Posts by Nikki Jamieson

Candidate profile: Dylan Letendre

Senate candidate Dylan Letendre. (Photo by Kristie Smith)

Name: Dylan Letendre Age: 28 Hometown: Prince Albert, SK Program: International Development Studies and Economics, 3rd year Position: Senate Relevant Political Experience: None Dalhousie Gazette: Why are you running for a Senate position? Dylan Letendre: I heard through the grapevine that there weren’t enough people running. It was important to me to make sure that students have…

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Candidate profile: Jacqueline Skiptunis

VP academic and external candidate Jacqueline Skiptunis. (Photo by Chris Parent)

Name: Jacqueline Joan Skiptunis Age: 24 Hometown: New York, NY Program: Russian studies, 3rd year Position: VP academic and external Relevant Political Experience: VP Academic for the Dalhousie Arts and Social Sciences Society Dalhousie Gazette: Why are you running for the position of VP academic and external? Jacqueline Skiptunis: For the past year and a half,…

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DSU Food Bank hopes to find funding in levy

Jessica Dempsey, food bank coordinator. (Photo by Amin Helal)

With a proposed student levy in the works, the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) Food Bank has more to look forward to after a year of changes. Previously, students had to go through the Student Health Services office to visit the food bank. It is now accessible in the basement of the Student Union Building. (Just walk…

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StudentsNS report wants better student housing standards

StudentsNS housing report calls for change. (Photo by Adele van Wyk)

Rent is one of the highest costs of attending school—perhaps second only to tuition. Unfortunately, that high cost often comes with other problems, such as absentee landlords, substandard living conditions and issues with recuperating damage deposits. StudentsNS (SNS) is finalizing their report on off-campus student housing, to be published by early February. The provincial lobbying…

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A second look at security

How secure are your belongings in the SUB? (Photo by Jasspreet Sahib) On Nov. 20, 2013,  nearly $12,000 worth of photography equipment disappeared from the Dalhousie Gazette office. While most of the gear has been returned anonymously, the Halifax police are still investigating. There are currently no surveillance cameras in that hallway, as well as numerous other…

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Putting on Pericles

  Dalhousie’s theater department will present Pericles,  its second production of the 2013-2014 season, on Wednesday, Nov. 26. Pericles is a  magical adaptation of Ancient Greece, telling the epic tale of Prince Pericles’ journey across the Mediterranean Sea as he finds love and yearns to become a king. Pericles must overcome many obstacles such as storms, pirates,…

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Zombies invade the campus

A giant game of tag pitting humans against zombies will be taking over campus, the first of its kind at Dal. The game will last all this week, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., unless all players become zombies, which would end the game early. “Zombies are really popular in pop culture…

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DSU rolls out new bike repair stands

Dalhousie bicyclists will no longer have to fear loose handlebars or flat tires. On Sept. 26, a permanent bike repair stand was installed on the corner of Spring Garden Road and South Park Street, giving students free, round the clock access to maintenance equipment. A total of eight repair stands will be put in place…

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