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Bluenose Magic: Student Edition

(Editor’s note: The following article is not actual medical advice. Do NOT, under any circumstances, try ANY of the remedies in this article. Some of these purported cures may kill you. Kill you dead. Neither the author nor the Gazette accept any responsibility for the results if you ignore this warning. I write this fully…

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PoSitics, Week 5: A Salute to Get-Out-The-Vote Campaigns

  The elections are nearly upon us. As PoSitics comes to a close, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge the many other voter engagement efforts out there trying their damnedest to convince students to vote this election. These groups do their very best to get students involved with the system, often in…

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PoSitics, Week 4: The Green Party of Canada

    Welcome to PoSitics. This special Gazette feature seeks to present a positive, upbeat analysis of each party’s platform so that Dalhousie students can approach the upcoming election with an appropriate sense of hope. We want students heading to the polls debating which party they WANT to vote for, not agonizing over who scares…

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Liquor? I ‘ardly know ‘er!

  I think we can all agree that Halifax needs more publicly-available alcohol. We seek the solace of chemical concoctions so we can forget that we have three exams and a paper due next week, or that our union bureaucracy is bogging down our extra-curricular societies with agonizingly slow approval processes. Then there’s the soul-numbing…

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PoSitics, Week 3: The Liberal Party of Canada

This week we arrive at the party that won the third most seats in the 2011 federal election: the Liberal Party of Canada. Of all the parties, the PoSitics treatment may be most necessary for the Liberals. The Conservative war machine has spent millions of dollars trying to trivialize Justin Trudeau – to convince us he’s…

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PoSitics, Week 2: The NDP

Welcome to PoSitics. This special Gazette feature seeks to present a positive, upbeat analysis of each party’s platform so that Dalhousie students can approach the upcoming election with an appropriate sense of hope. We want students heading to the polls debating which party they WANT to vote for, not agonizing over who scares them the…

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PoSitics, Week 1: The Conservative Party

    Canadian politics are an ugly business.  We’re inundated with negativity at every turn, as parties spend more time, energy, and money trying to convince us us why their rivals will ruin the country than they do selling us their own vision of the future. In the 2011 election, only 38.8 percent of Canadians…

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The Top Ten Reasons Why You (Yes, YOU!) Should Go Outside

10. Spending time outdoors increases your vitamin D levels which protects against future bone problems, heart disease, diabetes, and other health issues. It also drastically decreases stress levels and has been shown to be extremely effective in reducing symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, and depression. 9. It is virtually impossible to go star-dipping in the city…

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Five tips for surviving outside dorm meal hours

1. Improvisation is key: Unfortunately, no stoves or hotplates are allowed in residence, meaning that snacking in your room requires the ability to mix and match between all four basic food groups. This conveniently brings us, to our next tip. 2. Always remember the four basic food groups: tea, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Nutella and French…

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Samantha’s Anti- Wish List

From the slightly weird to the utterly terrifying, my list of items I never want for Christmas. (Adele van Wyk photo)

Rather than write up a ‘worst gifts received’ article post-holidays, I thought I would anticipate the moment and let givers know what they should never bestow in the first place (at least on me). Ranked from somewhat acceptable to I-can’t-even-look-at-it, this is your unabashedly negative guide to the giving season.   #5: Underwear Underwear is a…

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