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Recognize unhealthy romantic, friendship and workplace relationships

By Mariah Wilson, April 1 2019 — Our 20s seem to be riddled with toxic and unhealthy relationships in every aspect of our lives. Whether it’s romantic relationships, friendships or within the workplace, everyone has stories about how they were left feeling anxious, unsafe or disrespected after a relationship went south. People can assume that our lack of life experiences will…

Has Thursden lost its mojo?

By Aneeka Sandhu, March 26 2019 — The thought of a university having its very own nightclub is the most exciting thing for any first-year leaving home for the first time — well, at least it was for me. A space for partying, drinking and general debauchery located in the heart of campus is thrilling.  When I think about the time…

Exorbitant textbook prices lead students to turn to piracy

By Kayle Van’t Klooster, March 26 2019 — Here’s a truth that every student knows: Textbooks are expensive, sometimes prohibitively so.  Many students need to pick which textbooks they’ll cough up the cash for at the beginning of the semester because buying each one just isn’t feasible. Textbook prices have skyrocketed over the past decade,…

Decline of BSD disappointing for campus culture

March 21 2019 — Students excited for Bermuda Shorts Day 2019 were met with the news that this year’s official event will be hosted indoors. Last Thursday, the Students’ Union announced that BSD will be held in MacHall AB (the concert hall) and The Den. Before this, the event has been hosted in Lot 32 since 2009. The…

Letter to the editor: Backlash to social media posts ought to be delivered in a rightful manner

March 21 2019 — RE: “What you say online rightfully has consequences” While I appreciate the viewpoint the author presented in her Feb. 28 article regarding the consequences of one’s online behaviour, I believe she has failed to properly explore a vital part of the issue. Sherwani acknowledges that “social media holds individuals accountable for actions which may…

It’s about time pet cosmetic surgical procedures were banned

By Hurmut Humayun, March 21 2019 — The Alberta Veterinary Medical Association has banned cosmetic procedures such as ear cropping, tail docking and declawing for cats and dogs — and it’s about time. These procedures have no legitimate medical basis and create unnecessary physical pain and discomfort for animals. Cats and dogs come in all shapes and sizes, each with their…

You owe it to yourself to study abroad

By Tommy Osborne, March 14 2019 — Over the past six months, I’ve studied abroad in Tokyo. Participating in the University of Calgary’s study abroad program has been one of the best decisions of my life, even though it was intimidating to move away from home for so long. Now, halfway through my study abroad experience, I’ve had the chance to…

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