For some students, St. Thomas University’s just a place to get a degree but ...

Not so picture perfect

For years, movies have told us what an ideal relationship looks like. These relationships ...

STU entrepreneur helps others Sync Into Clarity

St. Thomas University student Sinclair Green is in the business of retrieving souls. She ...

Megixt: should Canada leave the Royals too?

Buckingham Palace announced on Jan. 18 the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are giving ...

Home: An emotional state

I always try to understand what people mean when they say the word “home.” ...

Gun violence: More than an American problem

Content warning: This story discusses death, shootings and gun violence. A teenage boy was ...

Addressing the Elephant in the Room

St. Thomas University student and co-president of the STU Mental Health Society Ashley Thornton ...

Commentary: The reason behind the mask

When someone coughs next to me I feel imminent threat. I hiss at my ...

HOME: It’s the people, not the place

Alex Dascalu is a fourth-year journalism and communications student at St. Thomas University from ...

Kids movies, gay Jesus and censorship

Sofia Paura, a third-year St. Thomas University student, thought censorship was in the past ...

Profs say Rate My Professor is “cheesy,” unfair

The first time Taya Doucet heard about a website called Rate My Professor was ...

Putting the ‘can’ in cannabis

In 1990, Juliane Nowe, a certified cannabis coach, was born with a low immune ...

The story behind the ramen

Correction: An earlier version of this story indicated the Kamazuka family has moved seven ...

HOME: New Year’s in Kazakhstan

Young Joo Jun is a third-year journalism student at St. Thomas University. She grew ...

Satire: Jasmine’s declassified Christmas survival guide

For some students, Christmas break means home-cooked meals and three weeks with no classwork. For ...

When Christmas turkey’s not an option

When second-year St. Thomas University student Juandi Correa’s family comes together, they can’t eat ...

Commentary: All I want for Christmas is my dad

This will be my sixth Christmas since my dad died. I know it’s taboo ...

A queen among us

Albert County Pageant Queen, Miss Teen Maritime International and National Canadian Teen are some ...

Deepfakes: Death’s never permanent

A video created by an entertainment news site and YouTube channel Collider shows Robert ...

TikTok meme sparks conversation about ageism

Victoria Narváez, a fourth-year psychology student at St. Thomas University, said her father is religious ...

To leave or not to leave

Shauna Spudik, a former University of New Brunswick student now living in Alberta, is ...

Visibility through fashion

Rez Famous began as a saying printed on a t-shirt. But after its official ...

HOME: The cultural hub of Pakistan

Minahil Fatima is a first-year international relations and political science student at St. Thomas ...

One in Five: The struggle is real

Michala Keeler is a fourth-year St. Thomas University student triple majoring in English, philosophy ...

One in Five: The perception of others

Ashley Thornton is a second-year criminology and psychology major at St. Thomas University from Fredericton. She’s ...

A time to remember

The St. Thomas University T-Ring dates back to the 1940s. After the Second World ...

COMMENTARY: Fear of home

María Leiva is a third-year political science and international relations student at St. Thomas University. She’s ...

Finding peace beyond the grave

Fredericton psychic Shianne Doucette said her first paranormal experience was when she was six ...

Students celebrate first Halloween

If you’ve heard “trick-or-treat” sung on your doorstep every Oct. 31, you’re probably from ...

COMMENTARY: Stranger treats on Digby Neck

Digby Neck, N.S. is a weird place.   The Bay of Fundy and St. ...

HOME: The city that has it all

Erika Paola is a third-year human rights and English major from Mexico City. She likes ...

Abortion clinic set to close

St. Thomas University grad Olivier Hébert emotionally addressed the crowd of about 100 people ...

Burnout, the struggle is real

Between classes, extracurricular activities and jobs, university students are burnt out. According to a 2015 ...

Watching chaos from afar

Third-year St. Thomas University student Emilia Gutiérrez was in the middle of class last ...

One In Five: Feeling invisible with an invisible illness

Mackenzie Lynn Acheson is a second-year psychology and criminology major from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She enjoys ...

The dangers of Instagram diets

On Sept. 18, Instagram announced they would prevent users under 18 from seeing ads ...

Non-binary students: ‘I exist’

For some non-binary students, coming out is an ongoing experience. AJ Alward, a fourth-year ...

Dance, a genderless way of expression

Dance is the purest form of expression, according to Dustyn Forbes. “When we can’t ...

Do scandals make or break elections?

Political scandals are at the forefront of some students’ minds for the upcoming federal ...

HOME: Concrete jungle

Sofia Paura is a third-year journalism and communications student from São Paulo, Brazil. She ...

COMMENTARY: Survival

While waiting for the bus in the summer of 2018, I overheard a stranger ...

Being an ally

Note: A name correction was made on Sept. 26, 2019.    Take Back the ...

One in Five: Trigger warnings, no laughing matter

Kyra Wilson is a fourth-year St. Thomas University student honouring in psychology and majoring ...

Cab rides often awkward and uncomfortable, say students

During her first year at St. Thomas University, Olivia Ishimwe worked night shifts at ...

The food almost looks too good to eat (Jasmine Gidney/AQ)

Food review: Tokyo Ramen

Ramen is a signature dish for any university student. When you’re broke and hungry, ...

HOME: The land of wood and water

Roxanne Knight is a second-year journalism and English major at St. Thomas University from ...

COMMENTARY: Stop making serial killers famous

Social media allows anyone to become famous, including serial killers. But journalists shouldn’t help ...

Vaping: Gaining momentum or losing steam

When she was 15, first-year St. Thomas University student Taylor Galbraith said she started ...

‘A round urinal’

When St. Thomas University grad Dempsey Perry was in his first-year at STU, he ...

Students say ‘yes’ to immigration after billboard backlash

When Natalia Rodríguez left her home in Costa Rica to attend school, the community welcomed ...

Despite lack of representation, womens’ voices heard in STU philosophy

At first glance, the St. Thomas University philosophy department is a testament to the ...

One in five: Finding peace in admitting failure

Mary Baker is a third-year St. Thomas University student from Bridgetown, Nova Scotia majoring ...

Spending summer making dreams come true

Hailey Frenette, a third-year St. Thomas University student, spent last summer working at the ...

Shaking things up in Fredericton

Julia Gilliard never saw herself as a leader, but after working at the Costco ...

Commentary: What I wish I knew before I left home

Growing up, I was a homebody. I didn’t go out with friends often and ...

Commentary: The view from down here

“You inspire me.” “That’s so impressive. I would never be able to do that.” ...

Making the decision to vaccinate

When you log onto any social media site, there’s a chance you’ll find an ...

Commentary: My brother Luke

For Ben Pugsley, having an autistic brother has been one of the great blessings ...

Life hacks to give you back your life

Free time is a rare commodity among university students. While balancing classes, jobs, exercise, ...

Commentary: Get the F off my ID

I love lady’s night at clubs as much as the next mediocre-dancin’, lady-lovin’ person. Who ...

Balancing love and learning

When your schedule includes university classes, work, sleep and some time factored in to ...

The art and meaning of tattoos

When asked how many tattoos she had, Melissa Roy took time to count. She ...

Commentary: Are the liberal arts truly open-minded?

Fiona Steele asks whether institutions like STU are guilty of classicism when it comes ...

Dorm room decorating to battle homesickness

A well-decorated dorm room is one way students are battling mental health issues that ...

Grad creates company to change the conversation on periods

Hallie Mazurkiewicz’s mother started preparing for the “period conversation” the day she found out ...

Living with a invisible illness

Mackenzie Acheson was hanging out in her friend’s dorm in Vanier Hall when her ...

Taking on the world through travel

Instead of heading straight to grad school, fourth-year student Chloe Saulnier is headed on a ...

Love letters to the rescue

While working as a journalist in southern Lebanon in 1978, Don Dickson was detained ...

For the hate of Valentine’s Day

While in high school, Haley Beatty was on her student council when they planned ...

My Tinder surprise

Sad and alone, I slumped on my couch immersed in my zero phone messages. ...

‘Soup, it’s like a hug in a bowl’: Soupfest comes to Fredericton

The NFL Super Bowl isn’t the only Super Bowl that happened last week. Soup fanatics ...

Review: Grab some grub at the Cellar Pub

Within the depths of the Student Union Building, the Cellar Pub is a popular ...

STU grad a Jeopardy! runner-up

After Sean Thompson found out he was going to be on Jeopardy!, he prepared ...

Commentary: Being supportive is knowing when to shut up

Warning: This story contains graphic content about sexual assault, mental illness and abuse that ...

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