U of C revokes all Engineering Students’ Society memberships

By Jason Herring, September 19 2018 — The University of Calgary is no longer collecting fees on behalf of the Engineering Students’ Society (ESS), effectively revoking all engineering students’ membership in the organization. Since a 2006 student vote, engineering students have paid $10 per semester as part of their tuition fees towards membership in the…

Four reasons why joining student clubs is important for university experience

By Lauren Conn, September 19 2018 — “Get involved!” every orientation leader seemed to tell you over the last couple weeks. While it may seem tempting to only show up to campus for the occasional class and leave immediately after, joining a club or two gives you a pretty great reason to stick around after…

Student wins philanthropist award for doing dishes drunk

By Frankie Hart, September 18 2018 — After an absolute rager of a residence “get-together”, party-goers were shocked to discover fellow student Ivanna Ivre doing the dishes despite being absolutely trashed. “Most people would just leave the mess for someone else to deal with, but Ivanna has a compassionate heart and is always thinking of…

The MASHING aims to keep beer-tasting from going flat

By Thomas Johnson, September 17 2018 — “The term ‘mashing’ is a common process in cider-making, spirit-making and beer-making,” says Bill Robinson, president of The MASHING Calgary. “Those are the three types of alcohol we’re focusing on.” The MASHING, the beer-tasting event hosted by Alberta Beer Festivals formerly known as Oktoberfest, looks to expand on Calgary’s already…

Student finds love after sharing ECON notes

By Jason Herring, September 17 2018 — A University of Calgary student is really liking his chances with a classmate after sending her his notes in exchange for a coffee. First-year student Phillip Stern sent classmate Laura Donato all his notes for the first two weeks of their ECON 201 lecture immediately after Donato requested…

Sequel to U of C, “University of Calgary 2,” announced

By Evan Lewis, September 16 2018 — In a press bulletin over the weekend, the team behind the original University of Calgary announced a sequel, tentatively titled “University of Calgary 2,” with a release date set for September 2019. “Sequels are great. Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Mamma Mia. Everyone’s doing sequels and reboots right now,…

The Book Of Mormon returns to Calgary for another round of religious lampooning

By Thomas Johnson, September 15 2018 — In 2011, The Book of Mormon, a harrowing tale of two earnest, naïve Mormon missionaries trying to share the gospel of Joseph Smith in a ravaged modern-day Uganda, hit Broadway. The narrative is split roughly in two: one half follows Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, the aforementioned fine young men,…

U of C scraps medical note requirement for absences, deferrals

By Ashar Memon, September 14 2018 — University of Calgary students needing to excuse class absences or defer exams and coursework are no longer required to provide medical notes, the university announced last week. If asked by professors to provide documentation for any reason, students can now choose from a range of options, including filling…

Families of victims make plea against reintegration in de Grood case

By Jason Herring, September 14 2018 — On Sept. 7, the families of the five students killed by Matthew de Grood in April 2015 told a review board through a prepared statement that they believe he should never be reintegrated into society. “We, the five families of Lawrence Hong, Joshua Hunter, Kaitlin Perras, Zackariah Rathwell…

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