Turn the page to fall

Pumpkin spice lattes, apple picking, and spooky season are all just around the corner. Reading can do the trick to prepare for this magical time of year. Being wrapped in your favourite blanket by the ocean or in a park with the fresh breeze blowing and the words lifting off the page brings comfort and excitement for the new season. The four books described below encompass fall spirit the best.

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Art Gallery of Nova Scotia paused

Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston has indefinitely postponed construction of the new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS). The announcement came in July following a reassessment of costs. What began as a project of just over $136.5 million has spiked to an estimated $162.5 million. 

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Feeling Our-shelves: With Lili and Reanna

For the last issue of the 2021-2022 school year, we talk about one of our favourite authors — Eve Babitz. We discuss her early life, summarize two of her books and explain why we love these books so much.   Early life  Babitz was born in Hollywood in 1943 and recently passed away in December of…

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The best of the best in the music world

The end of the winter semester is fast approaching. This semester has had its many highs and lows for us all.   Whether this is because of ever-looming midterms or missing out on those limited number of gym appointments. Through it all, one of the only things that kept me in good spirits has been music.  …

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New used bookstore spells easier access to reading 

Oona Craig hopes to make books more accessible for everyone.  Craig says she hasn’t always imagined opening a used bookstore. The bookseller used to be a high school teacher and has taught everything from Latin to math in British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia.   “Well, they say your life path isn’t straight – and it’s…

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Three words, eight letters 

Is the fear of saying “I love you” to someone a universal experience? Sarah Bahbah’s new short film I__ You inspects why it’s so hard to be vulnerable.  Sarah Bahbah  Sarah Bahbah self-identifies as a Palestinian/Jordanian-Australian artist and director. She has an instantly recognizable style, revealing her thoughts and emotions through pastel-embraced cinematic stills and…

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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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Argyle Fine Art’s “Pre-Shrunk” show grows amidst pandemic

Sunlight pours through the large storefront windows at Argyle Fine Art. Inside, 328 pieces line the walls while sculptures sit dispersed throughout the centre of the store.   Store owner Adriana Afford chats with customers as they wander around, exploring her current exhibit: “Pre-Shrunk.”   The show features artists from all over Canada. Each piece measures 4”…

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Finding the biggest of stories in the smallest of spaces 

Jessie Hannah is no stranger to unconventional living spaces.   She describes her first home as “essentially a Quonset hut on a slab of concrete” built by her parents after they lost their previous home in a fire. This marked her first experience with a building that was made with a very specific purpose, one that…

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