Opinions on festive drink destroy life-long friendship

By Evan Lewis, November 23 2017 — With eggnog popping up on store shelves, it’s no surprise that a rise in eggnog-related incidents is already sweeping the nation. In a shocking public outburst, lifelong friends Natalie Winger and Lydia Bukhari announced the immediate termination of their friendship over a disagreement on the quality of the controversial…

Without a platform, Kenney’s social conservatism defines him

November 24, 2017 — A provincial byelection was called for the Calgary-Lougheed riding Nov. 16. Much like the rest of the city, the riding has a history of electing conservative candidates. This time around, that candidate is United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney, who is campaigning without a policy platform. Kenney believes his policies should…

Rhythm method offers alternative to hormonal birth control

By Lady Marmalade, November 24 2017 — I was on hormonal birth control for three years. If you’ve been on the pill, you know that there can be some pretty nasty side effects. I’m also really sensitive to the way these hormones impact my body and mind, so after getting migraines and gaining weight made…

Premature Christmas celebrations cause kerfuffle

By Devin Aggarwal, November 23 2017 — The annual war on Christmas reached new levels of severity this week, as members of the Union against early Christmas Plans (UCP) retaliated against the Nativity Decorators Protectorate (NDP) for their continued promotion of the practice of putting up Christmas decorations before Dec. 1. The retaliation took the…

Social media desensitizes people to harsh realities

By Carlie Vassos, November 25 2017 — Technology has made mass media widely accessible, effectively forcing people to deal with constant exposure to tough subjects. Social media applications like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram allow us to share memories, keep tabs on our friends’ lives and give us millions of videos and articles that we click,…

Sports video games to satisfy your gaming needs

By David Song, November 23 2017 —  Sports video games are a peculiar intersection of two disparate fan bases. Many sports fans would rather play or watch tangible sports than digitized versions while many gamers lack an interest in the sports world. But many, including myself, have a foot in each door. For us, sports…

SCPA making a splash with Metamorphoses

By Nikayla Goddard, November 23 2017 — Great plays are able to explore what it means to be human. The upcoming production of Metamorphoses from the University of Calgary’s School of the Creative and Performing (SCPA) is no exception. Based on Ovid’s classic poem Metamorphoses, director Haysam Kadri says the play by Mary Zimmerman is…

Three completely logical tips for driving on snowy roads

By Fatima Pirmohamed, November 23 2017 — It’s that time of year again. The temperature has dropped to the negatives and snow keeps falling. Though it’s a friendly reminder that winter break is just around the corner, it’s also responsible for the volume of car accidents increasing tenfold. If you’ve lived through a Calgary winter, you’ve…

How will you get by this finals season?

By Usman Zia, November 23 2017 — Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) You want to take a few exam prep courses, but can’t stand the thought of losing a couple hundred bucks from your study snacks budget. Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) You’ll join a study group in an effort to have some fun…

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