Opinions

Budget increase won’t solve Calgary’s snow management issues

By Mariah Wilson, March 20 2018 — Recently, it’s been challenging to navigate Calgary as a pedestrian. The abnormally large amount of snow that’s fallen this winter, along with the subsequent melt, has blocked access to sidewalks, driveways and bus stops. The current state of these spaces is especially problematic for people with mobility issues, such…

Student initiatives are vital to creating an inclusive campus

March 15 2018 — Members of the University of Calgary community will see the construction of gender-neutral change rooms in the near future. The project, spearheaded by the Students’ Union Q Centre in a Quality Money application, is another meaningful step towards building a more inclusive campus. This development demonstrates the influence students can have…

Economy needs more radical solution to inequality

By Andrew Kemle, March 14 2018 — Despite Canada’s leaders’ best efforts, poverty and inequality won’t be solved with legislation anytime soon. A more radical approach, one that focuses on society’s treatment of labour, is needed to address the source of the problems. Political theorist Nancy Fraser splits potential remedies to economic inequality into two…

Knowledge of economics and finances should be accessible to all

By Jesse Stilwell, March 13 2018 — Every March, governments across Canada must pass budgets through their respective houses. These are some of the most powerful policy packages that governments create. They dictate how every government action will be funded and whether governments will run surpluses or deficits. Citizens should pay attention to budget policies…

Focus on yourself when feeling lost as a student

By Aneeka Sandhu, March 9 2017 — One of the most troubling feelings young people encounter is not having a sense of purpose and direction. Not knowing what they want to study, what career they want to pursue or who they want to be takes a heavy toll on students’ emotional health. Being surrounded by…

Head-to-Head: Is RateMyProfessor.com helpful?

March 1, 2018 — Students often use the website RateMyProfessors.com (RMP) when making their class schedules.Does it ensure success come September or is it misleading at best? When I build my course schedule, I always pick classes knowing that I’m going to shop around in the two-weeks at the beginning of the semester after I…

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