Dalhousie Poets: change

They say, turn the last page  Give way to a new age  Go play on the next stage  Don’t stay in your old cage  A new day, a new change  A little gay, a little strange  An old day, an old shame  All the grey, all the same  Every start shall end  Every end soon…

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What’s wrong with Promising Young Woman?

The first thing I did after watching the 2020 film Promising Young Woman was look up movie reviews.

Reading reviews is something I often do after watching movies. This time, though, my experience was a little different than usual. It was hard to stop shivering and focus my eyes on the screen. Many reviewers were not seeing the huge problems I saw with the film.

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Streaming non-English music

Music is a universal pleasure. We all have some artists, albums or genres we listen to on repeat. Sometimes we feel deeply connected to the words and stories of certain songs. But what if those lyrics are sung in a language we don’t speak?

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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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Poetry primer to feed the soul

If poetry feeds the soul, Nova Scotians are truly blessed. The province is home to some of the country’s most influential Black writers including Afua Cooper, Abena Beloved Green, Maxine Tynes and George Elliott Clarke.   With the winter study break looming, many students seek scholarly and leisure reading. It is impossible to cover every talented Black poet in Nova Scotia, but here are some names to look for.   Gloria Ann Wesley …

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Life after Dal: A diaper dilemma

Writing a children’s book can be a lot of fun, especially when you’re the mother of two infants. This was the case for Sarabeth Holden: a Dalhousie University alumna and author of the recently published picture book Please Don’t Change My Diaper.   Holden based the book, illustrated by Emma Pederson, on her three-year-old son Raymond. The…

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Serving up success

Real Fake Meats: The name might be confusing, but the local restaurant is an absolute hit. It’s Halifax’s first vegan butcher and the two-year-old Gottingen Street business plays a dynamic role in the community.   The restaurant offers plant-based food to take-out, pre-cooked meals and before COVID-19 had seating for dine-in. They also supply their food…

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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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