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Posts by Meagan Deuling

“Just another disorganized Halifax show”

Jesse Mitchell hypnotizes. (Meagan Deuling photo)

  “The hipster trap”: it’s set when a start time is advertised earlier than the actual start of an event because hipsters show up late. The trap was set at 1313 Hollis St. on Saturday, Jan. 26. At 30 minutes past seven (the advertised start time), the venue is a cold, empty room. Food Fight,…

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The art of sport

Enter the vortex. (Alice Hebb photo)

  In the middle of the peninsular city, named Emera after the electricity provision company, is an oval of ice. Vanessa Ratjen said she was going to get one big thigh from skating in the same direction all the time. And the music could be better. And ill-fitting, poorly sharpened skates lead to wobbly ankles…

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A story about a movie about a story

    When I was a kid we’d tramp on over to my grandparent’s place every Sunday to watch Road to Avonlea—a tradition as cheesy as the programme itself, I know. Sometimes we’d stay late to watch the Disney movie after but usually I’d be asleep by then, thumb in mouth, dreams of P.E.I. and…

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The topsy-turvy life of a circus star

The Burnside Industrial Park area is a convolution of overpasses, underpasses, highway exits and multiple streets with the same name. The Atlantic Cirque is tucked into Oland Cresent in this concrete labyrinth. It is a mecca for the acrobatically inclined. The year-end evaluation at Atlantic Cirque fell on Saturday, Sept. 1, when most students were…

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The secret world of Dal Theatre

On the fifth floor of the Rebecca Cohn building, David Nicols’ office floor is a cacophony of piled papers.  Nicols’ eyes shine amongst the chaos as he stops organizing to talk student theatre at Dalhousie. Despite what the uninitiated may presume, theatre studies is more than learning to act—although that is an option. Students also…

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Ice cream orientation

The dearth of summer in Halifax is amplified by the halt the beginning of fall semester brings. But September is particularly kind to Halifax, so don’t let your looming semester kill the footloose dance of July and August until your feet are manacled in wool socks and Sorrels. You’re not procrastinating yet—save that for October.…

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Women reclaim the streets of Halifax

Take back the night. Photo by Angela Gzowski

Take Back the Night takes over the north end Editor’s Note: A correction was made to this article in regards to Ellen Taylor. In the print issue, there was no mention that Taylor is a sex columnist at the Gazette. The Gazette regrets this omission and has reflected the changes in the article online.  On…

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