University of Calgary unveils new Emergency Zombie Response plan

By Devin Aggarwal, October 19 2017 — University of Calgary officials unveiled plans this week to ensure student, faculty and staff safety in the event of an emergency. In addition to typical protocols for things like fire and extreme weather, the new plan includes an “Emergency Zombie Response Plan” in the event of an undead uprising….

Eminem should not be celebrated as an anti-Trump hero

By Thomas Johnson, October 19 2017 — In 2004, MTV ran a special called The Shady National Convention. A tongue-in-cheek mockery of the coinciding American federal election, The Convention envisioned an Eminem presidential campaign, with 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Ludacris and P. Diddy as his running mates. One of the speakers, a lumpy butternut squash…

New Music: Elijah Blake

By Thomas Johnson, October 18, 2017 — Since the 2011 releases of Frank Ocean’s Nostalgia, Ultra and The Weeknd’s House Of Balloons, R&B is easier to categorize than ever. Reductive copycats can generally be lumped into two groups — the irreverent, starkly personal sad-boy crooner à la Ocean or the Weeknd-esque clandestine self-destructive punk. Releases…

SLC meeting includes unanimous passing of first reading for VP external appointment

By Derek Baker, October 18 2017 — The Oct. 17 meeting of Students’ Legislative Council included a report from the Board of Governors (BOG) student representative, an update on General Faculties Council (GFC) and the first reading of the appointment of a new vice-president external. The council meeting began with a report from BOG representative…

Applications open as SU prepares for Undergraduate Research Symposium

By Ashar Memon, October 18 2017 — The annual Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) will return to MacHall on November 30. Hosted by the Students’ Union, the URS is held every fall semester for undergraduate students at the University of Calgary to showcase their research. Participating students will compete for awards in allotments of $500 and…

Camaraderie of the women’s basketball team promises positive season

By Tommy Osborne, October 18 2017 —  The members of the Dinos women’s basketball team share a special relationship. This season, head coach Damian Jennings has noticed how much the players genuinely enjoy spending time together on and off the court. Despite suffering seven player injuries that heavily comprised the team’s competitive edge last season,…

Develop time-management skills to increase productivity

By Christie Melhorn, October 18 2017 —  Balancing school, work and a healthy social life is a wobbly act that demands strong time-management skills. However, we are simply told this more often than taught how to achieve it. We know that day planners organize our lives, that we shouldn’t put off assignments and that one…

Your horoscope will determine why you’re going to cry next

By Tanvi Sankar and Grace Stone, October 18 2017 —   Libra  (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) You’ll get no sleep the night before an 8 a.m. lecture and the line for Tim Hortons will be larger than the bags under your eyes.   Scorpio  (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) You pulled an all-nighter studying,…

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