Posts by Dalhousie

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 …

DSU’s decision to leave StudentsNS ill-informed

By Amy Donovan, Opinions contributor • March 7, 2014

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In my first year at Dalhousie, I was Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) secretary. I was impressed, then, to learn about the Alliance of Nova …

Active on campus

By Samantha Elmsley, Opinions Editor • March 7, 2014

Active on campus

If you’ve been through the Student Union Building, you’ve heard the news: on Feb. 26, the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) voted to pull their …

You’re too apathetic to read this

By John Hillman, Opinions Editor • March 7, 2014

You’re too apathetic to read this

Sorry to be the one to have to tell you this, but I have it on good authority that you are too ignorant and …

Can we consent on consent?

By Krista Alexander, Opinions Contributor • February 28, 2014

We need to reframe consent campaigns to understand that only yes means yes. (Photo by Jasspreet Sahib)

After being inspired by NSCAD’s similar campaign last year, the University of King’s College held it’s first-ever ‘consent week’ from Feb. 10 to 14 …

It’s OK to be SAD

By Laura Churchman, Opinions Contributor • February 28, 2014

Heavy workloads and long winters can leave students susceptible to depression. (Photo by Asrar Ul Haq)

 
In recent years, mental health awareness and reported forms of mental instability have increased. The Mental Health Commission of Canada states that one in …