Stories by Sarah Khan

Sarah Khan

I am from India studying journalism at the University of Kings College. I love going on hikes and cooking!

Seaweed and other garbage washing up on the shore of Black Rock Beach in Halifax.

The big fight against microplastics

Oceans are choking on billions of pieces of plastic garbage. Meet some of the people working to clean it up

Apr 15, 2020

Sharon Cave, the founder of the project.

Halifax woman plans to give girls their Cinderella moment through her 100 Dresses painting project

Sharon Cave helps teens dance the night away by donating used prom dresses to the Glass Slipper Organization

Feb 14, 2020

Some of the painted rocks.

Embracing rocky detours, people of Halifax play hide and seek with painted stones

The local initiative has captured the imaginations of more than 10,000 people on a Facebook group devoted to people who paint and hide rocks around HRM

Feb 8, 2020

Joanna Bull decorating her card

Wild about nature: Advocates write valentines to protect Sandy Lake

‘It would really be a shame if we lost this immersive wilderness experience,’ says 'craftivism' initiative organizer

Feb 7, 2020

Cannabis being tested in the research lab.

Are your friends and romantic partners influencing your drinking habits?

A study hopes to find the connection between substance use in young adults and their social networks

Jan 29, 2020

Participant Suzy Hansen marking places as safe and unsafe during the training session.

‘How come we don’t enjoy the city the same way the men in the city enjoy it?’

Women at safety audit training session discuss triggers that make them feel unsafe

Jan 27, 2020

Julietta Sorensen Kass, sits in front of a tree named Ichiro- The Ginkgo.

Wood you text a tree? Halifax program looks to branch out

Participating trees received nearly 11,000 messages between July and August

Jan 22, 2020

Meghan McMorris speaks during a climate crisis lecture at Dalhousie University on Thursday.

'The government is not doing enough': What's happened since September's climate strike?

'After the day of the strike, there was a sudden shift. That day was a changemaker for politicians,' says speaker

Jan 20, 2020