Celebrate love at the Mount

Smile and tell me what love is. That’s what Mount Saint Vincent students were doing last week during the kickoff of their #LoveIsLove campaign. “We figure that’s the perfect way to celebrate everyone’s forms of love, no matter what it means to them,” said Ryan Nearing, a Mount student and campaign love ambassador. [...]

Queer culture online and off

Monika Landry thinks of herself as a shy person. She also identifies as a queer woman. When she was first coming out, it seemed too overwhelming to do “in real life.” So she turned to the Internet. It “kind of gave me some starting point to start feeling comfortable,” Landry says. “And then that’s how … I got the guts to go to in-person events.” [...]

Dating with the stars

They say love is in the air on Valentine’s Day, but maybe it’s in the stars. A business in Halifax is renting out telescopes to couples as part of a new dating experience. The company, called goBE, is a web platform allowing users to rent out expensive pieces of equipment, including canoes, cameras, metal detectors, snowboards and telescopes. [...]

Going the distance for love

Like narrowly missing the bus, or losing your luggage at the airport, being in a long distance relationship, for whatever reason, often elicits sympathy for the couple separated geographically. Erika Cole, a third-year commerce student at Dalhousie University, is bracing herself for this kind of sympathetic comforting from family and friends. [...]