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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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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 recipes. It was disappointing because at the time I was trying to branch…

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Caught off guard for International Women’s Day…again

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Every year International Women’s Day always catches me off guard and grabs me by surprise. Where did you come from? I wasn’t prepared. I have so much pride, spirit and energy invested in the women’s movement and I wasn’t even ready. I had no witty memes for social media, no power ballads to sing to my kid on the way to work, no pictures of me being independent, strong and awesome. My Facebook page stood still and blank waiting to be filled with ferocious “I am woman, hear me roar” anecdotes, and I had not even done my research.

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Can the candidates really represent women?

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I am truly at a loss this election. I have usually felt well-versed in the candidate that I prefer. I am overly confident in the x I pencil in on Election Day and completely comfortable after I have spoken to each of those running in my district. Not this year. Not after the first historical women’s debate.

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Thrift boutique out of touch

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Growing up in the 90s I had one goal. To get as much cool and used old man clothing as possible. Being a grunge kid with an older brother who played bass, made me the perfect candidate to try and follow in Kurt Cobain’s converse shoes. Unfortunately, I lived in small town Newfoundland and there was only one used clothing store. I managed to plow through many plaid shirts and moth riddle sweaters to assemble a reasonable attire. My best friend vacationed in Halifax and her summers were filled with trips to Frenchy’s for a plethora of fedoras, overalls and cowboy boots. I was jealous to the max about her destination summers and the loot she returned with every new…

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