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In Halifax and underage

In 2013, there’s not much that can stop a student from doing some drinking, except maybe their age. Deciding what to do for fun when you’re underage can be an exasperating experience. It’s certainly not a clear-cut decision. It’s also one that defines the way you spend the next four years of your university experience,…

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All holidays all the time?

Looking at the calendar, it strikes me that our compulsive secular practices of late have begun closing the gaps between holidays. What was once regarded as religious observance of largely Christian and State calendar landmarks has become a calculated integration of respite into our collective consciousness. We all seem quite comfortable with this shift; no…

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Love, life and university

Who has the time? By: Krista Alexander Admit it: growing up we all secretly thought we would meet a high school sweetheart and live happily ever after. Upon entering grade nine, and then barely surviving the next four years, we quickly realized this was not going to be the case and changed to a more realistic…

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Love, life and university

There are a lot of things I brought with me when I came to Dalhousie from Ottawa: a laptop, a copy of The New Journalism, an N64, and a girlfriend. Three of those things have been a part of my life in the past 24 hours. The New Journalism took a break after the first year.…

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Dalhousie installs its 11th president

On the occasion of Dalhousie University formally installing only the 11th president in its history, the man now tasked with leading it told the crowd that cultivating business and international partnerships are critical to the institution’s success. Richard Florizone shared his optimism for Dal—along with the challenges still to come—during a 22 minute address Oct.…

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The relationship

Don't settle for stability. You won't do your heart any favours. (photo by Bryn Karcha)

In September, life begins anew in the academic world, precipitating an increase in social gathering frequency. Perhaps it is the chill in the air, or the aphrodisiac of alcohol, but without intending to, I feel attracted to everybody and nobody and it weighs on my mind that I am less of a calculating creature than…

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Noshing frosh

The inevitable changes in first year are scary enough without the idea of a 15-pound weight gain.   Everyone will be quick to warn you about it. No one tells you how to avoid it. There are ways to prevent freshman 15, and prevention is easier than losing the weight once it’s already on.   Here are…

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How to make friends (and how not to make friends)

  How to make friends: Borrow notes from someone in your class to get the conversation started. Strike up a conversation with your residence neighbour— you have some common ground, literally. Join an intramural sports team or a club (or write for the *Gazette*!) It’s a great way to find people with similar hobbies and…

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Coping with homesickness

For many, this will be your first time living on your own. You’ll have to start buying your own food, doing your own laundry and won’t have anyone telling you to do your homework. On top of that, you have to leave the people you’ve lived with for the majority of your life. You may…

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