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Greek societies should not be Students’ Union-sanctioned clubs

By Jesse Stilwell, September 19 2017 — Harvard University is considering banning single-gender clubs, specifically fraternities and sororities. The University of Calgary should too. According to the Students’ Union’s Student Organization Registration policy, a club cannot restrict membership based on the personal identification categories protected under the Canadian Human Rights Act. This includes gender. Yet…

New Apple products not worth the hype

By Jesse Stilwell, September 14 2017 — People have been rushing to buy the new iPhone 8 since its anouncement on Sept. 12. My first thought was a Macklemore lyric — “that’s what I call getting tricked by a business.” The iPhone 8 and iPhone X — also announced this week in California — have…

Editing is not plagiarism

By Jesse Stilwell, September 11 2017 — The University of Victoria revised their academic integrity policy in May to classify the editing of student work as an academic offence. The policy does not clearly define what extent of editing constitutes a punishable offence, but states that the editor can be paid or unpaid. The University…

Frosh 2017: University Big Shots

By Jesse Stilwell — One of the only interesting things that has taken place at the University of Calgary in the last few years is the drama surrounding its administration. From the legal dispute surrounding the ownership of MacHall to president Elizabeth Cannon’s alleged conflict of interest with the Enbridge energy company, any student might have some…

Frosh 2017: Frosh Food

La Taqueria Though a bit on the pricier side, the Students’ Union-run La Taqueria offers quality meals. Their tacos — particularly the cod ones — are fresh and flavourful, and their loaded fries are a tasty treat that appear in my mid-class daydreams with an alarming frequency. Just steer clear of the Oreo Churro, a…

On-call shifts exploit student workers

By Jesse Stilwell, April 27 2017 — Most post-secondary students have to balance a part-time job with school to manage their finances. These jobs give students valuable experiences and skills, but in Alberta, protection from unfair workplace practices for part-time workers in the customer service industry is lacking — specifically in retail and food service…

Head to head: SLC Bonus repeal policy should have been passed

By Jesse Stilwell, April 4 2017 — Last week, the Students’ Union Policy Development and Review Committee brought the same policy to repeal faculty representatives’ monthly bonuses back to the Student Legislative Council from a  March 7 discussion, despite receiving criticism and suggestions to change it. The policy failed to receive the two-thirds supermajority it…

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