OPINION: Hazing 18-year-olds merits suspensions

It's sometimes easy to forget that some of these athletes are only 18. (Richard Lafortune photo)

In the media circus surrounding the suspension of the Dalhousie women’s hockey team too many pundits have forgotten one crucial thing: this is not a professional or adult team. It is a team of capable but young university students. There’s a contradiction in being a university student: am I a strong, independent adult? Or a…

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In celebration of awkward moments

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There is a time for sappy, nostalgic editorials and this is it. It’s the end of four years at The Dalhousie Gazette for me. So I feel a little like I’ve earned this space to say something to the whole Dalhousie community. And oh, terrific—now I freeze? Now I stare at a blank page, not…

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The Economist

Editor’s note: read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here, Part 4 here, Part 5 here, Part 6 here, Part 7 here, and Part 8 here.   This time there was no sound. The door was open. It is all over. The men came and no one stood outside. Everyone in a black suit just walked on down the streets,…

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The Economist

Editor’s note: read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here, Part 4 here, Part 5 here, Part 6 here, and Part 7 here.   The door opened with a whoosh. It did not make a “plop” sound as Laurel had thought it would. It also closed with a whoosh. “We call this place the Reading Room,” said the officer.…

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The strange and wonderful world of online journalism

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Every year we have a new website for the Gazette. Even though online journalism is becoming more and more important, we’ve been slow, like many campus publications, to really adapt ourselves to the Internet. This year, that changed. After a lot of hard work we relaunched our website in the fall, and all year we’ve been…

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The Economist: A Story About Our Backwards Little World

Editor’s note: read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here, Part 4 here, Part 5 here, and Part 6 here.   Plop. Plip, plop, plip, plop. Again? There’s a leak in the pipes, you see? Plip, plop every day and every night. And it’s my job to fix it. But these days the guys in suits who live up…

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The Economist: A Story About Our Backwards Little World

Editor’s note: read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here, Part 4 here, and Part 5 here.   Plop. Report of the Financial Officer. That must have felt good. The CFO closes his folder and places the expensive black pen down diagonally across the brown manila folder, his job done. The numbers have added up now for…

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The Economist: A Story About Our Backwards Little World

Editor’s note: read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here, and Part 4 here.   Plop. This should be interesting. I flip out my cellphone, pausing with my finger hovering above the speed-dial. To speak or not to speak? You see, I’m not really here. Well, I am. I am in the same way everyone else…

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The Economist: A Story About Our Backwards Little World

Editor’s note: read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here.   Plop.  Well, they asked for this. I mean, someone’s going to have to do some work here. This sort of thing needs to be regulated. People have to be held accountable. So here I am. What to do now. Everything just turns into…

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DSU president will have it tough

It feels like we should endorse a candidate here. Instead, let’s just ask a question: does who wins the Dalhousie Student Union presidency this year actually matter? Let’s start with the candidates. Jamie Arron and Sarah Bouchard are running for president. Both are experienced in DSU politics, having served as vice-president (student life) and vice-president…

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