Busy Dec. 4 SLC brings semester to a close

By Matty Hume, December 6 2018 — Amendments to the Students’ Union’s Elections Policy, winter semester committee appointments and an hour-long in-camera session made for a busy evening for Students’ Legislative Council on Dec. 4. After a motion passed to table a Board of Governor’s report by student-at-large Frank Finley until a January SLC meeting,…

José James brings Bill Withers to Calgary in beautiful homage

By Thomas Johnson, December 6 2018 — Your grandmother probably loves Bill Withers. You probably love Bill Withers too, whether you’re aware of it or not. The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is the pen behind of some of the Western world’s most enduring songs, including “Grandma’s Hands,” “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Just…

FBI lays charges in connecting with 2016 ransomware attack on the U of C

By Matty Hume, December 4 2018 — The Federal Bureau of Investigation has laid a handful charges against two Iranian men in connection with a complex ransomware operation that caused the University of Calgary to pay $20,000 in a 2016 attack. The attack affected faculty and staff IT accounts, but not student accounts. According to…

No, we don’t need to host a tribute night to XXXTentacion at The Den

By Derek Baker, December 3 2018 — “Have u seen this” That was a message I received last week, accompanied with a snap of a promotional poster for an upcoming themed Thursden. The sign advertises a tribute night on Dec. 8, with a range of contemporary rap and hip-hop artists. Not my go-to genre of…

U of C student hosts first abstract art exhibit

By Troy Hasselman, December 2 2018 — Fluid Me, the first solo exhibition by Calgary-based artist and University of Calgary masters student Mao Kun Chen, showcases of her abstract artwork currently showing at The Bridge Gallery in downtown Calgary. The exhibit explores themes of identity and cultural diversity with an emphasis on an aesthetic hybrid…

Mushrooms and turmeric may help to ward off winter infections

By Tori Taylor, December 2 2018 — Cold and flu season has descended upon us. Some people skate through these months with hardy immune systems — and to those people, a pat on the back is due. But for the rest of us lowly mortals, the winter season can hit us hard. With both our…

Femme Wave continues to expand

By Zacc Schlegel, December 1 2018 — Femme Wave, an annual festival hosted in Calgary featuring exclusively female and non-binary artists in music, film, comedy and other arts, ran its fourth iteration from Nov. 15–18. Event founders Hayley Muir and Kaely Cormack were inspired by their experiences as members of the Calgary punk act The…

Cost of sports makes them inaccessible to many Canadians

By Kristy Koehler, December 1 2018 — For a nation that prides itself on its winter sports prowess, is winter sport — or any sport for that matter — really accessible to most Canadians? Hockey — the quintessential Canadian sport — is the first that comes to mind when discussing accessibility. The sport is notoriously…

Proposed academic misconduct policy undergoes review

By James Falls, November 30 2018 — At the Oct. 23 meeting of the Students’ Union Student Legislative Council, a new academic misconduct policy proposal was discussed. However, it and was met with concern about the language used in the policy, as well as its scope. The University of Calgary vice-provost student experience Susan Barker…

National Lacrosse League commissioner optimistic about the growth of the sport

By Kristy Koehler, November 30 2018 — A new five-year agreement was ratified between the Professional Lacrosse Players’ Association (PLPA) and the National Lacrosse Leage (NLL) on Nov. 24, resolving a labour dispute that put the season in jeopardy. The underlying theme of the dispute seemed to rest with expansion, as rumours swirled about the potential…

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