Professor deceives students, waits until drop date to unleash fury

By Mitali Pradhan, October 19 2018 — This semester, first-year student Sam Baguel took it upon himself to master the art of finding the perfect professor. After reading reviews online, he began the semester with absolute certainty in his choices. Little did he know that one of his professors has a PhD in deception studies….

Anti-weed task force harasses students with spray bottles

By Frankie Hart, October 19 2018 — With the legalization of cannabis, the University of Calgary has prohibited on-campus consumption. Although there is no outright punishment for toking, the university has established a student-led task force to combat offenders by spraying them with water. Leader of the task force, third-year student Natalie Narcerson, emphasized the need…

Students working for university shouldn’t require manager approval of other employment

October 19 2018 — Gaining work experience while earning your degree is a task that most university students must balance. Part of becoming an adult during your time as an undergraduate student is learning to uphold shifting priorities personally and professionally. Maintaining part-time employment allows students to fund their studies, as well as gain experience…

Tips for pursuing undergraduate research

By Siddhartha Goutam, October 19 2018 — For many undergraduate students interested in professional or graduate school, looking for summer research is an intimidating task. Drafting emails, understanding expectations and dealing with finances can be roadblocks for students who are keen on pursuing research. However, research is easier to get into than you think and is…

Five shitty last-minute Halloween costume ideas

By Jessica Khuu, October 18 2018 — Forgot about Halloween amidst the high blood pressure and emotional turmoil brought on by midterm season? Need a costume for that party you kinda don’t want to go to but will go to anyway because of a deep psychological fear of missing out and living idly as your…

CJSW making a splash with 2018 funding drive

By Thomas Johnson, October 18 2018 — This Friday, CJSW 90.9 FM is kicking off its annual funding drive, looking to the local community to support its on-campus broadcasting. Between Oct. 19–26, the station will be looking for pledges as they try to reach their goal of $200,000, which will be put to use to improve…

USRI feedback, unanimous CSA membership resolution fill Oct. 16 SLC docket

By Ashar Memon, October 17 2018 — The University of Calgary Students’ Union approved a resolution to join a municipal advocacy group during a marathon two-hour meeting of the Students’ Legislative Council on Oct. 16. Announcements by SU executives kicked off the meeting. Vice-president academic Jessica Revington announced that nominations for the 2018–19 SU Teaching…

“I Love It” censure indicative of unfair genre criticism

By Zacc Schlegel, October 17 2018 — Kanye West and Lil Pump released “I Love It” to great commercial success on Sept. 6, earning over 50 million YouTube views and counting. The song itself is characterized by a minimalist beat and explicit lyrics, while the music video features Kanye and Pump dressed as Roblox-like figures….

Eight things you need to know about legal weed

By Matty Hume, October 17 2018 — It’s official. As of today, the use of recreational cannabis is now legal in every province and territory in Canada. But each municipality is taking on the big change in their own way. Here are eight things you need to know about using recreational cannabis in Calgary. 1….

Dinos cross country team looks to build on success of first two races

By Kristy Koehler, October 17 2018 — The University of Calgary Dinos have competed in two cross country races already this season — the Sled Dog Open on Sept. 29 in Saskatoon and the Northwest Inland Classic in Lewiston, Idaho on Oct. 13. Both races were exhibition matches but ultimately helped bolster the Dinos’ national…

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