Dal poets: thoughts on heartbreak

The moment you realize  When I walk outside, the earth and sky thrum good morning. I know even without you, I am never alone in a world so rife with life.  I take a deep breath of the clean air. And for the first time feel like I can look back without wanting to go back, and…

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Black-owned businesses in Halifax

While Black History Month is often considered a time to look back and honour Black history, it can also be a time to celebrate the thriving Black communities in today’s world. So, to honour the accomplishments of Black Nova Scotians, here is a list of some local, Black-owned businesses you’ll absolutely want to check out. …

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Discovering the truth of our hearts

Editor’s note: This article contains many spoilers for the 2020 novel In Five Years.  In Five Years by Rebecca Searle is a novel about confronting the reality of your life and finding the bravery to change it amidst grief, hope and loss.  The plot  In Five Years follows the story of Dannie, a high-achieving lawyer in New York…

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Your 2021 horoscope

Editor’s note: This is a satirical article. Read ahead to find out what your future holds in the upcoming year. The stars have determined it. Here lies your fate.   Aries (March 21 – April 19)   Let your competitive and passionate nature help you to bribe, steal and cheat some fun out of life (and your close…

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Virtual tricks and treats

In this image: A carved pumpkin.

This year Halloween will look different than ever before. Although COVID-19 has rendered it impossible to participate in many typical Halloween events, there are still dozens of fun things to do. Here is a list of a few options to make Halloween 2020 as great as any other year.  Halifax walking ghost tour   The Halifax…

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Dalhousie Poets: layers and time

Layer by layer Fundamentally,   Torn down to the bulb at the centre of her,   She was afraid.   Everything she was composed of   Built outward from that undiluted disturbance of self,   And from that hatred,   And then rage,   And then the pulp of the rest of her, bleached white from being washed up and   Dried on loathing.   She…

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