Posts by Paola Tolentino

From paper to TV

While it’s usually more popular to turn books into movies, recently there’s been a trend of TV shows based on popular books, such as Shadowhunters, inspired by Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instrument series; The Expanse, from a series of the same name by James A. Corey; and the Magicians, from the first book in The…

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Tune into spring

CKDU, Dal’s independent campus radio, is set to host their Spring Fring, with various events planned from Apr. 1 to 9. Events range from a screening of “Only Yesterday,” the award-winning anime film that has never been released in North America until this year to a beer tasting with the Ladies Beer League at Stillwell,…

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On the small screen

The title says it all: it’s a film festival where everything has been shot on a smartphone. That means “that your film must be shot on any brand of smartphone or tablet, meaning no footage from DSLRs, camcorders, GoPros, point-and-shoot cameras or that sort of not-a-smartphone thing,” as the rules of the contest state. Other…

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Bringing Awareness

Dal’s Peer Support Group, Laing House, Therapeutic Paws of Canada. These are just some of the organizations that partnered with the Mental Health Awareness Week. Spearheaded by Joanna Cohen, a ResLife advisor and Senior Residence Advisor at Risley Hall, this week-long event is meant to make university students aware of stigmatized topics such as depression,…

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When everything feels like the movies

Last week’s 88th Oscars film awards weren’t much different than most other year’s: pretty people in very expensive clothing took an evening to celebrate a private industries’ accomplishments, while poking fun at the lack of diversity in the industry. It was a fun event; Leo Dicaprio celebrated his first actual Oscar after five nominations, Mad…

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Black History Month is almost over

The world seems to get more diverse as time goes on. In the new Star Wars film, two of the leading stars, Oscar Isaac and John Boyega, were Puerto Rican and African American, respectively. One of the biggest literary hashtags is #weneeddiversebooks, and with the use of the internet, it is now easier than ever…

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MOVE over, October

  “We at Dal have such a caring and giving student body that is incredibly passionate about various causes and charity that affect all of our family and friends, specifically Movember,” says Connor Ross, a member of the Rowe Mo’ Bros and Sistas. “It is really amazing to be a part of such a giving…

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Submit Write Now

With NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) more than halfway through, there’s a lot of writing being done. For the folks at Fathom, however, the writing doesn’t stop at the end of the month. Fathom is the undergraduate creative writing journal for both Dalhousie and King’s. It is created entirely by students, from contributors to editors.…

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‘Til the witching hour

  From seven ‘til midnight on Nov. 7, CKDU 88.1FM hosted the 18th annual Witches’ Ball at the Royal Artillery Officer’s Mess. The venue for the event was perfectly suited, as one of the oldest buildings in these parts (about 200 years old). The rooms were filled with costumes and live music, some covers, some…

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It’s a small world

Traveling isn’t easy, or cheap, for students. However, studying abroad can provide a great experience – while earning Dalhousie credits. As a part of International Education Week, Dal’s International Student Center hosted a display of the many different places where students might take their studies. The locations represented at the fair varied, from the exotic…

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