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SU defends decision to move BSD indoors after backlash

By Ashar Memon, March 18 2019 — The University of Calgary Students’ Union is defending its decision to move the annual Bermuda Shorts Day celebration indoors into MacHall after receiving several complaints about the issue. The SU announced on March 14 that BSD this year will be held in MacHall AB and The Den. The…

U of C students hold ‘strike’ to demand climate action

By Ashar Memon, March 15 2019 — Students from the University of Calgary walked out of classes on March 15, joining thousands of others from around the world as part of a ‘climate strike’ to demand more action on climate change. Around mid-day, more than 20 students organized outside MacHall holding signs that read “planet…

Bermuda Shorts Day to move indoors this year

By Ashar Memon, March 14 2019 — The annual Bermuda Shorts Day event will be moved indoors this year, according to the University of Calgary Students’ Union. BSD, an end-of-year student tradition at the U of C dating back almost 60 years, will be held in MacHall AB and the Den this year. Since 2009,…

Stagnant Den sales prompt strategy shift

By Ashar Memon, March 8 2019 — Sales at The Den & Black Lounge have decreased over the past few years, according to the Students’ Union, who attribute the decline to a sluggish economy and decreasing alcohol sales. Since 2015, overall sales have slumped by 4.7 per cent. The SU says the trend reflects the…

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