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Break procrastination to improve your grades and mental health

By Christie Melhorn, September 29 2017 — Sometimes, the motivation to start a class assignment is too far down the gutter to bother reaching for until you’re drowning in sewer water. Some students work well under pressure. Others don’t, but still need the sense of impending doom to push them. Whichever the case, procrastinating can…

Spice up your breakfast with pumpkin waffles

By Christie Melhorn, September 27 2017 — With fall comes a crisp chill in the air, the enjoyable crunch of leaves under your feet and an eruption of pumpkin-flavoured everything. Whether or not you’re a fan of the plump, charming gourd, its popularity won’t falter anytime soon. And understandably so, as pumpkins are loaded with…

Escape school stress at the campus community garden

By Christie Melhorn, September 19 2017 —  Tucked beside the Cascade residence parking lot is the campus community garden — a hidden treasure at the University of Calgary. The humble space stretches the length of a soccer field and boasts looming sunflowers, plump zucchinis and plenty of potatoes. It is run by the Office of…

De-stress by decluttering your space

By Christie Melhorn, September 19 2017 —  By the time midterms hit, your room will likely reflect your hectic schedule — clothes scattered around your room, an overflowing garbage can and dust collecting on your dresser. Keeping your space clean during school is as impossible as cleaning every typo out of an essay, but you…

Women’s rugby team prepared to defend conference title this season

By Christie Melhorn, September 19, 2017 — The University of Calgary’s women’s rugby team’s 2016–17 season was characterized by incredible dedication and success. For the first time, they conquered the Canada West Women’s Rugby Sevens Series. Team co-captain DaLeaka Menin was named the 2017 Canada West athlete of the year and went on the play…

Women’s field hockey team brings men’s hockey to the turf

By Christie Melhorn, September 12, 2017 — On Sept. 5, the seeds of a new Dinos tradition were planted on Hawkings Field as the Dinos women’s field hockey and men’s ice hockey teams practiced together for the first time. Third-year defenders Michelle Patterson and Marion Arnott proposed blending the practice after learning about the positive…

Kickoff holds up as important U of C tradition

By Christie Melhorn, September 11 2017 —  The smoky sky and ominous red sun hanging over McMahon Stadium on Sept. 8 gave this year’s annual Dinos football Kickoff game an extra edge. Despite the haze, 6,238 Dinos fans roared from the stands, cheering the team to their 46–26 win against the University of Regina Rams….

Dinos field hockey team optimistic about upcoming season

By Christie Melhorn, September 7 2017 — Whether or not you’re a hockey fan, living in Calgary exposes you to the sport’s culture — the enjoyable chill of the rink and the boisterous fans dominating the city’s bars. But compared to ice hockey, field hockey is less well-known in the city. The University of Calgary’s women’s…

Catch up on your sleep, while you still can

By Christie Melhorn, September 6 2017 — The warmth and late sunsets of summer nights beckon us to stay up later. Sometimes it’s worth losing some sleep to grab drinks with friends, see a live show or to get caught in a YouTube video spiral. However, habitually sacrificing sleep catches up in a nasty way. It…

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