Posts by Justin Hartling

AUS men’s basketball season preview

It seems every year that Atlantic University Sport (AUS) basketball quickly turns into a runaway for a couple of teams and by January, most people can predict who will be in the championships at the Metro Centre. This year may very well be different. Acadia is the class of the AUS, but there are three…

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From the broadcast booth: Dal football falters

It took less than 15 seconds for the Dal Tigers football club to look like it was not going to be their night. The opening kickoff resulted in a Dal fumble and a Holland College touchdown. Down early to a team that finished the season with a considerably worse record, it was clear the Tigers…

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King’s professor dives into the Cuban Five in new book

Stephen Kimber at his novel release event (photo by Amin Helal)

“What is love?” That was the question Stephen Kimber, interim director of the School of Journalism at the University of King’s College, was seeking an answer to in Cuba in May 2009. While  there, Kimber hired a guide by the name of Alejandro Trlles to show him the “real” Havana. Not only did Trlles show…

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What does the NHL owe the fans?

Does the NHL owe their fans for hockey lost? (Photo supplied)

Where were you when you heard the news? I had just rolled over in bed to check the time on my phone. Then I saw the notification from CBC News. “NHL, players’ union reach tentative deal to end lockout.” I tried my best to contain my excitement so I did not wake my girlfriend. I…

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The scariest sham of the year

No amount of candy or costumes can convince this author to like Halloween. (Adele van Wyk photo)

Halloween is an abomination of a holiday, if you even want to label it as that. The section of society that can really enjoy the day is practically less than one per cent. Grades 5 and 6 were the years Halloween was awesome. Before and after that it is either terrifying or awkward. Imagine yourself…

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Avada kedavra

JK Rowling’s career should have been dead long before the publication of her new novel. (Alice Hebb photo)

I have always hated the Harry Potter series. I could not get through any of the books. My girlfriend basically strapped me into a chair and forced me to watch all the movies. I have been pestered since I was young to love it. And yet, I still hate it. Personally, I find her writing dull…

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Braun over brain

Do you remember the times when, if someone was proven innocent in court, they didn’t have to deal with constant accusations and people doubting their credibility? No? Me neither. But that whole cynical nature gets multiplied when you are talking about celebrities and professional athletes. Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun made history recently when he became…

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Are we Rushing to an Apocalypse?

 “And the meek shall inherit the earth,” say the immortal words of the true apocalyptic scripture, a scripture that predicts unending war until the year 2062. An entire lifetime of intergalactic conflict and death is foretold, a future in which we live under a controlling government to be known as the Solar Federation. The scripture reads: “[the Solar…

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Have our ships come in?

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Lack of results thus far from shipbuilding contract The Halifax Shipyard is going to make billions of dollars with their new contract, plain and simple. But despite the excitement following the $25 billion contract awarded to the province on Oct. 19, a lot remains unanswered. We have the where, but not the how or the…

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