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One year into Dalhousie’s new “stepped-care” counselling system

At this time last year, Dalhousie University’s counselling services were overburdened.  Stressed-out students were trying to book appointments through the centre to help them handle the anxiety-inducing workload of exam season, but they were met with wait times of a month or more – if they were even able to book an appointment, that is.  Prior to the change,… Read more »

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Cannabis on Campus

As cannabis legalization hangs over Canadians heads like a cloud of vaped weed, you may be wondering how accessing cannabis will play out, and how Dalhousie University will handle it.   Where can you buy the good stuff? Where on campus can you partake of it? Would you be allowed to sell edibles at your bake… Read more »

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Justin Trudeau, speaking at the Liberal 2018 National Convention hosted in Halfiax, NS in April.

The long shadow of sunny ways

A lot of cheerleading came from Liberal party members and the party faithful as the Liberal party held its 2018 national convention in Halifax, from April 19 to 21. The three-day Liberal convention was to let everyone know how great the Liberals are doing at governing the country and to prepare for the 2019 federal… Read more »

Are you bad at math? Or do you learn math differently than traditionally taught?

Why can’t we do math?

Unless you’re a math or physics major, it’s likely that at some point in your life you’ve said to someone, “I’m not good at math.”  It’s such a common and accepted sentence that no one thinks to question it. Math is one of those subjects that everybody distances themselves from. We tend to think “oh,… Read more »

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Transgender Experiences in Halifax

Nova Scotia is a pretty open province and in its heart, lies Halifax. The city is full of various ethnicities, skin tones, disabilities and overall, a kaleidoscope of different human beings. Within this kaleidoscope are individuals who don’t identify with the sex assigned at birth and for the most part, Halifax is rather accepting of… Read more »


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From a championship high to a paralyzing low

Deanna Kimber likes to live an active lifestyle. She volunteers as a field hockey coach with her sister Jessica and she plays for the field hockey team at Dalhousie University. Within just a span of a few weeks in the fall of 2017, Deanna went from winning the university field hockey championships to being nearly paralyzed.… Read more »

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Corbin Boes’ Tiger legacy

Dalhousie University men’s hockey goaltender Corbin Boes has been one of the best goalies in the country thorughout his four-year career. And while he’s graduating this year, what he’s meant to the hockey program at Dal won’t be leaving with him. His time at Dalhousie started after a successful four-year Western Hockey League career. Not… Read more »

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Fieldhouse gets new floor

New flooring for the Dalplex fieldhouse prompts consideration for a new court layout. “With the new fitness centre set to open this spring, it presented an opportunity for us to make some upgrades to our existing Dalplex which is approaching 40 years in age,” says Tim Maloney, executive director of athletics and recreation at Dalhousie.… Read more »



Summer jams

Summer is upon us friends, which means sun rays and relaxation for some — and commitments to a full-time job for others. Whatever your plans are for these next four months, one common thread will be the new music releases that serve as summer anthems. With so many highly anticipated releases, here are a few… Read more »

An old exhibit of the Dalhousie Art Gallery. (Creates' work is not pictured here.)

Places, Paths and Pauses: a Dalhousie Art Gallery exhibit

The land: how humans interact with it, what it means to us and what we mean to it. These are the themes of the current Dalhousie Art Gallery exhibit, “Marlene Creates: Places, Paths, and Pauses.” It’s a retrospective of Creates’ (pronounced creetes) work over the past 40 years. The exhibit represents roughly 20 per cent… Read more »

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Canada Reads opening eyes

With Canada Reads beginning just before university exams, there’s an easy opportunity to decide which of the contenders to put on your summer reading list.   The theme is ‘one book to open your eyes.’ The shortlist includes The Boat People, by Sharon Bala; American War by Omar El Akkad; Precious Cargo by Craig Davidson; Forgiveness… Read more »