Puppy rooms a front for mafia dog fighting ring

A police investigation of stress-relieving ‘puppy rooms’ has uncovered a nefarious underground dogfighting operation with connections to Icelandic mafia. “It is with deep regret that I am informing all Canadian universities that these rooms are shut down immediately,” said constable El-Diri of the Halifiction Regional Police (HRP). In a press release from the HRP, a sophisticated network of Icelandic mafia …

Saint Mary’s and Dalhousie Propose Sharin arena with Him

Saint Mary’s is exploring the possibility of a shared hockey arena with Dalhousie. “I would say it’s preliminary, we’re  certainly chatting to see what the options are.” said SMU spokesperson Steve Proctor, “There is a joint proposal that is looking for government assistance to make it all work.” The two universities, Saint Mary’s and Dalhousie, have submitted the concept to …

Book Value versus Market Value – The High Cost of University Textbooks

With the exams ending students across Canada are desperately trying to resell their used textbooks. Fulltime students are expected to budget around $1000 a year just for assigned reading, but will be extremely lucky to recoup even half that value. SMU’s library offers a buy-back program, but in my three and a half years attending Saint Mary’s they’ve not once …

Heather Topple: Crocheting across the ocean to volunteer

Heather Topple has signed up for International Student Volunteers (ISV), who have arranged over 2.5 million hours of volunteer time over the last 30 years. “Basically they send students to a bunch of different countries for 2-4 weeks.” Said Heather, “We go and volunteer, building houses, helping kids learn English in schools, we help with wildlife rehabilitation, things like that.” …