opinions

A letter to my first-year self

March 28, 2014

Dear Chris, It’s a couple weeks until I graduate from university, and so I thought I would write a letter to you, my first-year self. In this letter, I hope to communicate to you the wisdom and experience I’ve acquired… Continue Reading

My four years are up

March 28, 2014

Four years at university. In one way it’s another level in the perpetual cycle of education. Like grade school, like high school, a beginning, middle and end, a narrative of knowing nothing to knowing “everything,” beginning at each new institution… Continue Reading

My degree may be useless

March 28, 2014

As we’re closing in on this academic year, you’ve probably started to think about next year, and whether you’re returning or not.  As a second year Dal student, I’m already looking forward to coming back for another great year at… Continue Reading

The Library Problem

March 14, 2014

I felt really uncomfortable when I read the proposed budget cuts to the library acquisitions budget for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS). It was kind of like going on a date with Dalhousie and thinking it went… Continue Reading

The future is now

March 14, 2014

Should we disappear under the deluge of information, or risk the implications of personalized results on the internet? (Photo by Josh Fraser) Have you tried hunting for information about Ukraine lately? As with any hot topic, the internet has positively… Continue Reading

St. Paddy’s Day is coming

March 14, 2014

St. Paddy’s Day is somewhat of a conundrum to me. I feel like I’m supposed to be into it because I’m one eighth Irish, but in the past year it’s really fallen off with me. I always spent St. Paddy’s… Continue Reading

Should u worry about ur personal brand?

March 13, 2014

For students wondering how to make themselves seem like decent people worthy of employment, Dalhousie recommends you visit Jobs4GradsNow.com, a website featuring a Flash game where watching videos about social networking earns you points to put towards items like a… Continue Reading

8 simple rules for winning the DSU election

March 08, 2014

1. Eight glasses of water a day, along with 8 class talks – Obviously don’t do them simultaneously unless you are a skilled ventriloquist. If you want to win an election, respect yourself by keeping hydrated and respect the student… Continue Reading

OPINION: DSU execs dropped the ball

March 07, 2014

It’s that time of year again: candidates running in this year’s Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) elections will flock to classrooms and social media in an attempt to convince students they have what it takes to be the next executive member… Continue Reading

Should students work unpaid internships?

March 07, 2014

I’m a journalist, by some small definition. To broaden this definition, I’m taking classes at King’s, with the goal of obtaining an honours degree in journalism. Along this path, I will eventually be seeking internship with news media companies. My… Continue Reading

Should students work unpaid internships?

March 07, 2014

Hello March, hello summer job hunts! It’s that time of year again—students are starting to look for something to do this summer, whether in Halifax or somewhere else. Summer employment can be difficult to come across, especially when almost everyone… Continue Reading

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

You’re too apathetic to read this

March 07, 2014

Sorry to be the one to have to tell you this, but I have it on good authority that you are too ignorant and apathetic to trust with anything. Don’t get me wrong: this isn’t coming from me. It’s just… Continue Reading