New Music: Folk Road Show

By Rachel Woodward, September 1 2016 — The Folk Road Show consists of four folk singers from Canada, New Zealand and the Netherlands. Dominique Fricot, Benjamin James Caldwell, Pieter Van Vliet and Olaf Caarls came together during a European tour last year in order to take each other’s music and create a collaborative album. Their debut…

Invite-only Ban Ki-moon event perpetuates campus elitism

On August 12, United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon gave a talk at the University of Calgary for International Youth Day. A few weeks prior, I received an e-mail invite to the event. The e-mail detailed how U of C provost and vice-president academic Dru Marshall was “pleased to invite [me] to a reception and…

A lower voting age benefits democracy

By Tina Shaygan, August 30 2016 — Last week, Edmonton City Council passed a vote to endorse the lowering of the municipal voting age to 16. There are sound arguments on both sides of the issue, but ultimately a voting age of 16 should be implemented. People do not fall down a rabbit hole on…

Banff wolf pack survival rests on regulation

By Sean Willett, August 30 2016 — Over the past summer, two wolves from Banff National Park’s Bow Valley pack have been killed by authorities for acting aggressively towards campers. One of these was the pack’s alpha female. After she was shot, four of the pack’s six cubs were struck and killed by a car….

University child care centre fosters early growth

By Scott Strasser, September 30 2016 — On a grassy field nestled between Scurfield Hall and the Biological Sciences building lies the University Child Care Centre, a quaint building that has become a mainstay in the history of the University of Calgary campus. This year marks the UCCC’s 23rd year in its present location. Founded…

Orientation Week 2016 will be “O” so great

By Scott Strasser, September 30 2016 — Orientation Week, a rite of passage for incoming University of Calgary students, takes place this year from September 5–9. Often called O-Week, the annual event includes social events, workshops and transition programming for first-year students. The Leadership and Student Engagement office coordinates O-Week, with help from other U…

University of Calgary and SU prepare for Calgary Pride Parade

By Scott Strasser, August 30 2016 — With Calgary Pride Week in full swing, various University of Calgary groups are gearing up to participate in this year’s Pride Parade on September 4. This year, nine U of C faculties and many other departments and student groups will march in the signature event of Calgary Pride…

MacHall defence fund increase passes at SLC

By Scott Strasser, August 30 2016 — Students’ Legislative Council voted unanimously in favour of a resolution to increase the Students’ Union’s “MacHall defence fund” by $350,000 on August 30. The resolution required two approvals before being passed, as per the SU’s bylaws. The first reading occurred on August 16 and the vote was nearly…

Thomas Cooper talks historic 2015-16 Dinos basketball season

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, August 30 2016 — It was a historic moment for the Dinos men’s basketball team. After securing the Canada West title, the Dinos played their way to the CIS championship finals for the first time since 1966. Losing to the six-time champion Carleton Ravens in the final game of the season was…

Canadian women redefine male-dominated narrative at 2016 Summer Olympic Games

By Mariah Lee, August 30 2016 — The Rio Olympics have come and gone. Medals were won. Olympians have travelled home. The world breathed a sigh of relief after another historic summer Olympics came to a close. Compared to the Winter Olympics, Canadians don’t see as much success in the Summer Games. But Canada was…

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