Feeling Our-shelves: With Lili and Reanna 

Editor’s note and trigger warning: This article contains mention of sexual assault.  In this edition, we each discuss a book that we recommend you read during Black History Month.   Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written by Herself – Harriet Ann Jacobs, 1861  Harriet Ann Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave…

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New book highlights racism in Nova Scotia high schools 

Habiba Cooper Diallo’s book #BlackInSchool is helping readers educate themselves on the Black experience during Black History Month.    Cooper Diallo’s book was released in September 2021 and details her experience as a Black student in the public school system, who fights back against systemic racism in Canadian schools.    Sparking change in Canadian schools  Cooper Diallo,…

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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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Jody Upshaw shoots straight for the moon 

Eighteen-year-old R&B artist Jody Upshaw is still riding the high of her song’s appearance in HBO smash-hit Euphoria, but this is only the beginning for the decorated Nova Scotian sensation.  Surprise Euphoria  Upshaw, who is from Lower Sackville, has been making music that Nova Scotia hasn’t been able to get enough of for years now,…

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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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The love language of food 

Food has always been a big part of my life.   From as early as I can remember, my mom tried to coax me into helping in the kitchen. Whether it was shredding Swiss chard for soup, carefully measuring out ingredients for a marinade or simply stirring pots to make sure nothing burned, there was always…

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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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Don’t Look Up is turning heads

The trending Netflix movie Don’t Look Up, directed by Adam McKay, is undeniably an allegory or satire of our current climate crisis and how society is dealing with it. Spoiler alert: not well.  Although the title implies that we should keep our heads down, the film itself demands that we look up at our impending doom and do something about…

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