Anime Reviews

This fall has brought along many good things. The changes in the colours of the leaves, pumpkin spice in drinks, but most importantly the best thing to come with this turn of season is the release of a new season of anime. Here are some impressions of the Vice President of the Dalhousie Anime Club,…

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The Market For Safety Schools

Have you ever hated the way someone thought and acted so much you wished they left your entire school? In a recent blog post, free speech activist Ken White fleshed out a concept that has been forming in the academic world for at least a decade now: that schools should be segregated by degrees of…

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Liquor? I ‘ardly know ‘er!

  I think we can all agree that Halifax needs more publicly-available alcohol. We seek the solace of chemical concoctions so we can forget that we have three exams and a paper due next week, or that our union bureaucracy is bogging down our extra-curricular societies with agonizingly slow approval processes. Then there’s the soul-numbing…

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Caution: Construction Ahead

Do you know what ties together LeMarchant Place, the Wallace McCain Learning Commons, the Collaborative Health Education Building, the Fitness Centre, and the Student Union Building? They’re all part of Dalhousie’s ongoing plan to make construction a permanent part of the university student experience. Most of these projects are important in one way or another,…

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Student Protests Are Useless

We need to focus more on persuasion, not puppets, pots and pans You probably heard about the “All Out Feb. 4th“ rally recently—the posters are all over Halifax. I consider myself a liberal person, but it doesn’t take a genius to know that this event is going to accomplish little if anything, and that those…

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NaNoWriMo is overrated

Not to be a downer, but you’re going to have edit that monstrosity eventually. Writing is certainly a cool and attractive skill; nobody can doubt this. All the best human beings ever were writers. But if Homer saw that people were gathering in coffee shops the world-over to bang out words with no care for…

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Hero worship and the celebration of violence

The dangers of simplifying complex moral issues. We’re all aware of the terrible shooting that took place in Ottawa a few weeks ago. I’m not going to offer much of a comment on the crime itself — if you want to read about it, you have plenty of other options. Instead, I’d like to take…

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Keep Your Nose on Your Own Continent, Please

Think local, not global. People need to learn to mind their own business. It’s a delicate topic, of course. Where is the line drawn? In my overblown opinion, that line should be set within the range of your ‘monkeysphere’— the invisible space that defines how many people you can fully understand and sympathize with. Yes,…

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Hungry students are the future

New report suggests generational wage gap larger than ever Is it any surprise that young people aren’t happy with their work prospects? According to a new report by the Conference Board of Canada, the income gap between the young and the old has been growing at breakneck speeds since the 1980s. This is just another…

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Educational 8-Tracks

It is 2014. Professors should allow students to record lectures. At the start of term this year, I heard more profs than usual saying to not record their lectures. I’ve never been one to record lectures, but this is a step backwards. I consider this a violation of my rights as someone who pays thousands…

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