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Posts by Jackson Haime

St. Paddy’s Day is coming

St. Paddy's Day: When all songs Irish-sounding are unleashed. (Photo by Chris Parent)

St. Paddy’s Day is somewhat of a conundrum to me. I feel like I’m supposed to be into it because I’m one eighth Irish, but in the past year it’s really fallen off with me. I always spent St. Paddy’s day with my grandmother, who was the only person in my family to really identify…

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Deadlines aren’t defunct

Think you've got it tough now? Wait til' you're dealing with this at a job. (Photo by Deborah Oomen)

This article is due at 12 p.m. on Feb. 10, 2014. That is a deadline. In fact, there are a lot of deadlines in the lives of university students. From classes, to rent, to parties that you ‘totally can’t miss,’ we spend our lives working on a deadline. This is especially notable when speaking about…

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DSU says “nay” to controversial law school

Students from the Schulich School of Law led the move to have the DSU challenge Trinity Western. (Photo by Melina Garner)

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) will be urging the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society to not recognize graduates of an upcoming law school that is gathering controversy. Trinity Western is a private Christian liberal arts university in Langley, B.C.. Last year they were approved to open a new law school. Now, the decision of whether degrees…

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Are we all in this together?

Will these bleachers be filled the next time around? (Photo by Kit Moran)

When was the last time you were at a Dalhousie sporting event? When was the last time you watched the Tigers from a set of stands packed with screaming fans with painted faces and oversized fingers? The answer to the first question: not very recently. The answer to the second question: never. Embarrassingly enough, I’ve…

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Russia’s anti-gay laws

Canada can stand up for gay rights in many ways—boycotting should not be one of them. (Photo by Dominic Alves via Flickr)

  There have been talks, speeches, conversations, web-forums, radio shows and rallies discussing Canada’s attendance, or lack thereof, at the Sochi Winter Olympics. We’re coming down to the wire on this issue with the 2014 Games beginning on Feb. 7. We should attend. There are many sources of conflicts in Russia right now, the most…

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End of year summations

Like Rob Ford, it's time for Top Ten lists to hit the road. (Photo by Amin Helal)

It’s the beginning of 2014, which means it’s the beginning for the 2013 “wrap up” lists that every site has become so fond of since the internet became high speed. Now, there are a lot of things I look forward to at the end and beginning of the year: New Year’s resolutions, watching my friends…

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In for the long haul

Alright everyone, it’s almost time for us all to go home and spend some time with our families over the winter break. We can all walk away from our jobs and spend our (ludicrously long) time away from school doing the same things we would between classes during school. Okay, we can’t all drink for…

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The pill, for men?

Let’s just get it out there: a lot of sex happens at university. We have casual dating, we have a few too many drinks at parties, it happens. There’s a reason we have a sex column in the Gazette. It happens, and as every single person reading this who isn’t the Messiah proves, sex leads…

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Dear Rob Ford

Dear Mayor Ford, I’m going to be honest: you messed up here, big time. I think one of the biggest things that you forgot is that you are not Lindsay Lohan, and you can’t go onto SNL after smoking up and make fun of yourself. You ran for the mayorship of one of the largest…

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Love, life and university

There are a lot of things I brought with me when I came to Dalhousie from Ottawa: a laptop, a copy of The New Journalism, an N64, and a girlfriend. Three of those things have been a part of my life in the past 24 hours. The New Journalism took a break after the first year.…

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