The Gazette is a student-run publication that relies on the hard work of its staff and contributors to exist. Each spring, a hiring committee is formed to democratically select the most skilled applicant for the editorial positions. Assistant editors may be hired by their section editor. Interns may be hired at the beginning of the winter semester. Contributors can write any time on any subject: feel free to drop us a line at

Meet Our Staff

David Shuman



Luke Dyment

Managing Editor

Luke’s interest and involvement (and lack of talent) in sports led him to write about them, a lot. After two years of doing that as sports editor, he is excited to take on a new challenge in the Gazette’s operation as its managing editor.

The fourth-year University of King’s College journalism student started writing for the Dalhousie Gazette in 2019. When not writing, Luke spends his downtime listening to music turned up too loud and farming when he’s home in Prince Edward Island.


Allyson Hamilton

Director of Finance and Operations

Allyson is a fourth-year bachelor of commerce student, intending to major in finance with a minor in political science. She has experience in the public sphere from her work with a municipal data company and has an interest in domestic affairs. Originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, she moved to Halifax to in 2019 and has been back and forth throughout COVID-19. She spent the pandemic spending time with her family and taking additional courses.


In this image: Alex Fox.

Alexandra Fox

Page Designer

Alexandra Fox is a master’s student in occupational therapy at Dalhousie University. With an MA in interdisciplinary studies from York University and an undergraduate degree in communications from Ryerson University, she has been working as a freelance graphic designer, videographer and photographer since 2012.

Alexandra has worked for the Dalhousie Gazette since fall 2018. Her work can be found at


Angela Capobianco

News Editor

Raised in Halifax but having spent a lot of her childhood travelling between the US and Canada as a dual citizen, Angela is returning to King’s for a second time to pursue a degree in journalism after finishing her undergrad and master’s in history at King’s and Queen’s. She’s excited to get an opportunity to work as the News Editor for the Dal Gazette, having always been passionate about nuance, accuracy, and reliability in journalism.

When not writing, you can find her learning how to speak Russian, going on hikes, or pursuing her hobby as a Circus aerialist.


Mandy King

Opinions Editor

Mandy is a fourth-year English and creative writing student at Dalhousie University. Born in Newfoundland, Mandy has lived all over Canada with her military family. Now grown, she resides in Nova Scotia with her husband, children, and an over excitable Golden Doodle named Ripley.

Having a mild obsession with Harry Potter and horror movies, Mandy was sure she would pursue a life of fiction writing (or wizardry). She was shocked to fall in love with journalism and thrilled to be joining the team as editor of the Opinions section this year.


Gokce On

Arts & Culture Editor


Thomas Scott

Sports editor

Kendra Mainprize



Sam Cutcliffe

Dalhousie Mackerel Editor and Director of Marketing and Growth


Miles Anderson

Outreach and Engagement Officer