Well met by midnight

  Halloween may possibly be over by the time you read this, but the spirit of the season continues into early November with the annual CKDU fundraiser, the Witches’ Ball. CKDU 88.1 FM, Dalhousie’s independent radio station and “What’s left on the dial,” is a nonprofit organization allowing Dalhousie students and members of the Halifax…

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Shoot to Thrill

“A photograph is really important in the way that people respond to it. You, as the photographer, are responsible for how a person is portrayed.” Patrick Fulgencio is a third-year King’s Journalism student, athlete and Photo Manager with the Dalhousie Gazette. Although his favourite style is street photography, he shoots all types of events for…

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Into Makerland

The sun shines brightly on the long tent outside the commons. On the inside, there is a market filled with curiosities to rival a fantasy novel. The air smells of kettle corns as hand-knitted scarfs, vintage typewriters, and witty prints are displayed under handwritten price signs and Christmas lights as patrons move to examine colorful…

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Get Consent

“96 per cent [of Canadians] agreed consent was important and you had to have it, but only 2/3 understood what it meant,” says Anuradha Dugal, director of violence prevention at the Canadian Women’s Foundation, while explaining the organization’s new campaign. Although consent is one of the most important aspects of any relationship, it’s still a…

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Nova Scotia’s film community hurt, unified by changes

The film industry is volatile enough on its own, but this year was exceptionally turbulent. With the community gathering again to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Atlantic Film Festival, we sat down with Martha Cooley, executive director of the Atlantic Film Coop (AFCOOP) to talk about how the industry has changed.   Gazette:  How…

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On the Big Screen

2015 seems to be a good year for anniversaries. At the beginning of the month, the Fringe Festival celebrated its 25th, and this week the Atlantic Film Fest will kick off by celebrating its 35th year in a row. The Atlantic Film Festival is a chance for independent filmmakers in the area to showcase their…

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A Colourful Start

Out of all the ways to start a new school year, kicking things off by celebrating Rang Barse has got to be one of the best ones. Rang Barse, also known as the “Colour Festival,” is one of the largest festivals celebrated in Southeast Asia, usually in the spring. Essentially, it consists of throwing colour…

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On the Fringes

The Atlantic Fringe Festival, now celebrating its 25th anniversary, kicks off this week. The festival is a display of experimental and artistic theater, aiming to provide interesting and accessible entertainment. This year, Fringe boasts 12 venues and 50 shows – most being $10 or under, and running at multiple times and dates. The tradition of…

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Getting oriented with Halifax

One of the great conveniences of Dalhousie, and Halifax in general, is that it’s easy to get around. Mic Mac Mall is only a bus ride away, but if you want to enjoy the weather before winter hits, here are a few walkable places near campus. IF YOU LIKE BOOKS: Halifax Central Library, which opened…

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More than meal halls

If you’re living in residence this year, you’re only getting away without a mandatory meal plan if you’re one of the lucky few living within LeMarchant Place. Having a meal plan is not all disadvantages – you never have to worry about Tuesday night line-ups at the Atlantic Superstore or doing your dishes. Yet, while year-round…

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