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How the provincial summer jobs program harms international students and the job market By Susie Ngo, April 11 2019 — As spring enters full bloom and summer glistens on the horizon, many post-secondary students are turning their attention to a daunting task: Finding a job for the summer. For many, summer jobs are crucial to…

Acknowledge the unhealthy drinking culture BSD promotes

By Paven Bal, April 4 2019 — Bermuda Shorts Day is best known to students as the year-end celebration at the University of Calgary that caps off a long and gruelling semester. It’s the one time during the year when students come together for a wholesome campus experience. Drinkers and non-drinkers alike can attend BSD to be part of the school…

More affordable housing for seniors, pet owners needed in Calgary

By Christie McCaw, April 3 2019 — Affordable housing is a fundamental right and a basic necessity that all people deserve access to. The City of Calgary, landlords and property management companies are not doing enough to ensure access to affordable housing for all — including those who are also pet owners. According to the City of Calgary’s Affordable Housing Strategy,…

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,…

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