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Eat your veggies!

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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Hocus Bipocus

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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DSU Election Recap

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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Congratulations Dalhousie? 

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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The double standard of discipline 

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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DSU funds All Out to protest student fees, with student money 

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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Let’s fight for fair employment

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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The attack on British culture (aka decolonization) 

  Dalhousie University is planning on changing the mace that’s used on-stage during graduations.   As part of the university’s “strategic planning” they’ve established a committee and opened up a call for submissions to replace the mace with a different symbol that’s more inclusive and diverse. The second call for submissions is going on right now. When submissions were first opened…

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Exploring the international centre

In this image: inside the Dalhousie University International Centre. Different countries' flags hang from the ceiling. A cluster of empty tables and chairs.

If you’re considering doing an exchange overseas, are an international student or inbound student to Dal: the international student centre has you covered. Doing an exchange in a foreign country can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Students get to immerse themselves in a new culture while receiving credit for their academic pursuits. The International Centre…

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A unified Jewish community

Last year, my cousin – whom I love and respect – used a phrase to describe one of my best friends whom I also love and respect. It was a pejorative term that accuses the named person of committing that greatest sin in our identity-obsessed world: traitor to one’s own kind. You’re not sitting here…

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