Vacancies delegitimize student politics

May 23, 2017 — Another position in the Students’ Union is vacant after senate representative Julie Le resigned on May 18 to attend medical school. Congratulations aside, Le knew it was likely she would not be able to fulfill her role if elected, and this marks the second time in less than a year that…

Fairy Tales documentary teaches audiences about Kings, Queens and In-Betweens

By Rachel Woodward, May 23, 2017 — Kings, Queens & In-Betweens screened at Dicken’s Pub on May 18 as a part of this year’s Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival. The documentary — directed by Gabrielle Burton and told through interviews with performers and their significant others — does an incredible job of presenting the many facets and…

Fairy Tales colours Calgary with LGBTQ films and events

By Gurman Sahota, May 19 2017 —  The Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival is returning for a 19th year of screening films and hosting events to promote LGBTQ visibility. The festival — which runs from today until May 27 — boasts a variety of genres and narratives. Offerings range from the “Queer People of Colour…

NEEDTOBREATHE recall their first Canadian winter ahead of MacHall show

By Gurman Sahota, May 19 2017 — Hailing from South Carolina and bringing precious southern charm — and a slight southern drawl — NEEDTOBREATHE is playing in Calgary on May 20 at MacHall. The rock quartet is comprised of four childhood friends — Bear and Bo Rinehart, Josh Lovelace and Seth Bolt — who started…

Increase your vitamin D intake to boost your mood

By Christie Melhorn, May 19 2017 — With the weather warming up, exposed arms and legs are reappearing on campus. Before the requisite May snowstorm shatters the illusion of spring, take advantage of the higher temperatures to increase your vitamin D intake. Glamorously known as the “sunshine vitamin,” vitamin D is produced when our skin is…

New Music: Paramore

By Rachel Woodward, May 19 2017 — American rock band Paramore returns with their fifth studio album, After the Laughter, but the album has little in common with the rock genre at all. The underwhelming 12-track album — which feels most akin to Weezer’s breezy “Island in the Sun” — is nothing to write home…

U of C offers new combined degree in engineering and business

By Saima Asad, May 19 2017 — The University of Calgary is offering a new combined degree that allows students to graduate from both the Schulich School of Engineering and the Haskayne School of Business in five years. The program was announced on May 16 and is the first of its kind in Western Canada. There…

SU searches for replacement after senate representative resigns

By Jason Herring, May 18 2017 — The Students’ Union is looking to fill another vacancy after current senate representative Julie Le resigned on May 18. Le was one of two elected senate representatives in March’s SU general election, along with Alisha Gordon. This is the second time in the past year that a senate…

The U of C’s response to having worst wage gap in Canada is alarming

By Jesse Stilwell, May 18 2017 — Statistics Canada recently released survey data on the wages of full-time teaching staff at Canadian universities. The results were damning — they found that the University of Calgary has the widest gender pay gap among Canadian universities, with women making 17.2 per cent less than men on average….

Take your love to new heights with these outdoorsy date ideas

By Nikayla Goddard, May 17, 2017 — Impress your lover this summer with some adventurous outdoor dates. Here are a few ideas that will give you a chance to get lost and your love a chance to be found. Explore the wilderness by checking out some of Alberta’s hiking trails. Make a day trip west…

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