Ben’s Ten: Unique Uniforms

March 28, 2014

And so it is that another year at the Dalhousie Gazette has drawn to a close. The ‘not-so-little column that could’ touched on everything from mascots and turkeys to home décor and the Olympics, with enough arcane trivia to melt Alex… Continue Reading

The big finish!

March 28, 2014

The end of the year brings about different feelings for everyone. Some are relieved that it’s finally over, while others are bewildered by how fast it went by. For the editorial staff at the Gazette’s sports section, it’s a mix of… Continue Reading

Ben’s Ten: Talkin’ Trades

March 14, 2014

When Nomar Garciaparra was shipped out of Boston for Orlando Cabrera and Doug Mientkiewicz in 2004, 11-year-old me was introduced to the harsh reality of trades in pro sports. No matter how beloved, talented and awesome a player is, even… Continue Reading

Dalhousie residences face off for charity

March 14, 2014

As spring beckons outside, Dalhousie residences will gather indoors for a hockey game as a fundraiser for the IWK Health Centre, which specializes in treatment for women and children. The big game, contested annually between the Bighorns and the Trojans,will… Continue Reading

International Student Profile: Desirée Nouwen

March 14, 2014

Every team has stories of rookies emerging when it matters most to make an impact. In another successful year for the Dalhousie Tigers women’s volleyball team, this player was transatlantic transfer student Desirée Nouwen. Nouwen, originally from Weert, a city… Continue Reading

The Ticker (for the week ending Mar. 2)

March 07, 2014

Men’s volleyball – Some consolation at nationals for Dal It was a trying weekend for the AUS champs as the fourth-seeded Tigers encountered a familiar foe in the quarter-final: interlock rival and defending national champion Laval. The No. 5 Rouge et… 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

Recruiting for the future

February 28, 2014

The spectator’s cheers echo throughout the pool. A whistle tweets as bodies bound off of the starting block. The crisp, turquoise water is pushed to the side with each stroke made by the rippling muscles of the swimmers. The black… Continue Reading

The Ticker (for the week ending Feb. 23)

February 28, 2014

Track and Field – Women take title, men settle for second For the first time since the 2001-02 season, the AUS track and field championship did not result in a clean sweep for the Tigers. Although the women’s team retained their… Continue Reading

Championship redemption for men’s volleyball

February 27, 2014

The Atlantic University Sport (AUS) men’s volleyball crown is returning to Halifax, as the Dalhousie Tigers retook the title from long-time rival University of New Brunswick on Feb. 15. The Tigers secured the AUS championship by winning 2-0 in a… Continue Reading

Women’s volleyball second to none

February 27, 2014

Before Dalhousie won the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) women’s volleyball championship earlier this month, graduating player Katherine Ryan knew what to expect. There would be jubilation if the Tigers won their second straight title, as the bench cleared and players… Continue Reading

Early championship edge for men’s volleyball

February 09, 2014

In what has become an Atlantic University Sport (AUS) tradition over the past 10 years, Dalhousie is squaring off against the University of New Brunswick for the men’s volleyball title. The Tigers entered the final in first place with a… Continue Reading

Ben’s Ten: Olympic overture

February 07, 2014

Do you enjoy all the fun and pageantry of fervent nationalism, but don’t have the time or energy to go to war? Boy, have we got something for you! It’s time for the Olympic Games once again, which means the… Continue Reading