Daily Archives: November 24, 2017

Three ways to make mornings more enjoyable

By Danielle Leong, November 24 2017 —  Getting enough sleep as a student can be tough, especially in the thick of exam season. Sometimes, even just waking up in the morning can be a challenge. Completing some kind of morning routine before rushing out the door is a whole other story. This semester, I made…

Students’ Union, U of C set out to define the ‘student experience’

By Jason Herring, November 24 2017 — The phrase ‘student experience’ is so overused among the powers that be at the University of Calgary that it’s become a punchline. The words permeate nearly every statement and press release from the school’s administration and has become many student leaders’ favourite buzzword. There’s even a high-level administrator at the…

Opinions on festive drink destroy life-long friendship

By Evan Lewis, November 23 2017 — With eggnog popping up on store shelves, it’s no surprise that a rise in eggnog-related incidents is already sweeping the nation. In a shocking public outburst, lifelong friends Natalie Winger and Lydia Bukhari announced the immediate termination of their friendship over a disagreement on the quality of the controversial…

Without a platform, Kenney’s social conservatism defines him

November 24, 2017 — A provincial byelection was called for the Calgary-Lougheed riding Nov. 16. Much like the rest of the city, the riding has a history of electing conservative candidates. This time around, that candidate is United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney, who is campaigning without a policy platform. Kenney believes his policies should…

Premature Christmas celebrations cause kerfuffle

By Devin Aggarwal, November 23 2017 — The annual war on Christmas reached new levels of severity this week, as members of the Union against early Christmas Plans (UCP) retaliated against the Nativity Decorators Protectorate (NDP) for their continued promotion of the practice of putting up Christmas decorations before Dec. 1. The retaliation took the…

Social media desensitizes people to harsh realities

By Carlie Vassos, November 25 2017 — Technology has made mass media widely accessible, effectively forcing people to deal with constant exposure to tough subjects. Social media applications like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram allow us to share memories, keep tabs on our friends’ lives and give us millions of videos and articles that we click,…

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