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Students as first responders

By Eleanor Davidson • March 28, 2014

Starting in September 2014, a new Dalhousie Campus Medical Response Team will be helping to make life at Dal safer. (Photo by Kit Moran)

After a 64.5 per cent win in the recent Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) referendum, the Medical Response Team will be receiving a levy of …

Former refugee and child soldier speaks at Dal

By Leah Shangrow • March 14, 2014

Michel Chikwanine says 250,000 child soldiers still exist today. (Photo by Alice Hebb)

In 1993, five-year-old Michel Chikwanine was playing soccer in the Congo when army trucks arrived at the field. Amidst gunshots and screaming, he and …

International students looking for more at Dalhousie

By Kashmala Fida • March 14, 2014

Fewer and fewer international students are applying to Dalhousie. (Photo by Kit Moran)

When Mahbubur Rahman came to Dalhousie from Bangladesh, he didn’t know anything about other universities in Canada.
After completing his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering …

No plot holes here

By Sabina Wex • February 28, 2014

Is this pothole the back door to Narnia? (Photo by Kristie Smith)

In front of the Student Union Building, a 150-centimetre wide pothole lies on the right side of University Avenue.
That’s almost five feet long.
Yet the …

Campus’ most elegant edifice

By Josh Fraser • February 7, 2014

The perfect place for introverts to be alone, together. (Photo by Josh Fraser)

I feel as though I am divulging secrets, letting a curious cat out of the bag when I talk about my favourite spot on …

DSU Food Bank hopes to find funding in levy

By Nikki Jamieson • February 7, 2014

Jessica Dempsey, food bank coordinator. (Photo by Amin Helal)

With a proposed student levy in the works, the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) Food Bank has more to look forward to after a year …

Florizone in Israel

By Josh Fraser • January 31, 2014

Florizone in Israel

Dalhousie president Richard Florizone was in Israel earlier this month as a member of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Canadian delegation. During a press conference …

School on full speed: Bad for your health

By Shelby Rutledge • January 31, 2014

School on full speed: Bad for your health

University can be a stressful time, especially for first year students. Some students feel the need to take “study drugs” to increase their motivation …

New owner deflects criticism of run-down laundromat

By Sabina Wex • January 31, 2014

This run-down laundromat might be getting a new lease on life. (Photo by Deborah Oomen)

Construction recycling worker Curtis Richardson bought Henry Street’s Varsity Laundry laundromat on Jan. 6. He hung a multi-coloured construction paper sign proclaiming his new …

Study drugs “extremely easy” to find in residence: Dal student

By Kristie Smith • January 31, 2014

Precription drugs are changing hands at Canadian universities. (Photo by Adele van Wyk.)

Adderall. Ritalin. Concerta.
Students cramming for midterms and exams probably make less-than-great decisions. But some take all-nighters and stimulants to a whole new level.
Some students …