Dalhousie’s fall term is beginning. As students fill up the residences, classrooms and streets of University Avenue, it’s important to have up-front conversations about safe sex and consent. Put clearly: sex without consent is rape. And while the slogan “No Means No!” means well and makes sense, it is vital to remember that rape…

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Name: Rhiannon Makohoniuk Age: 24 years old Hometown: I was born in Toronto, ON, and lived there for 10 years. I moved to Moncton and lived there for eight years, and now I’ve been in Halifax, NS for seven years. Program: Completed a Bachelor of Arts Double Major in Psychology and Gender Studies in 2014,…

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Name: Amr ElKhashab Age: 25 years old Hometown: I was born in Egypt to an Egyptian father and Turkish mother, but I was raised in Nigeria. I came to Canada for school. I was in a program in Egypt that was in partnership with Cape Breton University, I went for one semester and then transferred…

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A simple Google search of “long distance relationships” can be met with discouragement: the general consensus of the Internet appears to be that long distance relationships are more about surviving than thriving. Cosmopolitan offers a series of shallow, borderline sexist tips to living through the experience, including taking up cooking or tennis lessons, never arguing…

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  On Friday, Nov. 20, a blue, pink and white flag flew proudly on Dalhousie’s campus in honour of the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). The day memorializes transgender, Two-Spirit, non-binary and gender-nonconforming people who have lost their lives to anti-transgender violence and discrimination. At Dalhousie University, volunteers from DalOUT and South House Sexual and…

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  According to Statistics Canada, one in five Canadians experience mental illness or addiction each year – Kayley Reed and Kyle MacNevin, cofounders of Wear Your Label clothing line, beg to differ. They believe that five out of five people live with mental health problems. “Everyone feels stressed, everyone feels anxious, everyone feels angry, everyone…

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