Opinions

Drawbacks of part-time status a barrier to education

February 9, 2018 — Though it comes with a lot of work, being a full-time student at the University of Calgary has its benefits. Full-time students — those enrolled in three or more classes per semester — receive access to a UPass, greater eligibility for scholarships and financial aid and full access to Students’ Union’s…

Letter to the editor: Farewell to Cannon

RE: Elizabeth Cannon announces resignation We can finally celebrate the departure of Elizabeth Cannon as president of the University of Calgary. A grotesque statement from Gordon Ritchie, the chair of the Board of Governors on Jan. 29, 2018 announced the long-anticipated news — Cannon will resign as the president of the University of Calgary. The…

Sex Week demonstrates the power of student movements

February 5, 2018 — Sex Week has returned for its sixth year at the University of Calgary. Guests from around the city will host events that educate students about sexuality and gender while answering their questions from Feb. 5–9. Although it’s audacious and fun to be greeted by jolly volunteers inside cartoony genital costumes, it’s important…

Why arts majors deserve more respect

By Aisha Sajid, February 1 2018 — Arts majors are often the punchline of jokes at the University of Calgary and the value of their degrees are often ignored. While they often aren’t considered as impressive as professional degrees attached to specific career paths, it’s time to change that thinking. Society has come to judge…

How students can set long-term financial goals

By Jesse Stilwell, January 29 2018 — Financial goals aren’t on the minds of many university students. But this isn’t a tradition students should continue. The financial realities of adulthood creep up on people faster than they expect and life is filled with unexpected expenses that can derail even the strongest financial plans. Many of…

Four ways to combat relationship anxiety

By Lady Marmalade, January 18, 2018 — Dating can be overwhelming. The pressure to constantly meet new people is exhausting and stressful at the best of times. And if you struggle with anxiety, the world of relationships and dating can be unbearable, especially in university. Feeling nervous before a date is normal, but experiencing extreme…

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