Posts Tagged ‘O-Week’

Mental health and roommates: don’t be an asshole

Editor’s note: this article deals with sensitive material surrounding mental health and suicidal thoughts.  For those of you who are starting your first year of University here at Dalhousie, King’s or anywhere in Halifax, you may not be surprised to find out that it can be difficult living with a roommate. They might be a…

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The reality of making friends

If you’re like me, you’ve heard someone tell a story about how they met their best friend on the first day of classes, when they happened to sit next to them and strike up a conversation. My belief in these kinds of fateful meetings led me to have incredibly high expectations of how easy it…

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You’re not too good for O-Week

This goes out to all the students that think they don’t need orientation week to make their university experience a better one. You know who you are. You’ve managed to glide through high school with a couple good friends, and even though you and those friends have gone to different universities, you think you’re fine.…

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Rugby rookie

I’m still not really sure how I ended up on the King’s rugby team. I was a skinny, awkward and, most crucially, unathletic freshman with no prior interest or experience in rugby. I liked playing sports, sure, but that had never meant I could play them well. I was the only player to go scoreless…

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Keep the discussion going

If you are a Dalhousie student, you have a share in your student newspaper, and there is no better time than now to help build the Dalhousie student voice. Let me explain. If you are a new Dal student, you may have already come across Dal Student Life’s blog for incoming students and its June…

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You are now a tiger

For all new members of the Dalhousie community, welcome to one of the best schools in the world. You are now a Tiger – wear it proud and wear it loud. To all returning Tigers, welcome back: let’s go release the roar and make this an epic year for Dal athletics. I think it’s safe…

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A guide to sports at Dal

I know what you’re thinking – being responsible for introducing over 2,500 new Dalhousie students to the ins and outs of athletics at a university that is not renowned for their sports teams must be a grueling task. With the Wickwire stands that will leave your butt still feeling numb a half hour after the…

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Fashion on the Atlantic

While Halifax can sometimes feel like a barren style wasteland years behind major centres, there is far more going on in east coast fashion than those ubiquitous “East Coast Lifestyle” t-shirts. Admittedly we love our plaid lumberjack shirts, and *Trailer Park Boys* is a dominant sartorial inspiration, but HRM actually has a great selection of…

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