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Max Denley | September 12, 2014

Dogs are wonderful creatures. They will greet you when you return home from work, keep you warm and safe at night, and are constant companions, always willing to play.  It’s no wonder they are called …

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Graduate student profile

Acadia Graduate Student's Society | September 30, 2014

Graduate student profile

Name: Lauren Hooper

Age: 22

Hometown: Calgary

Program: Masters of Political Theory.

Length of program: 12 months

Current research question/area: I am studying critical theory.  Deleuze and Foucault are the main men in my life.

Supervisor: Dr. Whitehall.

Morning glory or night owl: Both—sleep is very optional.

Inspiration hits you where: Reading outside, finding that perfect space of quiet and green is the sweet spot.

Why Acadia: The valley has got me.

Fav spot in the valley: Gaspereau Graveyard.  On a clear night, the trees create a perfect halo around the stars.

What is grad school like so far:  Similar to undergrad, yet with a distinct air of pretension.

How do you deal with stress: I enjoy the occasional glass of red wine and maybe a whiskey on the rocks or two while discussing theory with my pals.

I wish I knew how to: Paint, I wish I had artistic capabilities.

Next trip: France, I want to learn the language so I can gain a greater appreciation of translation in theoretical texts.

Best advice you have ever received: Work hard and do you, the rest will figure itself out.

If you could eat lunch with anyone, who would it be and what would you

order: My Grandpa, we would go fishing, catch a Tyee salmon and cook it up ocean side.

Hopes for your research impact on the world: Create waves.

Performing Arts Series 2014-2015

Riley MacKinnon | September 30, 2014
Performing Arts Series 2014-2015

Acadia University is fortunate to offer a series of concerts each year.  The Performing Arts Series brings in a wide variety of performers from across the world, all with a unique sound that enlightens the …

Brew Review

Jon Smith | September 30, 2014
Brew Review

Beer: Rare Bird Full Steam Stout
Serving type: Bottle, 660mL
 
This beer pours with a thick, two finger, off-white head, with a colour blacker than the night sky.  This beer could probably blot out the sun.  Personally, …

Suicide

Andrew Bethune, 129092b@acadiau.ca | September 30, 2014
Suicide

If you are reading this and you are thinking about suicide, I have one thing to say: please do not do it.  While I know your choices are your own, and I have no …

Real Talk: Living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Mercedes Peters | September 29, 2014
Real Talk: Living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

When I was younger, I either romanticized mental illness—imagining a brooding depressed man with fantastic creativity in a world that misunderstood him—or I called bullshit.  Those anxious people were totally attention starved.
And then I became …

Spicy news

Hailey Winder and Lauren Hooper | September 29, 2014
Spicy news

IOS 8
This past week Apple released their newest software IOS 8.  This software allows for new filters on your camera, auto-fill on your messaging and fun new home-screen colors…  In classic Apple style, nothing …

A student guide to collective bargaining

Liam Patrick Murphy | September 29, 2014
A student guide to collective bargaining

Acadia University and the Faculty Association (AUFA) are currently in negotiations for the 14th collective agreement.  Some of you may be curious as to what this process means.  Perhaps you are wondering what people mean …

May the best swimmer win

Eliza McGuire | September 28, 2014
May the best swimmer win

I read two responses by Matthew Swanston about the changes John Atkinson, the current High Performance Director of Swim Canada, made to the standards at Trials to qualify for teams, as well as expectations he …

Race and mental illness

Tess Pooran, Arts Editor | September 22, 2014
Race and mental illness

I first struggled with mental illness around the age twelve, yet it was not until years later that I began to realize my behaviours and thoughts had a name–and that I could receive help.  When …

Pat Maloney

Andrew D. Haskett | September 21, 2014
Pat Maloney

Wednesday.  Also known as hump day; the middle of the week.  A joyous day when families gather around the television to watch Maury and students start drinking in preparation for further opportunities to drink.  As …

Horoscopes

Cosmonauta | September 17, 2014
Horoscopes

VIRGO (happy birthday babies ☺)
Aug 23- Sept 22
Spend time with the earth today, Virgo-go for a walk, check out the dykes or the woodland trails, explore. Don’t allow yourself to get overburdened by your work …