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Mayoral candidates take to campus for forum

By Daniel Huss and Tina Shaygan, September 20 2017 — Nine candidates seeking the mayor’s chair squared off in MacHall on Sept. 20 in the second debate of Calgary’s 2017 municipal election. The sold-out event, hosted by the University of Calgary, the Students’ Union and the Graduate Students’ Association, heard candidates share their views on…

Escape school stress at the campus community garden

By Christie Melhorn, September 19 2017 —  Tucked beside the Cascade residence parking lot is the campus community garden — a hidden treasure at the University of Calgary. The humble space stretches the length of a soccer field and boasts looming sunflowers, plump zucchinis and plenty of potatoes. It is run by the Office of…

Get distracted this fall with a few good comic books

By Matt Hume, September 15 2017 — Textbooks are expensive, boring and have too many words. Reading them is for nerds. But do you know what’s cheap, cool as hell, filled with pictures and can hide conveniently between textbook pages? Comic books! Your brain deserves a break from the monotony of studying. Comic books allow…

#IBelieveYou campaign returns to campus

By Tina Shaygan, September 13 2017 — The University of Calgary is taking part in the province wide #IBelieveYou campaign for the third consecutive year. Initially brought to campus by the Consent Awareness and Sexual Education club, the campaign now includes the Students’ Union, the U of C administration and the broader campus community. The…

Five Dinos who stood out in Kickoff 2017

By Tommy Osborne , September 11 2017 —  On Sept. 8, the University of Calgary Dinos and the University of Regina Rams squared off in the annual back-to-school Kickoff game. The Dinos dominated, beating the Rams 46–26. While the entire team put up a solid effort, the Dinos benefited most from these key players. 1. Adam…

U of C community marches in 2017 Pride Parade

By Tina Shaygan, September 4 2017 — Thousands took to downtown Calgary on Sept. 3 to take part in the 27th annual Calgary Pride Parade. Among those marching were politicians, non-profit organizations and members of the University of Calgary community, including U of C president Elizabeth Cannon. Cannon said that the university’s growing participation in Pride…

Frosh 2017: Welcome from EIC

By Jason Herring — Oh hey there! Welcome to the University of Calgary. Starting university is overwhelming. In the first week, you’re hit by 300 clubs, a million free pairs of plastic sunglasses and the crushing existential weight of your academic future. It can be a lot to handle. But rest assured, things have a wonderful way…

Frosh 2017: Welcome from the SU President

My name is Branden Cave and for the next year I will be your Students’ Union (SU) President. It’s an exciting time for both you and the entire campus community and we’re excited to welcome you to our family of over 24,000 undergraduate students. I know that number can be scary, but don’t worry! There’s…

Frosh 2017: The Students’ Union

By Derek Baker — As a University of Calgary student, you belong to the Students’ Union. Whether or not you notice, the SU will play a substantial role in your university experience over the next four-plus years. Their job is to promote our interests to university administration and the government, run programs for students and plan events….

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