Preventing, not policing plagiarism

Why students and faculty should support the end of turnitin.com at Dal Dalhousie’s long overdue decision to discontinue its relationship with Turnitin should move the university to consider the structural problems that contribute to plagiarism on our campuses. The university made the decision based on information that student papers were being stored on computer servers…

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Halloween: the holiday when racism is OK

I dread Halloween like the plague. Each year, while my friends all get super into creating clever costumes, I just spend all of October panicking. It’s not that I’m not stoked on costumes and dressing up – I like clever costumes just as much as the next person. I’m just petrified of inevitably realizing that…

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Mind the age gap

When I was 15, my life was school, work and shows. My friends, the music I listened to, the people I dated – everything about growing up revolved around those three things. I don’t mean to get all sentimental or anything, but going to concerts as a young teen changed my life. Even though I…

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