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From the Archives

By John Hillman, Opinions Editor • October 3, 2014

From the Archives

Howdy Neighbours!

“Ragamuffins” – Vol. 5, Issue 3 – December 14, 1872
Ever since Dalhousie came into existence its students have been annoyed by the ragamuffins …

Rankings do matter

By Anfernee Duncombe, Arts Contributor • October 3, 2014

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Dalhousie University moving up in the QS University Rankings
 
What are university rankings all about and why should you care?
Each year, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a …

(Ghost) Town Hall

By John Hillman, Opinions Editor • October 3, 2014

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Addressing apathy starts with our elected representatives
The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) held its first town hall meeting of the year recently. I’ve attended quite …

Hazing needs to stop now

By Benjamin Blum, Sports Editor Emeritus • October 1, 2014

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Recent rugby scandal raises bigger questions about Dalhousie athletics

Hazing should not be dismissed as mere jocularity, or a prank gone awry. It is bullying.
Plain …

Educational 8-Tracks

By Dijay Savory, Opinions Contributor • September 26, 2014

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It is 2014. Professors should allow students to record lectures.
At the start of term this year, I heard more profs than usual saying to …

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)

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

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)

As we’re closing in on this academic year, you’ve probably started to think about next year, and whether you’re returning or not.  As a …

The Library Problem

By Samantha Elmsley, Opinions Editor • March 14, 2014

The Library Problem

I felt really uncomfortable when I read the proposed budget cuts to the library acquisitions budget for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences …

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

OPINION: DSU execs dropped the ball

By Rebecca Haworth, Sports Contributor • March 7, 2014

OPINION: DSU execs dropped the ball

It’s that time of year again: candidates running in this year’s Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) elections will flock to classrooms and social media in …