Posts by Eleanor Davidson

Four years at the Dal Gazette

Welcome to the Dalhousie Gazette’s last issue of the 2016-17 school year. This year marked a huge change to our paper – one of the biggest in its 149-year history. Over the course of the past eight months we halved our number of issues to focus on quality instead of quantity. We created a brand…

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Letter from the editor: Galhousie

At the end of September, Narcity Halifax published an article called 12 Of The Prettiest Dalhousie Girls You Should Follow on Instagram. The article praised these women for their beauty, but gave no mention of their personalities or accomplishments. These 12 “prettiest Dalhousie girls” appeared nearly identical, with the majority of them fitting perfectly into…

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We are not the eight per cent

In the last municipal election, eight per cent of eligible voters between the ages of 20-29 cast their ballots. Compared with 37% overall turnout, young people in Halifax were poorly represented. In the lead-up to this election, there has been a push not only to encourage young peple to vote, but to inform them about…

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Candidate Profile: Lindell Smith

Walking down Gottingen Street with Lindell Smith is a social event. Drivers honk and wave out the windows. Passersby give thumbs up, while others stop for handshakes, hugs and high-fives. “I didn’t think I would have so much support, and that people would be so welcoming and excited to see a young person from the…

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Candidate Profile: Dominick Desjardins

Every other Friday night, Dominick Desjardins plays Bingo at the Joseph Howe Manor. At 24 years old, Desjardins is younger than many of his Bingo companions by at least 50 years. No matter if he wins or loses the election for District 7- Halifax South Downtown- Desjardins plans to continue his Friday night Bingo ritual.…

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Presidential Chitchat: Dan Nicholson

Dalhousie Gazette: What made you decide to run for president? Dan Nicholson: If I had to narrow it down to one specific thing, I guess it was just my feeling of not personally knowing what the union was up to or what they were doing in terms of student outreach, student programs, I really didn’t…

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DSU VP Financial & Operations: Mahbubur Rahman

Name: Mahbubur Rahman Age: 35 Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh Program: MASc in civil engineering Relevant experience: Two years as VPFO for the DSU, from 2014-15 and 2015-16   Why do you hope to have this job again next year? Over the years I enjoyed this position, working with students and working for students. I think this…

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Breaking down the BAC Report

Each year, Dalhousie’s Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) presents a report on the University’s budget for the upcoming year. The BAC report details what faculties will be receiving tuition hikes, which services will see decreased operating budgets, and compares Dalhousie’s fees to other large Canadian universities. On February 9th, the BAC released an updated version of…

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Sex and love are whatever

Trying to define “dating” in university is like trying to nail Jello to a wall. In a sea of sloppy hook-ups, deliberate singledom, Tinder matches and cafeteria crushes some people, somehow, manage to “make it work.” Yet at the same time each February, Hallmark takes the opportunity to shove candy hearts, eerily grinning bears and…

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