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Editorial: Consider climate this election

Throughout September and October, there are events relating to climate change happening in almost, if not all major cities. From Greta Thunberg’s impassioned speech given at the UN’s Climate Change Summit to the Global Climate Strike, it’s hard to ignore this push to thrust the consequences of climate change into the forefront and inspire people…

Letter to the editor: “An Open Invitation to Climate Dialogue”

Much discussion has emerged recently regarding the link between climate change and human activity. As faculty members from across the province engaged in focused research, we feel that it is our responsibility to share our research and invite conversation about the impact of present and future human actions.  Collected evidence overwhelmingly demonstrates a destructive human…

A soliloquy on stories

By Stephen Lee, September 23 2019— Without doubt, the dominant form of storytelling in our epoch is the franchise. On page or on the silver screen, it’s the franchise that draws the public’s attention. We crave superhero movies. We desperately wait for the next Game of Thrones book. Recently, Margaret Atwood announced a sequel to…

Fat-shaming and why Bill Maher is wrong

By Farah Refaey, September 24 2019— Earlier this month, comedian and Real Time with Bill Maher host Bill Maher made some controversial remarks about obesity and suggested that we should “bring back” what he believes to be the cure — fat-shaming. I guess when you’ve been alive since the early beginnings of the Korean War,…

A eulogy to Zellers

By Hannah Brunn, September 24 2019— Humanity’s materialism has resulted in a very interesting relationship with ‘mom and pop’ stores, big multi-corporations and now, the new online retail giant Amazon. With the last Zellers soon closing its doors, many Canadians are up in arms, bringing nostalgia to something with no heartbeat, creating the illusion of…

Students deserve updated information

By Cristina Paolozzi, September 24 2019— The MacEwan Student Centre is one of the busiest places on campus by far. It’s the heart of the University of Calgary’s campus and a meeting place for many students, faculty and staff. One of the most crowded places on campus as well, this is especially true during the…

I’ll give you mine if you give me yours

By Tori Taylor, September 24 2019— I avoid listening to radio talk-shows as much as possible. But, on the rare occasion that my phone fails to sync up with my car’s Bluetooth fast enough, I find myself catching a few lines of radio commentary. This was the situation a couple mornings ago. I ended up…

Transit cuts impact student commute

By Serena Sajan, September 19 2019— Calgary Transit has been undergoing many budget cuts throughout the years, and this year it is expected that the City of Calgary will be reducing the budget by $9.3 million. This translates into a cut of 80,000 service hours.  There’s already a long list of complaints about Calgary Transit,…

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