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What you say online rightfully has consequences

By Aymen Sherwani, February 28 2019 — Over the years, Twitter has shifted from being a place where self-proclaimed indie users posted pictures of their kombucha hashtagged #SoUnique to a serious social media platform that politicians, celebrities, academics, journalists and other public figures use to reach larger audiences. Tweets are taken as serious representations of the individuals who send…

It’s almost 2019. Let boys cry

By Aymen Sherwani, November 26 2018 — Are you currently on your fifth cup of black coffee, pretending that it doesn’t taste like diesel, just so you can finish that research paper before midnight? Are you thinking, “Hey, maybe I should ask that upper-year student for some study drugs” while obsessively going over your grades to…

Vaccinations: get it together, people

By Aymen Sherwani, November 6 2018 — We’ve officially entered flu season. As in years past, the University of Calgary provided influenza vaccination services in MacHall. Did you get one? Getting your annual flu shot calls attention to why getting vaccinated is so important, especially now, with the rise of anti-vaccination movements leading to outbreaks of…

Hallways: get it together, people

By Aymen Sherwani, October 4 2018 — Hallways. We’ve all been there, coffee in hand, walking half-asleep to our 8 a.m. classes every day until we graduate. Fortunately, the University of Calgary has a clever network of tunnels that are an orderly and efficient way to get to class. Oh wait, no they’re not. They’re…

Five reasons why coconut oil is the broke students’ effective DIY skincare

By Aymen Sherwani, September 7, 2018 — With the cold weather approaching, why pay money to dress up as a zombie for Halloween when your chapped lips, pale skin and flakey scalp do the job for free? Those half-awake walks to class at 8 a.m. alongside hundreds of other students, some groaning from hangovers, can…

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