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Try the social media diet that will change your life

By Lauren Olson, October 8 2019 Social media. Those little buttons on our phone screens that take us into an alternate reality where we all get to be the stars of our carefully constructed and curated universes. When I was a teenager I used to read J-14, Teen Bop and Teen People to devour all…

U of C drafting government-mandated statement on free expression

By Gayathri Peringod, October 10 2019— The University of Calgary is currently drafting their government-mandated statement on free expression, to be released in December 2019.  During this week’s Students’ Legislative Council meeting held on Tuesday evening, elected student representatives of the Students’ Union listened to a presentation from university provost and vice president academic Dru…

Arts rep Rayane Issa launches monthly wellness nights

By Kristy Koehler, October 10 2019— Faculty of Arts representative Rayane Issa is making good on her platform promises to offer monthly wellness nights for students.  Issa hosted a workshop in September in collaboration with fellow Arts rep Justin Gotta and the Student Success Centre, targeted toward first-year students building good study habits and setting…

Mario Kart Tour: my most recent obsession

By Farah Refaey, October 11 2019— In September, Nintendo released a mobile version of Mario Kart, the game that almost every millennial and zoomer has countless fond memories of. Mario Kart was a staple in my childhood, and I’m sure many others. Unfortunately, there’s been a great lack of Mario Kart in my recent years,…

Spill the Chai: On racism in elections

By Aymen Sherwani, October 4 2019— Elections are probably the only time of the year when you get to see the true colours of the people around you. The 2019 Alberta General election — held last April — not only brought back a right-wing majority to the Legislative Assembly but also the return of alt-right,…

Québec’s controversial Bill 21

By Manahil Hassan, October 7 2019— News flash — Australia has nearly cured a type of cancer. NASA released its scientific research for free. Scientists found a brand-new celestial phenomenon and called it Steve. I could say that 2019 has been a great year for progress. After all, look at everything we have accomplished. However,…

Signs that you’re not like other girls

By Farah Refaey, October 10 2019 — Have you ever been told you were different, unique or even quirky? Have you noticed that you don’t get along with other girls because they just don’t “get it”? Do you ever think “Maybe I’m just wired differently?” You’re not into all the typically-feminine interests or activities, and…

Untitled Goose Game: A reflection

By Frankie Hart, October 10 2019 — On Sept. 20, 2019, an event transpired that would change my life forever — the release of Untitled Goose Game. With its sleek, minimal design, wiggly controls and bastardous gameplay, how could I resist? In order to download this game, I first had to pay $15. At first,…

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