Laura MacDonald

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Commentary: The bittersweetness of leaving home

I remember as a kid, I'd watch Rick Steves Europe with my dad and think, “Damn, Cape Breton kinda sucks.” While Steves travelled around...

‘They are children of God’: Mixed reactions to the Pope’s comments on homosexuality

Andrew Klein, a Catholic studies professor at St. Thomas University, said Pope Francis' recent comments on homosexuality in the documentary, Francesco, are advocating for social...

STU student starts new project to help Indigenous students connect with their roots

Brittany Gray, a fifth-year Mi'kmaw St. Thomas University student, had a dream this summer where she was speaking with an Indigenous elder. She said...

Commentary: Connecting with the spirits

Saturday morning I woke up with a pain in my jaw that I have been experiencing for a few days. After taking an Advil I...

The taboo around tattoos

Kathleen Jones, a St. Thomas University Bachelor of Education student, said when she starts teaching, she won’t be covering up her tattoos because they...

Tensions rise between Indigenous and commercial fishermen

For Tanner Augustine, a St. Thomas University Mi’kmaq student from Elsipogtog First Nation, the current conflict between commercial and Indigenous fishermen in St. Marys...
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Behind the screens of TST’s staged reading of The Refugee Hotel

Sara Lamk sat behind the computer screen at her last rehearsal for The Refugee Hotel, Theatre St. Thomas's latest play. It’s her first play...

Weekly Briefs Nov. 16 – 22

Wall of Flags ceremony St. Thomas University vice-president education Megan Cormier said she’ll be speaking at the virtual Wall of Flags ceremony on Zoom on...

STU graduate gets deal in Dragon’s Den

Sawyer Hannay walks onto the set of CBC's Dragon's Den. He wears a red and black plaid shirt with his company logo of Country Liberty...

Commentary: Being a mom and student during a pandemic

As I roll over in bed, an eager toddler climbs on top of me and yells  “mommy it’s wake up time!”  I moan as I...