Posts Tagged ‘Saint Mary’s’

A look into the Loney Bowl fiasco

From Thursday to Sunday of last week, the Atlantic University Sport championship football game, the Loney Bowl was cancelled, argued about in court and then put back on yesterday at 2 p.m at Acadia. Why did this happen? And what does it mean for the rest of the U Sports football playoffs and beyond? This article will…

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U SPORTS Men’s Basketball Final 8 roundup – Friday

Following losses in Thursday’s quarterfinals of the U SPORTS Men’s Basketball Final 8, the first consolation semi-final was a rematch of the Canada West Final Four with the University of Calgary Dinos playing the University of Manitoba Bisons on Friday evening. The Dinos fell to the second-seeded Carleton Ravens by a score of 85 –…

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Dalhousie hosts U Sports men’s basketball Final 8

Dalhousie is ready to welcome the best university basketball teams in Canada to Halifax, as they host of the 2017 U-Sports Final 8 men’s basketball national championship from March 9th to 12th in the Scotiabank Centre. “There is a huge tradition of playing the national tournament in this city, so I think people are glad…

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Dalhousie awaits HRM approval for joint arena

The saga to renovate Dalhousie’s athletic facilities is ongoing, with several factors yet to be determined. As work toward renovating the aging Dalplex, on top of building a companion fitness facility, is in the preliminary stages, the university has decided where to build a new rink. The university’s board of governors decided in July that…

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Dal prof speaks at Hal-Con

Dalhousie English professor Jason Haslam addressed how the zombie is a symbol of the fear of the “other” at The Meaning of Monsters panel at this year’s Hal-Con. “[Monsters] are popular and address a lot of social and political issues throughout the period of the modern age,” said Haslam. He recruited Dal English professor Julia…

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The Ticker (Week Ending Oct 27)

Soccer: Focus shifts to playoffs after homestand “Undefeated October” continued for Dal soccer, as the women’s team won their final two matches of the season. It was a homestand to remember for graduating players Joanna Blodgett and Taryn McKenna, who were honoured at halftime on Saturday Oct. 26. McKenna made three saves in a 2-0…

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The Ticker (For the week ending Oct. 6)

Tigers soccer had a good trip up to Antigonish on October 6, with both the men’s and women’s teams getting back into the win column. The women’s team overwhelmed the St. Francis Xavier X-Women 3-0, with goals coming from Elise Bilodeau, Scarlett Smith and Bianca Jakisa. The goalkeeping carousel continued, with Shannon Junor back in…

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Targeting blame

In past weeks, Saint Mary’s University has made a mark in the national media. With the infamous ‘rape-chant’ still circulating the news, the university’s reputation is at stake. Most recently, student union president Jared Perry and vice president of student life Carrigan Desjardins resigned under pressure created by the public and media. Before I continue…

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Outrage over SMU frosh chant

Saint Mary’s University (SMU) frosh were welcomed to the university with a highly offensive chant condoning the rape of underage women. About 80 of the Halifax university’s frosh week facilitators performed the chant during the annual “Turf Burn” event. In total, about 400 students were present. The song, first shared via Instagram, went viral on September…

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We are all complicit in the SMU chant

As you’ve probably heard, Saint Mary’s University made national headlines after a sexist frosh chant was published on Instagram and broadcast by CBC News Atlantic on Wednesday. The outrage is unanimous: speaking on behalf of the school, Steve Proctor called it “sexist and offensive,” and students interviewed by the CBC on campus were united in…

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