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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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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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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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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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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Working out during a pandemic

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Life during the current COVID-19 pandemic has often felt anything but active — unless you count walking from your bedroom to the fridge 10 times a day.  It can be hard to get out of bed in these depressing times, let alone find motivation to stay physically active. But for those looking to take on…

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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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Dal provides oasis of calm

Editor’s note: This is a satirical article. If you’re a Dalhousie student struggling with mental health issues, contact the Student Health and Wellness Centre (902-494-2171), or the Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team (1-888-429-8167) for emergencies.  Dalhousie University has announced some exciting virtual initiatives to help students cope with mental health issues next semester.   Therapy dogs and stress balls  Many students…

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