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Frosh 2017: Fitness

By Christie Melhorn Finding time to workout with a busy student schedule can be tricky. But the stress relief and endorphin kick of exercise enhances both physical health and academic performance. Between the Active Living Center and student clubs, the University of Calgary offers tons of ways to get active. Here are a few fun options….

Frosh 2017: Dinos

By Emilie Medland-Marchen The University of Calgary Dinos program features some of the strongest athletes and coaching staff in the country. Varsity athletics are a major part of the student experience, especially on a commuter campus like the U of C. There are few events that bring students, faculty and staff together in one place to…

Frosh 2017: Tri media alliance

By Jason Herring Like most respectable post-secondary institutions, the University of Calgary has a few media outlets. Dubbed the tri-media alliance, CJSW, NUTV and the Gauntlet all offer volunteer, training and employment opportunities and are located above the Black Lounge on MacHall’s east third-floor. These organizations rely heavily on both student levies and volunteer contributions to…

Frosh 2017: Campus Etiquette

By Derek Baker Welcome to university! You now get to spend time with hoards of like-minded individuals in pursuit of higher education. Congratulations — you are officially an adult. Time to start acting like one. As a fourth-year student, there are two main places where I feel many people lack basic common decency — lecture theatres…

Frosh 2017: Engineering Pranks

By Jason Herring First-year engineering students entering the University of Calgary are fully immersed into faculty lore. Don’t be surprised if you overhear a new engineering student recount a decades-old tale of debauchery while using the pronoun ‘we’ in the coming weeks. Many of these stories are dubiously true — other than the few photos floating…

Frosh 2017: Do’s and Don’ts of Your First Year

By Derek Baker Entering university can be pretty overwhelming. No matter where you’re coming from, be it right out of high school or after taking a break from academia, starting at the University of Calgary is an intimidating task. Anxieties can rise as the people in your life bombard you with well-meant, albeit excessive advice. With…

Frosh 2017: Frosh Food

La Taqueria Though a bit on the pricier side, the Students’ Union-run La Taqueria offers quality meals. Their tacos — particularly the cod ones — are fresh and flavourful, and their loaded fries are a tasty treat that appear in my mid-class daydreams with an alarming frequency. Just steer clear of the Oreo Churro, a…

Frosh 2017: Entertainment

By Matty Hume MUSIC It’s the perfect time to enjoy live music in Calgary — new venues are constantly popping up alongside a wide array of classic spots for every taste. For everything from rock to hip-hop, Broken City on 11 Ave. has your back. The rowdy Ship & Anchor Pub on 17 Ave. scratches that…

Frosh 2017: Neighborhoods

By Derek Baker LOWER BELTINE Calgary’s entertainment district on 17th Ave. has great restaurants, pubs and stores and is walkable from the train. For lunch, grab a burger at Clive Burger (736 17 Ave. SW) and sit down in Tomkins Park. Or try Una (618 17 Ave. SW) for the best — though slightly pricey —…

Frosh 2017: Real study tips

By Sean Willett Coffee? Red Bull? That’s baby shit. Take the pills that weirdo in the library keeps trying to sell you. But be careful! If you take too many, you’ll die. Positive reinforcement works wonders. Hire an assassin that will kill you if you do poorly on your test. That way, you will have something…

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