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Kristopher Smith has 37 articles published.

Running the 89th Annual Tely 10 (AKA The 2016 St. John’s Poutine Challenge Part III- Why Did I Eat So Much Poutine?!)

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Three years ago, with my cousin whom I look at as a little sister, I ran the Tely 10. She got it in her head that it was something we should do. I hadn’t given it much thought despite being fairly physically fit for most of my university career but she was adamant that it was something we could do. Truth be told, I had no desire to put the effort in to training. Even more full disclosure: I didn’t want to try and do embarrassingly bad. I actually think back to three years ago as one of the last times I can truly say I was somewhat close to happy (or whatever it is we think is “happy”). At…

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The 2016 St. John’s Poutine Challenge: Part II (On The Run- Trying To Work Off Poutine)

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June has come and gone meaning that the 2016 St. John’s Poutine Challenge has wrapped up. Last month I put on my journalist hat (backwards snapback of course) and wrote an article where I talked about the challenge and interviewed Adam from Five Brothers Artisan Cheese so hopefully you got out and tried one or two. I certainly got out and tried one or two…or six. I sort of wish I had a novelty shirt that reads “I did it all for the poutine” to have worn during my outings. So yes, I managed to try six out of the eighteen poutines (my roommate/bestie managed to squeeze one more in; we no longer live together). If anyone knows me they…

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The 2016 St. John’s Poutine Challenge: Part I- Challenge Accepted

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By: Kristopher Smith Have you ever watched Survivor and been so sure you would bomb an Immunity challenge the second that Jeff describes the task at hand? For me this happens for pretty much any challenge that involves a puzzle. Now if the challenge involved the consumption of Canada’s delectable delicacy known as the poutine, I’d be all about it. Actually, that isn’t entirely accurate as I’m super picky and don’t really like trying new things which is why I didn’t partake in the 2015 St. John’s Poutine Challenge. I had heard about it last year, was excited but turned off when I saw some of the recipe. It was disappointing because at the time I was trying to branch…

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Cinco De Mayo In St. Juan’s…I Mean John’s

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Break out your Sombreros and lime up that guac! It’s Cinco De Mayo! This is one of my favorite times of the year and I wish it was celebrated more among the general populace. I once had someone convinced I was Mexican; though to be fair, it was Movember and I had a very dirty looking mustache growing but to me, Cinco De Mayo is the spicier version of St. Paddy’s Day. A time to celebrate (or as some super extreme left wing types might say appropriate) the Mexican culture. I’m relatively new to the Cinco party (or fiesta?) but anyone who knows me knows I love a good theme. On May 4th I rocked a Star Wars t-shirt and…

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Why Lemonade Is Beyoncé’s Jagged Little Pill

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On Saturday April 16th, Beyoncé released a teaser video online for something called Lemonade. Whatever Lemonade was, it would debut the following Saturday on HBO. Was it a new song and accompanying video? An album announcement? The Beyhive was buzzing. Queen Bey started her Formation world tour on April 27th so whatever Lemonade was, it was going to be big. I sort of figured this might be a new music video or maybe it was an entire album. With a name like Lemonade, I expected something summery; you know when you listen to a song or an album and you think “This sounds like summer.”? What we got was something that certainly quenched our thirst; an entire album with an…

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