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Posts by Laura Hardy

Places, Paths and Pauses: a Dalhousie Art Gallery exhibit

The land: how humans interact with it, what it means to us and what we mean to it. These are the themes of the current Dalhousie Art Gallery exhibit, “Marlene Creates: Places, Paths, and Pauses.” It’s a retrospective of Creates’ (pronounced creetes) work over the past 40 years. The exhibit represents roughly 20 per cent…

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In a long-distance relationship?

Long-distance sucks. It’s hard and it’s lonely, but sometimes there is no other way.  I never imagined I would be in a long-distance relationship. Dating wasn’t an option in high school because I knew I’d be going away to school.  So many people have the fantasy of going off to university, making all these new friends and falling in…

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Dal enters third century with celebration

The University of Dalhousie welcomed entering a third century with a creative performance at its Bicentennial Launch on Feb. 6 2018. “We wanted something that really reflected on Dal’s 200 years,” said Lindsay Dowling, media relations for the launch committee. “So really celebrating the past 200 years of achievement, inspiration and impact. But we also…

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The Olympics are important

The slicing of skates flying across the ice. The swishing of skiers sweeping back and forth across the snow-covered mountain. Thousands of people watching in the stands. Billions watching at home. The Olympic Games is incomparable to anything else. It’s the most epic sporting event, admired from all around the world. Right now the world…

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Christmas time as a university student  

Hearing those sleigh bells ring-ting-tingling, just doesn’t have the same feeling  when looking at a sad bank account  as when the presents came from Santa.   Christmas is one of those things  you don’t want to change;  but eventually it does.    It’s not the same as when you were a  kid  wearing footy  pyjamas and  running down…

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Remembering Alexis Fletcher

Beautiful, caring, creative, and outgoing: these are all words Bev Fletcher says described her daughter. Alexis Fletcher was 17 years old when she was diagnosed with chemical depression. Three days later, on Dec. 8, 2015, she took her life. A year after Alexis had passed, her mother started the Believe in Hope Foundation – in…

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Fuller House not so fulfilling

Netflix’s second season of Fuller House just might make a person miss the 90s hair and humour. People love to reminisce about their childhood. But Fuller House is proving that some things need to be left in the past. If Fuller House replicated the humour Full House had, it would potentially be on the same…

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Me… Too?

Typing five letters. Who knew it could be so hard?   Women everywhere flooded social media with statuses and posts saying “Me too” or using the hashtag, #metoo last week. The movement began when allegations against Harvey Weinstein surfaced; made to show the volume of sexual harassment and assault. It’s meant to help people speak out about their experiences without feeling ashamed.  It’s…

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