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Father Gary Thorne Reflects Back on his Eleven Years at King’s

It isn’t hard to draw parallels between the wizardly and witchy universe of Hogwarts and the enchanting life of the University of King’s College. That is particularly so with Father Gary Thorne acting as King’s very-own Dumbledore double. That being said, the beloved chaplain is passing on his wand. He playfully said that “the community […]

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Getting back on (tenure) track

The increased use of contract faculty is a currently widespread problem in North American universities, and King’s is not immune to it. However, with recent changes in leadership here at King’s, there’s hope that change is in the air. Universities across the continent have been using short-term contract positions – rather than tenure positions – […]

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Permission granted

  For many students at King’s and Dalhousie, missing a class means more than just asking around for notes. It’s not uncommon for undergraduate professors to base between 10 and 20 per cent of a student’s grade on their attendance and in-class participation. In these classes, students are required to provide sick notes directly from […]

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Concussed Campus: ‘You need to rest the brain’

In recent years, concussion awareness and research has drastically increased, making the reality of the significance of brain injuries and concussions a topic of casual conversation.  A concussion – also known as a mild traumatic brain injury – is the result of your brain shaking inside your skull, due to some sort of physical impact […]

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Meet Casey: the canine on campus

  Nine years ago, Casey joined the Lahey family. This year, she joined the King’s family. Now, anyone taking a stroll through the quad, or traveling to and from class, may encounter Casey out for a walk with President William Lahey. For many, including myself, Casey has made for an easy introduction to the university’s new […]

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Concussed Campus: University life is more dangerous than you think

University students require healthy brains to cope with the heavy workload and intellectual challenges of university life. Awareness of concussions in sports has increased in the past few years. However, concussions that happen in the university environment receive less attention, sometimes with consequences for students. According to the Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia, concussions […]

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Getting your Money's Worth

On October 13th 2016, the students of the University of King’s College breathed a sigh of relief after a proposed tuition reset was rejected. The reset would have allowed a $1000 increase in FYP tuition over the next two years. On November 2nd, students once again rallied in support of the Canadian Federation of Students’ […]

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Review: Macbeth

On Nov. 23, the King’s Theatrical Society (KTS) presented Macbeth, their final show of the season. Directed by Julia Hancock-Song, the “dressed down” take on the traditional Shakespearean play was a thrilling and promising way to end the season. Though not extraordinary or profound in its modern take on a legendary plot, what liberties were […]

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Movember: King's students participate in Moustache Month

  Students nation-wide are kicking the stigma surrounding men’s health, and King’s students are no exception. Men’s health has been at the forefront of national discussion since the cancer epidemic came to play. Students across Canada grow their moustache to bring attention to the hairy subject. “Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in […]

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Bleeding Blue: UKC women's volleyball program on the rise

The University of King’s College (UKC) women’s volleyball program just entered its third year of existence, but after getting a huge recruiting class, it’s ready to take the next step. According to head coach Paul Hunt, the past two years there was trouble establishing the program, but “now the program’s out there, kids are seeing […]