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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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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