Sarah Dobson is a fourth-year political science student at Dalhousie, and is thinking of one day putting her name forward in a real election. Before that, she’ll take her seat as the delegate for Halifax-West in Equal Voice’s “Daughters of the Vote.” “Daughters of the Vote” is a non-partisan event which will bring 338 young…

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Dalhousie professors from the school of medicine are looking to genetics as a way to find new treatments for disease. On Jan. 17, several professors participated in a panel discussion at the Halifax Central Library.  They were joined by Andrew Burke, a lawyer at Stewart McKelvey law firm and chair of the Foundation for Fighting…

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On Jan. 30, approximately 100 Dalhousie students gathered on the Studley campus quad to stand in solidarity with the Muslim community in Quebec, after six were murdered and many more shot and critically injured in a mosque in Sainte-Foy, Quebec on Jan. 29. The vigil was hosted by the Dalhousie Muslim Student Association, and had…

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While some European countries claim to have free university education, the fight to eliminate tuition fees in Canada rages on. The idea of free tuition may not be one that works for Canada. One of the key reasons: enrollment rates. Last year, Germany abolished tuition fees for students, and made public universities available for those…

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It shocks me how uncomfortable 20-somethings get when talking about health. If you ever have the opportunity to sit down and talk with older folks about their health, they will gladly (even if sometimes you wish they wouldn’t) delve into all the details of their most recent colonoscopy or bunion removal. But, for some reason,…

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Dexter Nyuurnibe was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and grew up in a single-parent household. His father, originally from Ghana, is the only parental figure he can recall. He remembers a childhood of travelling abroad, but also his first experiences with mental health issues. “I can still remember being in grade two or three, where there…

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As Canadians, we love to state all the differences that separate us from the United States. We claim that we are more tolerant, more compassionate, and overall, friendlier people. If Canadians had to choose an American to use as a perfect example to show that we are all of these things and much more than…

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