Posts Tagged ‘O-Week’

Usual alt o-week host partners with DSU

This year marked the first year where the Dalhousie Student Union partnered with Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG) to bring an alternative orientation week to students.  The student union and NSPIRG teamed up after the DSU mentioned wanting to do similar events to the ones NSPIRG already offered. This way, they could make…

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What happens at O-Week…

Day One Field Party The Dalhousie University Studley Quad was filled with anxious but excited first-year students for the field party. After getting settled in their dorms, students kicked off the field party with Dalympics. Each residence competed in different events to see who will have the most house points at the end of O-Week.…

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Homecoming madness: the aftermath

Reported with files complied from Matt Stickland, Opinions Editor, Kaila Jefferd- Moore, Editor-in-chief and Josh Young, Sports Editor   Black and gold swarms of students flooded the streets of Halifax’s south end as they took part in Homecoming shenanigans last weekend. Dalhousie University’s 2017 Homecoming weekend officially began Wednesday Oct. 11 at 7 a.m. Individual…

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Vice President Student Life: Cory Larsen

Name: Cory Larsen Hometown: Ottawa Major, Year: Third year, Theatre Studies   A large part of this position is aimed at building a sense of school pride on campus, what is your plan to do this? Every year, after O-Week and Dalfest, it always seems as though Tiger Pride dissipates. So, because we begin the…

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Consent is clear

  Dalhousie’s fall term is beginning. As students fill up the residences, classrooms and streets of University Avenue, it’s important to have up-front conversations about safe sex and consent. Put clearly: sex without consent is rape. And while the slogan “No Means No!” means well and makes sense, it is vital to remember that rape…

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Chit chats on campus

Keshav Paliwal, first year Dal student 1) What program will you be starting at Dal? I will be starting my BA, and majoring in Political Science.   2) What are you most excited about this year? Meeting new people and learning new things!   3) What do you think will be the biggest change from high…

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Safety first, kids

Frosh Week. I can almost still conjure that heavy smell of potential and fear, with a hint of cheap alcohol, that inhabits campus in that first week. Hopefully you meet some of the people you will spend the next four years with, get to know the city a bit and finally be able to party…

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Let’s talk about mental health

Let’s talk about something radical. Something that is talked about in hushed tones across the country. Let’s talk about mental health. Heck, let’s scream about it from the rooftops – because it’s ok to struggle! First year university is, undisputedly, a huge time for transition; a time when emotions run high and life can be…

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Mental health in university

University is often described as where many people “find themselves.” It’s also where  many experience anxiety and depression for the first time. Being in a new environment, introduced to new social pressures, having left behind friends and family, then adding the stress of classes and exams… it can be a stressful shift to university life.…

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