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News breakdown: Jan. 13 – 19

International – Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed on a repatriation agreement on the approximately 650,000 Rohingya refugees who fled state-sponsored violence in Myanmar. The agreement outlines the relocation of 300 Rohingya a day, but Rohingya spokespeople, the UN refugee agency and Amnesty International have spoken out against the agreement, calling it “alarmingly premature.” – The […]

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IDOW: Thursday

Hey all! Hope the first couple weeks of 2018 have been treating you kindly. I’m back again with some concert reviews, this time covering the In the Dead of Winter Music Festival (IDOW). This festival is in its 13th year and going strong with some incredible acts. Their mandate is to highlight songwriters from across […]

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Five things to do in Halifax this winter

Skating at the Oval Free The Emera Oval opens for its first skate on Saturday, Dec. 16. It’s open seven days a week all winter. The oval, three times the size of an NHL hockey rink, is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise while you’re at it! Figure and hockey […]

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To beer or not to beer

Often when the thirst strikes a fine young King’s student, it is far too easy to wander down to the basement of A&A and grab a pint at the “best student hang-out.” Do not mistake me, I love the Wardy. We all love the Wardy: good-priced beer, delightful staff, and comfy couches. It’s hard not […]

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Gifts galore: YouthNet hosts holiday gift drive

King’s students have a tendency to get involved within their community. This year, some students are helping to spread holiday cheer to kids through a north-end organization. YouthNet is operated out of the Saint George’s Round Church on the corner of Cornwallis and Sackville streets. They provide after school, lunch time, summer and teen programming for […]

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‘Optimism is not a choice, it’s just the way we have to live up there’

The Jerry Cans bring Inuit-infused ceilidh to Halifax   The Carleton Music Bar and Grill was lively Sunday night with no ordinary foot-stomping ceilidh music gathering. The Jerry Cans’, a multicultural band from Iqaluit, mix their high-energy Celtic fiddling with throat-singing to shed light on powerful lived realities and misconceptions of Northern territory living. For some, […]

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News Breakdown: Nov. 11 – 17

International A 7.3 earthquake on the Iran-Iraq border has killed at least 530 and injured 7,460 with thousands displaced. – The earthquake struck approximately 30 km south of Darbandikhan in Iraq, near its north-eastern border with Iran. Over 200 aftershocks were felt and tremors were felt in Israel, Turkey, and Kuwait. Aid teams have been […]

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Review: The Weir

Written by Conor McPherson, 1997 Directed by Chris Tully Produced by Ellen Zagar and Hannah MacDougall Conor McPherson’s critically acclaimed play, The Weir, is set in a rural pub, 1997 Ireland. Unlike most plays that you may be used to, the main goal of The Weir is character study, rather than conventionalized plot structure. The […]

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King's style guide

Before I came to King’s, I heard the jokes. Comments like, “you wear mom jeans? You’ll fit right in.” In my further research, I encountered more of the same. “Make sure to wear something mustard yellow.” “Pack all of your vintage denim.” “CUFF EVERYTHING.” I had heard stories of people accidentally leaving parties in someone […]

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News Breakdown: November 4-11

International The Paradise Papers, 13.4 million files on offshore investments and tax havens, were released on Nov. 5. – Their contents have exposed the Queen and Prince Charles of the United Kingdom, British lords, Donald Trump’s cabinet members, advisors and donors and the President of Colombia, among 120,000 other individuals and corporations. Twenty-six were killed […]