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FROM THE ARCHIVES: 9/11 through a child’s eyes

I remember her eyes. They were clear and blue and filled with tears. On Tuesday, Sept 11, 2001, Newark Airport, just 15 miles southwest of New York City,...

Branding STU: In an age where academic institutions have to sell themselves, what does a small liberal-arts university have to offer?

Rapper Jay-Z and pop-star wife, Beyonce, applied to have their newborn daughter’s name trademarked in January. No one will be able to use the...

Crossroads at Victoria Station

I left Fredericton after my second year of undergrad. Born and raised in the city, it was time to get away. I had stayed...

Undergrad fatigue: Footnotes on a college career

I had a major paper due a few weeks ago. I put it off and put it off until the night before when I...

Let slip the dogs of war: How far can dirty politics go?

In my four years at St. Thomas University, I, like 80 per cent of you, have never voted in a student election. Honestly, I...

The great escape to grad school

It’s your fourth (or fifth) February of your undergraduate degree. The days get longer and the snow turns to streams disappearing down College Hill...
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‘Pure chaos’: Campus bomb threat evacuates students, residence lockdown

A bomb threat that affected St. Thomas University, the University of New Brunswick and the New Brunswick Community College on Friday required students across...

BREAKING: STU and UNB closing effective immediately

Around 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, St. Thomas University announced campus would be closing immediately. All students on campus were instructed to leave...

The Aquinian’s top stories of 2020-21

Over the past nine months, the editorial team at The Aquinian worked around the clock to bring students the stories that matter around the...

A letter from the outgoing 2020-21 managing editor

This year was a trial by fire. Being a full-time online student and helping Diana Chávez, The Aquinian's editor-in-chief, run the paper during a global...