Posts by Kaila Jefferd-Moore

Letter from the editor

Originally published in Volume 150 Issue 4 of the Dalhousie Gazette on Oct. 20, 2017. The Gazette is the place on campus for students to have their voices heard, to keep those who represent us, and whom are employed with our tuition dollars, accountable. In this issue you’ll find hot takes on the fear of pranks,…

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Homecoming madness: the aftermath

Reported with files complied from Matt Stickland, Opinions Editor, Kaila Jefferd- Moore, Editor-in-chief and Josh Young, Sports Editor   Black and gold swarms of students flooded the streets of Halifax’s south end as they took part in Homecoming shenanigans last weekend. Dalhousie University’s 2017 Homecoming weekend officially began Wednesday Oct. 11 at 7 a.m. Individual…

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Indigenous designers fashion fuel

Mi’kmaq twins Chris and Greg Mitchell are a Haligonian force to be reckoned with. They’re known for their streetwear designs depicting Mi’kmaq emblems such as the double-curve motif and spreading First Nations messages such as “Sage and Decolonize.” The innovative designers believe their apparel is for everyone to wear and enjoy – regardless of background,…

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Dal reads: We Were Not the Savages

Daniel N. Paul is a Mi’kmaq Elder and born in Indian Brook, Nova Scotia. When he was a kid, he witnessed first-hand how the “Indian agents” treated his parents and community members. Paul was raised in an educational system that taught him he was “good at making axe handles and things, and that was it.”…

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Island off PEI swallowed by sea shows Canada’s coastal struggle

Perched precariously on the Northeastern shore of mainland Prince Edward Island sits a small island shaped like a crab claw. For now. Lennox Island has undergone multiple unwanted facelifts courtesy of the infamous nor’easters known to seasoned Maritimers. This Canadian First Nations Reserve is facing the effects of climate change alarmingly fast. The region has been…

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Re-Defining the Valentine

Valentine’s Day seems to be fast losing its traditional essence of splurging on your significant other. “It’s more about spending time with each other,” Shayna Greenough says, “I don’t care about a gift. I’d rather get a cute note and a kiss.” This is a common theme among my peers, as I ask each of my friends…

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The sensation of sexting

People are linking their sexuality to their phones. That’s the future. We’re becoming more and more involved in technology in ways we couldn’t have imagined. Digital dirty talk is so accessible and instant that getting turned on via instant messages can be part of everyday sexual prowess. “Sexting is typically defined as the transmission of sexually explicit messages, images, or photos via…

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Sharing is caring

Valentine’s Day is to relationships like relationships are to couples. Not related. People both in and out of relationships participate in Valentine’s Day shenanigans; and people both participate in relationships that are exclusive to two partners and relationships that aren’t. Most polyamorous people say when they express their relationship to those unfamiliar with the dynamic, it’s usually answered with thoughts like threesomes, commitment issues, and unhappiness. Then followed up with…

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Foreplaylist

Wash your sheets, light some candles, and hit play on this sensual and sexy R&B playlist curated by contributor, Grant Ruffinengo. It’s the perfect, almost unnoticeable sultry set to put you or you and your partner(s) in the mood for a lil’ romantic V-day evening alone.  

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