Stay trendy this fall on a student budget

By Hurmut Humayun, September 22 2017 — This year’s fall trends focus more on fabrics and textures than specific styles or silhouettes. This allows for a lot of creativity and room to express your personal style. Since students don’t have an unlimited budget, here are some easy fall trends that anyone can follow for $60…

Intramurals offer alternative athletic experience at the U of C

By Jill Girgulis, September 21 2017 —  I entered university after five years of playing as many school sports as possible. I’ve always been athletic and I love school spirit, so I naturally pursued sports in my undergrad. The guaranteed jump in intensity, both in terms of academics and athletics, meant that I couldn’t play…

Changes to Quality Money process serve interests of administration over students

September 21, 2017 — Earlier this week, we reported on changes to the process through which Quality Money project applications are processed. The article explained how University of Calgary provost Dru Marshall will now receive a binder containing every Quality Money application at the start of the selection process. Previously, Marshall received only a summary…

Calgary installs new $1.2-million invisible public art piece

By Devin Aggarwal, September 21 2017 — Calgary city council came under fire again this week after revealing a new piece of public art purchased for the downtown core. The project, conceptualized by Moldovan new-age artist Clara Fischer and titled “Winter in Prairie,” cost the city 1.2 million. It is completely invisible. “The sculpture embodies the…

Mayoral candidates take to campus for forum

By Daniel Huss and Tina Shaygan, September 20 2017 — Nine candidates seeking the mayor’s chair squared off in MacHall on Sept. 20 in the second debate of Calgary’s 2017 municipal election. The sold-out event, hosted by the University of Calgary, the Students’ Union and the Graduate Students’ Association, heard candidates share their views on…

The Flames ending their arena pursuit is a political play

By Jason Herring, September 20 2017 — Seattle is building a new hockey arena. The city’s mayor recently agreed to a $600-million privately financed arena, set to open by 2020. This couldn’t be further from what happened last week in Calgary and that’s no coincidence. On Sept. 12, Calgary Flames CEO Ken King dropped a…

Lost first-year student still stranded on campus

By Joie Atejira, September 19 2017 — Getting lost on campus as a confused first-year is nothing new. However, one University of Calgary freshman, who requested to remain anonymous due to the possible ridicule and shame, has not been able to find his way to his next class — or even his way home — since the…

Students’ Legislative Council discusses MacHall Defence Fund

By Tina Shaygan, September 19 2017 — The Sept. 19 meeting of Students’ Legislative Council began with an update on the MacHall Defence Fund, which was created in 2015 to cover the legal cost of the Students’ Union’s dispute with the university over ownership and operation of MacHall. In 2015, SLC voted to approve the…

What trashy Buzzfeed quiz should you take next?

By Frankie Hart, September 19 2017 — It’s 3 a.m. and your alarm will ring in a few hours. You haven’t even started the paper that’s due at 9. Unfortunately, you’ve stumbled into an endless hole of Buzzfeed quizzes. You NEED to find out what Disney princess drawn as a fruit represents your soul. Little…

Get down at the club during Clubs Week

By Tina Shaygan, September 19 2017 — MacHall is once again home to hundreds of students participating in the semi-annual Clubs Week. According to Students’ Union vice-president student life Hilary Jahelka, 222 of the 334 SU sanctioned clubs are participating in this year’s Clubs Week. “Essentially, it is just a spot for new or old…

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