Life of a cartoonist

Joel Duggan has been drawing cartoons since before he was a teenager. Duggan’s father introduced him to political cartoons at a young age; despite being too young to understand the jokes, knowing that someone was getting paid to draw cartoons was a life-changing revelation. Around the age of 12, he took an interest in the…

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Dalstrology: What’s your superpower?

Libra (September 23 – October 22) “Adaptability” In any social situation you find yourself in, you’re always up for adventure. You love the company of your family, friends and peers, and don’t mind jumping from one party to another. Regardless of how busy your schedule is, you’re always able to squeeze things in here and…

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Art Talk: Reality show draws in Artists with unique canvas’

Painting a naked body; sounds ludicrous, right? Wrong. It’s actually a beautiful and challenging artform. The Game Show Network has a television series called Skin Wars that’s now available on Netflix. It’s like a typical competition reality show, but instead of singing or dancing, contestants paint a naked model. Each episode contains two challenges: the…

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Halifax Colour Festival celebrates on campus for third time

Halifax Colour Festival is an event based on one of the major festivals of south Asia named HOLI. The message for this festival: spread love and joy. This is the fourth annual Colour Festival since the Dalhousie Gujarati Students Association started it in 2014, originally called Rang Barse and switched to Halifax Colour Festival in…

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Female artists stealing the show at Dalhousie Art Gallery

On display this fall at the Dalhousie Art Gallery are three exhibitions featuring the work of female artists from near and far away. And Yet We Still Remain … by Lisa Hirmer, Stitched Stories: The Family Quilts by Shauntay Grant, and The Dress: Mayann Francis and the Call to Serve featuring a selection of clothes worn by Mayann Francis, Lieutenant…

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Re(-)solving: Math Jam makes space for feelings and failure

Many people, young and old, find math difficult—that is if they haven’t already disavowed the subject all together. Nick Dourado is an exquisite performer and instrumentalist, and he’s also a graduate of engineering and ocean physics programs from Dalhousie University. His month-long residency, Harmonic Spaces, at the Khyber Centre for the Arts, focused on alternative…

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Coping with comics

It’s August 2015. Mollie Cronin sits at her desk, fingers tapping and eyes glazing over, while waiting for something to load – she reaches for a pen and a piece. She starts to doodle. An angry little person with one fist raised erupts onto the page – this is Cronin’s first comic. Suddenly, Cronin cannot…

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Cultivating culture while cruising Europe

Recently, I presented papers at the Sixteenth Century Studies Society’s conference in Belgium, and the British Shakespeare Association’s (BSA) Conference in England. My working vacation lasted a wonderful four weeks, across six countries. First, I presented my paper in Bruges, Belgium. Although most conferences take place in one building, this conference – more than 1000…

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5 best places to toss your cookies in HFX

Sometimes, you just got to toss your cookies. [Image of tossing cookies] No, not that type of tossing. The other type. It might be after a long night at Cheers. It might be the result of eating some bad donair. Who knows? Who cares (I certainly do not). But you just need to hurl. Where’s…

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