Guest Blog by Maggie Lovett, Med Rep
If you’ve found yourself around the Tupper building on campus, you’ve probably seen hoards of students with matching backpacks lingering in the Link, studying in the library, sleeping on couches, and so on. Who are these folks? They are most likely Dalhousie medical students. Unfortunately, we don’t get out to the rest of campus very often, so this blog is a great opportunity to tell you a bit about our program and what our student society, the Dalhousie Medical Students Society (DMSS) does.
guest blog by Katelynn Northam
The other day I got into a taxi in front of the Student Union Building.
“It’s like a ghost town around here,” the driver said as we pulled away, and indeed, unlike the majority of the school year, the sidewalks and boulevards of Dalhousie were relatively barren. “It’ll be nice when it’s fall again.”
by Aaron Wolf, Vice Pres Internal
I recently returned from a trip to the Nepalese Himalayas, where I trekked to the scenic top of Kala Patthar glacier. From there, I took in the view of Mt. Everest. For me, one of the most interesting parts of any journey is looking back and seeing where I’ve come from.
by Jamie Arron, President
The first time I trekked down from rez to the old Farmers Market, I was moved by the spirit of pride and community that seemed to exist around food in Halifax. Since that time, I’ve been to enough potlucks to know just how important food and its politics are to this city.
by Gavin Jardine, Vice President Student Life
Well, I’m off to Manchester, Tennessee; a town of 10,000 people that for four days a year grows to 100,000. Since 2002, Manchester has hosted the renowned Bonnaroo music festival (or check out www.bonnaroo.com). This year, ten years later, I will be attending to bask in the glory of Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish, Bon Iver, The Avett Brothers, Foster the People, Skrillex, The Roots, Black Star, and (almost) all of the legendary acts that still roam the Earth. The festival also boasts legendary comedians like Aziz Ansari and Steven Wright. With a mere 30 hour road trip ahead of me, I am rushing to check all of the items off of my ‘to-do’ list.
By Jamie Arron, Dalhousie Student Union President
“Free Tuition?” appears as just one hidden tab on the website of the Quebec student federation CLASSE, but for many strikers it’s the ultimate debate.
Until lately, free education was somewhat of a forgotten discussion at the national level, but in years prior it was perhaps the most hotly debated topic of Canadian student movements in general. And now it’s back on the minds of students.