Students as first responders

March 28, 2014

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 $1 per full-time student. With the help of this levy, volunteers on the medical response team… Continue Reading

Former refugee and child soldier speaks at Dal

March 14, 2014

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 his friends were abducted. Militants slashed Michel’s wrist and rubbed brown-brown—a mixture of cocaine and gunpowder—into… Continue Reading

International students looking for more at Dalhousie

March 14, 2014

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 in his home country, he got a research scholarship from a professor at Dal. Rahman… Continue Reading

No plot holes here

February 28, 2014

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 pothole is only about three centimetres deep, making it a non-priority pothole for Halifax… Continue Reading

Campus’ most elegant edifice

February 07, 2014

I feel as though I am divulging secrets, letting a curious cat out of the bag when I talk about my favourite spot on campus. As a King’s student, I have a predictable bias for our own dot on the… Continue Reading

DSU Food Bank hopes to find funding in levy

February 07, 2014

With a proposed student levy in the works, the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) Food Bank has more to look forward to after a year of changes. Previously, students had to go through the Student Health Services office to visit the… Continue Reading

Florizone in Israel

January 31, 2014

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 held by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Florizone and Dal VP of research Martha Crago signed… Continue Reading

School on full speed: Bad for your health

January 31, 2014

University can be a stressful time, especially for first year students. Some students feel the need to take “study drugs” to increase their motivation and generally do better in school. These study drugs—prescription drugs such as Adderall—are used to increase… Continue Reading

New owner deflects criticism of run-down laundromat

January 31, 2014

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 business’ name, Suds Your Duds, on the window of the laundromat, along with other signs reading:… Continue Reading

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

January 31, 2014

  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 turn to study drugs, prescription medications used to focus the mind. For most,… Continue Reading

StudentsNS report wants better student housing standards

January 30, 2014

Rent is one of the highest costs of attending school—perhaps second only to tuition. Unfortunately, that high cost often comes with other problems, such as absentee landlords, substandard living conditions and issues with recuperating damage deposits. StudentsNS (SNS) is finalizing… 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

A second look at security

January 24, 2014

How secure are your belongings in the SUB? (Photo by Jasspreet Sahib) On Nov. 20, 2013,  nearly $12,000 worth of photography equipment disappeared from the Dalhousie Gazette office. While most of the gear has been returned anonymously, the Halifax police are still… Continue Reading