Know your rival universities

NSCAD. Photo by Angela Gzowski

NSCAD. (Angela Gzowski photo)

 

Welcome, new recruit! Halifax is one hell of a city, but it is a city contested. Dalhousie students are pitted day and night against outside forces who would want the city for their own. It is for your own well-being that we have assembled this list so that you may know your enemy. We’re glad you chose the right side.

Saint Mary’s University: Our most direct threat. SMU students are known to be fierce warriors on the ice and quick to dismiss the fact that they inhabit what appears to be a high school.

Mount Saint Vincent University: Perched high above the Bedford Highway, MSVU students descend into Halifax by night, a tactic we’ve attributed to them having nothing to do around their campus. Luckily, they usually disperse early—to catch the last bus home.

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design: NSCAD Students will attempt to dazzle you with their flashy haircuts and wardrobes. Do not be fooled—they are highly trained in the deadly art of critique.

University of King’s College: Friend or foe? All we know about this elusive bunch is that they’ve infiltrated our programs and have agents working for our publications.

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Mat Wilush

Mat Wilush once went to see Agent Orange on the outskirts of Toronto, where the beer was salty and drunken teenagers took turns sitting in a prop electric chair. The music had aged poorly. A mohawk’d middle-ager danced through the first couple songs, but quickly tired out. There just isn’t much room for surf rock in the world anymore. What next? Mat Wilush wants to know.

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