Working out during a pandemic


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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An election like no other

Tump vs. Biden

Voting has always been important to me. Some of my earliest memories are of watching my parents vote in elections and receiving an I Voted sticker.   I always knew I would vote when I became of legal age. But until this year, as an international student from the United States at Dalhousie University, I had…

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Virtual tricks and treats

In this image: A carved pumpkin.

This year Halloween will look different than ever before. Although COVID-19 has rendered it impossible to participate in many typical Halloween events, there are still dozens of fun things to do. Here is a list of a few options to make Halloween 2020 as great as any other year.  Halifax walking ghost tour   The Halifax…

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On being home, mental health and reconnecting

Back in March, Dalhousie University announced all classes would be online for the rest of the winter 2020 semester. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the university asked students to go home. For me, it almost felt like I was being deported.   Moving back home meant flying all the way back to Turkey. Everything happened too…

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Dylan Menzie is lost in dreams

Dylan Menzie starts every episode of his podcast with the same question: “What do you dream?”   Menzie explains  why he asks this: it’s a very broad opening question and a good way to get an idea of who he’s interviewing.   “They could talk about their worst nightmares right off the top or something they’re very…

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Dalhousie poets: countdown and repeat

countdown  the tick of her spine  drives me forward  like waiting and watching  she schedules my next move I run my clock on hers her impeccable beat  like pounding drums and hissing snares or calendars on Roman time syncing circadian rhythm with mine  Page Break  catch, release, repeat  tell me about your bloodlust  hungry for the devil’s touch  to feel…

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