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‘Monogamy is unnatural’: Why the natural world never provides a moral example for conscious beings

‘Monogamy is unnatural’: Why the natural world never provides a moral example for conscious beings

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Arguing for no-strings-attached relations? Fair enough, but don’t look to the animal kingdom for backup.

Every imaginable and colourful sexual arrangement can be found in nature, it’s true. From semen-spraying sea-dwellers, to self-cloning geckos (Goudarzi, LiveScience), to the Kirk’s dik-dik …



Lost in translation: My nine month struggle with British English

Lost in translation: My nine month struggle with British English

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Growing-up on the East Coast has given me a high tolerance for foreign words and indecipherable accents. I learned the metropolitan English of Halifax and the what-the-heck-did-they-say dialect native to Cape Breton, all the time thinking that if I could …



The Pants Predicament: The story of a born-again denim enthusiast

The Pants Predicament: The story of a born-again denim enthusiast

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Today, and typically as fall progresses, you might be wearing leggings as pants. You may or may not have worn them with a shirt or sweater of appropriate length, Hunters, and one of those drawstring jackets from Artizia–you know the …



The Happy Holidays syndrome: Bill O’Reilly has a bad case of it, and he’s not happy about it

The Happy Holidays syndrome: Bill O’Reilly has a bad case of it, and he’s not happy about it

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No sooner have the pumpkin spice lattes and poppy red pins disappeared from existence then we have replaced them with annoyingly cheerful holiday music and tinsel towns left and right. Halloween had not even passed yet and the Dollar Store …



A StFX Holiday Wish List: What we hope to get under our tree as we move towards 2015

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As the semester draws to a close, it is both a time to look back in reflection, and look forward with hopes for the future. From a StFX perspective, this year has been one of transition and with that comes …



StFX celebrates Fall Gaelic Day

StFX celebrates Fall Gaelic Day

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The Celtic Studies Department at StFX has been filled with excitement the past few weeks with events on and preluding the annual Fall Gaelic Day.

Events began on Nov 20 with a panel discussion that explored Gaelic and the Nova …



Tree for Boston: Nova Scotia’s annual tree for Boston hails from Antigonish County

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Since 1971, Nova Scotia has given a gift Christmas tree to the city of Boston for its efforts in assisting Halifax residents following the Halifax Explosion in 1917. Although the tree traditionally comes from other areas of the province, the …



Welcome to Atlantic Canada? Study involving StFX international students presented by Mt.A researchers

Welcome to Atlantic Canada? Study involving StFX international students presented by Mt.A researchers

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On Nov 21, a trio from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick visited StFX to exhibit the preliminary findings of their research project involving StFX international students. Professor Morgan Poteet, co-researcher and Mount Allison alumnus Bianca Gomez, and current …



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