Halifax

Failures of Allyship at the Halifax Pride AGM

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, a motion went before Halifax PRIDE to end pinkwashing and create guidelines for entry into Halifax PRIDE events. What followed was a disaster in allyship. A critical component of allyship is that as soon as black, indigenous, and people of colour (usually referred to as the BIPOC) communities decide that the…

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We are not the eight per cent

In the last municipal election, eight per cent of eligible voters between the ages of 20-29 cast their ballots. Compared with 37% overall turnout, young people in Halifax were poorly represented. In the lead-up to this election, there has been a push not only to encourage young peple to vote, but to inform them about…

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Will the municipal election be bad news for your landlord?

  It’s well known around Halifax that undergraduate students are financially naïve –especially when it comes to dealing with landlords. Whether you’re away from home for the first time, or maybe just strapped for cash, finding a cheap place to live can be treacherous. It’s all fair game for the landlords in this city, and…

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Go vote, you crazy kids

Do you ride the bus? Do you like having your garbage picked up? Do you want to pay less rent for your apartment? Do you like the fact that you can call 911 and receive emergency services? Great. Then municipal politics matters to you. As a Dalhousie student, you presumably live in this glorious city…

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Halifax is home

We take our East Coast Lifestyle sweatshirts home over our school breaks, but will we vote in the Halifax municipal election this October? As an undergrad student, I’ll traipse around the city of Halifax for my fourth consecutive year. I’ll complain about the city buses if they’re late or inconsistent. I’ll enjoy a cup of…

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What happened at the Halifax Pride AGM?

At the Halifax Pride Annual General Meeting last night, there was a lot of talk about creating a Pride that was inclusive for everyone. But that didn’t happen. The Queer Arabs of Halifax (QAH) said that the presence of promotional materials at Halifax Pride from Size Doesn’t Matter, a Canadian campaign that celebrates Israel, makes…

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Religious groups a force of charity in Halifax

Charity doesn’t have to mean religion is involved, but for several religious charity groups across Halifax, faith is important to what their organizations do. Bibles for Missions Thrift Store, located in Sackville, sells goods donated by the local community, and the profits go to the Bible League of Canada—a charity that develops churches in 47…

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Downtown in a nutshell

The rumours are true: Halifax is home to more pubs per-capita than any other city in Canada. But where, oh where, does a fresh 19-23 year-old go to dance in this pub-hub? Have no fear. Here’s a basic guide to help you out before you amble downtown. Let’s start with the most notorious – the…

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Breaking down “paying for school for millionaires”

Dalhousie University announced on Aug. 10th that $300,000 has been given in funding for nine participants to attend the MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program, which has caused a backlash among students. The Dalhousie Student Union and students are claiming that Dalhousie funded a program with money that could have been used on students, and have…

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