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The Night 2013 Died

Of all the Atlantic music I’ve had to defend or introduce to my friends since arriving at UofT from Nova Scotia, none has been odder or seemingly more exclusive in its appeal than the traditional Newfoundland drinking song “The Night Pat Murphy Died.” This epic’s premise is that a man has died and his friends arrive at his widow’s house to turn the night before his funeral into a combination of  320 more words

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How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Plane

My hometown’s airport has two gates: one where you board and one where you disembark. J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport, named after a man with many “firsts” in flight that aren’t “first man to fly a plane,” is he kind of airport you would expect Sydney, Nova Scotia to have. 515 more words

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Stranded Newswire Pieces

Burwash Love Unrequited

In a recent press conference, third year student Kelly Thompson confirmed that she is romantically uninterested in first year student Wayne Hansen. Thompson was quoted as saying “Is that the guy with the Leafs sweatpants? 507 more words

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Fit In Or Die Trying

Upon my arrival at Victoria College from that mysterious part of Canada called Not Toronto, I was struck by how many of my peers were from that part of Canada called Toronto. 319 more words

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What Happened Next Will Shock You

Seven years ago, my parents drove me roughly five hours to the IWK Children’s Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia. There I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, and began treatment that would put me on the road to recovery. 976 more words

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14 Egg-celent Tips For Comforting Mourning Families

In everywhere from Tinsel Town to the Gaza Strip to Liberia, the buzzword of the summer was certainly “death.” Or “dying.” Or “sad (because of all these deaths).” My own home was no exception as my grandmother passed away in June. 542 more words

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How To Make 2015 The Best/Last Year Of Your Life

If 2014 was the year we resolved to “shake it off” (Thanks T-Swizzle!), then we ought to make 2015 the year we “shake it up!” The most common New Year’s resolutions are tricky to keep for many, but often this stems from a basic fear of leaving your comfort zone. 405 more words

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