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Subsurface Circular is a stylish, engaging and affordable success

By Sean Willett, September 13 2017 — British video game developer Mike Bithell, known for the critically acclaimed games Thomas was Alone and Volume, is releasing a series of short, inexpensive games meant to be played in a single sitting. Subsurface Circular, the first of the series known as “Bithell shorts,” was released in August…

Frosh 2017: Real study tips

By Sean Willett Coffee? Red Bull? That’s baby shit. Take the pills that weirdo in the library keeps trying to sell you. But be careful! If you take too many, you’ll die. Positive reinforcement works wonders. Hire an assassin that will kill you if you do poorly on your test. That way, you will have something…

The critters that call campus home

By Sean Willett, September 4 2017 — Nights at the U of C may have few students, but they are still filled with life. Rabbits graze in the twilight, ears raised in a state of constant alertness. A pair of black-capped chickadees tend to their nest. Moving from bush to bush, a coyote attempts to remain…

City council approves privately owned, 28-storey residence-style building in Motel Village

By Sean Willett, August 4 2017 — Starting in 2020, Calgary post-secondary students who want a dormitory-style experience will have an option other than their schools’ residence buildings. Calgary city council approved plans for a privately owned 28-storey residential tower, located in Motel Village near the Banff Trail LRT station, on Aug. 1. The rent-only…

SLC fails to meet quorum, talks about code of conduct anyway

By Sean Willett, August 2 2017 — The August 1 session of Students’ Legislative Council did not come to pass. With only 10 members in attendance, SLC was unable to make quorum. Of the five Students’ Union executives that sit on SLC, only vice-president operations and finance Ryan Wallace was present. President Branden Cave and…

SU begins advocacy push ahead of Calgary municipal election

By Sean Willett, August 2 2017 — The Students’ Union is stepping up its advocacy efforts in advance of Calgary’s upcoming municipal election. With students and non-students alike going to the polls in October, the SU wants to inform candidates about issues affecting those that live, work and study at the University of Calgary. The…

U of C Progressive Conservative club prepares for change after provincial merger

By Sean Willett, July 28 2017 — The University of Calgary Progressive Conservative Association (UCPCA) will undergo major changes this fall to reflect the merger of the Alberta Progressive Conservative and Wildrose parties. Members from both parties voted to merge on July 22, creating the United Conservative Party (UCP). With the PCs and Wildrose dissolving…

Mystery behind cleaned rock solved as student comes forward

By Sean Willett, July 28 2017 — The mystery of who cleaned the paint off of one of the University of Calgary’s iconic rocks has been solved. Hamish Tregarthen, a second-year student studying anthropology and women’s studies, worked with a group of other students to remove paint from the rock outside of MacKimmie Library Tower…

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