Enhance your university experience by attending varsity sports games

By David Song, February 16 2018 —  On Jan. 25, more than 10,000 students from the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University filled the Scotiabank Saddledome to support their respective schools in the sixth annual Crowchild Classic. The crowd’s energy ignited before the games even began, filling the Dome with cheers and trash talk….

SU representative hopes to improve exam scheduling for engineers

By Tina Shaygan, February 15 2018 —  Students’ Union engineering representative Chinmoy Ayachit wants to review final exam scheduling for students in his faculty. Ayachit, along with a number of other students, will be working with the registrar’s office over the summer as part of a special research project to review the algorithm used for…

New Calgary climbing facility provides a challenging and rewarding workout

By Danielle Grant, February 15 2018 —  Most people are familiar with the style of rock climbing that utilizes a harness and ropes to scale rock formations or artificial cliff faces. Bouldering is similar but ditches the gear. It’s named after the tradition of climbing boulders scattered at the base of high mountains. Indoor bouldering…

Calgary Transit to replace all routes with dog sleds

By Devin Aggarwal, February 15 2018  — The City of Calgary is getting a much-needed upgrade to its transit network for rest of the winter. Following the success of a recent pilot program, city council decided Monday to replace many of the bus and LRT routes currently in place by several dog sled teams.   The teams,…

Student finds Valentine’s ‘ridiculous,’ plans to celebrate accordingly

By Joie Atejira, February 14 2018 — In an edgy attempt to give the middle finger to our capitalist overlords, third-year sociology major Patricia Sloane is adamant about celebrating Valentine’s Day in a nontraditional way this year. “It’s a ridiculous occasion,” Sloane insisted. “You shouldn’t only express your love for someone on a single day —…

Where will you be on Valentine’s Day? Our horoscopes know!

By Frankie Hart, February 14 2018 — Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) Upon realizing all of your female friends actually have a Valentine, you will spend “Galentine’s Day” with your favourite cat. Paws before bras. Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) Since there are only a few more days until Reading Week, you’ll decide…

U of C professor talks “dark side” of romantic relationships

By Tina Shaygan, February 13 2018 —  University of Calgary professor and social psychologist Susan Boon researches the “dark sides” of romantic relationships, focusing on concepts like revenge and forgiveness. We sat down with her to find out what the psychological implications of breakups are, what the “Lovelab” is and why forgiveness isn’t always a…

The radio drama is alive and well with CJSW’s Darkside Drive

By Matt Hume, February 13 2018 —  With the popularity of scripted podcasts like Welcome to Nightvale and announcements like Marvel’s upcoming serialized podcast, Wolverine: The Long Night, it’s safe to say the radio drama is back. Unsurprisingly, the Calgary arts community is ahead of the curve. The spooky and completely live radio drama anthology…

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