Posts Tagged ‘Local’

Headfirst through the Explosion

Sunday morning and I can’t move my arms above my head. After four consecutive nights of sweating and dancing to the point of near-delirium, it almost feels good to say that this year’s edition of Halifax Pop Explosion is over. Almost. Upon first hearing of this year’s line-up, I was a little taken aback. The…

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From farmers to students

A volunteer sells fruits at one of the market's three booths (photo by Chris Parent)

A student-run farmers market is now being held every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union Building. The Farmer’s Market Collective is run by Hilary Thomson, a third year sustainability and environmental science student, and Laurelle Birk, a fourth year student, along with student volunteers and support from the Dalhousie Student…

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Halifax comedy still alive, despite setbacks

Things seem bittersweet for comedy in this city. Last week Picnicface’s original film, Rollertown, was released in theatres across the nation — a year after its premiere at 2011’s Atlantic Film Festival. While the film’s release should be a celebration for the group, it seems like an afterthought: unfortunately, it was revealed this summer that Picnicface’s…

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Fashion profile: Nothing is sweeter than Sweet Pea!

Though not yet five years old, Sweet Pea Boutique has already become a staple store for Halifax shopping. It’s the place to go for dressy frocks, blouses and skirts at a reasonable price point for the average young lady. It’s atmosphere is classy and upscale without being intimidating. In short, it’s struck the perfect chord…

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The new kids on the fashion block

Project Runway: Halifax Edition. Photo by Rose Behar

Up-and-coming designers who plan to rule the roost before too long Everyone knows if you want to carve out your own niche in the fashion world you have to leave the east coast and head for greener pastures, right? Wrong. That is, according to Pam Johnston, Rachel Betchick, Amy Negus and Fiona Blanchard—four young designers…

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Mixing it up

Dal student combines art with business and sustainability  Meriha Beaton, Staff Contributor   Sleepless nights and a hectic workload are common factors in a student’s life and Jason Duong is no exception. What sets him apart from the average student? He is running his own clothing line on the side. “Honestly, academics kind of take…

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Vintage vibes

MAKENEW launches a classic collection Natasha Hunt, Fashion columnist   Rifling through the racks at the MAKENEW sale is like browsing through your stylish best friend’s closet. A mix of punky leathers, English countryside tweeds and gauzy, cream lace, MAKENEW is a shopping experience that remains totally on trend, but faithful to the quirky, individualistic…

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Mind, body, and soul

By Samantha Durnford, Assistant News Editor   The heat is set to 37C and the humidity in the room reaches about 78 per cent. No, this isn’t a sauna. Fifty people are about to start their hot yoga class. Everyday about 100 people come to Moksha Yoga Halifax on Dresden Row to participate in the…

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