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Frosh 2016: How to textbook

By Curtis Wolff — Buying textbooks is the most crooked market this side of the subprime mortgage crisis. Since the consumer — that’s you — doesn’t get to choose the product, textbook publishers can set disproportionately high prices. These are the alternatives to buying new textbooks that keep your coffers full for other university activities,…

Frosh 2016: The Students’ Union

By Scott Strasser — The Students’ Union can either play a big role in your university experience or be something you barely know exists. The SU’s job is to represent student interests and make our university experience better. A portion of our student fees go towards supporting the SU, and their mandate is to go…

Frosh 2016: University bigshots

By Melanie Woods — You may never meet these people, but they will loom large over your academic career at the University of Calgary. Sometimes it can be hard to keep track of the difference between vice-provosts and vice-presidents, senate members and governors. To help you wade through the sea of bureaucracy, here’s a brief…

Frosh 2016: Message from Calgary-Varsity

Welcome, incoming students, to the University of Calgary! My name is Stephanie McLean and I am your MLA for Calgary-Varsity. As a U of C alumna, I am honoured to represent our campus in the Alberta Legislature and look forward to connecting with you throughout the academic year. Education is one of the single most…

Frosh 2016: Message from Parliament

Welcome to Calgary Confederation. Congratulations! Congratulations on your acceptance to study at the University of Calgary! The coming years will shape you in the most unimaginable ways and will be the foundation for the rest of your lives. Yes, you need to study and you need to do your work, but take time for yourself…

Frosh 2016: Dealing with the man

By Scott Strasser — Municipal Government The City of Calgary controls things like public transportation and secondary suites. As students, these are two issues that will probably impact your life over the next few years. Fortunately, if you’re a full-time student, you qualify for a UPass — a discounted Calgary Transit pass good for any…

Frosh 2016: Vices, if you’re going to do it anyway…

By Sara Albright — Like most students, I like to pretend that I wake up at the crack of dawn to meditate and drink green tea. In reality, I’m more likely to stumble into my first lecture chugging an espresso. Hey, none of us are perfect. If you’re looking to indulge, we’ve got your back….

Frosh 2016: Fitness

By Emilie Medland-Marchen — Your first year of university is all about adjustment. It’s hard to find balance after the dramatic change of moving from high school to university, but maintaining an active lifestyle can help. Physical activity is one of the best ways to regain your concentration during the more stressful moments in first…

Frosh 2016: The Dinos, home to some of the finest athletes in Canada

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…

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