Posts by Halifax

St. Paddy’s Day is coming

By Jackson Haime, Opinions Contributor • March 14, 2014

St. Paddy's Day: When all songs Irish-sounding are unleashed. (Photo by Chris Parent)

And I can’t listen to Great Big Sea anymore
St. Paddy’s Day is somewhat of a conundrum to me. I feel like I’m supposed …

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)

We should know that only yes means yes
After being inspired by NSCAD’s similar campaign last year, the University of King’s College held it’s first-ever …

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)

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

Riding out the abortion debate

By Josh Fraser, Opinions Contributor • January 31, 2014

Metro Transit will profit from South House's response to an offensive ad that shouldn't have been published in the first place. (Photo by Josh Fraser)

Pro- life ads misleading Metro users
Maybe it’s my cynical internet self who was not surprised to see pro-lifers advertising on Metro Transit, and I …

Housing matters

By Samantha Elmsley, Opinions Editor • January 24, 2014

This is the kind of housing I can get behind. (Photo by Amin Helal)

Everyone deserves a place they can live with
When my dad was in college, he lived with a guy he called “Zeke baby” (what? I …

Walking in a winter wonderland

By Samantha Elmsley, Opinions Editor • January 10, 2014


Another winter, another Canada-wide attempt to keep the snow at bay. In previous years, standard seasonal dumpings have reduced Halifax to a city-wide slip …

Take a walk on the other side

By Shelby Rutledge, Opinions Contributor • November 1, 2013


Four awesome things to do in Dartmouth
Let’s face it. We’ve all heard the talk about the bad sides of Dartmouth—but what do you know …

Don’t mess up when you dress up

By Elise Boudreau Graham, Opinions Contributor • October 29, 2013

Halloween costume

Is your Halloween costume culturally appropriative?

Regardless of the fact that there is always last-minute scrambling, I think about my Halloween costume options all year. …

Study spaces

By Shelby Rutledge, Opinions Contributor • October 19, 2013


And where to find them
Need a place to study? Here are some of the best, worst and most creative places to study on and …

A temporary home

By Janice Allen, Opinions Contributor • October 10, 2013


Transience, respect and the student-community relationship
My undergraduate studies at Queen’s University included a number of late nights and parties that were probably inconsiderately loud. …