University life can be a blast. When I showed up at Dal it was my first real time away from home. I was suddenly on my own, in a new place, doing new things without my parents around to keep me in check. Let a tiger loose in the city, and crazy things are bound to happen. But it’s easy to go overboard and let your health suffer. [Read more…]
You’ve made one of the biggest decisions so far in your life: to go to university. You’ve also made one of the best decisions by choosing Dal. Not only is it an amazing university, with fantastic campuses, classes, and profs, but it’s also in one of the best cities in the country. [Read more…]
It’s so easy this time of year to fall into the habit of picking up a box of KD on your way home, but those small purchases add up quickly, both in $$ and health points. So we’ve put together some super easy CHEAP recipes with simple ingredients for next time you’re hitting a cooking slump. Most of them are easy to make in batches, and they’ll keep for a few days (so they make easy-to-grab lunches/leftovers). And they’re the perfect dishes to keep you going through exam season. [Read more…]
If you’re new to the city or live under a rock, Burger Week (March 22–28) is when a ton of places around the city go all in with incredible burgers—new creations and old classics. This year there are 125 places taking part! Some of them offer $6 dollar burgers, and others offer Feed Nova Scotia burgers where $1 for each burger sold goes to Feed NS. Eat amazing food and do some good—it’s a win-win! Here are some of our favourites and some we can’t wait to try. [Read more…]
It’s that time of year again: all the fun year-end events are happening! There are society galas and cultural nights galore! And the best part is you don’t have to be in a particular program or part of a society to enjoy them! So clean yourself up, put on your fancy clothes, and let off some steam as you prepare for your finals. Here are a bunch of them to check out, and you can always find other great things to do at dal.ca/studentevents. [Read more…]
Tuition fees, rent, and the costs of attempting to have a social life make being a student and being low on cash one and the same. If you’ve eaten Ramen noodles for dinner for the 5th time this week and want to save some cash this semester, luckily these establishments have you covered with some great student discounts! [Read more…]
Whether you’ve never lived away from home before or you’re a self-sufficient pro, managing your finances can be a constant battle. Treating yourself to a nice fancy coffee before an exam can be OK, but not if you’re doing it every day. And is it really in your budget at all? We’ve put together a list of steps to living a cheaper life so you can avoid the moment of panic when you realize you only have $4.80 in your bank account (definitely not speaking from experience). [Read more…]
Let’s face it, sometimes you just don’t have the time, or the motivation, to haul yourself all the way down to the dining hall. Or how about when you get home from class late and the dining hall is closed. For all the times you can’t go to meal hall, or just don’t want to, here are 5 easy dinners you can cook in your dorm room using just a microwave, a knife, a plate, a mug, and a fork. [Read more…]
Eating healthy during exams (well, and any time, really) will help to increase and maintain your energy level, sharpen your focus, and improve your mood! Here are 5 tips to help you eat and stay healthier during exam time.
The holidays are almost here whether we like it or not! It can be a stressful time, especially when your funds are a little low. But here are some thoughtful, heartfelt, DIY gifts that your family and friends (and your bank account) will love! Because what matters most is spending time together.