Opinions

South House had students’ backs this year, now students can return the support

March 17, 2015

The South House Sexual and Gender Resource Centre is a feminist resource centre serving Dalhousie University, The University of King’s College, and the general Halifax Regional Municipality. The centre exists to support, empower, and work in solidarity with all people… Continue Reading

The Fountain School’s Underperforming Start

Budget cuts dramatically affecting arts education at Dal

April 20, 2015

This spring, Dal’s Faculty of Arts and Social Science rolled out a new policy – classes with fewer than eight students will not be funded by the university. The consequences of this measure have been especially dramatic in the Fountain… Continue Reading

From the Archives – That’s All Folks!

April 14, 2015

This week marks the 147th time the Gazette has issued a year-end goodbye to its readers. As per tradition, I’ll acknowledge that not everyone was pleased with everything that passed through these pages this past year. If you had a… Continue Reading

Twist Ending

Unexpected elections results offer unprecedented opportunity

April 14, 2015

Congratulations. You stunned me. When it comes to the DSU, it takes a lot to surprise me. I’ve been around Dal forever. I once wrote a 5000-word article chronicling the post-post secondary lives of former DSU presidents dating back to… Continue Reading

From the Archives: Agonizing over Apathy

March 21, 2015

The voting period is upon us. Two weeks ago, we looked at the efforts of the Gazette to combat voter apathy before elections. Last week we looked at a history of upstart outsider candidates who ran campaigns designed to rally… Continue Reading

Home-burgers

Consider choosing substance over style in the battle for your Burger Week budget.

March 21, 2015

O Happy Burger Week. There are over 60 fine restaurants listed on the official Burger Week website, but I want to take a moment to talk about the one glaring omission that all true Dalhousie burger enthusiasts ABSOLUTELY MUST experience…. Continue Reading

Is the DSU contributing to human rights abuses?

Motion to investigate DSU investments coming before council.

March 21, 2015

On March 25, a motion asking for an examination of the Dalhousie Student Union’s investments is being introduced to DSU council. The motion specifically asks for an answer to the question of whether or not the companies that the Student… Continue Reading

Student Politics Should Focus on Serving Students

A response to the DSU's disaffiliation from Students Nova Scotia

March 19, 2015

This past weekend, the Board of Directors of StudentsNS asked me to write a response to the recent disaffiliation of the Dalhousie Student Union and the different statements made to justify this decision. Given how personal the turmoil has been… Continue Reading

The DSU is your fighting voice – so use it

Elect people who you want to see represent you as a student.

March 19, 2015

The other day I was wandering about the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) offices, being the current Deputy Returning Officer for the current ongoing DSU elections, when I noticed something that put a chill into my 28-year-old bones. If I ever… Continue Reading

The Top Ten Reasons Why You (Yes, YOU!) Should Go Outside

Right Now. Preferably With the Dalhousie Outdoors Society.

March 19, 2015

10. Spending time outdoors increases your vitamin D levels which protects against future bone problems, heart disease, diabetes, and other health issues. It also drastically decreases stress levels and has been shown to be extremely effective in reducing symptoms of… Continue Reading

Campus Radio: A Bargain You Can’t Beat

March 18, 2015

What can you even get for less than a dollar anymore? As students take to the polls to decide on candidates and society levies in the upcoming DSU elections, we can answer that question with a simple proclamation: a lot… Continue Reading

From the Archives – Rage Against the Machine

March 15, 2015

Last year’s DSU elections had a turn out of only 10.9% of eligible voters, even with ten referendum questions on the ballot. Without the same glut of referendum incentives this time around, we may be on the verge of setting… Continue Reading

City slips up on sidewalk issue

Halifax needs to reconsider its new approach to sidewalk snow removal.

March 15, 2015

A rainbow of bruises covers my stepfather’s leg. The brown, purple, green, and red marks are an indication of the injuries beneath. When he was heading home, he tried to step onto a sidewalk to get off of a busy… Continue Reading