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UKing's Literary Society: turning the page on Haliburton

The oldest student society in North America is dropping its racist namesake, adopting “Uking’s Literary Society” as its new name.

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ACAA Suspends Fall Sports, Students Face Uncertainty

The Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) has decided to cancel all fall sports for the 2020-2021 academic school year. Students and officials have high hopes of resuming play for winter sports. Due to Covid-19 and remote learning, the ACAA came to the decision to cancel fall semester sports. Affected sports at King’s include rugby and […]

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KSU Brings Demands to BoG, says Immediate Action must be taken

On Thursday, June 18, the King’s Student Union presented the university’s Board of Governors (BoG) with demands for them to address anti-Black racism at King’s. At the same meeting, the Board voted to increase tuition at King’s by 3%.  Among their demands, the KSU is asking the school to release a plan for making King’s […]

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Residence will open at Half Capacity, says Dean in Email

King’s sent an email to incoming students on June 26th confirming that residences will be open this fall at half capacity. The Watch obtained a copy of the email, in which the Dean of Students Katie Merwin outlines some of the changes coming. “I am happy to inform you that our residences at King’s will […]

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An open letter to the class of 2020

Graduating from university, like one’s wedding, or the birth of a child, is one of a handful of milestones one always remembers. When asked what our graduation was like, the class of 2020, now and forever, regardless of what they studied or where, will all be stuck giving the same answer. “We were the Coronavirus […]

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KTS Main Season: 'Little Death' review

Little Death, directed by Daniel Halpern and written by Daniel Sarah Karasik, opens with a conversation at a bar. The awkward conversation is realistic, eyes drift from hands to smiles. Tension builds for several minutes as the conversation between Ali, played by Hilary Allister, and Dallas, played by Simone Reid, dips its toe into the […]

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Shedding Light

As the days get colder and shorter, many students find themselves with a case of the winter blues. Feeling down is a natural response to not getting outside as much, but for some, it can be much more severe. Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a mood disorder that occurs during the fall and winter […]

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No Pipeline!

An update to our previous story on Wet’suwet’en protests in Halifax was printed in our Feb. 2020 edition. On February 12th, upwards of 150 people organized to block the Fairview Cove Container Terminal and the gate to the terminal in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land and water protectors. The RCMP in British Columbia are removing Indigenous […]

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KTS Main Season: 'Will You Taste Our Blood' review

Sex finds itself in the spotlight of The Pit. Will You Taste Our Blood, written by Katie Clarke and directed by Clarke and Adrianna Vanos, is a bubbling concoction. The play combines elements of the Greek tragedy The Bacchae with contemporary issues of sex, consent, and social anxiety. It stars Alex Retzer as Mae (a […]

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Halifax/K’jipuktuk: Protestors Stand in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

Upwards of 150 people organized in Halifax on Feb. 11th around noon to block the Fairview Cove Container Terminal and the gate to the terminal in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land and water protectors. The main blockade was at the Fairview Cove Container Terminal, they are stopping trucks from entering the terminal. The second is down […]