Welcome wizards and witches, goons and goblins, all monsters and vampires alike. This is the time, the best time of year, where the young, the old, and the scary come together to be people other than themselves. With Halloween falling mid-week, the festivities will likely be running over a 5–6 day stretch, and there will be great expectations for creative costumes and spooky happenings. Fear only a bit—here are a few tips for your first Halloween at Dal. [Read more…]
Thinking about taking some time to study abroad? Take it from me, it’s an incredible experience. My semester in Australia was the highlight of my university career. I did it in my 3rd year, but you can pretty much do it any time. So there’s no time like the present to start preparing. Here are some things to keep in mind before you apply. [Read more…]
Missed the Halifax Universities Career Fair (#HUCF18) and tight on cash? I don’t blame you—money is hard to come by! As a student with tuition, groceries, phone bill, and other necessities leeching money away from your bank account, you might be thinking that it’s time to help balance out those bills. But, how? Here are 4 tips to help you find a job on or off campus. [Read more…]
It’s that time of year again! You know, that wonderful sniffling, coughing, sneezing time of the year? That’s right, flu season is upon us. Washing your hands and coughing into your elbow is all good and dandy, but the best way to avoid getting sick is by getting your flu shot. Luckily, Dal has you covered! [Read more…]
Halloween is right around the corner, and along with the fun of choosing the perfect costume goes…the stress of choosing the perfect costume. Costumes can take time, energy, and money that we don’t have, which is why it’s great to substitute creativity for convenience. While going as an animal or tourist is timeless, there are other options that won’t break the bank or require a full weekend of DIYing. Here are four costume ideas to help you stand out.
Getting dumped seriously, seriously sucks. Hopefully none of you experienced the dreaded Thanksgiving turkey dump. But if you did, don’t worry about a thing. Suddenly becoming single again has its merits, and life does go on. And as someone who’s been broken up with many, many times, I should know. And I’m here to give you some of my foolproof ways to help you get back on your feet. [Read more…]
The day has arrived. Cannabis is now legal to purchase and possess in Canada. But legal doesn’t necessarily mean safe, and there are rules and guidelines that need to be considered when using it. Ready for it? Here are 10 things you need to know about using cannabis. Educate yourself before you recreate yourself… [Read more…]
Scheduling your time can be hard, and it becomes even harder when school work and studying start taking up all your free hours. Everyone has their own way of keep track of their time—whether it’s writing on that big calendar on your wall or having a pile of colour-coded sticky notes. Personally, I find Google Calendar incredibly handy because I can check it on both my phone and computer. Here are some great features. [Read more…]
Study groups are a great way to learn from others and share ideas, and work with other people instead of locking yourself in your room or a corner of a coffee shop for weeks at a time. But they can also be frustrating and distracting for many people. I talked to Jessica, Dal’s Studying for Success coordinator, to get some pro tips on how to make and keep a great study group. Here’s what she recommends.
Maybe it’s a test, maybe an assignment, or perhaps you didn’t get the job you wanted. Everyone has setbacks sometimes—and that’s OK. It’s all part of life. How interesting would life be if you were just constantly #winning? You need to deal with falling short from time to time, and learn to move on. Here are some tips on growing stronger from your failures. [Read more…]