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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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Cramming isn’t that bad

Cramming. I’m doing it right now. I was supposed to submit this article yesterday. But I stood no chance against my inner procrastinator.   Whenever exam dates are approaching, the Killam becomes packed with masses of hard-workers. The library seems to come to life like buzzing beehive. The academic spirit seems over the top. No one can explain the…

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Think the flu shot ain’t shit?

A person giving a flu shot to a patient.

Herd immunity is a biological concept where a majority vaccinated population inhibits the spread of disease to members of the ‘herd’ who have weakened or no immunity. This could include young children, the elderly, pregnant women and those who can’t be vaccinated due to other health issues. Health Canada states that our flu vaccination rate should be at…

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Crazy Rich Light-Skin Asians

Poster for Crazy Rich Asians.

Crazy Rich Asians has undoubtedly been one of the biggest Hollywood hits of the year. The film, starring Constance Wu as an economics professor travelling to Singapore to meet her crazy rich boyfriend’s crazy rich family, has received immense critical and commercial success.   It’s been highly celebrated for its all-Asian team of actors, writers, and director–the first major Hollywood film to do this since 1993’s The…

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Pet costumes ain’t your business

A photo of Charliecat.

Halloween isn’t just about candy anymore.   For a university student, the occasion usually means debates over cultural appropriation, objectifying costumes and different forms of drunken adolescent debauchery.  Most of the general population, and heaven forbid, even the wokest among us have forgotten one of the most important and contentious issues surrounding Halloween: pet costumes.  Let me make…

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Cata-straw-phe!

It seems like everywhere you look people are quick to point out the absolute sin of plastic straws.   According to popular media, they seem to be the root of the ocean plastic epidemic.   Chances are you’ve heard about this trendy new campaign focused on reducing plastic straw usage and want to do your part for…

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In defence of horse girls

Anyone who spends time on the internet has seen the memes.   “All horse girls are now either on drugs, whores or Taylor Swift stans,” quoth Twitter user @jonofyfe.   all horse girls are now either on drugs, whores, or Taylor swift stans — ً (@jonofyfe) September 7, 2018 Also from Twitter: “Horse girls were actually a pentagon experiment they were…

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The straw ban is progress

The straw ban has a positive effect on the environment. The ban does not discount specific issues brought up by those against it. The straw ban needs to be thought through and discussed, but not dismissed.  The main issue with straws is that they take 200 years to decompose. Because these straws don’t decompose for a long…

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Triple A vs. Jubilee Junction

Corner shops are the backbone of any good neighbourhood. They embody the beauty of the local.   Halifax prides itself on local excellence – Triple A Convenience and Pizzeria, and Jubilee Junction Convenience Store being perfect examples. The rival shops are located at the corners of Preston Street and Jubilee Road.  Convenience is their biggest product: the corners of…

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Eat your veggies!

The delicate balancing act between school and a healthy lifestyle can be hard for some students.   I know it has been for me. Making time to meal plan, shop and cook is stressful at times. The good news is, the Dalhousie Student Union market is offering solutions to ease some of that stress! With the DSU bringing fresh food to campus, students can…

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