Posts by Halifax

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 …

St. Paddy’s Day is coming

By Jackson Haime, Opinions Contributor • March 14, 2014

St. Paddy's Day: When all songs Irish-sounding are unleashed. (Photo by Chris Parent)

St. Paddy’s Day is somewhat of a conundrum to me. I feel like I’m supposed to be into it because I’m one eighth Irish, …

Riding out the abortion debate

By Josh Fraser, Opinions Contributor • January 31, 2014

Metro Transit will profit from South House's response to an offensive ad that shouldn't have been published in the first place. (Photo by Josh Fraser)

Maybe it’s my cynical internet self who was not surprised to see pro-lifers advertising on Metro Transit, and I admit I did not pay …

Which Halifax neighbourhood is for you?

By Zoe Doucette, Assistant Arts Editor • January 24, 2014

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Questions:
1. What’s your biggest concern?
a)      Being near your university and other students.
b)      Being in an active area with access to events and bars.
c)       Affordability, …

It’s freezing!

By Jessica Melanson, Opinions contributor • January 24, 2014

Fashion should serve us bulky sweaters and insulated pants for cold Canadian winters. (Photo by Deborah Oomen)

 
I feel at my best when I spend a little more time than usual getting dolled-up. I’m sure some of you would agree with …

Housing matters

By Samantha Elmsley, Opinions Editor Emeritus • January 24, 2014

This is the kind of housing I can get behind. (Photo by Amin Helal)

 
When my dad was in college, he lived with a guy he called “Zeke baby” (what? I know) in an apartment covered with shag …

Let’s stART at the very beginning

By Meagan Wiederman, Arts Contributor • January 17, 2014

Karen Gross, left, and Alanna Griffin are giving student artists a head start. (Photo by Claire Waque)

Alanna Griffin and Karen Gross know that a career in the arts requires ingenuity and creativity for survival. The two Dalhousie and King’s honours …

Painter’s Valhalla

By Mat Wilush, Arts Editor • January 17, 2014

Another 20-minute masterpiece. (Photo by Erin Olejnik)

The fresh paint is slathered on in sweeping strokes, bright and livid in the dark room. The painter takes a step back and quickly …

Walking in a winter wonderland

By Samantha Elmsley, Opinions Editor Emeritus • January 10, 2014

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Another winter, another Canada-wide attempt to keep the snow at bay. In previous years, standard seasonal dumpings have reduced Halifax to a city-wide slip …

Suzuki speaks in Halifax during Atlantic tour

By Shane Belbin, News Contributor • November 29, 2013

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A standing ovation typically indicates an exceptional performance; in Halifax, renowned environmentalist David Suzuki only had to take the stage. Suzuki’s tour of the …