Opinions

Do we really need a pizza place in MacHall?

By Srija Dharwadkar, March 5 2019 — A mainstay at any on-campus club meeting is pizza. Many of us have found ourselves in club meetings that we have no intention — or at best, minimal interest — on joining, but we’ll sign up for the club’s mailing list then make the trek from any corner of the campus to enjoy a…

Go vote, I guess

March 5 2019 — If you’re reading this, we don’t need to tell you that it’s important to vote in this week’s Students’ Union general election. By clicking on this link, you’ve demonstrated that (1) you already care enough to read the campus publication’s article complaining about the lack of student engagement with the SU and (2) you’re…

What you say online rightfully has consequences

By Aymen Sherwani, February 28 2019 — Over the years, Twitter has shifted from being a place where self-proclaimed indie users posted pictures of their kombucha hashtagged #SoUnique to a serious social media platform that politicians, celebrities, academics, journalists and other public figures use to reach larger audiences. Tweets are taken as serious representations of the individuals who send…

Party discipline just as much a problem in Alberta politics

The UCP’s proposal won’t help. By Derek Baker, February 27 2019 — Canadian governments are plagued by strict party discipline and leader-dominated election campaigns. Backbenchers rarely vote out of party lines. When they’re allowed to, it’s apparently a big deal — ‘the party will allow this to be a free/conscious vote’ plasters headlines whenever it occurs.  Likewise, the provincial level is also…

BSD should be an SU election issue

By Kayle Van’t Klooster, February 27 2019 — Bermuda Shorts Day is one of the University of Calgary’s oldest and most popular traditions. But it’s time that we take a good, hard look at it. The Students’ Union General Election gives us the perfect opportunity to do so.  Unfortunately, BSD is a sad shell of its…

Is Guaido the best answer to the Venezuelan crisis?

By Salman Khalid, February 14 2019 — Juan Guaido has entered the spotlight as a potential hero to Venezuelans as President Nicolás Maduro’s main enemy, but is he really what the country needs? The current crisis in Venezuela can be traced to Jan. 10 this year, when members of the country’s Supreme Court defected during Maduro’s inauguration. Soon after, the…

Threeways: From fantasy to reality

By Lady Marmalade and Ms. Robinson, February 12 2019 — Threesomes can come in many different forms — two men and a woman, two women and a man, three women, three men — any combination of gender expressions and identities are possible.  There are plenty of misconceptions surrounding engaging in sex with multiple partners at a time. As a person who’s never had a…

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