Posts by Arts

Fountain School opens

By Victoria Walton, News Contributor • September 12, 2014

Fountain School opens

Arts have a new home at Dal
The much-anticipated Fountain School of Performing Arts opened its doors in July, considerably expanding music, theatre and film …

Why aren’t you playing: Dark Souls II

By Vaughn Pearson, Games Columnist • March 28, 2014

Overcome death with courage and swords. (Press image)

It took me six hours to reach the first boss in Dark Souls 2. During those six hours, I had died dozens of times—including …

That three-letter word: Year in review

By Joelline Girouard, Staff Contributor • March 28, 2014

That three-letter word: Year in review

Writing about sex often comes with its own set of challenges. Go ahead—try and find a fresh angle on something Cosmo’s already beaten to …

Summer arts!

By Rosalie Fralick, Opinions Contributor • March 28, 2014

Summer days, summer nights (Illustration by Amber Solberg)

Haligonian summers are filled with art.  From pubs playing live music to lots of local theatre and our well-known busker festival, there’s barely enough …

What Dal should read

By Zoe Doucette, Assistant Arts Editor • March 28, 2014

Something not about North America:
I’m suggesting this not because I think some experiences are universal and common to all fiction, but because experiences are …

Dal Engineering’s folk soul

By Kay Jeffrey, News Contributor • March 28, 2014

Luke Gallant (Press photo)

Luke Gallant, a 24 year-old singer-songwriter originally from PEI, has a sound that could turn a gathered room to stillness. His sound blends intoxicating …

That three-letter word: Hormonal haze

By Joelline Girouard, Staff Contributor • March 14, 2014

hormonal haze chart

By the time she was 21, my grandmother had had three kids. Then, she didn’t have another one for another 11 years. What changed? …

Catching air

By Zoe Doucette, Assistant Arts Editor • March 14, 2014

Jiro dreams of airplanes. (Press image)

Spirited away, Ponyo,  and other kid-friendly releases from the beloved Studio Ghibli  must have lured me into a comfortable, safe world of fantasy and …

Seeing the invisible

By Emma Skagen, Arts Contributor • March 13, 2014

Liz Marshall: Canadian activist and filmmaker. (Press photo)

Award-winning Canadian filmmaker Liz Marshall spoke at a screening of her latest film, The Ghosts in Our Machine, last weekend in the McCain building. …

They sang through the night

By Sindi Skenderi, Arts contributor • March 12, 2014

Oxfam president Ali Calladine came out strings swingin'. (Photo by Robyn Moore)

The lighting was dim thanks to a few unbroken bulbs from the chandeliers hanging overhead. It was enough to light up the stage and …