activism

Active on campus

March 07, 2014

If you’ve been through the Student Union Building, you’ve heard the news: on Feb. 26, the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) voted to pull their membership from the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) and Students Nova Scotia (SNS). This decision… Continue Reading

DSU says “nay” to controversial law school

February 07, 2014

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) will be urging the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society to not recognize graduates of an upcoming law school that is gathering controversy. Trinity Western is a private Christian liberal arts university in Langley, B.C.. Last year… Continue Reading

South House raising money to get on the bus

January 24, 2014

(Graphic by Emily Davidson)  Dalhousie’s sexual and gender resource centre is fighting fire with fire—or, rather, ads with ads. Pro-life ads from Signs for Life have recently sprouted all over Metro Halifax buses and bus shelters, reading “Luc was born… Continue Reading

Dal grad looks for high hopes on top of Mt. Kilimanjaro

January 17, 2014

When it comes to mountains, Ayat El Dewary has little to expect—she’s never climbed one. But in a few weeks, she’ll be going up the highest mountain in Africa: Mount Kilimanjaro. Her motivation is to help displaced children in Syria…. Continue Reading

Dying for some attention

September 26, 2013

A crowd of 20 students keeled over and rolled down the steps of Dal’s iconic Henry Hicks building, apparently felled by the crushing weight of tuition. This has been the first demonstration of the Dalhousie Student Union’s (DSU) provincial election… Continue Reading

Activists on campus

March 24, 2013

Alia Saied, NSPIRG… Continue Reading

Activism on campus

March 11, 2013

Profile: Jamie Arron, DSU president… Continue Reading

Canines protest against student debt

February 15, 2013

25 dogs for $25 million… Continue Reading

What is activism?

January 29, 2013

The world has been ripe with activism in the last few years. The Arab Spring, the growth of the Tea Party, Occupy everywhere, anti-pipeline movements, pro-life, pro-choice, election organizing—in 2011 the Times Magazine person of the year was ‘The Activist.’ But… Continue Reading

The feminine fist raised

January 18, 2013

Walking into the Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre on a grey Sunday morning, Marina Young worried the turnout would be low. She was pleasantly surprised, when she arrived early, to see a handful of people already waiting for the… Continue Reading

Giving choice a voice

November 16, 2012

Correction: As a result of a printing error in the Nov. 16 issue of the Gazette, this article contained text from the adjacent article, “Fixing the food system.” The Gazette regrets this error. *** It’s noon on a Wednesday. A crowd stand outside… Continue Reading

Kony war

March 16, 2012

Over the past week or so, Ugandan guerrilla leader Joseph Kony has become a very famous man. Invisible Children, an American charity based in San Diego, California, has produced a viral video called KONY 2012, which seeks to “make Kony… Continue Reading

In Photos: Student Day of Action

February 02, 2012

On Feb. 1, students from across Halifax took to the streets to demand better access to post-secondary education. Here are some of the highlights, brought to you by the Gazette‘s Pau Balite and Calum Agnew. Click any image to enter slideshow.