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New novel Play the Devil a lacklustre coming-of-age story

By Emily Macphail, May 26, 2017— Scott Laudati’s debut novel, Play the Devil, is pegged as a coming-of-age tale. While most stories of this kind tend to involve some transformation or epiphany experienced by the main character, Laudati’s protagonist, Londi, is as stagnant as the algae-infested pool water that he moans about cleaning over the…

Frosh 2016: Health services

By Emily Macphail— Whether or not you’ve crossed the “official adult” line when you start university, the beginning of post-secondary is a point in your life when you need to begin taking responsibility for your own health. But it can be tricky to prioritize your well-being and know where to get support. The Students’ Union…

Eight Stampede breakfasts to try this year

By Emily Macphail, July 8 2016 —   With over 180 Calgary Stampede breakfasts advertised this year, there’s no shortage of opportunities to get your fill of free pancakes, breakfast meats and coffee over the next ten days. Although most Stampede breakfasts are fairly standard, the following eight all have something unique to offer.  …

Ten ways to entertain yourself during convocation

By Emily Macphail, May 31 2016 — Many university students will walk the stage this week, concluding their degree. Though it is definitely a day worth celebrating, the ceremony can be quite boring. Here are 10 tips in making the ceremony a little bit more bearable. Read the convocation program. Every. Single. Word. Keep a…

New campus food provider receives mixed reviews after first year

By Emily Macphail, April 6 2016 — Last spring, the University of Calgary transitioned from its previous food service provider, Chartwells, to Aramark, an international company that supplies food for educational institutions, healthcare centres and prisons. Aramark operates the residence Dining Centre, the university’s on-campus catering option and 19 other retail food outlets on campus….

If at first you don’t succeed — run, run again

By Scott Strasser, March 8, 2016 — Other than being elected for Students’ Union executive positions next year, what do Tristan Bray and Patrick Ma have in common? The answer is that this wasn’t the pair’s first time running an SU campaign — and they were both better off for it. Both Bray and Ma…

New campus vendors offer diverse eats

The beginning of this semseter shook up the campus food landscape at the University of Calgary. Chartwells’ 10-year reign as the campus food provider ended in April and American food giant Aramark has replaced them, launching a set of vendors throughout the campus. The options are limitless, ranging from Mexican food and sushi to tea…

2015-2016 Students’ Union election results announced

By Fabian Mayer, March 7, 2015 — Weeks of campaigning for the 2015–16 Students’ Union election concluded when Chief Returning Officer Chris Yan announced the winners on Thursday, March 5 at the Den. A boistrous crowd packed the dance floor to hear who would represent students on next year’s Students’ Legislative Council. Romy Garrido won the…

E-cigarettes banned at U of C

By Emily Macphail, January 8 2015 — As of Nov. 2014, e-cigarette users at the University of Calgary can’t satisfy their cravings indoors. The University of Calgary’s Smoking Policy now applies to any “electronic cigarette, personal vapourizer or electronic nicotine delivery system.” U of C vice-president finance and services Linda Dalgetty approved the change after…

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