Letters

Dear Instagram activists

In this image: Screenshot of numerous Instagram profiles with a solid blue profile picture.

It’s been proven that social media campaigns can be used to effectively generate real life social change. In 2019, the New York Times studied what impact the #MeToo social media campaign had on actual tangible events. They discovered that such a large scale movement did, in fact, generate action. The United States’ National Sexual Assault Hotline saw a…

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To the sport I can no longer play

In this image: Jessica Briand prepares to kick a soccer ball.

Growing up as a high-level athlete, there was always that fear in the back of my mind that it could all end in an instant if I made a wrong move or a klutzy mistake. But as an athlete I stuck with it because it’s a love like no other.  I said good-bye to all…

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The importance of David Rose

In this image: Dan Levy on-screen in a still shot of Schitt's Creek playing on a laptop.

A show dubbed “Canada’s answer to Arrested Development” recently started its fifth season on CBC.   But Schitt’s Creek isn’t just some a carbon copy of an American sitcom. I’d argue it’s one of the best shows on television right now. There are a few reasons for this, but I’m going to focus on one: his name is David Rose. David…

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Baby Ballers: the next gen of influencers

In this image: a stock image of a baby.

A new generation of influencers has taken over social media. “Baby influencers,” usually under 18 months, are young, fresh and social media savvy. From fashion posts, daily vlogs, to unique political commentary, little boys and girls as young as five months are developing online brands for themselves, attracting thousands of fans.   As follower count rises,…

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In defence of horse girls

Anyone who spends time on the internet has seen the memes.   “All horse girls are now either on drugs, whores or Taylor Swift stans,” quoth Twitter user @jonofyfe.   all horse girls are now either on drugs, whores, or Taylor swift stans — ً (@jonofyfe) September 7, 2018 Also from Twitter: “Horse girls were actually a pentagon experiment they were…

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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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Letter from the editor

Originally published in Volume 150 Issue 7 of the Dalhousie Gazette on January 12th, 2018  I am somewhere around the 100th editor-in-chief of the Dalhousie Gazette. I’m the growing loose end of a long thread of excellent writers, editors and creators who’ve taken the helm of this publication and steered it in the direction they felt…

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Letter from the editor

Originally published in Volume 150 Issue 3 of the Dalhousie Gazette on October 6th, 2017. The Gazette office is cozy with six people sitting in it staring at the chalkboard wall. Staff meetings often start this way: we spend a lot of time staring at our chalkboard— it’s the blueprint of The Dalhousie Gazette sketched across…

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Letter from the editor

Originally published in Volume 150 Issue 1 of the Dalhousie Gazette on September 1st, 2017 . Whether you’re a first-year student stepping onto campus for your first day of O-week or you’re a 5th-year entering your second-last semester before graduating with an undergrad—the start of the new, fall semester at Dalhousie University is busy. Halifax traffic…

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Letter from the editor

Originally published in Volume 150 Issue 6 of the Dalhousie Gazette on Nov. 24, 2017. Welcome to the End of the Semester. You made it. You did it. You’ve perservered the chaos. Whether you’re a first-year student stepping into the Dalplex gym to write an exam for the first time or a 5th-year who’s just applied…

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