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Cramming isn’t that bad

Cramming. I’m doing it right now. I was supposed to submit this article yesterday. But I stood no chance against my inner procrastinator.   Whenever exam dates are approaching, the Killam becomes packed with masses of hard-workers. The library seems to come to life like buzzing beehive. The academic spirit seems over the top. No one can explain the…

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Halifax: Know Me

Tamar Kenigsberg Bentov Part of the experience in getting to know a new city is finding the local scene. But this can take weeks, months – even years. Halifax is perfectly designed for students in many ways. While you’re here, you’ll learn about many of the interesting features this city has to offer. To trim…

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10 porn moves that don’t work

Womens’ orgasms are not given the priority they deserve. Western, heterosexual sex culture is heavily biased toward the penis-possessing counterparts. This bias takes many forms. It’s visible in all forms of mass media. It’s also visible in societal attitudes, in the ways that sex is discussed in classrooms and in day-to-day life. Perhaps the most…

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The Great Firewall

王羿杰, Yijie Wang Chinese students at Dal mostly hang out with other Chinese. Some believe it’s inevitable to form a clique with exclusively Chinese. People feel more comfortable with those who are similar in language and background. This creates a distinct culture, which is seemingly detached from the rest of the campus. But this doesn’t…

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Failing forward 

Being in a high-pressure university setting exacerbates mental health problems.   One in five people will experience a mental health problem or illness each year according to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and suicide accounts for 24 per cent of all deaths among 15 to 24 year-olds.  We’re regularly evaluated based on our GPA.   A 3.7 GPA is the magic number that gives a competitive advantage to get admitted to grad schools, win…

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Pro-life deal breaker

Relationships are more interesting when you don’t agree about everything. Opposites attract.   Arguments over what shows to watch, or what to make for dinner can be adorable and fun. Arguments about a women’s right to choose and the “sanctity of life” are not adorable and fun.  Being pro-life needs to be a definite red flag for all heterosexual women. Not the…

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New Year’s Day resolutions not worth it 

It’s past the most wonderful time of the year. We’ve now moved on to the most depressing time of the year. It’s around this time that most people will have given up on most (if not all) of their New Year’s resolutions.   That, combined with the euphoria of Christmas being replaced by the dread of debt and the return to work, it’s no wonder that this time…

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Self-care pays off 

Work is never ending on the Dalhousie University campus.   Midterms, papers, jobs, and extracurricular activities just keep piling up. The result is stress, burnout and agitation.  The remedy for this chaos is self-care. Self-care benefits your physical health and overall well-being. Practicing self-care gets neglected when our calendars are overbooked. We fall victims to the adage, “hard work pays off.”  It…

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Tips to survive exam season 

Here’s the funny thing about me writing an article about how to prep for exams: I’ve haven’t got a clue.   Knowing this about myself, I’ve consulted many experts on the topic in preparation for round one with university exams, and I’d like to share some of the advice I received with you guys.   Location, location, location  The key to…

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Racist fam at Thanksgiving dins

Nothing is better than sitting down to a family meal over a too-large dead fowl that’s been carefully stuffed with stale bread and onions.   Sides of various sliced, diced and mashed root vegetables tucked around the main dish of death.   Everything is covered with a generous serving of thick, casual, racism.  Large family dinners are…

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