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

From The Archives: Spooky Studies

October 26, 2015

While this week’s specific paranormal submission by “A Creeped-Out Contributor” is something of a rarity, the Gazette has long treated the study of the paranormal as a field worthy of discussion. From century-old questions about why so many of the… Continue Reading

Nightmare on University Avenue

Do pushy, cigarette-smoking spirits haunt the SUB?

October 26, 2015

(Editor’s Note: This anonymous submission appeared in our inboxes last week. The author refuses to provide a name out of a fear of appearing “insane.” We decided to run with it anyway, because the protagonist of this story is probably… Continue Reading

From the Archives: Telephones

A history of telephones on campus, from the first phone to the iPhone.

October 09, 2015

Over the past few weeks, we’ve witnessed the arrival of both the iPhone 6S and the Google Nexus 6P. In honour of this latest clash in the smart-phone war for our hearts and dollars, let us take a look back… Continue Reading

From the Archives: Politicians as Gazette Contributors

Write for us — you might become Prime Minister.

October 02, 2015

Election day inches ever closer. Last week, we looked at political visitors to our campus over the years. This week we’re continuing with the political theme. You might not have realized it, but a number of very famous and successful… Continue Reading

Caution: Construction Ahead

Capital Projects, Capitalizing on Capitalism, Create Chaos and Cacophony

September 26, 2015

Do you know what ties together LeMarchant Place, the Wallace McCain Learning Commons, the Collaborative Health Education Building, the Fitness Centre, and the Student Union Building? They’re all part of Dalhousie’s ongoing plan to make construction a permanent part of… Continue Reading

From the Archives: Musical Memories

The Gazette was into the “Faust Waltz” before it was cool.

September 18, 2015

Dalfest 2015 is upon us.  In honour of the most exciting campus concert of the year, the Gazette invites you on a trip through our archives to track the evolution of the musical tastes of Dalhousie students over the past… Continue Reading

No news is good news

Enjoy your return to campus…but let’s try to make it through the week without triggering another international incident.

September 04, 2015

I know this is an exciting time of year. Everyone is recharged after a summer free from readings, essays, and exams. The weather is beautiful, you have your pick of booze-fueled bacchanalia every night of the week, and there isn’t… Continue Reading

From the Archives: Welcome to Dalhousie

Orientation Week over the decades

September 04, 2015

Orientation Week (previously known as Initiation Week or Frosh Week) has long been one of the most hectic, exciting stretches of Dal’s yearly cycle. Originating in the earliest days of the university – the Gazette was already reporting on hazing controversies in… Continue Reading