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The perks of a Dalplex membership

Dalplex. Photo by Rob Grandy

  By now you’ve probably seen the advertisement posters around campus mentioning the Dalplex. My favourite would have to be, “It will not do your readings, but it will get you in shape.” While the Dalplex will not do your homework, first year students are in luck: a free Dalplex membership is already included in…

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Being active in student life

So you want to get involved on campus? It’s much easier than you think. Seriously, I’m having a hard time narrowing down all the options available to you. Whether you’re just starting university or coming back for more, there’s the stigma that being involved on campus is for the popular crowd. That idea is true…

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A parent’s advice: hidden gems for every student

It feels like it was only yesterday when I found myself en route from Ottawa to Halifax to send my son off to university three years ago. Considered to be an exceptionally organized individual, I remember having only a few small items left to pick up. I envisioned we would have ample time to be…

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How to do your laundry

Helpful hints for fresher threads, sans mom’s shiny high-efficiency front-end loader. Separate lights, brights and darks. Unball your socks. Empty the lint trap every time. The hieroglyphics on tags are called Common Care Symbols. See Google. Get a drying rack for delicates. Over-washing wears clothes out. Sniff check. Time your load. Wait too long and…

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Five tips for surviving outside dorm meal hours

1. Improvisation is key: Unfortunately, no stoves or hotplates are allowed in residence, meaning that snacking in your room requires the ability to mix and match between all four basic food groups. This conveniently brings us, to our next tip. 2. Always remember the four basic food groups: tea, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Nutella and French…

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Apply for scholarships, grants throughout your degree

Welcome to Dal! I know we’ve just met and this is kind of personal, but we need to talk about how you’re going to pay for this. Maybe your parents are helping you or maybe student loans are the answer. I know when I applied, the agonizing weeks that followed were filled with endless scholarship,…

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Meet the student’s arch nemesis: procrastination

With so much happening on campus, it’s sometimes essential to put off school work. But as every upper year student knows, staying at the Killam Library until closing—even with a friend—is terrible. So, do you go to the Killam and do that Stats assignment? Or will you go to the Gazette office, get some pizza—and…

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