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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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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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Lost in translation

Translated texts are everywhere – they’re some of our favourite books, movie scripts, and articles.   But have you ever thought about the transformation a translated text had to undergo to land in your hands?  It’s interesting how much pressure a translator is under. They’re responsible for taking the native words and text and transforming it… Read more »

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Sad or SAD?

The end of the school year causes all sorts of emotions.  Some students go home to families and friends. Some are happy to have a long break from school. Some are moving into new living situations.   Not everyone feels excited when the end of term comes.   Not everyone will have “fun in the sun” this… 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 »

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“A perfect first year”

Both Dalhousie University’s men’s and women’s track and field teams brought home championship banners again this year. For the women’s team, this was the 29th consecutive season of winning the Atlantic University Sport Championships. Among their star athletes was rookie Savanna Jordan. Jordan has had an outstanding first year, considering that she spent her track… Read more »


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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 »

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The Marrow Theives opens readers eyes to Indigenous realities

“Mitch was smiling so big his back teeth shone in the soft-light of the solar-powered lamp we’d scavenged from someone’s shed.”   And so begins Cherie Dimaline’s The Marrow Theives, one of the books up for this year’s Canada Reads competition.   The Marrow Thieves tells the story of a dystopian society where almost everyone has lost… Read more »