Fifth-annual Outrun the Stigma event raises over $30,000

By Justin Schellenberg, October 16 2017 — The University of Calgary was host to the fifth-annual Outrun The Stigma (OTS) walk and run on Saturday, Oct. 14. OTS is a non-profit organization that aims to bring awareness to and confront stigma surrounding mental illness. OTS Calgary chapter co-chair Tina Guo said the event had over 200…

Stealthing is assault and intentions matter in sexual encounters

By Lady Marmalade, October 16, 2017 — Consent is the most important aspect of a sexual encounter. Sex can’t happen without it. But a strange grey area is emerging surrounding what is and isn’t informed consent. Even though consent should be a clear and straightforward concept, there are many things that can cause confusion when…

U of C, Students’ Union clash on residence meal plan consultation

By Tina Shaygan, October 16 2017 —  The University of Calgary is standing its ground over concerns surrounding lack of student consultation regarding proposed changes to the residence meal plan. Potential changes include turning the Dining Centre into an ‘All You Care to Eat’ service, reductions to Food Funds and prohibiting taking food out of…

Alberta-made web series aims for character-driven laughs and unique style

By Matt Hume, October 13 2017 —  Young people, superpowers, a road trip and a salon chair — put this unusual collection of nouns together and you have Abracadavers, an upcoming coming-of-age comedy web series written, produced and starring Albertans. The series follows Chris, whose mother died in a mysterious accident involving a hair salon chair….

SU announces byelection results in Den’s Red Room

By Jason Herring, October 13 2017 — The Students’ Union 2017 byelection wrapped up on Oct. 13 as SU chief returning officers Hamnah Altaf and Dave Antoniak announced the election results at the Den’s Red Room. The SU holds byelections in order to elect students to positions that were left vacant after the general election…

YYComedy Festival adds laughter to Calgary festival circuit

By Matt Hume, October 12 2017 — With the likes of Sled Island, Beakerhead and Calgary Film, there’s at least one local festival throughout the year to scratch every type of entertainment itch. Calgarians are dancing, learning and watching their way through the city’s bountiful and diverse festival scene. From Oct. 16–21, the sixth-annual YYComedy Festival…

Student advocacy group sets sights on deferred maintenance

By Daniel Huss, October 13 2017 — The Council of Alberta’s University Students (CAUS) is making growing maintenance debt an advocacy priority. Deferred maintenance debt at the University of Calgary has grown from under $100 million in 2000 to nearly $487 million in 2016. Deferred maintenance is repair work on campus delayed for future budgets….

University of Calgary first-year residence programs are overpriced when compared to the market

By Trevor Landsburg, October 13, 2017 —  The University of Calgary’s first-year residence plans are overpriced for what they provide to students. Rundle and Kananaskis hall, the two first-year residence buildings, provide an 18-square-metre room equipped with a desk, mini-fridge, bookshelf, single bed, dresser and bulletin board. In a standard plan the main room and mini-fridge…

Five cool and affordable places to workout off campus

By Christie Melhorn, October 13 2017 — The University of Calgary campus has many accessible and cost-effective fitness options. But if you’re a part-time student or only have classes a few days a week, coming to campus just to work out can be a hassle. Fortunately, Calgary’s fitness scene is rich with fun, diverse workout…

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