Dino Cup marks the end of volleyball exhibition games

By Kristy Koehler, October 17 2018 — The University of Calgary hosted the 32nd annual Dino Cup from Oct. 11–13. The volleyball tournament is a Dinos tradition that for many years involved teams from the United States’ collegiate league, the NCAA. Unfortunately, stringent rules put in place in 2010 by the American league barred any…

Soldiers of Odin attendance at UCP pub night a bad sign for Alberta politics

By Mickail Hendi, October 16 2018 — United Conservative Party nomination candidates Lance Coulter, Leila Houle and Nicole Williams were recently photographed with members of the far-right anti-immigrant group Soldiers of Odin (SOO) that attended an event held by the party. This is certainly bad press — but not necessarily for the party itself. The intent…

Substance Use Advisory Group aims for stigma reduction with updated Opioid Project

By Matty Hume, October 16 2018 — At the Oct. 2 meeting of Students’ Legislative Council, Students’ Union vice-president student life Nabila Farid reported attending a Substance Use Advisory Group meeting, where updates to the group’s Opioid Project were announced and discussed. In addition to Farid, the Substance Use Advisory Group is composed of SU…

What does it mean to be a man? A conversation with Dr. Michael Kehler

By Hien Nguyen, October 15 2018 — The exploration of male identities is a topical yet overlooked aspect of society. Many are quick to write off men as cogs in a patriarchal machine. As a bisexual, gender-fluid male who wears makeup and women’s clothing, I naturally spend large amounts of time contemplating my niche among…

Head-to-Head: Should we all have access to the email directory?

Yes, access to the directory is helpful to get in contact with people By Nikayla Goddard, October 15 2018 — On Sept. 7, 246 University of Calgary staff, students, faculty and alumni with ‘Nicole’ in their name or email address received a mass email from Carlos, a student looking to connect with a woman named Nicole…

Fall edition of the Calgary Music Collectors Show set for Oct. 21

By Troy Hasselman, October 15 2018 — Too North Records’s Calgary Music Collectors Show is set for another edition of their twice-yearly record and memorabilia fair, taking place on Oct. 21 at the Acadia Recreation Complex. Since its inception in the spring of 2009, the Calgary Music Collectors Show has grown into what Mark Corner, the…

Oddisee brings his means of production to Commonwealth

By Thomas Johnson, October 15 2018 — This past Thursday at Commonwealth Bar & Stage, rapper/producer/all-around-good-guy Oddisee brought the same workmanlike attitude to his live show that has defined his career. Though the first handful of songs he had to work through some sound issues, Oddisee, who introduced himself by his birth name Amir Mohamed el…

Timeless friendship begins as guy asks classmate for pen

By David Stewart, October 13 2018 — A once in a lifetime event occurred in ECON 328 last week when University of Calgary student Karl Kroninberg asked his fellow classmate for a writing utensil. “I’ll be honest, I was a little nervous. I mean, I don’t know who this guy is or what he’s about,”…

Study concludes that no one cares

By David Stewart, October 14 2018 — According to a groundbreaking study from the University of Calgary, no one cares anymore. Carried out by professor of enlightenment studies Wayan G. Smith-Buckler, the study sampled a diverse cohort of U of C students, from expressive arts students all the way to muscular kinesiology students. The study…

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