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MacHall Ballroom to receive an up-to $2-million makeover

By Ashar Memon, April 5 2018 — This time next year, the MacHall Ballroom will look almost unrecognizable. The Students’ Union will begin extensive renovations to the Ballroom between January and April 2019. The Ballroom was first built in 1969 and has not had any major renovations since. The Students’ Legislative Council approved extrabudgetary expenditure…

Bylaws, Ballroom renovation discussed at penultimate SLC meeting

By Ashar Memon, April 5 2018 — The April 3 Students’ Legislative Council meeting began with a brief discussion regarding changes to the Students’ Union bylaws brought forward by vice-president operations and finance Ryan Wallace. The most notable change would allow SLC meetings to continue even if quorum is lost during the meeting — although…

U of C students call for SU election policies on sexual violence

By Tina Shaygan, March 27 2018 — University of Calgary students and members of Consent Awareness and Sexual Education (CASE) club are supporting University of Saskatchewan’s current Students’ Union (USSU) executives and asking for updated election policies at the U of C as numerous allegations of sexual assault against the president-elect of the USSU have…

On-campus project aims to deconstruct ideals of beauty

By Tina Shaygan, March 27 2018 — The Body Project is a program at the University of Calgary made possible through a collaborative effort between the Students’ Union Wellness Centre, Women’s Resource Centre and the psychology department. The project, present in over 100 North American campuses, aims to help young women foster self-acceptance about their bodies…

Campus club aims to help Calgary-area refugees and newcomers

By Hannah Brunn, March 27 2018 — Pangaea, a University of Calgary student club that focuses on helping newcomers to Calgary navigate life in the city, hosted its annual training event on March 7 where volunteers came together to learn about cross-cultural sensitivity, bilateral learning, Syrian culture and mental health. The event aimed to equip…

Students raise concern over on-campus WiFi woes

By Ashar Memon, March 23 2018 — Have you had trouble connecting to the internet on campus recently? You’re not alone. Over the past two weeks, students, staff and faculty members have reported experiencing issues with WiFi across campus with the University of Calgary’s three main WiFi networks, airuc-secure, airuc-guest and eduroam. It appears the…

Queers on Campus gear up for annual Gender Bender

By Ashar Memon, March 22 2018 — Gender Bender, an annual event complete with a drag show and raffle prizes hosted by the student club Queers on Campus, will return to Dickens Pub on March 31. Queers on Campus co-chair Priya Lalwani said while the event’s main attraction is the drag show, it’s also a…

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