Timeless friendship begins as guy asks classmate for pen

By David Stewart, October 13 2018 — A once in a lifetime event occurred in ECON 328 last week when University of Calgary student Karl Kroninberg asked his fellow classmate for a writing utensil. “I’ll be honest, I was a little nervous. I mean, I don’t know who this guy is or what he’s about,”…

Study concludes that no one cares

By David Stewart, October 14 2018 — According to a groundbreaking study from the University of Calgary, no one cares anymore. Carried out by professor of enlightenment studies Wayan G. Smith-Buckler, the study sampled a diverse cohort of U of C students, from expressive arts students all the way to muscular kinesiology students. The study…

SU announces 2018 byelection results, including new vice-president external

By Matty Hume, October 12 2018 — The Students’ Union 2018 byelection wrapped up on Oct. 12 as SU chief returning officers Hamnah Altaf and Leah Mordo announced the election results at 5:30 p.m. at the Den’s main stage. The SU holds byelections in order to elect students to positions that were left vacant after…

HERoic documentary to premiere at U of C

By Kristy Koehler, October 13 2018 — The University of Calgary’s Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking will be the venue for the Calgary première of HERoic on Saturday, Oct. 20. HERoic follows four diverse female athletes, all with ties to either Calgary or the surrounding area, on their incredible journeys. Among the four are Shruti…

Calgary community farm faces eviction for ring road expansion

By Justin Schellenberg, October 12 2018 — Calgary’s largest urban farm is facing eviction to make room for the city’s ring road expansion. But according to the group’s director, the displacement isn’t necessary. Grow Calgary, which claims to be the largest community farm in Canada, has been growing crops beside the Trans Canada Highway near…

New USMCA trade deal provides few benefits for Canadians

By Kayle Van’t Klooster, October 11 2018 — After nearly two years of negotiation and non-stop posturing from political leaders, there is finally a new agreement to govern trade between Canada, the United States and Mexico — the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Unfortunately for Canadians, it doesn’t seem like we really got much from the debacle. Prime…

Asshole crunches every leaf on campus, leaving none for rest of us

By Riley Martens, October 12 2018 — The recently fallen leaves that have blanketed the ground with the arrival of autumn on campus have provided a new way to de-stress on campus. “It’s really nice seeing all the different colours on the ground,” Veronica Cronch, a second-year psychology student said. “With the rising stress of…

New Music: Low

By Troy Hasselman, October 12 2018 — Low has always dealt with the adverse. From the band’s often melancholic subject matter to their slow-moving arrangements, negativity is central to Low’s music. Based around the decades-long partnership between founding members Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, Low has been releasing sedate albums for nearly 25 years. The band’s…

There’s a good reason why you don’t need a cycling licence

By Anika Zaman, October 11 2018 — As cycling rises in popularity as a mode of transportation, many cities have looked towards implementing mandatory licensing policies for cyclists. A recent article in the Globe and Mail posed the question of whether cities should start issuing cycling licences. Toronto stopped requiring bike licences in 1957 and…

Cannabis prohibition on campus the City of Calgary’s failing

October 11 2018 — In about a week from now, recreational cannabis will be legalized in Canada, becoming the world’s second country to make consumption and sale of the substance fully legal nationwide. However, despite its legalization, there will still be plenty of restrictions on exactly what will be allowed after we enter the brave…

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