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No Politics in Pride

By Drew Thomas, August 6 2019 — In a media release dated July 24, Calgary Pride revealed their decision to disallow all political entities from participating in this year’s Pride Parade. In their release, they state that the New Democratic Party (NDP) would have been the only party whose application would have been approved by…

Newest inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List comes to Alberta while others still at risk

By Drew Thomas, July 23 2019 — On July 6, Alberta welcomed its sixth UNESCO World Heritage site at Writing-On-Stone/Áísínai’pi Provincial Park. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization inscribed Writing-On-Stone/Áísínai’pi at the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee in Azerbaijan.  UNESCO bases their assessment of World Heritage sites on proof of outstanding…

SLC musical chairs continues as SU looks for new arts representative

By Tina Shaygan, November 1 2017 — One of the four Faculty of Arts representative positions on Students’ Legislative Council is vacant after Puncham Judge’s unanimous appointment to Students’ Union vice-president external position. This vacancy will be filled by the SU Nominations Committee and applications are open to all undergraduate arts students until Nov. 10….

Coca-Cola change causes chaos on campus

By Drew Thomas, October 12 2017 — The University of Calgary announced last week that they were switching their exclusive cold beverage provider from Pepsi to Coca-Cola. The fallout of this fateful decision is expected to be more explosive than a diet cola bottle full of Mentos. The decision to switch vendors polarized campus creating two…

Calgary Film 2017: Izzy Gets the Fuck Across Town

By Drew Thomas, September 28 2017 —  As far as movie titles go, this one perfectly outlines the premise — Izzy definitely gets the fuck across town. The playful, punk dramedy Izzy Gets the Fuck Across Town is a straightforward portrayal of the inescapability of destiny with a darker twist, as terrible people justify their…

Five tips to help with the summer job hunt

By Drew Thomas, March 28 2017 — It’s almost the beginning of April and you haven’t even started looking for a summer job. We feel you. With your peers and Facebook-acquaintances-who-you’d-like-to-lifeswap-with-and-never-change-back prepping for life-changing internships or spectacular travel in the coming months, you can no longer avoid the summer job search grind. Here are five…

Your future is dull with your new Students’ Union representatives

By Drew Thomas, March 7 2017 — Pisces  (Feb. 19 – March 20) You will soon come into a plethora of free food from SU gimmicks. Also, your new SU rep will do absolutely nothing to affect your day-to-day life. But hey — free pizza. Aries  (March 21 – April 19) The dead-eyed, ever unblinking…

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