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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…

On-call shifts exploit student workers

By Jesse Stilwell, April 27 2017 — Most post-secondary students have to balance a part-time job with school to manage their finances. These jobs give students valuable experiences and skills, but in Alberta, protection from unfair workplace practices for part-time workers in the customer service industry is lacking — specifically in retail and food service…

Head to head: SLC Bonus repeal policy should have been passed

By Jesse Stilwell, April 4 2017 — Last week, the Students’ Union Policy Development and Review Committee brought the same policy to repeal faculty representatives’ monthly bonuses back to the Student Legislative Council from a  March 7 discussion, despite receiving criticism and suggestions to change it. The policy failed to receive the two-thirds supermajority it…

Opening the Den on BSD benefits students

By Jesse Stilwell, March 28 2017 —  In an ideal world, Bermuda Shorts Day would end with a buffalo chicken tot-tine from the Den. The University of Calgary student population has been robbed of this perfect end-of-term celebration for too long. The Den should be open on BSD. The Den hasn’t been open on BSD…

Daylight savings time hurts students’ health

By Jesse Stilwell, March 21 2017 — You may have noticed more grumpy and sleep-deprived people than usual in your lectures last week after daylight savings time on March 12. Luckily, a private member’s bill was tabled in the legislature this week to stop daylight savings time in Alberta. As a campus community, we should…

Sexual violence bill vital outside of court

By Jesse Stilwell, March 7 2017 — When Rona Ambrose presented Bill C-337, Canadian feminists applauded her contribution to the creation of a culture of consent in Canada’s judicial system. But while ending rape culture in the judicial system is essential, it’s not enough to deal with the issue as a societal problem. Ambrose’s bill calls for mandatory…

You must put in the work for summer jobs

By Jesse Stilwell, February 28 2017 — Your summer job search should be in full swing by now. If it isn’t, don’t blame the struggling economy when you don’t find something interesting and lucrative. According to Statistics Canada, the Canadian economy added 48,000 jobs in January alone. While they aren’t all in Alberta, that growth…

Multiple perspectives valuable in politics

By Jesse Stilwell, February 7 2017 — Lately, many of us have observed or taken part in heated political discussions. Events like the terrorist attack at a mosque in Quebec City, Trump’s travel ban and even Justin Trudeau’s cross country speaking tour can bring out deeply held political values that divide friendships and hurt relationships…

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