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

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 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

Calling All Professional and Graduate Students: It’s Time for a New Union

Law Students’ Society President proposes new representation for professional and graduate students

March 06, 2015

Fellow Professional and Graduate Students, We are all currently members of the Dalhousie Student Union. We can do better. We can have a leaner, more relevant, more accountable organization that puts the unique needs and concerns of professional and graduate… Continue Reading

From the Archives: Breaking Up is Hard to Do

February 27, 2015

By the time you read this, the DSU has probably already held its special general meeting to decide whether we should pull out of Students Nova Scotia, our provincial advocacy organization. The DSU has left external lobbying groups in the… Continue Reading

Once More Unto The Breach

The DSU’s quiet war on Students Nova Scotia represents our union’s insider culture at its worst.

February 27, 2015

Ah, February. So many cherished traditions. First comes the Super Bowl. Then the Oscars. Then the annual push to leave the Dalhousie Student Union’s external advocacy organizations. Yes, in a development as fresh and surprising as Meryl Streep’s nomination for… Continue Reading

A Call for Greater Sustainability Education in the Commerce Program 

February 27, 2015

As the next generation of business leaders, a sustainable future is at the hands and minds of Dalhousie Commerce students. The Bachelor of Commerce program aims to develop the next generation of business leaders and innovators, but how can we… Continue Reading