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Spring and summer classes: the good and the bad

By Rachneet Randhawa, June 24 2019— I fondly remember starting my first-ever semester at the University of Calgary in the spring a handful of years ago. Call me biased, but I think when flower buds are blooming and the campus landscape is teeming with greenness, it’s the best time to be in school. This is my…

Calgary Roller Skate Festival keeps a timeless activity alive and well in YYC

By Tori Taylor, June 21 2019 Calgary is home to so many interesting communities dedicated to keeping the city alive and colorful. Calgary Roller Skate  is one such group. The days of brightly colored skates, tights, and neon lights are not dead. Rather, roller skating culture is kept very much alive and well by two…

Students for Direct Action launch campaign for mental health

By Kristy Koehler, June 20 2019— On June 19, Students for Direct Action held a town hall to gather student concerns regarding the state of mental health funding and support on campus. SDA co-organizer Mateusz Salmassi said that issues he hears frequently from students include long wait times, lack of counselors, lack of diversity in…

AAWC Family Day Festival this Saturday

By Troy Hasselman, June 21 2019 — Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary’s (AAWC) annual Family Day Festival will return this year in celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day. Events and activities will take place throughout the day including a PowWow and performances from acts such as Blue Rodeo, Ghostkeeper and Bebe Buckskin. “It starts at 9…

Second Board of Governors meeting without student-at-large, appeal still ongoing

By Kristy Koehler, June 21 2019— For the second time this year, University of Calgary undergraduates have only had one voice representing them at Board of Governors meetings due to an ongoing appeal process disputing the results of the March 7 Students’ Union General Election. Incumbent candidate Frank Finley filed his appeal on March 14,…

Use collagen to keep your body healthy and strong

By Tori Taylor, June 19 2019— Collagen is a protein that our bodies produce in large amounts. It can be found in the bones, ligaments, skin and blood. As we age, our bodies slow down on collagen production — amongst other things — and we notice less elasticity in our skin, sticky ligaments, brittle hair…

Meditation a great way to manage anxiety

By Tori Taylor, June 17 2019 — Meditation is an age-old practice. Traditionally, it has been a religious or spiritual form of connection with self. Meditating can be a form of prayer that allows people to feel close to their recognized higher power and many religions use meditative practices to connect with their beliefs on…

Annual Campfire Chats to explore Indigenous languages

By Kristy Koehler, June 19 2019— The University of Calgary’s annual Campfire Chats will take place on June 21 — National Indigenous Peoples Day. An afternoon of events and activities is planned including a teepee raising, storytelling and traditional drumming and dancing. There is also an evening program featuring a performance by First Nations Princess…

Student tips for Stampede savings

By Kristy Koehler, June 19 2019— For ten days in July, Calgary gets its ‘Yahoo’ on and becomes a beacon of western hospitality, welcoming visitors from around the world to the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth — the Calgary Stampede! Whether you’re new to Calgary and taking in the Stampede for the first time, or…

U of C prof critical of potential GSA rollbacks

By Kristy Koehler, June 13 2019— Critics of the United Conservative Party’s recently introduced Education Amendment Act say the legislation will put LGBTQ+ student lives at risk. Darren Lund, a professor at the University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education is one such critic. Lund earned his PhD in education at the University of British…

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