ThredUP misses the point of thrifting

In this image: The homepage of ThredUP.

ThredUP is an online shop selling secondhand clothing. Veiled in the rosy rhetoric of sustainability, savings and style, their Facebook page preaches, “get thrifty with it!”   Online thrifting seems like a godsend, and maybe it…

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Love, the universal language?

In this image: Close-up of holding hands.

“So, what’s your relationship status?”   Three international students sit in The Dalhousie Gazette office, looking at each other sheepishly. They’re here to discuss their relationship experiences.   International students come from many languages, countries and…

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Through the fog of Huawei propoganda

In this image: a Huawei smartphone.

 The United States is accusing technology company, Huawei, of posing a security threat. Canada arrested Huawei Chief Financial Officer, Meng Wanzhou, on U.S authority Dec. 1, following accusations that a Huawei subsidiary violated a sanction against Iran.   …

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How Consumerism Stole Christmas

In this image: a wrapped present from LUSH.

As a kid, I loved everything about Christmas: annual traditions like baking cookies with my mom, listening to Michael Bublé’s Christmas album and letter writing. Every year without fail, I…

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Exams aren’t everything!

BY TANAKA SHUMBA AND MEGHAN CHISHOLM Exam Encouragement  Exam season is finally upon us. In a few weeks we’ll all be writing our final exams before heading home for the holidays. Before…

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Think flu shots ain’t shit?

Herd immunity is a biological concept where a majority vaccinated population inhibits the spread of disease to members of the ‘herd’ who have weakened or no immunity.   This could include young children,…

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This Movember, my vag

A purple disposable razor.

Pubic hair. It spouts out your butt crack. It pokes through your underwear. It sprinkles down your thighs. Maybe it does all of these things, maybe it does none.   Pubic…

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Think the flu shot ain’t shit?

A person giving a flu shot to a patient.

Herd immunity is a biological concept where a majority vaccinated population inhibits the spread of disease to members of the ‘herd’ who have weakened or no immunity. This could include young children,…

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Smoking ban? Not a fan

Smoke is in the air.  But as the official legalization of recreational marijuana approaches, so is an all too convenient public smoking ban in the city of Halifax.  The proposed bylaw prohibits smoking on…

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