Hamilton Tiger-Cats top draft pick reflects on time with Dinos

By Christie Melhorn, June 22 2017 —  Nine Dinos football players were drafted into the Canadian Football League this spring — a record for the most players selected from the U of C. Defensive end Connor McGough was taken fourth overall as the top pick of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. McGough stood out during his time…

SLC passes amendment to conflict of interest bylaw, among other policy changes

By Sean Willett, June 21 2017 — Multiple amendments to union policy, procedure and bylaws were tabled and approved over the last two sessions of Students’ Legislative Council. The most important change was the amendment to the conflict of interest policy in the Students’ Union’s bylaws. The modified section used to read: “Elected and appointed…

New Music: Ride

By Jason Herring, June 21 2017 — Ride are the latest in a string of ‘90s shoegaze pioneers to release a 21st century reunion album. Weather Diaries is the British band’s latest effort and their first album since 1996. It flirts with both the future and the past, but rarely attains the moments of catharsis…

Embrace silence to hear your inner voice

By Christie Melhorn, June 21 2017 — Most of us have experienced awkward silence — those painful pauses in conversations where you endlessly untangle words in your head without actually saying anything. But there are also enjoyable moments of silence when time loses relevance and your surroundings seem to melt away. In the bustle of…

Province announces $25.8-million post-secondary mental health fund

By Sean Willett, June 20 2017 — The Alberta NDP is investing $25.8 million into post-secondary mental health initiatives over the next three years. Minister of Advanced Education Marlin Schmidt made the announcement Tuesday morning during the 2017 Wellness Summit, a mental health-themed event hosted at the University of Calgary. This funding will be implemented…

McHugh House aims to inspire all-age music scene

By Gurman Sahota, June 16, 2017 — After Councillor Evan Wooley fought to save the McHugh House — Calgary’s sixth oldest home — from demolition, CJSW 90.9 FM and the Beltline Neighbourhood Association (BNA) partnered together to refurbish the historic building into an all-ages venue. CJSW community development coordinator Kendra Scanlon says there’s a lack of all-ages…

Transit to Banff launches June 17

By Saima Asad, June 16 2017 — If you’re travelling to Banff this weekend, you can leave your car at home and take the bus instead. The first trip of the new Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) transit line between Calgary and Banff is at 5:49 a.m. on June 17. The pilot program is the result of…

Syrian refugee and Peace by Chocolate founder shares story of coming to Canada

By Saima Asad, June 16 2017 — Tareq Hadhad is a Syrian refugee who moved to Antigonish, Nova Scotia in December 2015. Since arriving, he has found success in Canada with the start of his business, Peace by Chocolate. He also became a TedX speaker, received the 2016 Nova Scotia Good News Award and recently gave…

New Music: Lorde

By Gurman Sahota, June 16, 2017 — After bursting onto the music scene in meteoric fashion in 2013 with her debut, Pure Heroine, Lorde returns with Melodrama. Embracing a downcast pop aesthetic akin to her first album, Lorde takes the tattered remains of a lovelorn relationship and turns heartsickness on its head. The album starts…

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