Halifax is full of places where students can be active. Here are four cost friendly locations: Citadel Hill Sidney Crosby regularly runs up this hill during the NHL off-season in order to build up his cardio and leg strength. If it’s good enough for him, then it’s good enough for anybody. During the winter, the…

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It is possible for students to get regular exercise during the school year. With many demands on student’s time such as school work, friends, family, relationships, extracurricular activities, commuting and possibly a job, it can seem hard for students to find time to regularly exercise. However, exercise can help students increase their productivity. “We are…

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Gone are the days of easy friendship with whoever was in the park with you. Replaced instead with the slow realization that sometimes – being an adult sucks.   The trade off from fast friends is the comfortable silence on long car rides with long-time friends.   Older people often lament the difficulty of making new friends, or the lack of familiarity…

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Living off campus is a culture shock compared to living in residence, but vital to becoming a fully functional adult.   Making friends is hard, it’s even harder when everyone is new. First-year students are all trying to find where they fit in, and when people live off-campus for first year, it can be more difficult to seek out their place…

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Sometimes it’s not enough to be right. Publishing an opinion piece is one of those times. To help potential contributors with pitches to the opinions section we’re running this helpful guide of tips and tricks.  It should be new, but not a hot take.    If you’re unfamiliar with what a hot take is, it’s a…

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University is the best, worst, thing for your mental health. The best, because you meet a ton of lifelong friends, learn more about yourself, and have the opportunity to develop a passion into a career. The worst, because schedules can be erratic. Sleepless nights and copious caffeine consumption become the norm. Hustle is prioritized over health, and sleep deprivation…

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“Kill your ego.” Patrick Fulgencio* answers quickly when asked for advice on living with a significant other. By this he means in order to live with your romantic partner you must fully accept that you are no longer the only one who matters. Take your partner into full consideration every day you live together. This…

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I remember the day I left for university. My bags were half packed, my room a mess and I was caught in this whirlwind emotional mix of anxiety and excitement. People gave me unsolicited advice all summer about life at university: what to expect, what to do, what not to do. The list goes on.…

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You’ve had a long day. Your muscles are tired from sitting hunched over a laptop and you can feel the tension creeping up into your temples causing a slow, dull ache. Shutting your laptop with a snap, you walk into the bathroom, light a couple candles and turn the hot water on. With the tub…

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Bing. A new notification pops up on your phone as you write an essay that’s due tomorrow. You decide to use this opportunity to take a quick break. Next thing you know, this “quick break” has lasted the whole night. Does this scene sound familiar? But what is procrastination anyway? Why do we, as students,…

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