Arts & Culture

Bluenose-Ability Film Festival continues to grow

In this image: the Bluenose-Ability Film Festival logo.

ReachAbility’s fourth year of hosting the annual Blusenose-Ability Film Festival (BAFF) has more events to offer than ever, and plans to grow again next year.   BAFF features both professional and amateur films showcasing stories about or by people with disabilities. It’s the only one of its kind in Canada.   It started as something to celebrate…

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Africville: the untold story through a poet’s eyes

In this image: Headshot of Shauntay Grant.

Dalhousie University professor Shauntay Grant wrote her latest book on the history of Africville, but there’s a twist. This isn’t your typical research book; it’s a book targeted at teaching children about the community of Africville.  Grant, a Nova Scotian writer and assistant professor in the Dal English department wrote her new book about a…

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Do you know what’s available to help your mental health?

With exams approaching and the dark days of winter just around the corner, more people can begin to feel the effects of episodic mental health troubles such as anxiety and depression.  An episodic mental illness is when a person experiences high stress, extreme sadness or another form of mental illness for a shorter period of…

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Preparation begins for Halifax winter at non-profits

Francesca Landry, David Krasna, Mark Saldanha, Kaelen Watters, Ben Allingham and Steve Sequira.

Halifax non-profits are feeling the sting of the upcoming winter as they make special preparations to serve the city’s homeless population.   Greater Love, the non-profit, student society created by Mark Saldanha, offers food to the homeless on the streets of downtown Halifax. Their goal isn’t to alleviate homelessness, but to offer friendship to those who…

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Dal dentistry prof baked his way to finale night

In this image: Andrei Godoroja, Megan Stasiewich and Sachin Seth.

Dalhousie University dentistry professor Sachin Seth made it to the season two finale night of the Great Canadian Baking Show on Nov. 7 where Andrei Godoroja of Vancouver, B.C. claimed the top spot of the season.   Although Seth didn’t walk away with the champion title, he did walk away from the experience with a lot…

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A Star is Born, for the fourth time

In this image: headshot of Lady Gaga performing.

A Star is Born is the latest hit film to reach theatres this fall. But this isn’t its first time on the big screen – this film is the third remake since the original. There have been some changes.  The movie, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, is about a young, amateur singer named Ally…

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From prose to pop songs

Headshot of Mark Pineo.

Every November, Mark Pineo sits down at his computer and starts making an album of music. By the end of the month, it’s finished.  In his own way, Pineo, an audio instructor in the University of King’s College’s journalism program, participates in a contest called National Novel Writing Month (otherwise known as NaNoWriMo).   Regularly, participants…

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This Movember, my vag

A purple disposable razor.

Pubic hair. It spouts out your butt crack. It pokes through your underwear. It sprinkles down your thighs. Maybe it does all of these things, maybe it does none.   Pubic hair doesn’t care; it grows wild and untamed.  This is the truth and there is nothing wrong with it. Pubic hair is a natural part of…

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