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No need to leave campus with these September date nights

By Nikayla Goddard, September 7, 2017 — If you’re a bachelor or bachelorette new to the university, you’re probably looking for places to take your date. With your recently purchased expensive-as-hell textbooks, fiery first-day outfit and dreaded tuition payments, money can be tight. Here are a few university date nights that won’t bust your wallet. Monday…

Frosh 2017: Essential Sites

By Dawn Muenchrath and Nikayla Goddard MyUOFC (my.ucalgary.ca) This is the most important URL of your undergraduate career, so bookmark it. Log into myUofC to access the Student Centre, where you can add, drop and swap courses, pay fees, apply for program changes and view your transcript. The Degree Navigator is also accessible here, which is…

Frosh 2017: Health services

By Nikayla Goddard As a freshman entering university life, you’ll be tasked with creating the perfect balance between work and play. This may seem easy until you take into account attending class, taking notes, studying for and writing exams, completing lab reports, finishing assignments and writing essays and… whew. You may feel stressed in your first…

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…

U of C professor’s fifth book set in halls of haunted university

By Nikayla Goddard, June 22, 2017 — “I’m so deeply afraid of the supernatural that I’m pretty sure ghosts just stay away from me,” University of Calgary creative writing professor Suzette Mayr joked. “I’ve never had the luck of running into anything supernatural.” Despite this, Mayr’s fifth book, Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of…

New Music: Linkin Park

By Nikayla Goddard, May 23, 2017 — Linkin Park’s previous albums tend to fall into a heavier alternative rock genre. But their new record, One More Light, strays into pop territory while experimenting with electronic beats. “Nobody Can Save Me” starts off the album in a surprisingly upbeat manner. From the title, I was expecting…

A Summer of Date Ideas

By Nikayla Goddard, April 27 2017 — Summer is right around the corner, and if you’re in the dating scene, you know that this is prime time to get out there with potential lovers while you aren’t stuck inside writing papers and completing labs. This is your time to shine, so make your summer dating…

Get crafty with your date this week

By Nikayla Goddard, April 04, 2017 — Show your creative side and  have a crafty date at Stampede Park. ‘Make It!’ Calgary’s Handmade Market will showcase various artists and crafters from across Canada from April 7–12. For $5  — or $3 if you’re an early bird — you can explore over 175 exhibitions of art,…

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