Student Life

Living alive

October 10, 2013

Formal private education is a marvel of modern society. The problem arises when we begin to think that the academic angle is the sole educational aspect of student life. Worse, we tend to think that social learning does not require… Continue Reading

The final chapter

March 30, 2012

The end of the year is almost here, and for many of you, that means convocation and the transition to the non-student variety of adult life. So, congratulations! If you’ve been reading my column throughout the year, you may have… Continue Reading

Just a day to get drunk?

March 30, 2012

On St. Patrick’s Day, it seems everyone is a little Irish—or wants to be. It’s a day to boast of Irish heritage, no matter how remote or imaginary that ancestry may be. Enter any establishment, especially one with a liquor… Continue Reading

Final fantasy

March 23, 2012

As I write these words, I’m pretty psyched. Seven days from now I will participate in my annual Yahoo Fantasy Baseball draft. What will follow will be seven months of rampant smack talking, bogus trades that would never occur in… Continue Reading

Tiger Toning

March 23, 2012

“Spring seems to be coming a bit early this year, not that we had much of a winter to begin with. Any advice for how to get active with the newfound warm weather?” – HeatHeatBaby I wasn’t expecting to write… Continue Reading

Spring Cleaning

March 09, 2012

March is finally upon us, and that means the worst of winter is almost done. While it may not feel like it now, that also means the end of the school year is fast approaching. For many students, this means… Continue Reading

Hosting the humanities

February 17, 2012

Students from across Canada came together at Dalhousie for the third annual Dal Arts & Social Sciences Undergraduate Conference and the sixth annual Information Without Borders conference. Max Ma, president of the Dal Arts and Social Sciences Society (DASSS) and… Continue Reading

Campus construction

February 03, 2012

From the classroom to my residence, campus is ravaged with construction. A large backhoe swings beside the Killam Library and “crosswalk closed” signs are hard to miss when rushing around on campus. The diversions around machinery and shortcuts across the… Continue Reading

Doing the Local-Motion

January 13, 2012

Last semester I took part in a challenge to become a locavore—someone who eats only local foods—as part of an environmental ethics project. The challenge was to eat locally for one full week to see how feasible it is for… Continue Reading

Loaded Ladle wins appeal

November 18, 2011

Society will be ratified if they can meet the criteria There were smiles of relief all across the DSU council room Nov. 9 when councillors finally, after nearly two hours of debate, approved a motion to eventually ratify the Loaded… Continue Reading

Cookout for tuition cuts

November 18, 2011

Students make mac and cheese to make a point While at Cornwallis Park Nov. 9, Gabe Hoogers was one of many volunteers serving macaroni and cheese to draw attention to student poverty. The numbers at the event rose to as… Continue Reading

Loaded Ladle wants to be heard

November 04, 2011

Society members waiting on levy After a washout moment with the DSU, the Loaded Ladle was hoping to resume communication on their pending ratification. But after presenting for seven minutes at a council meeting, all they got were crickets. “We… Continue Reading

Loaded Ladle faces DSU ultimatum

October 11, 2011

Ladle, still  not ratified, denied access to levy The Loaded Ladle has been treading on eggshells since it received a formal ultimatum from the DSU Oct. 5. The subsequent actions of the Loaded Ladle will determine whether they can continue… Continue Reading