Get down at the club during Clubs Week

By Tina Shaygan, September 19 2017 — MacHall is once again home to hundreds of students participating in the semi-annual Clubs Week. According to Students’ Union vice-president student life Hilary Jahelka, 222 of the 334 SU sanctioned clubs are participating in this year’s Clubs Week. “Essentially, it is just a spot for new or old…

Greek societies should not be Students’ Union-sanctioned clubs

By Jesse Stilwell, September 19 2017 — Harvard University is considering banning single-gender clubs, specifically fraternities and sororities. The University of Calgary should too. According to the Students’ Union’s Student Organization Registration policy, a club cannot restrict membership based on the personal identification categories protected under the Canadian Human Rights Act. This includes gender. Yet…

Escape school stress at the campus community garden

By Christie Melhorn, September 19 2017 —  Tucked beside the Cascade residence parking lot is the campus community garden — a hidden treasure at the University of Calgary. The humble space stretches the length of a soccer field and boasts looming sunflowers, plump zucchinis and plenty of potatoes. It is run by the Office of…

De-stress by decluttering your space

By Christie Melhorn, September 19 2017 —  By the time midterms hit, your room will likely reflect your hectic schedule — clothes scattered around your room, an overflowing garbage can and dust collecting on your dresser. Keeping your space clean during school is as impossible as cleaning every typo out of an essay, but you…

Calgary MP to present student-led petition to Parliament

By Tina Shaygan, September 19 2017 — Calgary-Confederation Member of Parliament Len Webber will be presenting a petition initiated by University of Calgary students to Parliament. Members of ONE UCalgary, a club created in February 2017, started the petition and gathered signatures to present to Webber earlier this fall. The petition calls for the federal…

Dinos football team starts season with force

By David Song, September 19 2017 —  The University of Calgary Dinos football team is a powerhouse. In 2016, they put together a 9–2 regular season record and made it to the Vanier Cup, where they dropped a hard-fought 31–26 decision to the Laval Rouge et Or. Having proven to be fierce competition against the…

Women’s rugby team prepared to defend conference title this season

By Christie Melhorn, September 19, 2017 — The University of Calgary’s women’s rugby team’s 2016–17 season was characterized by incredible dedication and success. For the first time, they conquered the Canada West Women’s Rugby Sevens Series. Team co-captain DaLeaka Menin was named the 2017 Canada West athlete of the year and went on the play…

Your future involves you joining a school club

By Tanvi Sankar and Grace Guest Stone, September 18 2017 —   Virgo: Fighting Game Club (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) Easy-going and reserved, you’ve always wanted the superpower to be invisible. Kinda like John Cena, who nobody can see. I’d want to be invisible too if I had been in Fred: The Movie and Fred…

Historical monuments are important reminders of the past

By Simran Kaler , September 18 2017 — When was the last time you stopped to look at a statue? Or bothered read about its historical significance? The riots that broke out last month in Charlottesville over the decision to remove a statue of  Confederate general Robert E. Lee prove that physical monuments remain very important…

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