Home for the Holidays?

In this image: someone putting an ornament on a Christmas tree.

Heading back home for winter break can mean a lot of great things: relaxing nights watching cheesy Christmas movies, or fun days making gingerbread houses with your relatives. But that’s not all.  Being back at home for three whole weeks also means getting some tough questions from your parents and relatives. Things can get awkward. You’ll probably…

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Africville: the untold story through a poet’s eyes

In this image: Headshot of Shauntay Grant.

Dalhousie University professor Shauntay Grant wrote her latest book on the history of Africville, but there’s a twist. This isn’t your typical research book; it’s a book targeted at teaching children about the community of Africville.  Grant, a Nova Scotian writer and assistant professor in the Dal English department wrote her new book about a…

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A Star is Born, for the fourth time

In this image: headshot of Lady Gaga performing.

A Star is Born is the latest hit film to reach theatres this fall. But this isn’t its first time on the big screen – this film is the third remake since the original. There have been some changes.  The movie, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, is about a young, amateur singer named Ally…

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From prose to pop songs

Headshot of Mark Pineo.

Every November, Mark Pineo sits down at his computer and starts making an album of music. By the end of the month, it’s finished.  In his own way, Pineo, an audio instructor in the University of King’s College’s journalism program, participates in a contest called National Novel Writing Month (otherwise known as NaNoWriMo).   Regularly, participants…

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Crazy Rich Light-Skin Asians

Poster for Crazy Rich Asians.

Crazy Rich Asians has undoubtedly been one of the biggest Hollywood hits of the year. The film, starring Constance Wu as an economics professor travelling to Singapore to meet her crazy rich boyfriend’s crazy rich family, has received immense critical and commercial success.   It’s been highly celebrated for its all-Asian team of actors, writers, and director–the first major Hollywood film to do this since 1993’s The…

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Good People Doing Good Things: Katie Oxford

At the beginning of the year, fourth-year Dalhousie student Katie Oxford got an idea. With a few art supplies on hand, set to work on seeing her idea come to life. She went out into the community and gave members of marginalized groups the chance to be creative. “After a stressful day, I find it…

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Fact is scarier than fiction

A woman takes a hike in the woods and is never seen again. A patient at a psychiatric hospital is killed by his roommate’s because they are annoyed by his snoring. A famous poet claims to see his doppelganger, and soon after, dies at sea. These stories are among the many frightening, but true tales…

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