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The perils of publishing online

Imagine: you get a Facebook request from someone you don’t know. You don’t recognize the name, or you think you do but aren’t quite sure where you might have met them. You click through to their profile, maybe out of curiosity, or to figure out who they are. You open their page and the first […]

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Chill jams

The scene: You have no interest in going outside any more than necessary. With makeshift padding from scarves and your coat, the window benches of the NAB atrium become your lounge between classes. The warm air gusts up from the vents underneath you and you press your face to the icy windowpane beside you, letting […]

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MAP: Winter comfort

You can pile on blanket scarves all you want, but will they be enough to thaw the end-of-semester chill? November weather in Nova Scotia is cruel and fickle, and often the only way I can bear to step out into the grey days is to turn myself into a walking hot water bottle. Thermos upon […]

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Provincial budget a hard hit to students

For Nova Scotian undergraduate students, a 3 per cent yearly cap on tuition will return after the one year lift – at least for the following four years. But for graduate students and out-of-province students, tuition increases will remain unregulated.

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If you've never been a day student

When you have to travel half an hour or more just to get to campus, all the notice in the world may not be enough to get you out the door.

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Students raise signs in hopes of lower fees

The streets of downtown Halifax were full of red and black placards Wednesday as hundreds marched to Province House. Students, parents, MLAs and…puppets? “Stephen McNeil and his cash cow” towered above the plodding crowd. While they may have roused smiles, they served as an emblem of the anger many expressed towards the provincial government. “Today […]

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Committing to making a change

Embarrassment, disgrace and fear. The stigma that surrounds mental health is real and it’s not going away anytime soon. So what should people do to get rid of it? That was the discussion at this year’s Joseph Howe Symposium.

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Impacting the law

Our generation is in a tricky spot. The children of hippies, the rhetoric of our days is a confusing combination of “be-the-change” optimism and “what-good-could-I-do” gloom, with a sprinkle of anti- establishment frustration. No wonder it’s disheartening when what attempts at change we do make meet the brick wall called bureaucracy. There aren’t enough youth […]

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Bookshelf decisions

Oh, you go to King’s? Isn’t that, like, a LOT of reading?
Yes, composite Dal student. Yes it is.