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ICYMI: A recap of STUSU spring election debates

The St. Thomas University Students’ Union hosted debates for their executive positions on the students' union for the 2022-23 academic year over a two-day...

ICYMI: A recap of STU valedictorian debates

The St. Thomas University Students’ Union hosted its valedictorian debate in advance of the spring election on March 10 and 11. The candidates debated...

Commentary: Ukrainian-Canadian student watches in horror as Putin invades Ukraine

"Ukraine’s freedom has not yet perished, nor has her glory." The opening line of Ukraine’s national anthem serves as a reminder of the country’s history....

‘I was really proud’: Ecuadorian student wins STU’s International Student Leadership award

Three years ago, Carol Alvarez left her family in Ecuador to pursue her dreams of studying abroad. Her passion for helping others led her...

‘I think of family’: Ukrainian, Russian students speak out about conflict in Ukraine

After Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a “special military operation” on Feb. 24 in Ukraine, Ukrainian and Russian students in Fredericton felt the impact...

Commentary: The pandemic stole my university experience

Months before graduation, I’m realizing my core university memories all happened before March 15, 2020. They include midterm studying in the Margaret Norrie McCain study...

Lodhi Memorial Lecture: The resurgence of Indigenous law in Canada

The 2022 Lodhi Memorial Lecture featured John Borrows, the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous law at the University of Victoria. The lecture focused on...

Weekly Briefs: Feb 21 – 27

Affirmative Action Bursary Recipients St. Thomas University Students' Union vice-president administration, Alex Nguyen, said out of the 70 Affirmative Action Bursary applications, 10 recipients were...

Dryer fire in Vanier Hall briefly evacuates residents

The fire alarm rang through the corridors of Vanier Hall at St. Thomas University around 5:20 p.m. this evening.  Students hurried out of the building,...

‘Maybe normal life might come back’: STU students react to being back on campus

Kristen Iurchenko spent her entire first year at St. Thomas University staring at a computer screen while courses were online, so she’s enjoying the...

James Culligan appointed STU’s vice-president of finance and administration

After working for Service New Brunswick since 2008, James Culligan was appointed vice-president of finance and administration at St. Thomas University. He starts his...

‘I have COVID, what do I do?’: STU residents on catching COVID-19

After going out to eat with some friends in mid-January, Jonathan DesRoches, a second-year St. Thomas University student living in Vanier Hall, felt as...
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The Aquinian’s top stories of 2021-22

Editor's note: this list was compiled in the order in which they originally published on The Aquinian's website.  Bomb threats. Elections. Union strikes. Racism. War. These...

Graduating STU students speak out about inability to vote for valedictorian, by-election scheduled

Update: On April 4 at around 8:00 a.m., a new ballot was released for the spring by-election where students could vote for STUSU vice-president...

‘We don’t give them dignity; they have it’: The 12 Neighbours Community

In early October last year, a new community began to take shape on a vacant lot on Fredericton’s Northside. The city’s first collection of affordable...

Commentary: ‘The invisible minority’ — Navigating university from the foster care system

Content warning: This article contains mention of mental illness, rape, sexual assault, suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder. I remember the day I received my acceptance...