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“So, what’s your relationship status?”   Three international students sit in The Dalhousie Gazette office, looking at each other sheepishly. They’re here to discuss their relationship experiences.   International students come from many languages, countries and backgrounds. But these are only the tip of the cultural iceberg. Differences may go deeper, to beliefs, attitudes and values.  Renayre is from the U.S. and in her second year…

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Herd immunity is a biological concept where a majority vaccinated population inhibits the spread of disease to members of the ‘herd’ who have weakened or no immunity.   This could include young children, the elderly, pregnant women and those who can’t be vaccinated due to other health issues. Health Canada states that our flu vaccination rate should be at…

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Corner shops are the backbone of any good neighbourhood. They embody the beauty of the local.   Halifax prides itself on local excellence – Triple A Convenience and Pizzeria, and Jubilee Junction Convenience Store being perfect examples. The rival shops are located at the corners of Preston Street and Jubilee Road.  Convenience is their biggest product: the corners of…

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The delicate balancing act between school and a healthy lifestyle can be hard for some students.   I know it has been for me. Making time to meal plan, shop and cook is stressful at times. The good news is, the Dalhousie Student Union market is offering solutions to ease some of that stress! With the DSU bringing fresh food to campus, students can…

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Racism.  A pretty scary word isn’t it? When considering the ways in which racism can play out and the devastating effect it continues to have on the lives of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) worldwide it is clear that something must be done.        What’s fascinating to me is that people are more…

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Dalhousie University’s 200th anniversary saw a monumental Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) election.   Voter turnout peaked at 19.8 per cent of the student body – the largest turnout in over a decade – and candidate positions were the most contended in recent years.   Whether you agree or disagree with the election results, these statistics are a…

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This year is of particular importance for both Dalhousie University and the Dal Gazette. Each institution has hit a milestone.   Dalhousie reaches 200 years and the Gazette 150. Thanks to the Dal Library’s digital archives the 150 years of Gazette publishing is available for anyone to read. As a neat remembrance activity, the editors of the Gazette decided to dig into the archives and pull stories that seem cool, or relevant to today, or whatever…

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On Nov. 17 last semester, Dalhousie University, Saint Mary’s University, and Mount St. Vincent University sponsored the forum aptly titled Race in a Glass Nation: Fragility and Dissent in the University and Beyond.  It was incredibly empowering.   The keynote speaker was Dr. Sunera Thobani; she addressed key issues our universities and society are facing with regard to racism, fragility, and dissent. She’s…

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The Dalhousie Student Union receives most of its funding from student fees.   Those fees go towards projects such as Student Union Building renovations, student societies, grants, loans, and campus services like Campus Copy and the Grawood. There seems to be confusion regarding where exactly our tuition money is going and how it’s being used, so the Dalhousie Gazette looked into this to try and see if the DSU really has our back.   Last November…

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Consider the following: a person teaching University courses who lives in her car because she can’t afford rent; another who has had a full course load for 31 years at two Canadian universities and still can’t make ends meet.  These are not the images that come to mind when we think of the highly-qualified professionals who…

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