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Roll-Up-The-Rim loser accuses Tim Hortons of promoting “fake news”

By Melanie Woods, February 7 2017 — A third-year University of Calgary student is taking Tim Hortons to court, claiming the chain promotes “fake news” through its Roll-Up-The-Rim promotion. Third-year chemistry student Kevin Branson purchased a large double-double from the Tim Hortons Express in MacHall expecting to win something but instead received the “Please Play Again/Reessayez SVP®”…

Residence Students’ Association must advocate for students

Though still months away, the 2017 Calgary municipal election will provide a lot of opportunity for various organizations to push their priorities to candidates. The University of Calgary Students’ Union has already set their advocacy goals for the election, including secondary suite legalization and public transit issues. Another SU priority in the coming election is…

An estimated 4,000 take to downtown Calgary for Women’s March

By Melanie Woods, January 21 2016 — Chants of “women’s rights are human rights” echoed across downtown Calgary as an estimated 4,000 people gathered in support of the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21. Bearing signs with slogans ranging from “I’m with her” to “this pussy is not up for grabs,” Calgary marchers gathered…

Gender Bender moved off-campus after SU policy change

By Melanie Woods, January 20 2016 — After over a decade of celebrating drag on the University of Calgary campus, student club Queers on Campus’ annual Gender Bender cabaret will move from the Den to an off campus location for 2017. The move follows a change in Students’ Union policy. Previously, clubs looking to host…

Harassment of female politicians perpetuates systemic sexism

Last week was a rough week for women in politics. On the international level, the United States’ first female presidential nominee of a major political party lost the presidency to a neo-fascist dumpster-fire who brags about grabbing women without their consent. Closer to home, the only two female Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership candidates — Donna…

Q Centre holds community meeting after CTA incident

By Melanie Woods, October 25 2016 — After turmoil following the booking of an anti-LGBTQ group at a MacHall table and the Students’ Union’s response, an advisory group may be coming to the SU Q Centre. Dozens of University of Calgary students, staff and other members and allies of the LGBTQ community gathered at the…

How to sign off an e-mail and impress your professor

By Melanie Woods, October 25 2016 — Whether it’s asking for an extension on the eve of the deadline, inquiring about notes from a class you missed or looking to book a meeting outside of office hours, we’ve all had to e-mail a professor at some point in our university education. But there’s always uncertainty…

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