Soldiering on, on ice

In the early winter of 2005, a group of students and co-workers played ball hockey on Parliament Hill. Why exactly ball hockey was being played on Parliament hill has been lost to the softening of details that happens with the passage of time. The consensus is: the idea came out of a conversation at a…

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From the archives  

Money Problems cited  Engineers cancel Stag and Stein  By Paul Clark  Originally published Mar. 6, 1980 in Volume 112, Issue 21 of the Dalhousie Gazette     The Engineering Society cancelled the Stag and Stein on Monday, the much protested SUB event which was to include a series of stripteasing performances.   The Engineering Society executive say they made the decision at the…

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New Year’s Day resolutions not worth it 

It’s past the most wonderful time of the year. We’ve now moved on to the most depressing time of the year. It’s around this time that most people will have given up on most (if not all) of their New Year’s resolutions.   That, combined with the euphoria of Christmas being replaced by the dread of debt and the return to work, it’s no wonder that this time…

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Congratulations Dalhousie? 

This year is of particular importance for both Dalhousie University and the Dal Gazette. Each institution has hit a milestone.   Dalhousie reaches 200 years and the Gazette 150. Thanks to the Dal Library’s digital archives the 150 years of Gazette publishing is available for anyone to read. As a neat remembrance activity, the editors of the Gazette decided to dig into the archives and pull stories that seem cool, or relevant to today, or whatever…

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What are these Paradise Papers? 

It’s getting hard to write opinion pieces about politics without choking on impotent rage. The razzle dazzle public relations world that we are being sold isn’t jiving with what our lives look like.   Politicians treat each other in ways that weren’t acceptable for me to treat my brother when we were six years old. Instead of…

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The Dalhousie Student Union not actually a union

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) was created by an act of legislation in 1966. According to a clerk at the Nova Scotia legislature library, that’s exceedingly rare.  When organizations want to collect and spend money, or open a bank account in Nova Scotia they need to be officially recognized by the province. This requires incorporation…

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Remembering to forget 

Editor’s Note: Matt Stickland has been in the military for 10 years and deployed to Libya in 2011 on HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN.     On November 11, as a country we will gather and remember the sacrifices of our soldiers.   Wreaths will be laid, Taps will be played, and in the moment of silence we can reflect on how what we…

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Student journalism is important 

Editor’s note: Names of communications staff were deliberately withheld. It is not the intention of this article to unfairly attribute the silence of an organization to individual choices or agendas. We are aware the communications staff are doing difficult jobs to the best of their ability. Since this article has been written they have also been…

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Dalhousie withdraws formal complaint against DSU Vice-President

On behalf of Dalhousie University, Vice-Provost Student Affairs Arig al-Shaibah released a statement this afternoon announcing their decision to withdraw the formal complaint against one of the Dalhousie University Student Union Vice-President’s, Masuma Khan. For “three critical reasons,” al-Shaibah says the Dal Senate supports the decision after “having considered and weighed all of the events…

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