Posts by Activism

Dal celebrates impactful students and societies

By Sabina Wex, Assistant News Editor • March 31, 2014

Many students and societies were recognized at the third annual Impact Awards. (Photo by Ali Seglins via Dal Student Life)

Awards celebrate residence life, community activism and more
The third annual Impact Awards were presented by Dalhousie University and the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) on …

South House’s levy increase in jeopardy

By Ian Froese, Editor-in-chief emeritus • March 30, 2014

South House will collect additional funds in 2014-15, but will need campaign again next year. (Photo by Ian Froese)

University’s decision may be reversed on Monday
Dalhousie’s sexual and gender resource centre may have lost out on nearly $50,000 of additional funds after the …

Former refugee and child soldier speaks at Dal

By Leah Shangrow, Arts Contributor • March 14, 2014

Michel Chikwanine says 250,000 child soldiers still exist today. (Photo by Alice Hebb)

In 1993, five-year-old Michel Chikwanine was playing soccer in the Congo when army trucks arrived at the field. Amidst gunshots and screaming, he and …

DSU votes to leave CASA, Students NS

By Kristie Smith, News Editor • February 28, 2014

DSU votes to leave CASA, Students NS

Over $140k freed up to consider internal advocacy

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) has voted to end its memberships with federal and provincial lobbying groups, …

What’s in a name?

By Eleanor Davidson, News Editor • February 14, 2014


Proposed transgender committee would enforce preferred names and open gender-neutral washrooms
If the vote passes at the next general council meeting, the Dalhousie Student Union …

Low condom usage rates at Dalhousie ‘terrifying’

By Sabina Wex, Assistant News Editor • February 14, 2014


Safe sex complex, say survey subjects: only half of Dal students use condoms
Adele had never bought condoms before. Whenever she had sex, the guy …

DSU says “nay” to controversial law school

By Jackson Haime, Opinions Contributor • February 7, 2014

Students from the Schulich School of Law led the move to have the DSU challenge Trinity Western. (Photo by Melina Garner)

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) will be urging the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society to not recognize graduates of an upcoming law school that is …

Greek societies feel “targeted” by sexual violence report

By Josh Stoodley, Online Editor • January 31, 2014

The Sigma Chi fraternity on South Street. (Photo by Kit Moran)

StudentsNS report: fraternity cultures “especially problematic”
Members of the Halifax Greek Council believe they were misrepresented in a report released earlier this month by StudentsNS, …

South House raising money to get on the bus

By Kristie Smith, News Editor • January 24, 2014

(Graphic by Emily Davidson)

Crowd-sourcing to fund the other side of the abortion debate

(Graphic by Emily Davidson)

 Dalhousie’s sexual and gender resource centre is fighting fire with fire—or, rather, …

Dal grad looks for high hopes on top of Mt. Kilimanjaro

By Moh Hashem, Staff Contributor • January 17, 2014

Climbing for a good cause. (Photo submitted)

When it comes to mountains, Ayat El Dewary has little to expect—she’s never climbed one. But in a few weeks, she’ll be going up …