Posts Tagged ‘Campus’

Campus’ most elegant edifice

The perfect place for introverts to be alone, together. (Photo by Josh Fraser)

I feel as though I am divulging secrets, letting a curious cat out of the bag when I talk about my favourite spot on campus. As a King’s student, I have a predictable bias for our own dot on the map, but there is a lot that contributes to my love of the King’s library.…

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DSU Food Bank hopes to find funding in levy

Jessica Dempsey, food bank coordinator. (Photo by Amin Helal)

With a proposed student levy in the works, the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) Food Bank has more to look forward to after a year of changes. Previously, students had to go through the Student Health Services office to visit the food bank. It is now accessible in the basement of the Student Union Building. (Just walk…

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Florizone in Israel

Richard Florizone with Rivka Carmi, president of Ben-Gurion University. (Press photo via Dal)

Dalhousie president Richard Florizone was in Israel earlier this month as a member of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Canadian delegation. During a press conference held by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Florizone and Dal VP of research Martha Crago signed a memorandum of understanding specifying shared interests in oceanography between Dal and Ben-Gurion University in…

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School on full speed: Bad for your health

University can be a stressful time, especially for first year students. Some students feel the need to take “study drugs” to increase their motivation and generally do better in school. These study drugs—prescription drugs such as Adderall—are used to increase concentration and motivation to get things completed, such as studying for that test or assignment…

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New owner deflects criticism of run-down laundromat

This run-down laundromat might be getting a new lease on life. (Photo by Deborah Oomen)

Construction recycling worker Curtis Richardson bought Henry Street’s Varsity Laundry laundromat on Jan. 6. He hung a multi-coloured construction paper sign proclaiming his new business’ name, Suds Your Duds, on the window of the laundromat, along with other signs reading: “NEW OWNERS” and “FREE SOAP.” The other window, with clear plastic bags and packing tape…

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Study drugs “extremely easy” to find in residence: Dal student

Precription drugs are changing hands at Canadian universities. (Photo by Adele van Wyk.)

  Adderall. Ritalin. Concerta. Students cramming for midterms and exams probably make less-than-great decisions. But some take all-nighters and stimulants to a whole new level. Some students turn to study drugs, prescription medications used to focus the mind. For most, it’s meant to be harmless. Anything to survive that last exam. For others, it’s as…

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StudentsNS report wants better student housing standards

StudentsNS housing report calls for change. (Photo by Adele van Wyk)

Rent is one of the highest costs of attending school—perhaps second only to tuition. Unfortunately, that high cost often comes with other problems, such as absentee landlords, substandard living conditions and issues with recuperating damage deposits. StudentsNS (SNS) is finalizing their report on off-campus student housing, to be published by early February. The provincial lobbying…

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South House raising money to get on the bus

(Graphic by Emily Davidson)  Dalhousie’s sexual and gender resource centre is fighting fire with fire—or, rather, ads with ads. Pro-life ads from Signs for Life have recently sprouted all over Metro Halifax buses and bus shelters, reading “Luc was born today but his life began nine months ago.” Rather than petitioning to have the ads…

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A second look at security

How secure are your belongings in the SUB? (Photo by Jasspreet Sahib) On Nov. 20, 2013,  nearly $12,000 worth of photography equipment disappeared from the Dalhousie Gazette office. While most of the gear has been returned anonymously, the Halifax police are still investigating. There are currently no surveillance cameras in that hallway, as well as numerous other…

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King’s students flooded out of rooms

Crews are working daily to undo the damage. (Photo by Jasspreet Sahib)

As students at the University of King’s College were returning to school after their winter break, they were met with a nasty surprise. Pipes in the university’s largest residence, Alexandra Hall, had burst. On Saturday, Jan. 4, a burst sprinkler drenched the west wing of the building, starting on the fourth floor and seeping down…

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