Summer in picture frames

The ending of summer is often accompanied by a wave of nostalgia for the freedom and fun of those months, as the transition to hectic activity and academic responsibilities begins at the start of the school year. 

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The National Conference for Deaf Awareness wraps up its inaugural conference 

 The National Conference for Deaf Awareness (NCDA) held its inaugural conference virtually on Feb. 5, 2022.  The NCDA was founded in March 2021, when Sarah Corbeil, founder of Queen’s American Sign Language (QASL) at Queen’s University, and Aline Maybank, founder of Dalhousie American Sign Language Society (DalASL), decided it was time to collaborate on something…

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A Dal night-out through the eyes of an English exchange student

Leeds University is one of the biggest party universities in England, home to over twenty nightclubs. So, it’s fair to say coming to Dalhousie University as an exchange student for the year has felt a little different.   Differences in attire  One thing I learned quickly was how to spot a first-year student at a…

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Five winter hiking trails to try this season

A cold, deep breath and crunching ice underfoot are familiar sensations for winter hikers in Nova Scotia.   There’s something peaceful about a winter walk in the woods, with the sun struggling to warm the air and the snow quieting the forest.   Greg Taylor, the creator of Halifax Trails, believes that during the winter it is important…

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Making The Mackerel  

For regular readers of the Dalhousie Gazette’s print editions – also known as people waiting in line for Loaded Ladle – this issue might look a little different. Take a look at the back cover, but please come back and finish reading this article, and you’ll see what I mean.   The Mackerel is a fish that’s well known in…

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Stunt food or good food?

For Haligonian Pete Earley, gaining recognition on TikTok wasn’t a mistake – it was a goal.  

Earley, who goes by @earlypete on the app, has been making since March 2020. He has 391,000 followers and 30.5 million likes as of January 2022. Earley’s content revolves around all things food: food marketing, restaurants, the food industry, and fun tidbits and facts he comes across.

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Cooped up no longer

With 27 years of experience in the comedy world, comedienne and writer Anne Fenn reflects on her experiences in the past and the present of comedy.   Fenn is a University of King’s College alumna who graduated in 2018 from the master’s program in creative nonfiction, and currently teaches at Humber College in Toronto in the school’s comedy program. Fenn is a co-founder of Comedy-Coop, an all-female and female-identifying online comedy school.  A career in…

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What’s the buzz?

The Dalhousie Beekeeping Society had its first general meeting on Oct. 5, 2021. The society’s executives, Sydney Carroll and Lara Roth Millman, were excited to spread their knowledge and share their love for beekeeping.    Origin and goals of the society  Carroll, a transfer student to Dalhousie’s college of sustainability, and Millman, who is taking a PhD in philosophy, met this summer at a…

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The first year on your own

While September has brought with it a return to in-person classes at Dalhousie University, the return to campus also means this month is many students’ first time living alone. The Dalhousie Gazette spoke to students from Dal and the University of King’s College to learn their tips for students finding themselves in a new living space.   Know…

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Keeping up with Zara Matrix

It takes Zara Matrix up to four hours to get into full drag. It’s a labour of love but it  pays off. Because when Matrix steps on stage, all eyes are on her.   Trading skates for stilettos  Matrix is a drag queen based in Halifax, who’s been performing professionally for about four years. She began her career while a…

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