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Once More Unto The Breach

By John Hillman • February 25, 2015

The DSU’s quiet war on Students Nova Scotia represents our union’s insider culture at its worst.
Ah, February. So many cherished traditions. First comes the …

Students Nova Scotia misrepresents us

By John Hutton • February 25, 2015

I care deeply about the right to education. I’ve spent countless unpaid hours doing what I can to build a student movement that can …

Student protests are vital

By Natasha MacDonald-Dupuis • February 19, 2015


Direct action drives change
I choked on my coffee when I read Dijay Savory’s piece Student protests are useless in the Gazette earlier this month. …

Virtual Boys (and Girls)

By Shannon Slade • February 16, 2015


The increasingly immersive future of romantic and sexual fantasies.
We’ve always used popular entertainment as a form of escapism. In a world that can often …

What is Love?

By John Hillman • February 16, 2015


True love involves both sacrifice and reward.

What is love?
(If you answered “baby don’t hurt me / don’t hurt me / no more”, I’m not …

Day of Misdirected Action

By Sarah Estrin • February 16, 2015


Our annual day of protest has not helped the student cause

As a long-term student, my memory reaches back quite a few years. I was …

Guilt by Association

By John Hillman • February 8, 2015

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“One size fits all” punishments should worry all students.

Think for a moment about the worst person in your social circle. Not the worst person …

Student Protests Are Useless

By Dijay Savory • February 8, 2015

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We need to focus more on persuasion, not puppets, pots and pans

You probably heard about the “All Out Feb. 4th“ rally recently—the posters are …

A few things you need to know about free speech in France

By Yazan Khader • February 8, 2015

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More restrictions than you might think in the land of liberté

Free speech has almost always resulted in the tough question of whether or not …

A Tale of Two Perversities

By Shannon Slade • February 8, 2015

A Tale of Two Perversities

Are ‘bad women’ less worthy of our outrage?

It is hard to think of a recent story that has provoked more anger and discussion than …