Bike theft remains consistent, notes campus security spring and summer report

By Scott Strasser, September 27 2016 — University of Calgary campus security released its second report of 2016 on Sept. 15, outlining crime statistics for the spring and summer semesters. According to the report, campus security dealt with 287 reported incidents between May and August 2016. The most common category was “alcohol involved,” accounting for…

Institutional support for sexual assault survivors a positive step

Last week, the University of Calgary bussed students to the Alberta legislature to take part in a PSA video for the provincial “I Believe You” campaign. Now in its second year, “I Believe You” is an initiative introduced by the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS) and the Alberta Ministry of Human Services. The…

University of Calgary takes part in “I Believe You” video

By Scott Strasser, September 27 2016 — About 20 University of Calgary students took part in filming a public service announcement for the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS) in Edmonton on Sept. 23. The video was created for the “I Believe You” campaign, an initiative aimed at changing the culture of how people…

Clubs Week showcases student opportunities

By Saima Asad, September 27 2016 — The semi-annual Clubs Week event took over MacHall once again from Sept. 20–23. The event, which happens every semester, gives clubs an opportunity to recruit and offer students a chance to see what organizations are available to join. Students’ Union vice-president student life Patrick Ma called the event…

Photo Essay: Calgary Zoo prepares endangered marmots for hibernation

By Sean Willett, September 27 2016 — At the Calgary Zoo’s Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre, Vancouver Island marmots are getting ready for bed. Found only in the mountains of Vancouver Island, these large rodents were nearly driven extinct due to forest clearcutting around their mountain habitats. But thanks to captive breeding efforts and habitat restoration…

Head to head: a minimum wage is largely beneficial to students

By Andrew Kemle, September 27 2016 — If you’re a university student who is employed, your wages will most likely be as low as legally possible. Raising the minimum wage would have a positive impact on the student body. The number one cause of future misery for post-secondary graduates is debt. Whether you’re in a…

What students can learn from Republicans

By Frank Finley, September 27 2016 — There is something fascinating happening to the Republicans and students should take notice. As young people, it is important to learn from history’s mistakes, but right now, we have a chance to learn from the mistakes of the present. The Grand Old Party of the United States is…

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