The Gazette is a student-run publication that relies on the hard work of its staff and volunteers to exist. Each spring, a hiring committee is formed to democratically select the most skilled applicant for the editorial positions. Assistant editors are hired by their section editor. Interns are hired at the beginning of the winter semester. Contributors can write any time on any subject: feel free to drop us a line or an article.
Meet Our Staff
Rebecca (AKA Becky) Dingwell recently took over as EIC after working as the Dalhousie Gazette’s News Editor last year. She graduated from the Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) program at the University of King’s College in 2015 and started freelancing for a handful of Halifax-based publications.
In fall 2016, she landed a contract position with The Coast and worked as a staff writer there until June 2018. That summer, she returned to King’s for the MFA in Creative Nonfiction. She’s currently in her second (and hopefully final) year of the MFA, planning her wedding and maintaining her status as resident “horse girl.”
Business Manager & Administrative Assistant
Alexandra “Buffy” Sweny is an English & Contemporary Studies student who spends most of her time speed walking between Dalhousie and King’s. Hailing from the suburbs of Ontario, she moved to Halifax in 2015 initially to pursue a degree in journalism. A hobby photographer, Alexandra started working as a social media ambassador for the University of King’s College and covered student-led events such as the Nov. 2 Day of Action and the Fight the Fees campaign.
After working with the Gazette as Visual Editor and running its Instagram page, Alexandra decided to use her skills to keep the behind-the-scenes of the Gazette from falling apart and the Editor-in-chief from pulling her hair out.
Alexandra Fox is a second-year MSc Occupational Therapy student at Dalhousie. With an MA in interdisciplinary studies from York University and an undergraduate in communications from Ryerson University, she has been working as a freelance graphic designer, videographer and photographer since 2012. She has been working with the Dalhousie Gazette since fall 2018. Her work can be found at alexandrafox.ca.
Born and raised in Halifax, Chris is entering his fourth year of journalism at the University of King’s College. Originally, Chris wanted to pursue a degree in communication studies but fell in love with telling stories through writing, photos and video.
He first picked up a camera when he was 12-years-old. By receiving praise for his photos and automatically becoming the family photographer, he decided to keep playing with cameras at events, vacations and in his free time.
Eventually, Chris also taught himself how to shoot video. He’s since focused on more serious videos that tell stories and inform others.
Karla Renic grew up in Croatia, where she became passionate about global relations and foreign policy. Never wanting to be a politician, Karla turned to storytelling. In 2016, she moved to Halifax to pursue a degree in journalism and international development at the University of King’s College.
She started writing for the Dalhousie Gazette in her second year, after which she worked as a Visual intern. Recently, she became the paper’s News editor and now makes sure that all punctuation stays within quotations.
Growing up, Isabel Buckmaster was a passionate, curious and frustrated child. An avid reader and writer, she was constantly angered by the state of the world and could not understand why people would choose ignorance over doing the right thing. After a brief stint as a librarian, Isabel discovered journalism and hasn’t looked back since.
Now, as the Opinions editor for the Dalhousie Gazette, she is hoping to bring attention to issues close to her heart and give others a platform to share their own frustrations. In addition to that, she is a second-year journalism student at the University of King’s College. When she’s not buried in a story, Isabel spends her time doing weird things with her hair and makeup and obsessing over obscure rock bands.
Arts & Lifestyle Editor
Tarini Fernando is a writer, editor and student attending Dalhousie University. Her writing has appeared in the Dalhousie Gazette, Fathom (Dal and King’s Creative Writing Journal) and on the website Her Circle Media. Tarini serves as the Arts & Lifestyle Editor for the Dal Gazette. She is currently pursuing a BA in English and Creative Writing.
Sarah Moore is in her third year of journalism at the University of King’s College. Her work has appeared in the sports section of the Gazette since 2017 and she is excited to continue writing as the Sports Editor this year.
Born in Calgary, Sarah loves hiking and skiing in the mountains. In Halifax, when she’s not studying or watching sports, you will probably find her at the gym or going for long runs around the city.
Lucia Helder is a journalism student at the University of King’s College. Despite being from Downeast Maine, she actually knows how to spell, and figured this was a good enough qualification to pursue a degree heavy in writing and come on board to be the Gazette‘s copy editor.
In 2018 she interned with Maine Public Media, writing and recording stories with her childhood heroes. One of her stories even made it to the front page of a daily paper. How about that!