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Kristopher Smith has 45 articles published.

Why I Wear a Poppy or “Remember, Remember The Eleventh of November”

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It’s time to put away the Halloween costumes but for the love of God DO NOT, I repeat… DO NOT start celebrating the Christmas season just yet. There is a very important day in between these two events, Remembrance Day. Before you put up the tree, go and pick up a poppy and wear it with pride. I make a habit of picking up mine as soon as I see them available because some two weeks (give or take) out of the year is not nearly long enough to show your appreciation for men and women who died for us so we might be able to celebrate the holiday season earlier and earlier and not have to sing “O Christmas…

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Tacos & Trump Happy Hour

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“My culture is a very dominant culture, and it’s imposing and it’s causing problems. If you don’t do something about it, you’re going to have taco trucks on every corner,” warned Marco Gutierrez, the founder of the group Latinos for Trump during an interview on CNBC in early September. Now if that is a ploy to get people to vote Trump and I was an American I’d definitely be saying “I’m with her.” (Also because Trump is just a mess).

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How to Emcee a Wedding

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Wedding season seems to be in full swing as I’m sure you have noticed. Facebook and Instagram timelines are flooded with photos of brides and grooms and friends attending weddings. If you’re lucky…or unlucky you have probably attended a wedding or two or five this summer or into the fall.

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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 into 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 the…

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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 (backward 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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