Humour

Cheap(er) eats

Dining out in Halifax on a modern student budget

March 04, 2016

  The Coast released its Cheap Eats issue this past week. As a big fan of eating and a longtime impoverished student, I’m always keen to learn about new ways to stuff my face in public that don’t end with… Continue Reading

Year in “Review”: 2015

Recapping the year you want to remember, not the nightmare you actually lived through.

November 29, 2015

This is the last Gazette issue of 2015. It’s the perfect time to reflect back on some of the major news stories of the past year. Things have been a little … challenging here at Dalhousie in 2015, but there’s… Continue Reading

Halloween Hoaxes Cut Short

October 30, 2015

During research for our annual Halloween issue, our editors have uncovered pertinent information on two myths behind this holiday. If you dare, enjoy the tale of how our Opinions Editor solved a Dalhousie ghost mystery from 66 years ago —… Continue Reading

Bluenose Magic: Student Edition

Traditional Nova Scotian magic: what doesn’t kill you…will probably cause organ failure.

October 30, 2015

(Editor’s note: The following article is not actual medical advice. Do NOT, under any circumstances, try ANY of the remedies in this article. Some of these purported cures may kill you. Kill you dead. Neither the author nor the Gazette… Continue Reading

PoSitics, Week 5: A Salute to Get-Out-The-Vote Campaigns

Who cares if students know why they’re voting – turnout is ‘gunna’ be great!

October 16, 2015

  The elections are nearly upon us. As PoSitics comes to a close, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge the many other voter engagement efforts out there trying their damnedest to convince students to vote this election…. Continue Reading

PoSitics, Week 4: The Green Party of Canada

Why today’s Green Party is more than just a vote-splitting decoy that will doom us to yet another Harper government.

October 09, 2015

    Welcome to PoSitics. This special Gazette feature seeks to present a positive, upbeat analysis of each party’s platform so that Dalhousie students can approach the upcoming election with an appropriate sense of hope. We want students heading to… Continue Reading

Liquor? I ‘ardly know ‘er!

I have seen the future – and it looks a lot like a Taco Bell Cantina

October 02, 2015

  I think we can all agree that Halifax needs more publicly-available alcohol. We seek the solace of chemical concoctions so we can forget that we have three exams and a paper due next week, or that our union bureaucracy… Continue Reading

PoSitics, Week 3: The Liberal Party of Canada

Trudeau’s Liberals — more than just “nice hair”

October 02, 2015

This week we arrive at the party that won the third most seats in the 2011 federal election: the Liberal Party of Canada. Of all the parties, the PoSitics treatment may be most necessary for the Liberals. The Conservative war… Continue Reading

PoSitics, Week 2: The NDP

Hey NDP Socialist Caucus – turn those frowns upside down!

September 26, 2015

Welcome to PoSitics. This special Gazette feature seeks to present a positive, upbeat analysis of each party’s platform so that Dalhousie students can approach the upcoming election with an appropriate sense of hope. We want students heading to the polls… Continue Reading

PoSitics, Week 1: The Conservative Party

Finding positives in the Conservative Party’s election platform.

September 18, 2015

    Canadian politics are an ugly business.  We’re inundated with negativity at every turn, as parties spend more time, energy, and money trying to convince us us why their rivals will ruin the country than they do selling us… Continue Reading

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