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Jamie xx HiFi anniversary set lives up to the hype

By Hayden McBennett, July 30 2015 — HiFi Club brought famed electronic musician Jamie xx to town to kick off their 10th anniversary celebrations on Wednesday July 22. The highly touted show sold out  almost immediately, due in part to the massive popularity of Jamie’s new album, In Colour. A scruffy man in a ball…

University of Calgary launches new emergency app

By Hayden McBennett, May 21 2015 — The University of Calgary now has a notification-based mobile app intended to keep campus safe. The free app, called UC Emergency, sends out push notifications with security information to its users. Bob Maber, a manager with the U of C’s emergency management department, helped work on the project….

Students’ Union campaign urged 3,000 students to vote in provincial election

By Hayden McBennett, May 14 2015 — The Students’ Union’s Get Out The Vote campaign contacted roughly 3,000 students before last week’s provincial election to encourage them to vote. Throughout the winter semester, students were asked for their contact information with the incentive of possibly winning an iPad or laptop. Students were then reminded how…

Foothills Campus to host puppy rooms for second year

By Hayden McBennett, April 2 2015 — Puppy rooms are back at the University of Calgary’s Foothills Campus. Students’ Union faculty of medicine representative Carsten Krueger is following the lead of his predecessor, Jay Wang, by encouraging the SU to bring a puppy room to Foothills. They weren’t scheduled to return to Foothills Campus this…

Nap rooms coming to That Empty Space this semester

By Hayden McBennett, March 26 2015 — Looking to take an afternoon snooze on campus? You’re in luck. Incoming Students’ Union vice-president student life Kirsty McGowan has made headway on her promise to bring nap rooms to the University of Calgary. The nap rooms will debut at the end of the semester during the SU’s…

Graduate Students’ Association election results

By Hayden McBennett, March 12 2015 — The Graduate Students’ Association elected their 2015–16 executive board on Wednesday, March 11. Only one of the positions was contested. The two-candidate race for president ended Wednesday with Mike Webster taking the majority of the vote. He edged out opponent Arman Hemmati by 21 votes. Only 329 students…

Students’ Union’s annual Sex Week educates campus on sexual health

By Hayden McBennett, February 5 2015 — Sex Week pitched its tent this week, and you’re all invited.  The Students’ Union hosts Sex Week every year to educate students about safe and pleasurable sexual conduct. This year, the SU joined forces with the Wellness Centre, the Women’s Resource Centre and the Q Centre to plan…

Sugar baby sex work none of your business

By Hayden McBennett, February 5 2015 — The website seekingarrangements.com is giving traditional sex work a new look. The website has over three million members, aiming to bring together “sugar babies” with “sugar daddies” or “sugar mommas.” The University of Calgary is 15th on the Huffington Post’s list of Canada’s biggest sugar-daddy schools, with over…

SU downsizes Get Out The Vote campaign

By Hayden McBennett, January 29 2015 — This year, the Students’ Union will spend $10,000 on their Get Out The Vote campaign, $11,000 less than what they spent in 2012. Get Out The Vote is a campaign that offers students incentives like iPads and Macbooks in exchange for their personal information. Students are then reminded…

Anna Lunoe brings her aussie stylings to YYC

By Hayden McBennett, January 22 2015 — Australian DJ and producer Anna Lunoe will bring her vibrant, punchy blends of deep house, rap and future bass to Calgary’s music fans next week. Lunoe is the first woman to create mixes for the Ministry of Sound Australia (MOSA), a label based in Australia. She has worked…

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