Melodies for memory

At the Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building in Halifax, Johanne Gallant walks down the hallway with a guitar on her back and a wagon filled with songbooks, shakers, spoons and a mandolin trailing behind her. Although she has a bachelor of music from Mount Allison University, she isn’t there to entertain. Gallant is a music therapist who works with veterans at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital. [...]

How to cure a hangover

We’ve all been there: the pounding headache, the slight queasiness the unrelenting brightness of any and all lights. Yup, congrats, it’s a hangover. There are quite a few hangover remedies floating around the Internet: Sprite, chugging water and the ever-popular solution, a few Bloody Marys around brunchtime. It can be hard to figure out what will work and what’s a sham. [...]

Home is where the beauty is

Inspired by our theme of health, we decided to try out some homemade healthy beauty treatments to see if they were truly effective and worth the effort. All three treatments were made with products and supplies found in our kitchen, so grocery shopping and a trip to the drug store were not necessary for this endeavour. We broke each creation down and reviewed its quality in the aftermath of the trial-runs. [...]

A new class with a kick

It is not often that you see someone do a series of flips in the middle of a fight, let alone a handstand. But flipping was a common sight last week when Dalhousie’s Capoeira Club kicked off its first meeting with a quick skirmish. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art, often performed to the sounds of music and people clapping. [...]

Hali-sexxx

Strap on your strap-ons and lace up your leather. For the seventh year in a row, the Everything To Do With Sex Show heated up Halifax last weekend. Exhibitors filled the Cunard Centre with boobs, bondage and bunnies (the vibrating kind) for three days. Events at the show included everything from seminars on anal pleasure, to a contest to see who could fake the best orgasm. [...]