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Newfoundlanders to watch this NHL season

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  Teddy Purcell, Edmonton Oilers – St. John’s Teddy Purcell begins his first season with the Edmonton Oilers after spending parts of three years with the LA Kings and the past five seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Purcell really came into his own in the 2011 playoffs scoring 17 points in 18 games for the Bolts. His production has tailed off a bit since, but he is certain to get plenty of ice-time with the Oilers and already has three points through the first two games of the season. Luke Adam, Buffalo Sabres – St. John’s A former star for the St. John’s Fog Devils, Luke Adam is perhaps the best hockey player to come out of Newfoundland in…

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Renegotiating your life in your 30’s

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  A friend once told me “Enjoy yourself. That’s what your 20’s are for. Your 30’s are to learn the lessons. Your 40’s are to pay for the drinks.” Okay, admittedly this “friend” is Carrie Bradshaw and I’m quoting a Sex and the City movie. But as I was pondering over my own life as an adult it seemed to become a more relevant quote. A number of years ago I made a realization that contrary to my youthful narcissism, I didn’t know everything there was to know. Nor were my defining character traits so firmly set in stone as I had thought. Shocking, I know. Life is an ever evolving journey and you’re never limited to strictly defining yourself…

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Parading for Love: Stephenville’s first annual Pride Parade

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It was windy but the chilly breeze didn’t seem to damper anyone’s spirits. Draped and dressed in rainbows, bearing large homemade signs, the group of 25 people – and a rather intimidatingly sized fire truck – waited for the festive parade to begin. The walk from the corner of Main Street and West Street to the DSB Fowlow building of the college on Massachusetts Drive isn’t a long one, maybe half an hour at a brisk pace. Still, it was long enough for drivers and passers-by to stare and honk their horns, sometimes even waved in support of the small group of smiling LGBT members and allies that marched down one of the longest streets in Stephenville. “I love you…

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All Genders Allowed

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  CNA Stephenville residence gets two new gender-neutral washrooms To wait in the College of the North Atlantic (CNA) lobby in Stephenville on September 24, is to witness and feel an almost palpable excitement. A dull murmur of conversation surrounded a small gathering, mainly women from the local Bay St. George women’s group. It’s casual, but it’s easy to tell they were waiting for something. Each woman is adorned in round, flashy buttons for Pride week at CNA; tribal-looking puffins, with rainbow beaks and the word PRIDE in big, bold letters. The one man that stands in the group is Chris Deohaney, Campus Administrator for the Stephenville branch of the island-spanning college. He doesn’t wear a button, but instead a…

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Growing up a Gaymen: A love letter to my parents

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Everyone remembers a time during their childhood when they envisioned the distant future – one in which they’d marry, settle down and have kids. Whether they eagerly anticipated this future or were simply aware that they’d follow suit, this was a fairly static paradigm taught to every small child. It was our birthright. As the old nursery rhyme goes “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes “X” with the baby carriage.”

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