Halifax students share political priorities

September 26, 2015

With less than a month left until the ballots are cast in our 42nd general election, we thought it was time to shift our focus. We’ve talked about party leaders and about Halifax candidates, but we realized that we weren’t… Continue Reading

Felis Australis

September 04, 2015

Walking home on Edwards street, at some twenty minutes past the midnight.   I stop and notice on the gravel, of a kitten, small and black in my sight.   His fur was barely different from the grass of the… Continue Reading

Summer arts!

March 28, 2014

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 time to do everything. You can hit up the Outeast Film Festival or the Atlantic Film… Continue Reading

St. Paddy’s Day is coming

March 14, 2014

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, but in the past year it’s really fallen off with me. I always spent St. Paddy’s… Continue Reading

Riding out the abortion debate

January 31, 2014

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 the ads much attention until South House spoke out. The more I thought about it, the… Continue Reading

Which Halifax neighbourhood is for you?

January 24, 2014

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, being near lots of amenities and grocery stores; having a quiet retreat…. Continue Reading

It’s freezing!

January 24, 2014

  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 me. However, I wish you didn’t, because this is the perfect example of the influence… Continue Reading

Housing matters

January 24, 2014

  When my dad was in college, he lived with a guy he called “Zeke baby” (what? I know) in an apartment covered with shag carpet on the floors AND WALLS. The kitchen walls, made of stucco and decorated with… Continue Reading

Let’s stART at the very beginning

January 17, 2014

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 students in theatre have taken the future into their own hands and organized the stART festival,… Continue Reading

Painter’s Valhalla

January 17, 2014

The fresh paint is slathered on in sweeping strokes, bright and livid in the dark room. The painter takes a step back and quickly resumes; time is running out. A wall of eager observers bustle and chatter between canvases as… Continue Reading

Walking in a winter wonderland

January 10, 2014

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 ‘n slide, making travel by foot a dangerous pass-time. This year, the HRM is trying out… Continue Reading

Suzuki speaks in Halifax during Atlantic tour

November 29, 2013

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 Atlantic provinces started on a strong note this past Friday, Nov. 22, where he spoke to… Continue Reading

The year we broke Hal-Con

November 15, 2013

There had to be food somewhere. I was scanning the third floor of the World Trade and Convention Center, Hal-Con 2013’s central hub. Costumed attendees milled about all around me, stopping to oblige photo requests or discuss costumes with other… Continue Reading