Dalhousie poets: identity and location

Canadian winter   The carpet of my one bedroom   Squirms in its pixelated glory.   It is dirty because the vacuum is broken   And I am young.   And the third or fourth best-ranking views in this city   Are from buildings open to the public in the daytime hours.   This is nice to know   But we can’t smoke out here,    Which will…

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One year of COVID-19

Morgane Evans: The week before  Last March, when my friends and I went to the Risley Gala (the annual end-of-year event for Risley Hall residents), we didn’t know Dalhousie University would stop in-person classes days later. We didn’t know the next time we’d see each other we’d be smiling in relief that Nova Scotia had…

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Looking for new heroes

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is arguably one of the most popular franchises in contemporary western popular cinema.   It currently has 23 movies in circulation including Avengers: Endgame, “the top global box-office performer not only of 2019, but the 21st century,” according to writer Tom Brueggemann at IndieWire. Considering the influence these movies have on countless fans around the world, it is important…

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Holding onto the small things

It’s strange to think Nova Scotians have already spent a whole year under COVID-19 restrictions. Throughout this past year, we’ve seen a lot of trends come and go.   From completing jigsaw puzzles to baking bread, there were many new habits people tried out at the beginning of the pandemic. But what habits did people adopt…

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Dal alumna publishes horror story collection

Lauren Messervey, a Dalhousie University alumna, has found success in the horror genre. In an interview with the Dalhousie Gazette, she talks about the writing process, self-publishing and her upcoming projects.   Dalhousie alumna with a story  Messervey graduated from Dal with a bachelor of arts in theatre with a focus on acting. While her passion for the stage propelled…

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Date night pandemic style

Provincial COVID-19 restrictions make traditional dating difficult these days. To help Dalhousie University students keep the romance alive, here is a list of safe ways to have fun with your partner.   Hold hands and hit the ice  For those who love getting outside, the Emera Oval on Cogswell Street in Halifax offers socially distanced ice-skating sessions. You…

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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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The kids aren’t all right

There’s no doubt everyone wanted to leave the chaos, unpleasantries and bad news behind in 2020. However, it does not seem like 2021 got the memo.   Even with vaccinations rolling out throughout the world, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect students’ lives. International students may have the extra burden of sitting through classes, completing projects…

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The show must go on

Virtual Reality

The COVID-19 pandemic has halted in-person plays nationwide since last spring, but a local performance company called Heist recently collaborated with other Canadian theatre companies to showcase Frequencies: a play presented entirely in virtual reality.  “There is no footprint and the possibilities are endless,” says Sylvia Bell, the virtual reality operator and production manager for Frequencies. “There’s no ending in what we can do to make entertainment, to make art and…

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