On-campus parking rates set to increase

By Ashar Memon, January 16 2018 — University of Calgary students can expect to pay more to park on campus as rates will increase starting May 1. The school last increased prices in 2014, and before that in 2013. Day fares will increase from $7 to $8 in lots 10, 11 and 32 and will…

Residence changes include altered meal plan, cheaper fees in some buildings

By Ashar Memon, January 16 2018 — The University of Calgary is implementing a new residence meal plan and reducing fees in some residence buildings starting May 2018, after the Board of Governors voted to approve the changes on Dec. 15. While most residences rates will remain the same for next year, Yamnuska Hall will…

Net neutrality vital for equitable internet use in Canada

By Jason Herring, January 16 2018 — Though we often take it for granted, internet use in Canada comes with a lot more personal freedoms than are allowed elsewhere in the world. In Spain and Portugal, for example, using certain applications can come with a monthly price tag, similar to a cable television channel package,…

Award-winning documentary on harm reduction and street life screening in Calgary

By Matt Hume, January 16 2018 — Beginning Jan. 19, Canadian director Hugh Gibson is bringing his critically acclaimed documentary The Stairs to the Plaza Theatre for one week of screenings. The documentary premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, receiving Best Canadian Film from the Toronto Film Critics Association followed by a global…

How to win a Students’ Union election

By Jason Herring, January 16 2018 — Every year, a few dozen students decide to run in the Students’ Union general election. There’s plenty of reasons to run, ranging from the idealistic desire to make the university a better place to the allure of a resumé-padding, decent-paying job while still enjoying the benefits of student life….

How to look like you belong in the gym

By Gayathri Peringod, January 16 2018 — Feeling bloated? Want to work off that holiday weight but terrified that people will realize you’ve never stepped foot in a gym? We’re here to help. I went to the gym at least twice last year and I’ve only been kicked out once, so I know what I’m talking…

Keep bystander effect in mind when witnessing acts of injustice in public

By Mariah Wilson, January 15 2018 — When I traveled to Toronto, I was looking forward to seeing Canada’s largest urban centre for the first time. Armed with my camera and a strong sense of wanderlust, I was excited to explore the vibrant communities and beautiful architecture that Jane Jacobs worked to preserve throughout her…

The Disaster Artist is Hollywood’s greatest Cinderella story

By Jocelyn Illing, January 15 2017 —  Never in a million years would I have thought that I would praise terrible filmmaking. But there’s a lot to love in The Room, Tommy Wiseau’s notoriously bad 2003 film turned cult classic. As James Franco sets out to tell the story of the making of that film,…

U of C address Neurauter situation while students express continued frustration

By Tina Shaygan, January 12 2018 —   Marshall fields questions about statement University of Calgary Provost Dru Marshall has responded to criticisms of the recent decision made by the school to not expel convicted sexual offender Connor Neurauter. In a statement released on Jan. 11, the provost called the situation “complicated” and said Neurauter…

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