Posts by Rachael Bishop

Women’s volleyball team finishes fifth in country

The Dalhousie Tigers women’s volleyball capped off a historic season with a fifth-place finish last weekend at the national championships at Ryerson University in Toronto. Led by Head Coach Rick Scott, the USports Women’s volleyball coach of the year, fourth year outside hitter Anna-Dunn Suen–who was named AUS Championship MVP for the third straight year,…

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How do student athletes with jobs balance their schedules?

Many students struggle to balance the demands of school with their daily needs and social lives. Others, such as student athletes Rachel Berman and Kashrell Lawrence, work part-time jobs and multiple practices into their weekly schedules. They excel not in spite of all their extra-curricular duties, but because of them. “Playing sports has absolutely made…

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Hometown hockey

In most years, the Dalhousie men’s hockey roster doesn’t represent its home province especially well. It is often filled with people from across the country, with Nova Scotians lacking. That is what makes the 2016-2017 version of the Dalhousie men’s hockey team so exciting. Nova Scotia is the most represented province on the Tigers with…

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Men’s hockey team shutout in home opener

The Dalhousie Tigers opened their regular season on October 1 in front of a large and boisterous predominately student crowd at the Halifax Forum. They lost 5-0 to the St. Francis Xavier (St. FX) X-Men. Led by X-Men third year forward and reigning AUS (Atlantic University Sport) MVP Eric Locke, the X-men took control early…

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Dalhousie men’s hockey team off to best start in 15 years

Men’s hockey earned one of four points over the weekend. (Bryn Karcha photo)

The Dalhousie Tigers men’s hockey team beat their rivals, the Saint Mary’s Huskies in front of a loud and raucous crowd at the first ever hockey homecoming game, at the Halifax Forum. The game was an exciting back and forth affair, with hardly any whistles. Dalhousie ultimately won 3-1, leaving the Tigers with a 2-1…

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Dalhousie men’s hockey set to improve

The Dalhousie Tigers men’s hockey team opened their pre-season on Saturday Sept. 23 with a 6-0 win over the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks. Four of the six goals were scored in just under two minutes in the second period. The top line of reigning AUS (Atlantic University Sport) rookie of the year Phil Gadoury, last…

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Fresh meat

During the week, Rachele Manett is a graduate student at Dalhousie, but every Sunday night she becomes “Fresh Meat.” No, not in a derogatory way; rather, it states her skill level at roller derby, a unique sport that is quickly becoming the fastest growing sport in the United States. Founded in 2010, the Anchor City…

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Putting the “college” in college athlete

Making the transition from high school to university can be tough, especially for varsity athletes. First-year students often feel overwhelmed and find it difficult to balance their time between athletics and academics – especially if a student is living away from home for the first time. The student may have to deal with homesickness on…

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