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Thirty-three eagle feathers were smudged in ceremony  and will be distributed to courtrooms across the province.

Briefs of the week

Week of Nov. 5, 2018 DSU Annual General Meeting On Wednesday, Nov. 7, the Dalhousie Student Union held its annual general meeting. The AGM failed to meet quorum – the minimum number of people required to pass new business. Ten per cent of Dal’s student population needed to be in attendance in order to meet… Read more »

A new bike lane between the Halifax Central Library and the Dalhousie School of Architecture and Planning on the Sexton Campus.

Cycling to school

Dalhousie University has made numerous efforts to ensure that students can have the option of biking to school. However, as cyclist and Dal employee, John Kyle pointed out, “there’s always room for improvement.”  Many students live off-campus, and some want a healthy, environmentally-friendly option to commute. With this in mind, Dal created new biking infrastructure, such as new… Read more »

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Cramming isn’t that bad

Cramming isn’t that bad

Cramming. I’m doing it right now. I was supposed to submit this article yesterday. But I stood no chance against my inner procrastinator.   Whenever exam dates are approaching, the Killam becomes packed with masses of hard-workers. The library seems to come to life like buzzing beehive. The academic spirit seems over the top. No one can explain the… Read more »

Flu shots_Karla Renic

Think the flu shot ain’t shit?

Herd immunity is a biological concept where a majority vaccinated population inhibits the spread of disease to members of the ‘herd’ who have weakened or no immunity. This could include young children, the elderly, pregnant women and those who can’t be vaccinated due to other health issues. Health Canada states that our flu vaccination rate should be at… Read more »

Photo by: Chris Stoodley

Crazy Rich Light-Skin Asians

Crazy Rich Asians has undoubtedly been one of the biggest Hollywood hits of the year. The film, starring Constance Wu as an economics professor travelling to Singapore to meet her crazy rich boyfriend’s crazy rich family, has received immense critical and commercial success.   It’s been highly celebrated for its all-Asian team of actors, writers, and director–the first major Hollywood film to do this since 1993’s The… Read more »

THE LATEST 'SPORTS'

The Dalhousie men's basketball team took on the University of Prince Edward Island on Jan. 19. The Tigers won 94-55.

Basketball nationals return to Dal

Dalhousie University will host the U Sports men’s basketball national championships for the second time in three years this March.   They won a bronze medal as the host two years ago. They want to do better this time.   “We’re not playing for second, that’s for sure,” says Head Coach Rick Plato.  In 2016-17, Dal won… Read more »

AUS Men's Soccer (Dalhousie Tigers vs Memorial SeaHawks) at the Wickwire Field on Sept. 23, 2018.

Keeping clean sheets

Second-year goalkeeper Ben Grondin has eight shutouts in 10 regular season games. The Dalhousie University Tigers men’s soccer team has been scored on only six times in 11 games this regular season. One of the main reasons for their success has been the team’s new starting goalkeeper, Grondin.  “He’s really embraced the role, and he… Read more »

Maya Venkataraman (left) and Rachelle Lalande.

Controlling midfield

Maya Venkataraman and Rachelle Lalande are leading the Tigers from midfield.  Both players are tied with strikers Sofia Nicolls and Jensen Hudder for the women’s soccer team’s lead in points with four.   “Both of them have great work ethic,” says Cindy Tye, the team’s head coach. “Maya is a catalyst for attack while Rachelle is… Read more »

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Halloween Make up Pumpkin 6_Laura Hardy

Halloween makeup for you

Alien 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Pumpkin 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

A promotional photo of Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monster for the film Frankenstein (1931). Jack Pierce was the make-up artist.

The hype behind the horror

With Halloween right around the corner, horror movies are more popular than ever, leading to the question: what it is about them that captivates its viewers? Is it because we are secretly masochists? Do we enjoy subjecting ourselves to things that terrify us?  After polling 20 Dalhousie University students on campus about watching horror movies,… Read more »

Photo by: Chris Stoodley

Crazy Rich Light-Skin Asians

Crazy Rich Asians has undoubtedly been one of the biggest Hollywood hits of the year. The film, starring Constance Wu as an economics professor travelling to Singapore to meet her crazy rich boyfriend’s crazy rich family, has received immense critical and commercial success.   It’s been highly celebrated for its all-Asian team of actors, writers, and director–the first major Hollywood film to do this since 1993’s The… Read more »

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