In defence of Dartmouth

A Dartmouthian Gazette writer’s perspectives on the municipal branding brouhaha

March 04, 2016

  Halifax’s rebranding campaign has been in the news a lot lately, particularly in regards to the controversy over efforts to introduce the “HALIFAX” logo to a number of locations across the harbour in Dartmouth. I know Dartmouth can be… Continue Reading

Public Service Announcement

Attending university is about more than individual success — it is about building stronger communities.

November 22, 2015

As exams approach, students across campus (and especially my fellow law students at Weldon) are beginning to shift into ‘Finals mode’. While things may seem eerily calm at the moment, two weeks from now we’ll be desperately cramming as much… Continue Reading

Keep your ‘compliments’ to yourself

Unsolicited sexual comments aren’t compliments – they’re harassment.

October 02, 2015

  It was a warm day, and I was feeling good about myself. I put on some tight pants, knee-high boots and a low-cut shirt with my boobs pushed up. I looked in the mirror and thought, “I look fucking… Continue Reading

Straight Outta Credibility

September 04, 2015

A little over a week ago, the CBC posted an article on their website detailing one woman’s harrowing account of life on the streets of the drug-mecca that is the South End. The article states that South Street is “practically… Continue Reading

City slips up on sidewalk issue

Halifax needs to reconsider its new approach to sidewalk snow removal.

March 15, 2015

A rainbow of bruises covers my stepfather’s leg. The brown, purple, green, and red marks are an indication of the injuries beneath. When he was heading home, he tried to step onto a sidewalk to get off of a busy… Continue Reading

St. Paddy’s Day is coming

March 14, 2014

St. Paddy’s Day is somewhat of a conundrum to me. I feel like I’m supposed to be into it because I’m one eighth Irish, but in the past year it’s really fallen off with me. I always spent St. Paddy’s… Continue Reading

Can we consent on consent?

February 28, 2014

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 this year. This was likely not the only reason the King’s Student Union (KSU) decided to… Continue Reading

It’s OK to be SAD

February 28, 2014

  In recent years, mental health awareness and reported forms of mental instability have increased. The Mental Health Commission of Canada states that one in five Canadians experience mental health problems. Contemporary understandings of mental health address the effect of… Continue Reading

Riding out the abortion debate

January 31, 2014

Maybe it’s my cynical internet self who was not surprised to see pro-lifers advertising on Metro Transit, and I admit I did not pay the ads much attention until South House spoke out. The more I thought about it, the… Continue Reading

Housing matters

January 24, 2014

  When my dad was in college, he lived with a guy he called “Zeke baby” (what? I know) in an apartment covered with shag carpet on the floors AND WALLS. The kitchen walls, made of stucco and decorated with… Continue Reading

Walking in a winter wonderland

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 ‘n slide, making travel by foot a dangerous pass-time. This year, the HRM is trying out… Continue Reading

Take a walk on the other side

November 01, 2013

Let’s face it. We’ve all heard the talk about the bad sides of Dartmouth—but what do you know about the positive sides? If you haven’t heard of any, no worries—I’ve got you covered! Below are four great things to do… Continue Reading

Don’t mess up when you dress up

October 29, 2013

Regardless of the fact that there is always last-minute scrambling, I think about my Halloween costume options all year. (There are so many factors!) What will the weather be like? Can I find everything at Value Village? Will someone be… Continue Reading