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Hallways: get it together, people

By Aymen Sherwani, October 4 2018 — Hallways. We’ve all been there, coffee in hand, walking half-asleep to our 8 a.m. classes every day until we graduate. Fortunately, the University of Calgary has a clever network of tunnels that are an orderly and efficient way to get to class. Oh wait, no they’re not. They’re…

The media should continue to shed light on hate

By Stephen Lee, October 3 2018 — A recent story published by the Gauntlet identified a University of Calgary student as an administrator for the Instagram account @rightwingism, which posted anti-Semitic, homophobic and racist content. Furthermore, the page had been offered potential funding by Philip Schuman, a United Conservative Party candidate for the Calgary-Glenmore riding. Covering…

Calgary Herald runs afoul with Kavanaugh column

October 3 2018 — A recent column published in the Calgary Herald garnered a barrage of criticism across the city and on social media. The piece, written by columnist Naomi Lakritz and titled “Kavanaugh doesn’t deserve this. What happened in high school stays in high school,” sparked outrage on social media, with companies pulling their…

Hi, I’m bi: Why bisexual representation matters to me

By Kristy Koehler, September 25 2018 — Bisexual Awareness Day occurred on Sept. 23. Observed since 1999, it marks the beginning of Bi Visibility Week. Have you heard about it? There’s a decent chance you haven’t… I’m bisexual. I’m attracted to people — male, female, gender non-binary, transgender — comprising virtually all gender expressions and identities….

There is no free speech problem at Canadian post-secondaries

September 20 2018 —  At the beginning of the school year, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a policy threatening funding cuts to Ontario post-secondary institutions should they not adopt ‘strong free-speech policies’ — whatever that means — by Jan. 1, 2019. Though the policy passed in Ontario will not affect post-secondary institutions in Alberta, it still…

Four tips for balancing a relationship with schoolwork

By Lady Marmalade, September 20 2018 — Being a university student can make it feel like you don’t have a whole lot of free time to foster the relationships in your social, work and family lives. A significant other adds another ball to juggle. If you’re someone who tends to prioritize your relationship over all…

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