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School on full speed: A product of pressure

By Rosalie Fralick • January 31, 2014

School on full speed: A product of pressure

Students nationwide are feeling the pressures of getting the best grades, applying for the biggest scholarships and getting the top jobs in their fields. …

Housing matters

By Samantha Elmsley • January 24, 2014

This is the kind of housing I can get behind. (Photo by Amin Helal)

When my dad was in college, he lived with a guy he called “Zeke baby” (what? I know) in an apartment covered with shag …

Stop asking me for money, I’m broke

By Ethan Calof • October 25, 2013


Dear Dr. Florizone,
I have no reason to dislike you. I’ve never met you, nor even attended Dal while you were in charge. From what …

Vital curriculum

By Lauren Salim • October 18, 2013


In a time where some seem to picture native peoples and their cultures as a thing of the past, outdated and only to be …

Christian residence only option for some U of T women

By Sarah Niedoba & Jerico Espinas, The Varsity Contributors • October 18, 2013


TORONTO (NUW) – The year she graduated from high school, Emma Sexton was accepted into the engineering program at the University of Toronto with …

DSU rolls out new bike repair stands

By Nikki Jamieson • October 11, 2013


Dalhousie bicyclists will no longer have to fear loose handlebars or flat tires.
On Sept. 26, a permanent bike repair stand was installed on the …

Grad school

By Shelby Rutledge • September 27, 2013

Is grad school the right choice for you? (photo by Bryn Karcha)

As many students know, there’s been a lot of media coverage talking about the uselessness of the arts: an undergrad in English (for example) …

President invites students to 100 Days of Listening

By Kristie Smith • September 20, 2013

Dr. Richard Florizone speaks to those few in attendance (photo by Bryn Karcha)

Fifteen or so students and some administrators sat awkwardly in half of the McInnes Room in the Student Union Building for one of the …

Political promises to students

By Kristie Smith • September 20, 2013

The key political leaders in Nova Scotia (photo by

Nova Scotia Liberals
Nova Scotia Liberal leader Stephen McNeil announced on September 10 that students receiving student loans in Nova Scotia to complete post-secondary education …

Damage deposits: Know your rights

By Rachel Bloom • September 13, 2013

Check out the Access Nova Scotia website for info on tenant rights and responsibilities (Photo by Amanda Rolfe)

As we all know, a large percentage of Dal students are from outside the province. This means the majority of students here are renting …