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International application fee exemptions a positive gesture

The weeks since the inauguration of United States President Donald Trump have been tumultuous and characterized by controversial policies, “alternative facts” and widespread protests. But nothing has inspired as much global vitriol as Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order, which banned citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. The order restricts citizens from…

Anti-Trudeau rally hosted at U of C

By Jason Herring, January 24 2017 — While thousands lined up for a town hall with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the University of Calgary on Jan. 24, an anti-Trudeau rally took place just outside. About 50 people gathered outside of the Olympic Oval to voice their displeasure with Trudeau and his government. The…

New Music: William Basinski

By Jason Herring, January 24 2017 — David Bowie passed away just over a year ago. It was a tough death for many to process — myself included — partially because in his final weeks Bowie released an album that acknowledged and tried to reconcile with his imminent death. It felt like the end of…

Faculty of Science plans minor in data sciences

By Jason Herring, January 10 2017 — The University of Calgary will offer a new science course called “Thinking with Data”  beginning in the Summer 2017 semester. The course is expected to be part of a new minor in data sciences that students will be able to take starting in Fall 2018, pending university approval….

Despite slow start, Flames’ off-season progress worthwhile

By Jason Herring, October 18 2016 — After an offseason full of improvements behind the bench and on the ice, the Calgary Flames sputtered out a 0–3 start to the 2016–17 NHL season. In the midst of the disappointing start, it’s easy to overreact. But the Flames have a roster that’s better than what they’ve…

City ignorant to disregard fluoride study

By Jason Herring, September 20 2016 — The City of Calgary stopped fluoridating water in 2011. Ten city councilors voted to stop the process, which involves a controlled addition of fluoride to public drinking water in order to reduce levels of tooth decay. In the same meeting, councillors voted against including a plebiscite about fluoridation…

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