Decade in review

Old man yells at cloud

April 03, 2016

  This week’s Gazette is the final issue of the 2015-2016 school year. This is the time of the year when outgoing editors are supposed to reflect on their tenure with the paper. This is kind of a big moment… Continue Reading

From the Archives: Mesdames Presidents

April 03, 2016

On March 16, Kathleen Reid was elected president of the Dalhousie Student Union. Her victory was a rarer event than you might think—while women account for roughly 55% of the student population, they have made up only 30% of DSU… Continue Reading

We need to divest – now

March 04, 2016

The administration is out of touch with what the people who teach, research, and study at this university support. Widespread affirmation of divestment is growing, and the administration needs to start listening. Advocating for divestment (the withdrawal from Dalhousie’s endowment… Continue Reading

Abolishing the debt-sentence

Observations from a debt-drained Dalhousie veteran

February 26, 2016

This week’s issue was put together during reading week. Unsurprisingly, most of my regular contributors did not have material to send in. No problem. One of the hot-button issues on campus this month is the proposed tuition increase, and when… Continue Reading

Students against Israelis

On the normalization of hatred against Israelis

February 12, 2016

Much of political discourse on campus takes place in a vacuum: local municipal issues notwithstanding, most discussions and conclusions have no real consequence on the average student. The “Israeli-Palestinian debate” is no different. Even the most vocal proponents and opponents… Continue Reading

Letter to the editor

RE: Let's make our student union a more ethical one

February 12, 2016

Let’s not pinkwash Israeli violations and our complicity in them We are writing in response to the letter published in the January 22 issue the Dal Gazette, [Re: Let’s make our union a more ethical one]. We couldn’t help but… Continue Reading

From the archives

Scandalized by sexuality

February 11, 2016

University campuses have long been characterized as hotbeds of sexual progress and promiscuity. While it is true that campus life has often pushed the boundaries of sexual propriety over the years, we students are not some homogenous hormonal horde. We… Continue Reading

Listen up, old man

Societal attitudes towards the cost of university education must change

February 11, 2016

With the recent news of a proposed hike in tuition fees by Dalhousie, it’s more important than ever for students to rally and unify against the rising costs of post-secondary education. Education cannot be considered a commodity; it’s a bloody… Continue Reading

Fairness Isn’t Enough

Dalhousie must be both fair and transparent when dealing with student concerns.

November 22, 2015

As I write this, at Georgetown University in Washington DC, students are staging a sit-in in university president John DeGioia’s office. They demanded that the university rename Mulledy Hall, a building on their campus named after a former university president… Continue Reading

From the Archives: Fifteen Decades of Student Fashion

November 22, 2015

The 9th season of Atlantic Fashion Week will be taking place Nov. 19-21. In honour of this exciting tradition (that I first learned about while Googling excuses to include the Mr. Fluck ad featured below), please enjoy the following decade-by-decade… Continue Reading

Is Dal as invested in you as you are in Dal?

Attending university is an investment in our future—so Dalhousie should not invest in companies that endanger that future.

November 22, 2015

Tuition is rising. Our parents’ generation only paid a fraction of what we do, and tuition currently sits at triple what it was in the 1990s. That said, a university education can still be one of the best ways to… Continue Reading

From the archives: Free Lunch

November 13, 2015

“Free food”—is there any more beloved phrase in the student vocabulary? From law students scamming local businesses into handing out free food and booze in the mid 1800s, to the unladylike fudge frenzy of hungry Delta Gamma girls at a… Continue Reading

Let’s Make The IDEA Building

Sexton Campus needs a new space, and students need to help make it happen.

November 02, 2015

If you’re a student on Sexton Campus, it often feels like our peers on Studley are awarded a new building every other week. Maybe that is a little far from the truth, but with one quick walk around Sexton, it… Continue Reading