Daily Archives: September 3, 2017

Outrage over public art unwarranted

By Jason Herring, September 5 2017 — Calgarians are mad about public art again. It’s been a few years since the city’s last public art-fueled outrage, with expensive projects like the Peace Bridge and the “Travelling Light” — the giant blue ring near the airport — attracting the most resentment. The culprit this time is the…

Frosh 2017: Welcome from EIC

By Jason Herring — Oh hey there! Welcome to the University of Calgary. Starting university is overwhelming. In the first week, you’re hit by 300 clubs, a million free pairs of plastic sunglasses and the crushing existential weight of your academic future. It can be a lot to handle. But rest assured, things have a wonderful way…

Frosh 2017: A brief introduction

Welcome to university! You’ve probably already received sage old advice from your parents, guidance counsellors and maybe even your next-door neighbour on what to expect at university. But rest assured, the magazine you’re holding is much more than generic advice — it’s a piece of campus culture. It contains tips and tricks, along with campus…

Frosh 2017: Welcome from the SU President

My name is Branden Cave and for the next year I will be your Students’ Union (SU) President. It’s an exciting time for both you and the entire campus community and we’re excited to welcome you to our family of over 24,000 undergraduate students. I know that number can be scary, but don’t worry! There’s…

Frosh 2017: Residence, a place to call home

By Melanie Woods — For most students, moving into residence marks the first tentative steps out of their parents’ home and into the real world. It’s like purgatory — not the heaven of living rent free with a fridge full of food, but also not the hell of paying electric bills and deciding if a Costco membership…

Frosh 2017: How to textbook

By Curtis Wolff — Buying textbooks is the most crooked market this side of the subprime mortgage crisis. Since the consumer — that’s you — doesn’t get to choose the product, textbook publishers can set disproportionately high prices. These are the alternatives to buying new textbooks that keep your coffers full for other university activities, like drinking…

Frosh 2017: The Students’ Union

By Derek Baker — As a University of Calgary student, you belong to the Students’ Union. Whether or not you notice, the SU will play a substantial role in your university experience over the next four-plus years. Their job is to promote our interests to university administration and the government, run programs for students and plan events….

Frosh 2017: University Big Shots

By Jesse Stilwell — One of the only interesting things that has taken place at the University of Calgary in the last few years is the drama surrounding its administration. From the legal dispute surrounding the ownership of MacHall to president Elizabeth Cannon’s alleged conflict of interest with the Enbridge energy company, any student might have some…

Frosh 2017: Dealing with the man

A student’s guide to all levels of government. By Jason Herring — Municipal Government You’re most likely to feel the effects of municipal government in your day-to-day life, especially if you live off-campus. They control topics important to students like public transit and secondary suites — often with a staggering level of incompetency. Full-time students are required…

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