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SU elections mean it’s time to prepare for a post-MacHall world

The upcoming Students’ Union general election at the University of Calgary is about more than just hallways plastered with posters and grown men running around in Minions costumes. The election will present the opportunity for student politicians to bring up and debate “the issues.” These issues include everything from federal advocacy to free pizza days….

Protests support powerful collective voices

By Tessie Ward, February 14 2017 — On Jan. 21, the largest simultaneous protest in the history of the United States — the Women’s March on Washington — took place in various cities across the U.S. and around the world. The protest numbers were estimated to be between 3.6 and 4.6 million worldwide. And it…

News briefs: February 9 edition

By Scott Strasser, February 7 2017 — Active Living fixing locks and steam room in locker rooms At their meeting on Jan. 26, the Active Living and Athletics Committee (ALAC) discussed infrastructural issues in the kinesiology locker rooms. One of the issues brought up at the meeting included replacing broken day lockers. A large number…

Roll-Up-The-Rim loser accuses Tim Hortons of promoting “fake news”

By Melanie Woods, February 7 2017 — A third-year University of Calgary student is taking Tim Hortons to court, claiming the chain promotes “fake news” through its Roll-Up-The-Rim promotion. Third-year chemistry student Kevin Branson purchased a large double-double from the Tim Hortons Express in MacHall expecting to win something but instead received the “Please Play Again/Reessayez SVP®”…

Residence Students’ Association must advocate for students

Though still months away, the 2017 Calgary municipal election will provide a lot of opportunity for various organizations to push their priorities to candidates. The University of Calgary Students’ Union has already set their advocacy goals for the election, including secondary suite legalization and public transit issues. Another SU priority in the coming election is…

An estimated 4,000 take to downtown Calgary for Women’s March

By Melanie Woods, January 21 2016 — Chants of “women’s rights are human rights” echoed across downtown Calgary as an estimated 4,000 people gathered in support of the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21. Bearing signs with slogans ranging from “I’m with her” to “this pussy is not up for grabs,” Calgary marchers gathered…

Gender Bender moved off-campus after SU policy change

By Melanie Woods, January 20 2016 — After over a decade of celebrating drag on the University of Calgary campus, student club Queers on Campus’ annual Gender Bender cabaret will move from the Den to an off campus location for 2017. The move follows a change in Students’ Union policy. Previously, clubs looking to host…

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