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Premature Christmas celebrations cause kerfuffle

By Devin Aggarwal, November 23 2017 — The annual war on Christmas reached new levels of severity this week, as members of the Union against early Christmas Plans (UCP) retaliated against the Nativity Decorators Protectorate (NDP) for their continued promotion of the practice of putting up Christmas decorations before Dec. 1. The retaliation took the…

New residence meal plan to consist solely of avocado toast

By Devin Aggarwal, October 24 2017 — University of Calgary Food Services announced last week their proposal for a new way to get students to eat healthier on campus while still getting the most for their money — a meal plan consisting entirely of avocado toast. The plan will cost $5,000 per semester and includes access to…

Ultra-low-cost airline “Eastjet Dive” to offer transatlantic flights on crop-dusters

By Devin Aggarwal, October 4 2017 — No-frills airline Eastjet announced the launch of its ultra-low-cost service “Eastjet Dive” today, promising customers low-cost tickets for international flights. Dive hopes to lower ticket prices by 75 per cent without sacrificing the company’s renowned customer service. “Our new fleet will include legacy aircraft, certified through the test of…

U of C to bulldoze MacHall to make way for new Flames arena

By Devin Aggarwal, September 27 2017 — After months of failed negotiations with the City of Calgary, the Calgary Flames are finally getting a new arena. The arena comes with a $500-million price tag and is slated to be built on the University of Calgary campus where MacHall currently stands. “We had such limited success with…

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…

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