Posts by Opinions

A letter to my first-year self

By Chris Parent, Photo Editor • March 28, 2014

A man and his dog. (Photo by Natalia Silchenko)

Dear Chris,
It’s a couple weeks until I graduate from university, and so I thought I would write a letter to you, my first-year self. …

My four years are up

By Jacob Sandler, Opinions Contributor • March 28, 2014

All the cliched life lessons that turned out to be true. (Photo by Amin Helal)

A look back
Four years at university. In one way it’s another level in the perpetual cycle of education. Like grade school, like high school, …

My degree may be useless

By Shelby Rutledge, Opinions Contributor • March 28, 2014

It may be exam season, but I'm already looking forward to September. (Photo by Deborah Oomen)

But I’ll be back next year
As we’re closing in on this academic year, you’ve probably started to think about next year, and whether you’re …

The Library Problem

By Samantha Elmsley, Opinions Editor • March 14, 2014

The Library Problem

And why the DSU should fix it
I felt really uncomfortable when I read the proposed budget cuts to the library acquisitions budget for the …

The future is now

By Josh Fraser, Opinions Contributor • March 14, 2014

Should we disappear under the deluge of information, or risk the implications of personalized results on the internet? (Photo by Josh Fraser)

Why we should be cautious of technology

Should we disappear under the deluge of information, or risk the implications of personalized results on the internet? …

St. Paddy’s Day is coming

By Jackson Haime, Opinions Contributor • March 14, 2014

St. Paddy's Day: When all songs Irish-sounding are unleashed. (Photo by Chris Parent)

And I can’t listen to Great Big Sea anymore
St. Paddy’s Day is somewhat of a conundrum to me. I feel like I’m supposed …

Should u worry about ur personal brand?

By Jesse Ward, Assistant News Editor • March 13, 2014

Behold, ur personal office. (Press image)

If ur friends look like slackers, u could be at risk
For students wondering how to make themselves seem like decent people worthy of employment, …

OPINION: Community radio matters. And if you’re a Dal student, it needs you

By Katie Toth, Staff Contributor • March 11, 2014

OPINION: Community radio matters. And if you’re a Dal student, it needs you

In support of CKDU
In journalism, we’re taught to avoid hyperbole. So I shouldn’t say that in one of my darkest moments, CKDU 88.1 …

8 simple rules for winning the DSU election

By Sagar Jha, DSU president • March 8, 2014

DSU president Sagar Jha. (Photo by Ian Froese)

Advice from DSU president Sagar Jha
1. Eight glasses of water a day, along with 8 class talks – Obviously don’t do them simultaneously unless …

OPINION: DSU execs dropped the ball

By Rebecca Haworth, Sports Contributor • March 7, 2014

OPINION: DSU execs dropped the ball

Lack of promotion results in absence of ‘Tiger pride’
It’s that time of year again: candidates running in this year’s Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) elections …