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Posts by Leah Shangrow

Former refugee and child soldier speaks at Dal

Michel Chikwanine says 250,000 child soldiers still exist today. (Photo by Alice Hebb)

In 1993, five-year-old Michel Chikwanine was playing soccer in the Congo when army trucks arrived at the field. Amidst gunshots and screaming, he and his friends were abducted. Militants slashed Michel’s wrist and rubbed brown-brown—a mixture of cocaine and gunpowder—into the wound. He was blindfolded, handed a semi-automatic and ordered to shoot or be killed.…

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Food service failing students

Dear Dr. Florizone, The food situation on campus is pitiful. Students are paying Dal for a service they are failing to provide. I confess the way to my heart is through my stomach, but the food at Dal makes me ill—literally. Like many students, I have food intolerances. I am allergic to dairy, soy and…

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