A Publication of St. Thomas University Journalism

‘LISTEN, DON’T JUDGE’

BY NATHALIE STURGEON Billy Man sat in the middle row of the movie theatre on a date he was both excited and nervous for. Suddenly, his gaze turned to the crowd. The theatre was getting packed. The panic set in. “[I told] him I had to go to the bathroom,” said Mann. “I sat in… … Keep Reading

GOING THE DISTANCE

BY KATHERINE MOREHOUSE Carina Lee stood waiting at the Heathrow Airport in London, England. Her eyes searched the faces as they entered the baggage claim area, people meeting their loved ones or just snagging their luggage. Then she saw him walking towards her. She smiled, excited. Jae Lee walked up to her and smiled back… … Keep Reading

ARMS LINKED IN EMPATHY

BY HADEEL IBRAHIM It was freezing but it was beautiful. Three years ago when I landed at the Fredericton Airport I never could have imagined myself marching in -13C weather, along with over 200 other people, against religious discrimination. Those 200 people all took time off their day to link arms and chant “No ban,… … Keep Reading

INCONVENIENT TRUE LOVE

BY FERNANDA DAMIANI In February, 2013, Suélen Faedo, 20, bought a pregnancy test from a local drugstore. Her period was three months late. The test was positive. She was pregnant. “I stayed silent for a couple of days, really stressed out about everything. I was trying to organize my thoughts and figure out what to… … Keep Reading

CROSSING CULTURAL DIVIDES

BY JESSICA CHRISTMAS Jeff MacNeil and Paulina Meader have been dating for five and a half years. Jeff is non-native. Paulina is an Aboriginal woman from Membertou, First Nation, in Cape Breton, N.S. Meader comes from a traditional Mi’kmaq family, culturally and spiritually. MacNeil never thought much about Meader’s heritage before dating her and had very… … Keep Reading

LOVE BEYOND BORDERS

BY BEN CROUSE Andrew looked out the seventh floor of his high school. It was a peaceful day, until he saw a car that was all too familiar. The car belonged to his boyfriend’s (soon to be ex boyfriend’s) parents. His boyfriend had just told his family he was gay – something Andrew had advised… … Keep Reading

FOR A FRIEND IN NEED

BY NATHAN DeLONG In the summer of 2016, Amy Montgomery’s life story turned on a dime. On August 18, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. “My heart broke into a million pieces,” she said. She and her husband Scott sat down and wept together. “We were heartbroken. So many thoughts went through our minds. How… … Keep Reading

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