Louie Villanueva

Eyes Too High: A Brief History of Administrative Controversy at the U of C

By Chris Adams, November 26, 2015 — “Mrs. Cannon, as a student, I believe that your actions have hurt the standing of this institution. I was wondering if you’d be willing to resign from your post as president immediately.” Frank Finley was the student at November’s budget town hall who asked the question everyone knew…

Federal student lobby group sets priorities

By Scott Strasser, November 24 2015 — The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) held their annual policy and strategy conference in Halifax last week, where they set lobbying and advocacy priorities for the year. CASA is made up of 22 student associations across Canada. They advocate and lobby the federal government on student issues….


Science lounge hopes to open in 2016

By Scott Strasser, November 24 2015 — A students’ lounge for Faculty of Science students is still in the works and could open by fall 2016. Students’ Union science representatives and members of the Science Students’ Society (SSS) are submitting a joint Quality Money application of over $100,000 to fund the lounge’s construction. SSS president and…


Medication key to mental health initiatives

By Sean Willett, November 23, 2015 — My doctor now has me taking both medications — I’m reacting well to both of them, and mental health drugs can be notoriously unpredictable when doses are changed or altered. This is also why I can’t switch to any potentially cheaper alternatives. Neither drug has a generic form…

Louie Villanueva

Mental health doesn’t end at awareness

Melanie Woods, November 23, 2015 — I have chronic joint pain. When it started to affect my day-to-day life, I went to a doctor who diagnosed me with hyperextended joints. Now I wear knee braces when I exercise and have painkillers for particularly bad days. I don’t have to do these things. I could probably survive…

Kaleem Khan

It’s all going to shit — but here’s your future anyways

By Melanie Woods, November 24 2015 — Sagittarius  (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) While wandering around the basement of the admin building, you will come across a basket of golden retriever puppies, but Jim Dinning will prevent you from rescueing them. Their sad eyes will haunt you. Capricorn  (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) After questioning…

Louie Villanueva

University of Calgary administration unable to define student experience

By Melanie Woods, November 24 2015 — Despite coming under fire for recent corporate sponsorship scandals, a lawsuit with the Students’ Union over MacHall and other cases of administrative mismanagement, University of Calgary administration reiterated at last week’s budget town hall that they will always prioritize the student experience. However, when pressed to define student…


Foothills F.C. aiming for spot in Major League Soccer

By Sonny Sachdeva, November 24, 2015 — Soccer is thriving in North America. As Canadian youth participation rates steadily rise, Major League Soccer continues to bring in legitimate stars from established soccer nations, bolstering respect for the game on a continent already enthralled with a long list of other sports. Calgary is hoping to join…


Dinos hockey swept by Mount Royal in Crowchild Classic overtime thrillers

By Sonny Sachdeva, November 24, 2015 — It was a tumultuous week for the Dinos women’s hockey team. The University of Calgary club squared off against the Mount Royal University Cougars on Nov. 19–20 for the first Crowchild Classic series of the season, playing game one at the Flames Community Arenas and game two at…

Blackbyrd Myoozik opens during vinyl revival

By Rachel Woodward, November 26 2015 – An independent record store based out of Edmonton, Blackbyrd Myoozik, is launching a Calgary location on 17th Ave SW. Following the store’s grand opening party on Nov. 26, the shop is set to fully open for business. The store was founded in 1993 — before the modern resurgence…

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