Heather Topple: Crocheting across the ocean to volunteer

Heather Topple has signed up for International Student Volunteers (ISV), who have arranged over 2.5 million hours of volunteer time over the last 30 years. “Basically they send students to a bunch of different countries for 2-4 weeks.” Said Heather, “We go and volunteer, building houses, helping kids learn English in schools, we help with wildlife rehabilitation, things like that.” …

Home-game Heartbreak

Huskies suffer close-call loss on home turfBy: Mark Moffatt On Saturday, September 15, 2012 the Saint Mary’s Huskies’ had their first home football game of the season against the Sherbrooke Vert et Or in a non-conference game. The Huskies fans created a raucous atmosphere at the Stadium by showing up dressed and painted in their school colours; cheering their home …

Extending the hours of the Atrium

A cause for concern for students at Saint Mary’s is the availability of the Atrium computers. Every single night, students are booted off the computers in the Atrium at exactly 11:00pm. This results in some students leaving campus irritated or migrating to the 24 hour lab in McNally where your computer goes into “maintenance mode” randomly and then the vents …

The Cranky Professor

Honesty for the sake of living well Mark Mercer Alasdair MacIntyre, a philosophy professor at the University of Notre Dame, in Indiana, has formulated what I believe is a deep and compelling argument in favour of honesty. The discussion below draws on MacIntryre’s thought, especially as expressed in his book After Virtue. Our initial question was this: Is it wise …