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Appropriate or appropriated?

By John Hillman, Opinions Editor • October 25, 2014

Appropriate or appropriated?

Sorry to call you out, but your costume is probably offending someone.

 

It’s a week until Halloween, and if you’re putting together a costume, you’re …

The Advertisements That Time Forgot

By Shannon Slade, Opinions Contributor • October 25, 2014

The Advertisements That Time Forgot

A feminist journey into the forgotten wilds of Saturday-afternoon YTV programming.

I was watching ‘The Dog Who Saved Halloween’ on YTV last Saturday afternoon—as one does—and …

From the Archives: Selling Stereotypes

By John Hillman, Opinions Editor • October 25, 2014

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This week, the Gazette published an article on gender stereotypes in children’s advertising. We are no strangers to this subject: we’ve reported on the …

Open Access for all

By Ashwin Ramakrishnan, Sports Contributor • October 25, 2014

Open Access for all

Shared information will make the world a better, brighter place.

Copyright owners and authors are usually more interested in preserving their rights than sharing their …

Don’t fuel the mean media machine

By Chelsea Redmond, Arts Contributor • October 19, 2014

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Amanda Bynes and the stigmatization of mental illness
Growing up, I was obsessed with the hilarious, gorgeous, and super talented Amanda Bynes. She was on …

From the Archives: Homecoming

By John Hillman, Opinions Editor • October 19, 2014

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With Homecoming on the horizon, there’s no better time to look back upon the history of football at our fine academic institution. Sure we …

Students aren’t at the table – we’re on the menu

By Yazan Khader, Opinions Contributor • October 19, 2014

Students aren’t at the table – we’re on the menu

Students need a real role in MOU negotiations

Governments, universities, and students all influence the way education works. But here is a troubling dilemma: at …

Keep Your Nose on Your Own Continent, Please

By Dijay Savory, Opinions Contributor • October 19, 2014

Keep Your Nose on Your Own Continent, Please

Think local, not global.

People need to learn to mind their own business.
It’s a delicate topic, of course. Where is the line drawn? In my …

From the Archives: A History of Hazing

By John Hillman, Opinions Editor • October 10, 2014

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Hazing has been a topic of intense debate at Dalhousie for even longer than there has been a Gazette to report on it. What …

Dalhousie rugby learns from previous hazing by staying silent

By Ian Froese, Editor-in-chief emeritus • October 10, 2014

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With each incidence of hazing, the public becomes less sympathetic for those who engage in what is, in no uncertain terms, bullying.
That is illustrated …