It happens at Dal

Even though we live in one of the most progressive countries in the world, instances of discrimination and oppression still occur across Canada every single day. Dalhousie is no exception. The school has come a long way this decade when it comes to making students from marginalized communities feel welcome, but even the most progressive…

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Women’s soccer team win first game

The young Dalhousie women’s soccer team won their first game of the season, 2-0, at home against the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds. With seven rookies on the team, the Tigers’ win was partly due to establishing a program where new players can be brought in, ready to contribute to the team’s success. “The…

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Men’s Tigers propel soccer selves to victory

The right recipe was found in the second half to lift the Tigers to a 2-0 win over the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds in Dalhousie’s first game of the season. That is how Tiger’s Head Coach Pat Nearing described it. “I think we sort of took 45 minutes to get going,” said Nearing.…

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Lucky number 7?

Dynasty is an appropriate word to describe the Dalhousie men’s field lacrosse team the past few years. They have won six straight championships and have not lost a game since 2013. This year is going to be different. The past few seasons the team’s roster has been fairly consistent but this year they have more…

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Rob Batherson on the affordability of university

Two sets of footwear are needed for campaigning. A nice pair and a comfortable pair. After changing into the comfortable pair, Rob Batherson, candidate for the Halifax-Citadel PC Party sits down to talk student issues. “Affordability is the big issue, we’ve gone in the last 10 years, from having undergraduate tuition at the national level,…

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Martin Willison says education funding is unsustainable

Martin Willison is a retired Dalhousie professor who has concerns with the state of university education today. The biggest problem is, “undoubtedly the price of tuition and student debt,” says Willison. For Willison, the way to fix that is free tuition for NSCC, reduction in university tuition, and to “develop a program whereby university or…

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Rhiannon Makohoniuk

Hometown: Moncton, NB Major:  B.A. Psychology & Gender and Women’s Studies, B.SW and currently a special undergraduate student Proudest achievement to date: Getting academically dismissed from school, coming back and getting two degrees and frequenting the Dean’s List. Next big thing she wants to achieve: I want to inspire others to be comfortable with themselves and…

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Punk rock gives platform for alternative gender identities

Passionate, vulgar, anti-normative – lyrics off the title track of Against Me!’s album Transgender Dysphoria Blues bleed punk rock. Frontwoman Laura Jane Grace tells a story of alternative gender identities rather than the anarchistic, anti-establishment themes the band is known for. The group’s sixth album focuses on struggles of gender dysphoria (a feeling of unease…

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