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Your future is desperate

By Jill Girgulis, February 7 2017 —   Aquarius  (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) Cupid will pay you a visit on Feb. 14, take one look at your current state of existence, shake his head and say “ehh, better not.” Pisces  (Feb. 19 – March 20)  In preparation for your anatomy midterm, you will spend all…

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine hosts national symposium

By Jill Girgulis, January 30 2017 — The University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) hosted the 31st annual Students of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (SCVMA) symposium from Jan. 20–21. The two-day event brought together students from all five veterinary schools across the country. The symposium included a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) competition, guest…

Tamagotchi murderer rejected from vet school

By Jill Girgulis, January 24 2017 — Fourth-year biology student Rachel Redick’s application to the University of Calgary’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program was recently rejected because, according to the admission board, she “failed to provide the necessities of life to a creature, real or digital, in her care.” Redick, normally a devoted Tamagotchi parent, recently…

Networking shouldn’t inform everyday interactions

By Jill Girgulis, January 17 2017 — You are at an event. The dress code is business-casual. Your friend — a third-year en route to a Bachelors of Commerce with a concentration in marketing- — is with you. Midway through the evening, your friend leaves your side to go talk an older, well-dressed gentleman you don’t…

In defense of Christmas

By Jill Girgulis, November 29 2016 — When you think of December, what comes to mind? Ask any university student and they’ll say exams. But beyond that, I’m willing to bet most people will think of the holidays — more specifically, Christmas. Christmas is so ingrained in our consciousness that we don’t bat an eye when…

Holiday jobs for the broke and unemployed

By Jill Girgulis, November 29 2016 — People tend to become strapped for cash during the holiday season. Every year we vow to spend less on presents, treats and parties and instead focus on the immaterial aspects of the holidays. Despite good intentions, it’s still not a pretty sight when the bills roll in. If…

Doctor Strange is strange

By Jill Girgulis, November 15 2016 — I’m just gonna say it — Doctor Strange is one strange movie. Prepare yourselves for Sherlock Holmes in his most convincing disguise yet — an American physician with a superiority complex. It will be a rude awakening for Cumberbitches everywhere when their Internet bae opens his mouth for…

We shouldn’t glorify being too busy

By Jill Girgulis, November 1 2016 — We live in a society where the more tasks you juggle, the more impressive you are. But if you’re someone who always manages to complete what’s expected of you in a timely manner, people often assume you aren’t doing enough. It isn’t enough for someone to just be a…

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