THE LATEST NEWS

Once the pandemic hit, organizers of this annual speaker series embraced the opportunity to give 
students something to look forward to. (Photo provided by TEDxDalhousieU)

Shining a light on the future

TEDxDalhousieU 2021 inspires Dal students through virtual speaking series.

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Helping hungry students

The Dalhousie Urban Garden Society harvests funds to help student food security.

THE LATEST OPINIONS

If you've experienced any type of harassment or sexual assault, you might want to think twice 
before watching this film. (Photo by Geoffrey Howard)

What’s wrong with Promising Young Woman?

The first thing I did after watching the 2020 film Promising Young Woman was look up movie reviews.

Reading reviews is something I often do after watching movies. This time, though, my experience was a little different than usual. It was hard to stop shivering and focus my eyes on the screen. Many reviewers were not seeing the huge problems I saw with the film.

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Streaming non-English music

Music is a universal pleasure. We all have some artists, albums or genres we listen to on repeat. Sometimes we feel deeply connected to the words and stories of certain songs. But what if those lyrics are sung in a language we don’t speak?

Companies like Beyond Meat have benefitted from the growing trend toward veganism. But are you ready to switch to a plant-based diet? (Photo by Geoffrey Howard)

Veganuary is taking root

In 2014, a non-profit organization was founded in the United Kingdom that would soon take the world by storm: Veganuary. The organization encourages people to try veganism for the month of January. A vegan lifestyle involves eliminating all animal products from your life.

The organization holds an annual event during the month of January, which they also call Veganuary. According to the non-profit’s website, there have been more than one million participants in the Veganuary event since 2014.

THE LATEST SPORTS

Intramurals are making a limited comeback this semester, but the opportunity means a lot for Dal 
students who miss regular social interaction. (Photo by Bryn Karcha)

Getting back in the game

Since the Nova Scotia government eased restrictions on gathering limits for sports on Jan. 25, 2021, intramural programming has been in the process of returning. Programming will be limited to basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer and e-sports for the semester, and will be limited to only Dalhousie students, rather than allowing for outside participation like in recent years.

Pat Nearing leaves a lasting legacy on the Tigers. His willingness to go above and beyond for his 
student-athletes will be sorely missed. (Photo on the left by Christine Darrah, photo on the right by Trevor MacMillan)

Dal athletics staffer calls it a career

Pat Nearing, after nearly 30 years working in university athletics, is fully retiring after stepping down from coaching the soccer team in 2019. Throughout his time working in university sport, he’s also coached minor soccer teams around Halifax and provincial soccer programs.

Although no trophies like this one will be up for grabs this season, Dal and two other AUS 
schools will share the year’s biggest victory: the chance to play. (Photo by Luke Dyment)

Slowly making a comeback

Dal, the Saint Mary’s University Huskies, and the Acadia Axemen and Axewomen have begun a five-week exhibition schedule featuring the possibility of games in as many as four sports: basketball, hockey, swimming and women’s volleyball. For teams in each sport, this is their first taste of play against Atlantic University Sport (AUS) opponents in roughly a calendar year.

THE LATEST ARTS & LIFESTYLE

Virtual Reality

The show must go on

The COVID-19 pandemic has halted in-person plays nationwide since last spring, but a local performance company called Heist recently collaborated with other Canadian theatre companies to showcase Frequencies: a play presented entirely in virtual reality.  “There is no footprint and the possibilities are endless,” says Sylvia Bell, the virtual reality operator and production manager for Frequencies. “There’s no ending in what we can do to make entertainment, to make art and…

Art by Pablo Stanley on Blush.

Dalhousie Poets: change

They say, turn the last page  Give way to a new age  Go play on the next stage  Don’t stay in your old cage  A new day, a new change  A little gay, a little strange  An old day, an old shame  All the grey, all the same  Every start shall end  Every end soon…

If you've experienced any type of harassment or sexual assault, you might want to think twice 
before watching this film. (Photo by Geoffrey Howard)

What’s wrong with Promising Young Woman?

The first thing I did after watching the 2020 film Promising Young Woman was look up movie reviews.

Reading reviews is something I often do after watching movies. This time, though, my experience was a little different than usual. It was hard to stop shivering and focus my eyes on the screen. Many reviewers were not seeing the huge problems I saw with the film.