SU elections mean it’s time to prepare for a post-MacHall world

The upcoming Students’ Union general election at the University of Calgary is about more than just hallways plastered with posters and grown men running around in Minions costumes. The election will present the opportunity for student politicians to bring up and debate “the issues.” These issues include everything from federal advocacy to free pizza days….

University of Calgary Chess Club hosts Battle of Alberta tournament

By Scott Strasser, February 14 2017 — Dozens of chess players from across the province will gather at the University of Calgary from Feb. 18–19 for the annual Battle of Alberta chess tournament. The Battle of Alberta takes place every February at one of the province’s post-secondary institutions. The University of Alberta hosted and won…

SU approves $12,000 cut to executive travel and conference funding

By Scott Strasser, February 14 2017 — Students’ Union executives at the University of Calgary will have a smaller budget for travel and conference expenses next year. At their meeting on Feb. 7, the SU’s operations and finance committee approved a $33,000 budget for executive travel from July 2017 – July 2018. That’s about $12,000…

Sexual violence policy consultation comes to an end

By Saima Asad, February 14 2017 — A month-long consultation on the University of Calgary’s new campus sexual violence policy closed on Feb. 8. The policy, which has been in the works for nearly two years, opened for student consultation on Jan 9. The sexual violence policy aims to provide a framework for addressing sexual assault…

Date Night: Post-Valentine’s Day date ideas if you forgot

By Nikayla Goddard, February 14 2017 — Too busy studying for midterms to cook a romantic candle-lit dinner? Did you forget Valentine’s Day, despite the fact that your significant other has been hinting about something special coming up for the past few weeks? Here are some post-Valentine’s Day date ideas to make up for it….

New Music: Japandroids

By Gurman Sahota, February 14 2017 — Occasionally, a more commercial album is a great decision for a band. But that’s not the case for Japandroids and their newest release, Near To The Wild Heart of Life.  From the first track, listeners will recognize a single that could gain commercial success if marketed correctly. Subtle,…

New Music: JJ Shiplett

By Rachel Woodward, February 14 2017 — As somebody who has trouble appreciating country music, I am hesitant to give new albums of the genre a try. But as someone who also supports local music, I was eager to give Calgary-born JJ Shiplett’s new album Something to Believe In my best shot.  The country-rock up-and-comer…

Sage Theatre explores Soliciting Temptation

By Gurman Sahota, February 14 2017 — With a tagline boasting “provocative temptation” and “dangerous conversation,” Soliciting Temptation grabs the audience’s attention from the very beginning. The play follows a man and a woman who meet in a hotel room to have sex, but things take a dark turn. Soliciting Temptation will take place at…

Just Acts explores mental illness

By Aurora Anderson, February 14 2017 — Urban Stories Theatre’s Just Acts Play Festival 2017: Examining Mental Illness(es) will present four new plays by local writers from Feb. 14–19 at the Knox United Church Lower Theatre. Urban Stories Theatre focuses on supporting local playwrights whose work addresses social justice issues. This year’s festival will feature…

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