Sequel to U of C, “University of Calgary 2,” announced

By Evan Lewis, September 16 2018 — In a press bulletin over the weekend, the team behind the original University of Calgary announced a sequel, tentatively titled “University of Calgary 2,” with a release date set for September 2019. “Sequels are great. Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Mamma Mia. Everyone’s doing sequels and reboots right now,…

The Book Of Mormon returns to Calgary for another round of religious lampooning

By Thomas Johnson, September 15 2018 — In 2011, The Book of Mormon, a harrowing tale of two earnest, naïve Mormon missionaries trying to share the gospel of Joseph Smith in a ravaged modern-day Uganda, hit Broadway. The narrative is split roughly in two: one half follows Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, the aforementioned fine young men,…

U of C scraps medical note requirement for absences, deferrals

By Ashar Memon, September 14 2018 — University of Calgary students needing to excuse class absences or defer exams and coursework are no longer required to provide medical notes, the university announced last week. If asked by professors to provide documentation for any reason, students can now choose from a range of options, including filling…

Families of victims make plea against reintegration in de Grood case

By Jason Herring, September 14 2018 — On Sept. 7, the families of the five students killed by Matthew de Grood in April 2015 told a review board through a prepared statement that they believe he should never be reintegrated into society. “We, the five families of Lawrence Hong, Joshua Hunter, Kaitlin Perras, Zackariah Rathwell…

Don’t mistake self-comfort for self-care

By Sara Askew, September 14 2018— The new school year is quickly approaching, bringing with it the inevitable stress and self-neglect that many university students are far too familiar with. It is easy to become complacent in our routines and choose the instant gratification of self-comfort over the long term rewards that self-care can give…

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra offers guide to classical music

By Jill Girgulis, September 14 2018 — The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) wants you to love classical music and they’re willing to help make it happen with their upcoming concert, Guide to the Orchestra. The event takes place on Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jack Singer Concert Hall. “It’s an opportunity for the audience…

Celebrity golf tournament to raise money for Dinos baseball

By Kristy Koehler, September 14 2018— The Dinos men’s baseball team is holding a celebrity golf tournament on Thursday, Sept. 20. The four-person scramble-format tournament will take place at Springbank Links, raising money for the team’s expenses. Dinos baseball is a club-level sport. Without varsity standing, the team is required to pay their own fees….

Canadian recovery subject of National Film Board documentary at Calgary Film

By Rachel Woodward, September 14 2018 —  In October 2013, Scott Jones was attacked as he walked home from a bar in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. The attack followed glares directed at Jones throughout the night, as Jones claims that he is one of the only openly gay men in his town. The attack was brutal,…

Joining student clubs provides valuable experience after graduation

By Jesse Stilwell, September 14 2018 — Here’s a harsh truth — the negative aspects of joining student clubs often reflect the realities people need to deal with for their entire lives. There will always be difficult people to work with, bureaucratic hoops to jump through to achieve your goals and hours spent on activities…

Shortened orientation week doesn’t impact Kickoff crowds

By Kristy Koehler, September 13 2018— This year, Orientation Week became Fall Orientation, reduced from its original four-day schedule down to two jam-packed days. Orientation Week used to culminate in Kickoff, an annual University of Calgary tradition marking the beginning of the Dinos football season, the beginning of the academic year and the end of…

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