USRI overhaul moves forward

By Matty Hume, November 9 2018 — At the Oct. 17 meeting of the Students’ Legislative Council, University of Calgary vice-provost of teaching and learning Leslie Reid presented feedback from a survey on improving the effectiveness of the Universal Student Ratings of Instruction (USRI) system alongside project co-ordinator Travis Klemp. The survey process was launched…

Our horoscopes know how ready you are for midterms

By Riley Martens, November 9 2018 — Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) While studying, you will inadvertently set a new world record for the most amount of emails sent in one night. In a last-minute, half-assed attempt to save your grade from a free fall, you will flood your professor’s inbox with questions. Your…

MyUofC’s mobile experience revealed to be bubble wrap simulator

By Mickail Hendi, November 9 2018 — From the dawn of humankind, we’ve waited for myUofC’s promised mobile experience. For a while it felt like all you could actually do on the mobile experience was leave it. But now, myUofC has finally rolled out the new mobile experience in all its glory. “This is the…

Dinos defeat Bisons for a spot in Hardy Cup this weekend

By David Song, November 9 2018 — After an undefeated regular season, the Dinos football team rolled into McMahon Stadium on Nov. 3 to face the 3–5 Manitoba Bisons in the Canada West Semi-Final. Despite a lopsided 37–13 victory for the Dinos, the underdog Bisons proved to be quite a challenge in the first half….

U of C Australian Football Club brings university championship to Calgary

By Kristy Koehler, November 9 2018— The University of Calgary has a plethora of sporting options available, both at the varsity and club levels. One group looking to make an impact on the university’s sporting landscape is the Australian Football Club. Australian Football, known colloquially as Aussie Rules or just ‘footy,’ is surprisingly popular in…

Legendary CFL coach Wally Buono retires

By David Stewart, November 9 2018— Few Canadian Football League head coaches have influenced the game like current BC Lions head coach Wally Buono. With a combined 22 years as head coach of the Calgary Stampeders and BC Lions, he is tied for the most seasons coached in CFL history. During his tenure, Buono became…

Fitness Centre offering women’s-only weight room hours

By Charm Breaker, November 9 2018 — On Sept. 11, Active Living began running women’s-only weight room hours for the fall semester. These take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 5–6 p.m. in KNA107. The room offers various weight machines, mats and cardio bikes. Active Living manager of health and fitness programs Pamela Cox says that…

Video Game review: Return of the Obra Dinn

By Derek Baker, November 9 2018 — In the height of midterm season, starting and completing a 12-hour puzzle game is probably not the wisest decision. Nevertheless, it’s exactly how I chose to spend my weekend as I was determined to finish Return of the Obra Dinn, a deductive reasoning game on steroids. The best…

Alberta Bill 19 step in right direction to providing affordable education

November 8 2018 — The Alberta New Democratic Party introduced tuition legislation on Oct. 29 that will have a positive impact on students in the province. Amendments to the Post-Secondary Learning Act through Bill 19, titled An Act to Improve the Affordability and Accessibility of Post-Secondary Education, will freeze tuition for the upcoming 2019–20 academic…

We’ll only vote ‘yes’ if they add these sports to the Olympics

By Anika Zaman, November 8, 2018 — Since the Olympics are an event on the global stage, they could always use some updating to continue staying culturally relevant. As sports and activities fade out of the public eye, newer ones should be added to the roster in order for the games to stay pertinent. The…

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