Humour

The Top Ten Reasons Why You (Yes, YOU!) Should Go Outside

Right Now. Preferably With the Dalhousie Outdoors Society.

March 19, 2015

10. Spending time outdoors increases your vitamin D levels which protects against future bone problems, heart disease, diabetes, and other health issues. It also drastically decreases stress levels and has been shown to be extremely effective in reducing symptoms of… Continue Reading

Five tips for surviving outside dorm meal hours

September 02, 2013

1. Improvisation is key: Unfortunately, no stoves or hotplates are allowed in residence, meaning that snacking in your room requires the ability to mix and match between all four basic food groups. This conveniently brings us, to our next tip…. Continue Reading

Samantha’s Anti- Wish List

November 23, 2012

Rather than write up a ‘worst gifts received’ article post-holidays, I thought I would anticipate the moment and let givers know what they should never bestow in the first place (at least on me). Ranked from somewhat acceptable to I-can’t-even-look-at-it,… Continue Reading

Terrifying trends

October 26, 2012

I want to take you all on a journey with me. Let’s venture back to early 2000s when The Simple Life was the rage of television and everything was “so hot” because of Paris Hilton. Remember how she had those little… Continue Reading

Ben’s Ten

October 12, 2012

Winter is coming, but the NHL likely isn’t. Trouble’s a-Bruin as the owners and players’ union squabble like siblings over who mom likes more. As players continue migrating to sunny Russia, here are 10 ways to survive the lockout without… Continue Reading

Will this be your first and last year at Dalhousie?

September 06, 2012

This time is different, they say. This time, they insist, shit is really going to hit the fan. “This time” is in reference to the end of the Mayan calendar on Dec. 21, 2012. Even for a world that has… Continue Reading

Final fantasy

March 23, 2012

As I write these words, I’m pretty psyched. Seven days from now I will participate in my annual Yahoo Fantasy Baseball draft. What will follow will be seven months of rampant smack talking, bogus trades that would never occur in… Continue Reading

The lonely student’s guide to Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2012

with files from Nick Wright and other random people On Valentine’s Day last year, the Gazette posted a little piece online rating the top 10 places to hook up on campus. I’m not saying this wasn’t a sexy (or even… Continue Reading

So you say you want a resolution?

January 20, 2012

Yesterday I was at the gym and I saw two weird things: 1) Some guy lifting weights in a pair of Timberlands, and 2) a small, portly gentleman squatting while doing bicep curls so rapidly I think he must have… Continue Reading

Smashing pumpkins

October 28, 2011

Gourd destruction is no laughing matter   Smashing pumpkins sucks! No, I’m not talking about the 1990s alternative rock group, although they do suck. I’m talking about the decades (or possibly centuries) old tradition of taking pumpkins off of people’s… Continue Reading

English, what for

September 23, 2011

Adjudicating articulations   I came to university with the impression that I would be writing quite a bit. This is, after all, big kid school and the supposed goal is to educate ourselves in order to enter into some sort… Continue Reading

Satire: Dal’s bookstore

September 14, 2011

 A model of efficiency for 21st century schooling While certain reactionary bourgeois elements on campus are fighting the good fight to clean up the excessively intellectual nature of university life, all may not be as bleak as it seems. Cradled… Continue Reading

The war on the environment

January 23, 2011

Nick Wright, Humorist Since the dawn of time, man has had an innate hatred of his environment. It comes as no surprise that almost every major set of mythologies has a cataclysmic story on just what a bitch Mother Nature… Continue Reading