Stories by Jessica Caparini

Lessons from a little English newsroom

Will journalists in the future work entirely from home?

Jan 13, 2017

Students are still having issues receiving money from their summer jobs, despite the government's promise to fix the pay system by tomorrow.

EducationStudents still suffering from flawed pay system

'It’s annoying ... I don’t know if I’m ever going to get (the unpaid wages) at this point'

Oct 30, 2016

Students will protest high tuition fees, indigenous issues and more at the Nov 2 Day of Action,

EducationMore stew, less student debt

‘Students can’t actually afford to buy food’

Oct 28, 2016

Grade 9 student council representatives Andrew Gillis (left) and Matthew Fraser run the polling station at the mock elecion.

HRM VotesMock election offers a teachable moment

‘Kids tend to be more left wing. A little more optimistic, thank goodness’

Oct 15, 2016

In Canada, thanksgiving is celebrated annually on the second Monday in October.

LifeBeing thankful for family and friends

Haligonians reflect on what Thanksgiving Day means to them

Oct 10, 2016

Dalhousie President Richard Florizone (L), Dalhousie science student Melanie Hardie (centre) and Grand Keptin Andrew Denny of the Mi'kmaq Grand Council raise the Grand Council Flag together

Mi'kmaq CultureMi'kmaq flag flies over Dalhousie University

'It's a true testimony of peace and friendship'

Oct 6, 2016

Chris de Waal wows audience with story of a cow birth gone wrong on his farm, Getaway Farm

MediaNew online magazine brings storytellers together

Local publication to feature 'the kind of journalism that reads like short stories'

Oct 5, 2016

HRM VotesStudent issues not only for students

Tuition, fair wages, transit take centre stage at college forum

Oct 4, 2016

Madison Crawford stands at her table during the HRM Moms Fall Craft Market on Sunday

BusinessMeet a small business whiz-kid

Madison Crawford's treats indulge her love of baking, hanging out with dogs

Oct 3, 2016

Nicole Loveless breastfeeds her daughter, Bella, as part of the Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge.

Parenting Families gather at IWK for World Breastfeeding Week

In Nova Scotia, breastfeeding in public is a right

Oct 2, 2016

Glooscap First Nation Chief Sidney Peters (middle) signs the registry.

HealthHealth data sharing agreement signed to improve Mi’kmaq health

Registry includes data on doctor visits, mortality rates, mental health

Mar 26, 2016

The easter egg dash used some 3,500 plastic eggs.

EasterEaster egg dash has children out for good cause

About 100 children, 3,500 plastic eggs and one charity

Mar 22, 2016

Laura Kenins works with the Chicago-based feminist organization, Ladydrawers.

Comic Books'So many of them are women'

Despite more women in the industry, illustrators are still fighting sexist stereotypes

Mar 12, 2016

Curtis Pyke drill taps a tree.

AgricultureEarly start to maple syrup tapping season

Warm weather means smaller yield for N.S. maple farmers

Mar 7, 2016