Halifax

Homecoming madness: the aftermath

Reported with files complied from Matt Stickland, Opinions Editor, Kaila Jefferd- Moore, Editor-in-chief and Josh Young, Sports Editor   Black and gold swarms of students flooded the streets of Halifax’s south end as they took part in Homecoming shenanigans last weekend. Dalhousie University’s 2017 Homecoming weekend officially began Wednesday Oct. 11 at 7 a.m. Individual…

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Empowering immigrant women through entrepreneurship

Enactus Dalhousie and Global Shapers Halifax have teamed up to present an initiative of the Newcomer Network (the student-run entrepreneurial network through Enactus Dalhousie): the Immigrant Women Entrepreneur Showcase. The second annual showcase will run throughout the month of November; it’s a series of multiple workshops designed to develop, feature and perfect the business ideas of entrepreneurial immigrant women…

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Fun, inexpensive places to be active in Halifax

Halifax is full of places where students can be active. Here are four cost friendly locations: Citadel Hill Sidney Crosby regularly runs up this hill during the NHL off-season in order to build up his cardio and leg strength. If it’s good enough for him, then it’s good enough for anybody. During the winter, the…

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Casey Meijer thinks our public education system is broken

The government already pays for mandatory schooling from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Shouldn’t they do the same for at least a bit of university education? Casey Meijer, candidate for the Halifax-Chebucto Green Party, thinks so. “Honestly, I think the biggest issue is debt, and the cost of university,” says Meijer “There’s a secondary issue in…

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Rob Batherson on the affordability of university

Two sets of footwear are needed for campaigning. A nice pair and a comfortable pair. After changing into the comfortable pair, Rob Batherson, candidate for the Halifax-Citadel PC Party sits down to talk student issues. “Affordability is the big issue, we’ve gone in the last 10 years, from having undergraduate tuition at the national level,…

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Martin Willison says education funding is unsustainable

Martin Willison is a retired Dalhousie professor who has concerns with the state of university education today. The biggest problem is, “undoubtedly the price of tuition and student debt,” says Willison. For Willison, the way to fix that is free tuition for NSCC, reduction in university tuition, and to “develop a program whereby university or…

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Glenn Walton tuition talk: Free for NSCC

A campaign is hard on a voice. Glenn Walton’s voice is quiet and raspy, he’s been doing a lot of talking. Today he’s talking about education. According to the Halifax-Citadel NDP candidate, the biggest issue facing university students? Tuition. “The cost of university, it’s not affordable for everybody,” he says. The NDP plan is to…

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Labi Kousoulis on student affairs: Jobs and Debt

Labi Kousoulis is the incumbent for Halifax – Citadel. He’s the first incumbent to be interviewed for this series. “There’s two major things university students always talk about, in order of importance I would say the number one thing they’re most worried about is getting a good job.” Says Labi Kousoulis. “They also want affordable…

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