Posts Tagged ‘Life’

Love, life and university

Who has the time? By: Krista Alexander Admit it: growing up we all secretly thought we would meet a high school sweetheart and live happily ever after. Upon entering grade nine, and then barely surviving the next four years, we quickly realized this was not going to be the case and changed to a more realistic…

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Love, life and university

There are a lot of things I brought with me when I came to Dalhousie from Ottawa: a laptop, a copy of The New Journalism, an N64, and a girlfriend. Three of those things have been a part of my life in the past 24 hours. The New Journalism took a break after the first year.…

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The relationship

Don't settle for stability. You won't do your heart any favours. (photo by Bryn Karcha)

In September, life begins anew in the academic world, precipitating an increase in social gathering frequency. Perhaps it is the chill in the air, or the aphrodisiac of alcohol, but without intending to, I feel attracted to everybody and nobody and it weighs on my mind that I am less of a calculating creature than…

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Mistaken identity

Treat the red pen on your last paper as a friendly reminder that you are human

  “The prolixity of your verbiage is quaint but inadequate.” The words were scrawled in red pen at the top of the page on my first high school book report. Next to the word ‘verbiage’ my prof had even scribbled a little happy face, outwardly mocking my work. Looking back I guess my first mistake…

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English, what for

That dude wrote good. Photo from www.schoolfamily.com.

Adjudicating articulations   I came to university with the impression that I would be writing quite a bit. This is, after all, big kid school and the supposed goal is to educate ourselves in order to enter into some sort of “professional workforce.” I made what I assumed to be a logical jump, to the…

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The journey over

the journey over

How out-of-province students cope It is well known that Dalhousie attracts more than just Maritimers. According to the school’s website, 44 per cent of its students come from other provinces. But in the thrill of a transition, what gets lost in translation? Alex Martin, who graduated from high school in Kingston, Ontario, will begin studying…

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