Flu etiquette

In this image: A Dalhousie Student Health & Wellness Centre Flu Shot sign.

Flu etiquette is a general area most people could improve in. Having the flu, while it will generate sympathy, does not excuse you from accountability.

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In defence of young adult literature

While there’s no rule banning adults from reading it, young adult literature (YA lit) is a unique genre for teenagers — young people growing up and discovering the complexities of the world. The genre has often come under criticism for what some claim is poor writing quality and plot structures.

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Pandemic tattoo boom

Tattoos are something people seem to love or hate. Some see them as a beautiful way to express themselves and provide a unique canvas for art to be displayed. Others do not see the appeal of them at all. Whatever side you’re on, the work and talent involved in tattooing should be greatly appreciated.

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Job life after graduation 

Choosing a major is an important and challenging aspect of university life. It isn’t easy to choose a field that will determine not only what you’ll study during your university years, but also what your future job might be.

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Has lockdown clouded our vision?

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, social media influencers who continue to travel the globe have received great criticism — not only for breaking pandemic guidelines, but for putting the lives of others at risk.

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Baseball legend trailblazed path for Black players

When Hank Aaron retired from baseball in 1976, he did so as one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Aaron died in his sleep on Jan. 22, 2021. He was 86.

The feat he’s most famous for was breaking Babe Ruth’s career home run record of 714. Even after Barry Bonds eclipsed that record in 2007, Aaron still holds the Major League Baseball (MLB) record for career runs batted in (RBI) with 2,297 and total bases with 6,856. He is third all-time in career base hits with 3,771.

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Love in the algorithm age

Algorithms are now a part of our human experience, forecasting the outcomes of numerous activities from driving to takeout to social interaction. Now valued at US$4 billion, the online dating industry is one of many tech innovations aiming to make life easier by helping us navigate the dating landscape and find the one.

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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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All eyes on Washington

Capitol

Washington, D.C., is more than just the capital city of the United States. The Washington metropolitan area, or DMV as we like to call it, is composed of almost 6.2 million people who live in the city, and the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia.

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