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Intellectual magpie in TFDL just wanted to study in peace

By Derek Baker, April 24 2018 — Feathers were ruffled this exam season in the Taylor Family Digital Library, where students’ studying sessions were interrupted by an allegedly trapped magpie on the first two floors of the building. Efforts to catch and release the bird led to the school closing the library for a night…

Very accurate astrological predictions for your final assignment

By Derek Baker, April 3 2018 — Aries (March 21 – April 19) After scrambling to finish an assignment late into the night before it’s due, you’ll forget it on the printer tray while packing up the next morning, causing you to still get a late penalty anyway.   Taurus (April 20 – May 20) Your professor…

Student initiatives are vital to creating an inclusive campus

March 15 2018 — Members of the University of Calgary community will see the construction of gender-neutral change rooms in the near future. The project, spearheaded by the Students’ Union Q Centre in a Quality Money application, is another meaningful step towards building a more inclusive campus. This development demonstrates the influence students can have…

Bermuda Shorts Day to require paid ticket this year

By Derek Baker, March 13 2018 — Students already crossing off days in their calendars waiting for the annual Bermuda Shorts Day celebrations should get ready to spend a little extra cash to participate in this year’s debauchery. For the first time ever, the University of Calgary Students’ Union recently announced that to attend this…

Head-to-Head: Is RateMyProfessor.com helpful?

March 1, 2018 — Students often use the website RateMyProfessors.com (RMP) when making their class schedules.Does it ensure success come September or is it misleading at best? When I build my course schedule, I always pick classes knowing that I’m going to shop around in the two-weeks at the beginning of the semester after I…

B.C. to build giant curtain around Port of Vancouver, save ocean

By Derek Baker, March 1 2018 — In the wake of the current pipeline dispute between Alberta and British Columbia, the Pacific Province has taken another extraordinary step in protecting the environment. Plans have been put in place to build giant curtains around the Port of Vancouver to make it easier to turn a blind eye to…

Cave talks Task Force at Jan. 30 SLC meeting

By Tina Shaygan, January 30 2017 — (With files from Derek Baker) The Jan. 30 meeting of the Students’ Legislative Council began with a brief unanimous passing of resolutions on minor policy changes regarding General Faculties Council reporting. The meeting continued with Students’ Union president Branden Cave’s report on the Jan. 11 meeting of the…

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