An election like no other

Tump vs. Biden

Voting has always been important to me. Some of my earliest memories are of watching my parents vote in elections and receiving an I Voted sticker.   I always knew I would vote when I became of legal age. But until this year, as an international student from the United States at Dalhousie University, I had…

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Virtual tricks and treats

In this image: A carved pumpkin.

This year Halloween will look different than ever before. Although COVID-19 has rendered it impossible to participate in many typical Halloween events, there are still dozens of fun things to do. Here is a list of a few options to make Halloween 2020 as great as any other year.  Halifax walking ghost tour   The Halifax…

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On being home, mental health and reconnecting

Back in March, Dalhousie University announced all classes would be online for the rest of the winter 2020 semester. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the university asked students to go home. For me, it almost felt like I was being deported.   Moving back home meant flying all the way back to Turkey. Everything happened too…

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Dylan Menzie is lost in dreams

Dylan Menzie starts every episode of his podcast with the same question: “What do you dream?”   Menzie explains  why he asks this: it’s a very broad opening question and a good way to get an idea of who he’s interviewing.   “They could talk about their worst nightmares right off the top or something they’re very…

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Dalhousie poets: countdown and repeat

countdown  the tick of her spine  drives me forward  like waiting and watching  she schedules my next move I run my clock on hers her impeccable beat  like pounding drums and hissing snares or calendars on Roman time syncing circadian rhythm with mine  Page Break  catch, release, repeat  tell me about your bloodlust  hungry for the devil’s touch  to feel…

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Dalhousie Poets: layers and time

Layer by layer Fundamentally,   Torn down to the bulb at the centre of her,   She was afraid.   Everything she was composed of   Built outward from that undiluted disturbance of self,   And from that hatred,   And then rage,   And then the pulp of the rest of her, bleached white from being washed up and   Dried on loathing.   She…

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Accessibility Online

Mark A. Hill Accessibility Centre

As Dalhousie University students prepared over the summer for an online semester, the university’s Student Accessibility Centre also prepared for changes that would arise in how accommodations would look for online learning. Some accommodations that students access through the Accessibility Centre have now changed.  A student’s experience   The place to find most of the adaptations to accessibility services…

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Overcoming the odds

The ramp up to Shirreff Hall hasn’t always existed.   In fact, when Deanna Gilholm attended Dalhousie University in the 1960s, her friends had to carry her and her wheelchair up the steps. Dalhousie campus wasn’t, and still isn’t entirely, built with disabled people in mind.   Deanna is paraplegic, experiencing paralysis from the legs down, and has been since she…

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