Drawbacks of part-time status a barrier to education

February 9, 2018 — Though it comes with a lot of work, being a full-time student at the University of Calgary has its benefits. Full-time students — those enrolled in three or more classes per semester — receive access to a UPass, greater eligibility for scholarships and financial aid and full access to Students’ Union’s…

Olympians talk Fuel for Gold, training on campus

By Christie Melhorn, February 9 2018 —  As with many other students, my time at the University of Calgary was a blur of papers, working two serving jobs, camping in the library and hitting the gym in between. Some days, I barely had time to brush my teeth, let alone make a lunch. For three…

New Music: January Album Wrap-Up

By Thomas Johnson, February 9 2018 —  Migos – Culture II Culture II feels more like a playlist than an album, making it an unfitting follow-up to last year’s instant classic. The first Culture was a precise distillation of everything Migos does well. Quavo, Offset and especially Takeoff still perform at a very high level,…

Student-athlete success not just determined by athletic performance

By David Song, February 9 2018 — A varsity athlete’s life often seems to revolve solely around their sport. The glamour of brandishing your name on the back of a jersey and being surrounded by a team of high-calibre athletic support can largely impact your identity. Your every move and mistake are constantly observed and…

Things you probably shouldn’t mention on your Tinder profile

By Lady Marmalade, February 9 2018 — As a single person living in the digital age, I’ve spent a fair share of time perusing Tinder. I don’t know if I’m trying to use this app to hook up, make friends or pursue a long-term relationship, but I still spend a unreasonable amount of time swiping and making…

University of Calgary sole owner in MacHall agreement with Students’ Union

By Jason Herring, February 7 2018 — With files from Matt Hume and Justin Schellenberg After a lengthy legal dispute between the University of Calgary and its Students’ Union over the ownership and management of MacHall, the parties reached an agreement on the building’s ownership and management late on Feb. 6. The Students’ Union will…

Make this Valentine’s a classic with some Romantic Rachmaninoff

By Jill Girgulis, February 8 2018 — Valentine’s Day is coming up and you may still be looking for that special plan. If so, we have a suggestion — why not enjoy a classical music performance?   The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) is performing two shows on Feb. 16 and 17, titled Romantic Rachmaninoff, conducted…

U of C compositions debut at the Forms of Sound festival

By Brent Matterson, February 8 2018 — Focusing on innovation and questioning the meaning of not only music, but sound itself, the final concert of the Forms of Sound Festival takes place Thursday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. in the Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall. Forms of Sound presents works that explore diverse areas in music and the…

Satisfying workouts for an alternative date

By Christie Melhorn, February 7 2018 —  Regardless of how long you’ve dated someone, you can always add extra flavour to your time spent together. On Valentine’s Day, avoid restaurants and movie theatres overflowing with awkward teenagers and jaded couples. Instead, challenge yourself and boost the sexual tension by shifting your date to a fitness…

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