From Polka Dots to Fist Fights – 5 Weird New Year’s Celebrations Around The World

By Debadrita

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Parliament Hill, Ottawa (Photo: ottawatourism.ca)

It’s the end of another year now, and it’s time to send it off in good style. Celebrating the beginning of the upcoming year is important to most cultures on this planet, and you probably grew up with New Year’s traditions yourself. From watching fireworks to feasting on great food (and making flimsy resolutions you, your neighbour, and your neighbour’s dog know you’ll never stick to), there are some widespread customs that most people have grown up with, or at least heard of. The following few traditions, ranging from cool, to very cool, to just plain weird (not necessarily in that order), are ones you may not have heard of before: Continue reading

Seven Ideas For a Unique Halloween Costume

For those fellow procrastinators scrambling for something to do.

By Natalie K.

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PHOTO: RMV/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

As Halloween looms panickingly close, you might be finding yourself rushing desperately to find a costume for the spooky day. Brainstorming costumes that are cheap, quick to put together and aren’t boring or overused can be pretty tricky. Here are some creative and quick solutions to your outfit crisis:

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The Creepy Clown Sensation

-Benjamin. G

As Halloween draws near, there has been a strange phenomenon occurring All over North America. A very strange sensation seems to be overcoming the nation: random people dressing up as Creepy Clowns. Many speculate that this is a social media trend or “meme” gone out of hand, but the origin still remains a mystery. As in the days leading up to Halloween, there have been many sightings of these strange people dressed as clowns lurking on the streets and around public places. This has caused widespread confusion, and not to surprisingly, fear, to follow in suit of these sightings. Police have been involved on several occasions on fears of abduction or assault. Though there has not been any injury involved so far, we can only speculate on what is to come.

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