U of C Shakespeare and Company Literary Association promotes global literacy

By Tommy Osborne, September 20 2016 — One fifth of adults globally would not be able to read this article. The Shakespeare and Company Literary Association at the University of Calgary hopes to combat illiteracy around the world and give people the opportunity to learn to read. Shakespeare and Co. Literary Association president Mariam Bello…

Shit happens in sex and that’s okay

By Lady Marmalade, September 20 2016 It is a known fact that sometimes, when you’re getting freaky with a lover, shit happens. “Shit” can be taken as literally as you want. Trust me, we’ve all been there. When you are being intimate and/or naked with another person, things can get messy. I know that for me, there…

Calgary City Council rejects U of C research on fluoridated water

By Scott Strasser, September 20 2016 — On Sept. 13, Calgary City Council rejected a motion to review a study from University of Calgary researchers on the effects of fluoridated drinking water. Councillors Peter Demong, Diane Colley-Urquhart and Richard Pootmans brought forth the motion that would have reopened a decades-long debate among city council regarding…

University of Calgary hosts library design conference

By Scott Strasser, September 20 2016 — The fifth annual Designing Libraries Conference took place at the University of Calgary from Sept. 18–20. Hosted every two years by the U of C’s Taylor Family Digital Library, the conference examines the role of university libraries in the 21st century. The idea for the Designing Libraries Conference…

Students’ Union food bank finding its feet after rough start to 2016

By Saima Asad, September 20 2016 — The University of Calgary Dinos football team weren’t the only ones who won big at Kickoff this year — the Students’ Union food bank scored its own share of touchdowns through the Bling Bling fundraising contest. The Bling Bling contest is an Orientation Week event that pits faculties…

We need to revalute the textbook market

By Tina Shaygan, September 20 2016 Last week, the Students’ Union ran the #TextbookBrokeAB campaign to raise awareness of the high cost of post-secondary textbooks in Alberta. Standing directly outside the bookstore to talk to students that just dropped hundreds of dollars is bold and arguably one of the more affirmative approaches taken by student…

Why I moved out of residence after my first year

By Hayley Nguyen, September 20 2016 I moved into residence with the excitement of a naïve first-year student. I thought to myself, “this is the place that I am going to call home for the next eight months.” And it was — I spent my first year in residence. But I eventually decided it was no…

City ignorant to disregard fluoride study

By Jason Herring, September 20 2016 — The City of Calgary stopped fluoridating water in 2011. Ten city councilors voted to stop the process, which involves a controlled addition of fluoride to public drinking water in order to reduce levels of tooth decay. In the same meeting, councillors voted against including a plebiscite about fluoridation…

Confident Dinos men’s soccer team stacked with talent

By Tommy Osborne, September 20 2016 — Following a promising season last year, the University of Calgary Dinos men’s soccer team is poised to contend for the conference championship again. Despite an early playoff exit last year, this season’s squad doesn’t lack confidence. Led by captain Dominick Zator and 2015 second team CIS All-Canadian Dominic…

It’s time to re-evaluate doping in sports

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, September 20 2016 — After a tumultuous year, the leaders of 17 National Anti-Doping Organizations held a summit in Copenhagen, Denmark from Aug. 29–30 to discuss the effectiveness of global anti-doping efforts. The summit follows a controversial decision from the International Olympic Committee to not place a blanket ban on Russian athletes…

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