Melanie Woods

Maclean’s rankings mischaracterize U of C

By Melanie Woods, March 5 2015 — The results of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) were published last month in Maclean’s magazine. The NSSE is an annual student questionnaire designed to measure student engagement at universities across North America. The University of Calgary is among the lowest-ranked institutions in nearly every category.  At…

Louie Villanueva

Public executive salaries barely affect the budget

By Kate Jacobson, March 5 2015 — University of Calgary president Elizabeth Cannon is one of the highest paid university executives in Canada. Without benefits, her salary is over $450,000 every year. On the other hand, Alberta Premier Jim Prentice announced in late January that he would voluntarily take a pay cut of five per…


Top-10 ways to prepare eggs

By Melanie Woods, March 5 2015 — 1. Scramble them with some cheese and bell peppers. 2. Get together with a group of vagabonds and throw them at a political leader’s home, streaking his beautiful paned windows with the slick yellow yoke of justice for students. Write your radical manifestos in the viscous liquid, knowing…

Kaleem Khan

The future is real, and we know everything about it

  By Kate Jacobson, March 5 2015 — Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) In a Freaky Friday series of events, you will wake up in the body of Michael Cera. There will be no going back. This is your life now. Aries (March 21 – April 19) You will find out you are adopted…

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