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The Mount makes strides for those who face the crimson tide

Nikki Jamieson believes menstrual health products should be free and accessible in public spaces.  “It’s no different than toilet paper or paper towel,” said Jamieson, President of the Mount Saint Vincent University Students’ Union. “Menstruating is a bodily function.”  After a solid year of lobbying on the union’s part, MSVU has become the first university in the province…

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We know what Halifax did this summer

The agave rises  Who knew an agave plant would be a hot topic over the summer?   Staff at the Public Gardens didn’t wait until the first full moon in June to welcome Halifax’s agave plant from its greenhouse to the outdoors.   The agave had outgrown its indoor home. The odds didn’t look good and there was widespread…

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Dal changing how it deals with sexual violence

As of September, Dalhousie University officially has a new sexual violence policy. For students such as Masuma Khan, it’s been a long time coming. “The Sexual Harassment Policy is a policy that was very aged,” said Khan, vice president (Academic and External) of the Dalhousie Student Union. Khan said previous DSU executives and other students…

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The Dome’s new dress code latest of many discriminatory practices

The Dome nightclub has recently been under fire for its new practices and policies that many people describe as discriminatory – especially against Black people.   Most notoriously, the Dome announced a new dress code in an effort to change its reputation from ‘dirty’ to ‘classy.’ The main criticism of the new dress code is that…

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What’s been going on at Dal??

racism, Masuma Khan

Editor’s Note: Words are used to communicate specific ideas; a word is only useful to the extent that it‘s common meaning is understood by each person. In modern discourse, racism and racist are used to communicate a number of related but decidedly distinct ideas, so they‘ve become inefficient, if not totally counter-productive. Systemic racism or…

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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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